» Transport systems
» Space & satellite technologies
4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Navigation, guidance, control and tracking
» Scenario development and decision support
5. TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS
» Sensor equipment and technologies
6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Software, Data Processing
» Smart Systems
» Radio Frequency (RFID)
INNOVA Consorzio per l’Informatica e la Telematica S.r.l. is an Italian SME specialized as a technology and service provider for the Earth Observation and Remote Sensing sectors. Founded in 1989, we count today with a team of 20 highly qualified employees and a turnover of 1 M Euros. The company has offices in Matera (Basilicata), Altamura (Apulia) and Rome (Lazio).
Over the years, we have matured extensive know-how in the following areas:
• in the study and implementation of algorithms and mathematical models for SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Image Processing;
• in the engineering, design and development of software components for Ground Segment applications;
• in the development of Geographical Information Systems (GIS);
• in the development of fleet management and logistic services based on GPS/GPRS technology.
INNOVA is and has been involved in various stages of the COSMO-SkyMed Programme. Our area of expertise regards the focusing of SAR data. In recent years the company has made significant investment regarding the development of several applications using SAR focused data. These applications concern the following fields:
• Displacement maps and GB-SAR applications: Land management requires terrain displacement velocity maps to quantitatively monitor phenomena such as landslides, subsidence, tectonic movements and mining activities. This product gives a map of terrain displacements occurred over the area of interest in a given time interval depending on the availability of useful data acquired by the various space agencies. It is possible to obtain a terrain displacement map using a ground based SAR sensor. In fact, sometimes the InSAR technique that uses satellite data cannot be applied due, for example, to phenomenon geometry. Geometric resolutions of main SAR missions make it difficult to detect terrain displacement especially when the phenomena extend over a restricted area on the ground. In these situations is it possible to overcome this limit using a GB-SAR system. Using these data it is also possible to monitor the stability of other critical infrastructures like dams, bridges, buildings etc.. INNOVA’s recent start-up, DIAN srl, is the provider in charge of providing these services.
• Oil Spill Detection: Using SAR remote sensing data in the oil slick monitoring process can lead to the following main advantages. In fact we have a vast availability of data sources and reduced revisiting time considering a multi-mission application. SAR data are, besides, available 24/7 and their performance is not affected by cloud coverage and by the weather conditions over the area of interest.