JOANNEUM RESEARCH - DIGITAL
DIGITAL is a leading applied research centre in Austria and has more than 30 years of experience in space technology. Its field of expertise in space research is in advanced satellite communication and navigation, processing of remote sensing data from both active and passive sensors as well as from airborne and space-borne systems, and mobile vision systems for space robotics.
Technologies and competences
Advanced modulation, coding, and access techniques are core competences at DIGITAL. Developments are mainly based on software-defined radio platforms. Here, profound knowledge in microwave propagation, interference modelling, and fade mitigation techniques complete the portfolio. Architectures for satellite navigation receivers are designed and evaluated. Image pre-processing and data analyses of remote sensing data is another core area.
Products and services in space
- Environmental monitoring (forest monitoring, land use/cover mapping, ice monitoring), hazard risk mapping
- Mars exploration rover vision & 3D vision processing software
- Q / V band satellite communication investigations and prototype equipment
- Satellite communications and navigation for disaster management
Space related test benches, laboratories, etc.
DIGITAL runs a computer vision laboratory equipped with sensors of various wavelengths and geometric characteristics.