Benefits of Satellite Based Pipeline Monitoring #５: Reliability
𝗔𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲:
All sensors have their strengths and weaknesses. Or do they? CoSMiC-EYE fuses multiple satellites together to overcome the conventional weaknesses of aerial-based inspections. The combination of satellites cancels out the individual weaknesses of each respective sensor. As a result, CoSMiC-EYE has proven to provide data and analytics in all weather conditions, at any time of the day, and at at any place in the world. That’s a comprehensive summary of what we call reliability.
𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗦𝗠𝗶𝗖-𝗘𝗬𝗘:
✅ radar satellites operate in any weather and daytime condition
✅ high-resolution optical satellites provide multiple overpasses per day
✅ AI combines all sensors together to provide insightful analytics
The video illustrates the basic working principle of CoSMiC-EYE. The radar satellite cuts through the cloud and detects an unknown object near the corridor. High-resolution optical satellites are tasked and show what is happening on the ground. In this case, the unknown object was confirmed to be an excavator by ground patrol.