Countless projects have dealt with the management of forest and wildfires in the last 30 years, under the standpoints of fuel assessment, hazard assessment, hazard change monitoring, detection and monitoring of active fires, assessment of their impact and evaluation of related costs. In Italy, the fight against forest fires is ruled by law no.353/2000, which…
Earth observation, Satellite Navigation and Telecommunication combination and knowledge of the three space assets
Realization of HW and SW for space applications and components
The ability to quickly monitor large areas of the territory, the ability to go back in time and identify the origin and evolution of a phenomenon, the characteristic of looking beyond the visible spectrum and thus merging information of a different nature. These are some of the advantages of remote sensing which, year after year, thanks to the constant development of new and increasingly cutting-edge sensors, is establishing itself as a useful and efficient monitoring and control system.
Euro.Soft has been developing software and applications for the processing of remote sensing satellite images for a long time. Thanks to these products it is possible to periodically monitor resources, the environment and manage the prevention of major natural disasters.
Through the analysis of optical and radar data acquired by satellite, territorial stability analysis, control systems of pipeline works and basins, vegetation analysis, verifications of the burnt areas and much more are carried out.
The GNSS satellite navigation applications allow you to monitor the territory and generate information on precise and continuous positions. Such positions are useful in applications where there is a need to track a certain target but also in monitoring situations using differential GPS techniques.
GNSS technology has been adopted by the consumer market in a very wide range of products. In the railway field, GNSS is used together with other technologies to track the position of trains. In the aerospace field, GNSS is used for navigation during all phases of flight. In the maritime field, GNSS is used to accurately determine the position of ships when they are in the open sea and also when they are maneuvering in congested ports. The last few years have seen an increasingly massive use of these systems in automation processes, in particular in the combined use with telecommunication technologies such as 5G.
Satellite telecommunications applications are born to provide global coverage used for both civil and military purposes. The most popular telecommunications systems are:
INMARSAT: provides quality voice services, shared broadband data (492 kbit/s) and guaranteed bandwidth data (256 kbit/s) with global coverage except for the north and south poles.
IRIDIUM: provides voice, SMS and email services, as well as a low speed 10 kb/s data connection. Thanks to the inter-satellite interconnection, Iridium continues to provide the service even in the event of natural disasters that compromise the use of one or more land gateways.
KA-SAT: Eutelsat telecommunication system providing broadband internet access throughout Europe and part of the Middle East.
ViaSat: Communication system that provides broadband internet access throughout the United States and Canada.
Space HW development
In the background of the company there are a lot of applications and developments of electronic systems in the automation and robotics fields, both in the aerospace and industrial sectors.
The company deals with the interfacing of electronic equipment and the management of real-time data in critical conditions. EuroSoft has been involved in “CIRANO Robotic Support Systems” project funded by ASI as part of the “Italian Vision for Moon Exploration” tender, in which the company was responsible for the electronic part of data acquisition, telecommunications and localization of a lunar rover. Similarly, participated in NADIA project which regards satellite navigation services for the disabled, funded by ASI, in which was responsible for the development of dedicated electronics for “Local Obstacle Detection”. In the avionics sector, Euro.Soft has participated in the development of a guidance and control system for light aircraft and is involved in some ongoing programs.
In the electronics laboratory of the company are available: instrumentation for HW prototipation and testing of the developed systems, such as PCB printer, CAD / CAM, oscilloscopes, test benches and power supply. Through partner companies involved as subcontractors, clean room, thermo-vacuum chambers and vibrating platforms are available.
Euro.Soft creates software applications for aerospace (“on board” and “ground segment” sectors). In particular, the experiences are related to the design and development of Data Base, systems for image management, applications for EGSE, control SW and data acquisition for M-GSE, development of avionics systems.
The most advanced tools, languages, techniques, methods (Structured Analysis, UML, etc.) and structured test techniques are adopted in the analysis, design and development of the software and support tools (eg. CANTATA). The projects are carried out by applying the ESA standards of design and quality ECSS.