Ubotica slashes satellite data overload with on-board AI solution
Ubotica Technologies, the leading provider of smarts for smart satellites, today announced the CogniSAT-CRC solution which maximises Earth Observation asset utilisation using flight proven CogniSAT technology. Using state of the art lossless image compression, and a flight-proven AI-based Cloud Detection and Removal algorithm, CogniSAT-CRC delivers at least a six-fold increase in useful data capture per orbit for Earth Observation (EO) satellites thereby maximising the areas of interest scanned during each orbit.
As more complex EO sensors (multispectral, hyperspectral, etc.) produce more data and with more satellites flying, there is now a data bottleneck in space. The available downlink capacity is not keeping pace with the data generated and this results in the under-utilisation of these complex EO assets which reduces the system return on investment. CogniSAT-CRC directly addresses this challenge with an approach that can reduce downlink data costs by 80% while simultaneously trebling the amount of useful data gathered.
CogniSAT-CRC comes in a mechanical and power envelope compatible with small satellites, even down to CubeSats, and maximises the utilisation of EO assets by eliminating the impact of downlink data bottlenecks. CogniSAT-CRC is a self-contained system solution which acts as an AI coprocessor to the satellite On-Board Computer (OBC). The solution comes with an application which runs on the OBC and controls the operation of the CogniSAT-CRC solution. The system is designed to minimise the overhead requirements on the OBC.