The inspection system, as developed by Miramap, is based on passive microwave radiometry (MIRA). This technology has its foundation in satellite technology, and is used on several satellites such as SMOS from ESA.
How does MIRA work?
Every natural material on earth emits radiation. MIRA receivers measure the radiation of moisture in the ground, and are capable of accurately detecting water several meters under the surface. Using MIRA from a satellite, this results in soil moisture images with a resolution of over ten kilometer
. Miramap further developed the MIRA technology such that it can be used from an airplane or from the ground. This results in soil moisture images with a resolution suitable for:
- management of waterbarriers
- agriculture and precision farming
Our mobile MIRA system scans the earth surface with L-band microwave receivers, area covering with a resolution of 1 by 1 meter
Our aerial MIRA system scans the earth surface with C- and X-band microwave receivers, area covering with a resolution of 5 to 10 square meter