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Ensuring pipeline integrity using Earth Observation Data

Objective

Third Party Interferences (TPIs) are responsible for a large part of all failures in transmission pipelines. Examples of TPIs are excavations, construction activities, dredging, etc.. An efficient monitoring service for (short lived) TPIs requires high resolution data, a high revisit rate and needs to be dependable. These requirement cannot be filled by any single satellite mission alone. A feasibility study is proposed to investigate the quality of detection of TPIs when combining Sentinel-1 images at a high revisit frequency with higher resolution data acquired with a low revisit frequency.
The results of this study will be integrated in the existing Orbital Eye infrastructure for pipeline integrity monitoring. This will result in a system that is fully automatic and continuously operational, can monitor both long and short lived TPIs and has an operational cost that is considerably lower compared to existing solutions. No such system currently exists on the European market, creating a unique business opportunity.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (1)

ORBITAL EYE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)