Ocean Altimetry Method & Device with Improved Vertical Accuracy

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The Technology

Title

Ocean Altimetry Method & Device with Improved Vertical Accuracy

Description

The offered technology provides a method for performing Earth altimetry and it is comprised by the following steps:

  • Receiving by an upward-looking antenna on a platform above the Earth surface, direct signals having at least two different carrier frequencies transmitted by GNSS satellites in view of the upward-looking antenna;
  • Receiving by a downward-looking antenna onboard said platform signals reflected by the Earth surface and having at least two different carrier frequencies;
  • Comparing carrier phases of said direct signals and received reflected signals, at said carrier frequencies;
  • Determining from said phase comparisons at surface height

Markets Addressed

Meteorology, Maritime Navigation and Safety Industries, Defense Communications Microwave and Satellite Components (including antennas and amplifiers). Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry and Related Products.

Stage of development

In-house production

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Intelectual Property status

Exclusive rights

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