Detection. Monitoring. Prediction

What is InSAR

InSAR — Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar — is a remote sensing technique that allows detecting and measuring displacements of the land surface and structures.
InSAR main principle is a comparison of at least two satellite SAR images acquired over the same place at different times. An appropriate processing of such images allows us to detect and measure the deformations of land, structures and infrastructures.

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Unique features

global reach, independent of sunlight and weather
Millimeter precision
deformations and velocities measured with mm precision
High density of points
thousands of measurements over a selected area of interest
Historical analysis
over 20 years of data
Synoptic view
from thousands of sq km to individual objects
Low costs
compared with traditional topography or sensors

Complimentary to other sensors

An ideal tool for monitoring large, remote or urban areas, as well as individual objects such as open pits, oil and gas fields, tailing dams, dams, bridges, roads, pipelines, historical monuments, construction sites, etc.
It is also a strong complement to sensor and topographic data as it provides historical analysis, synoptic view and continuous measurements without any in situ presence.

1. GeoKinesia InSAR proprietary processing chain

One of the most advanced class of InSAR processing — Persistent Scatterer Interferometric Chain of Geomatics (PSIG), with a number of unique advantages, which make it an automatic, reliable and functionable InSAR processing chain.
We are data agnostic and work with high, medium and low-resolution satellite data from all major providers: Sentinel-1, TerraSAR-X, COSMO-SkyMed, Capella Space and the others.

2. Convenient web-based user interface

GeoKinesia developed a simple web-based interface, which allows to select an area of interest, period, types of analysis, and receive an InSAR report under the record short time. The service is designed for smaller accounts, who may need ad hoc InSAR analysis of a territory

3. Predictivity

In cooperation with scientific partner centres, we developed a unique solution to detect, monitor and predict land and object deformations.
It was made possible through the development of our proprietary InSAR processing methods, fusion of the InSAR with in situ data and the application of Machine Learning techniques.

4. ACR

GeoKinesia developed its own Active Corner Reflector (ACR).
ACR — is an electronic device used to secure stable InSAR response in the areas where natural reflections are obstructed, e.g. areas covered by snow or dense vegetation.

Where InSAR is used

Open pit slopes, tailing dams, waste dams, mining areas, infrastructures of mining areas, access roads and production facilities. Monitoring and historical analysis. Early warning and risk prediction.
Oil and gas
Injection and production well areas, underground reservoir monitoring, large area deformations, underground gas storage. Historical analysis and early warnings.
Bridges, dams, roads, tunnels, railways, pipelines, tall buildings, historical and cultural objects. Historical analysis, monitoring, large areas monitoring during underground works. Individual objects monitoring, risk prediction.
Civil engineering
Pre and post construction monitoring. Historical analysis, monitoring. Risk detection and prediction solution.
Construction and surrounding areas monitoring. Historical analysis, monitoring. Risk prediction.
Natural hazards
Slopes stability, landslides, sinkholes, erosion, coastal areas, permafrost. Large areas monitoring, early warnings, automatic risks detection and prediction.
Finance and insurance
Real estate and development, infrastructures, civil engineering. Project risks analysis, monitoring, disputes resolution.
Data fusion and aggregated data analytics are a key, we believe, to many customer problems and basis for more effective geotechnical solutions.
We designed our service to serve partner companies, who aggregate data and provide service to the ultimate customers. We offer a high quality, efficient and reliable service, convenient web-based user interface, R&D and user specific solutions.

We are open to partnerships!

Earth observations companies
Asset monitoring companies
Geotechnical companies
Case studies

Our experience

Gold mine in West Africa
New underground line construction in Barcelona
Landslide monitoring in Spain
Huge slope movement in the Pyrenees measured using Sentinel-1.
Landslide monitoring in Italy
Example of landslide in a mountainous environment, detected using Sentinel-1 images.
About us

What is GeoKinesia

GeoKinesia is a remote sensing startup based in Barcelona, Spain.
GeoKinesia developes InSAR technology and InSAR based solutions. Its main focus is automation of the InSAR processing chain as well as predictive solutions based on remote sensing and in situ data.

GeoKinesia’s technology and research partner CTTC — Centre Tecnològic Telecomunicacions Catalunya is one of the leading research centers in the field of telecommunications and geomatics in Spain and a world leading expert in the InSAR field.

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