SAPERE SAFE mission analysis and design of a compact constellation for risk emergency applications with integrated data from SAR and optical sensors.
Pietropaolo A., Perrera A., Mastroddi V., Nardecchia L.
The study is focused on the deployment of small and micro satellites combining SAR and Optical missions capabilities to respond to the needs of services for emergency management. The SAR mission is capable of all-weather observations (day and night, through clouds and rain) while the Optical mission has the advantage of sensing the environment with a process that is more similar to what our eyes see. The SAPERE SAFE mission analysis will be presented with particular focus on the Mediterranean area, taking also into account the interferometric acquisition needs.