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EOTiST

EOTiST aims to enhance the S&T capacity of the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CBK PAN) and to achieve excellence in research of EO products’ assimilation in the ecosystem assessment and monitoring by starting close collaboration with 3 European centres of excellence: CNR (Italy), CERTH (Greece) and CREAF (Spain). The concept …

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DeeCCA – Change in Deep Convective Clouds Activity over Europe as a response to the Climate Change.

One of the consequences of global warming, also affecting Europe, is a change in atmospheric circulation in mid-latitudes. As storm track changes, Europe features more weather extremes, including severe storms. The strongest of them are bring the intense rainfall, large hail, wind gusts, and even tornadoes. Climate change scenarios suggest that in the nearest future …

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Improving prediction of Earth Orientation Parameters for real-time geodesy

We intend to assess the accuracy and improve the quality of Earth Orientation Parameters (EOP) predictions. EOP describe the orientation of the Earth in space as realized by markers at the crust with respect to inertial space. The EOP consists of the nutation components, changes in the pole coordinates and length-of-day variations. Accurate EOP observations …

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SMPS. EGNOS Service Performance Monitoring Support

SPMS is a long-term project, the aim of which was to support the monitoring of the effectiveness of the EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), the European SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System). It was implemented in short-term grants, which allowed for adjusting the EUSPA (European Union Agency for the Space Programme) requirements to changing conditions …

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GRC-MS. Galileo Reference Centre with Member States

GRC-MS project consisted in controlling the quality and completeness of the European Galileo global navigation system observations. It is a long-term program, implemented in annual grants awarded by EUSPA (European Union Agency for the Space Programme), which allowed the requirements to be adapted to the changing conditions and development of the Galileo system. The project …

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COLLARIS Network: COLLaborative network on unmanned AeRIal Systems

COLLARIS Network: COLLaborative network on unmanned AeRIal Systems will be a part of the Union Civil Protection Knowledge Network. COLLARIS is a capacity-building initiative to develop a sustainable European network of scientific, engineering and end-user’s expertise related to unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in civil protection and disaster response. COLLARIS will cover the following thematic focus …

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Proactive automatic imagery intelligence powered by artificial intelligence exploiting European Space Assets

The basic assumption of the project is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the resolution of Sentinel images to 2.5m and fully automatic detection of objects such as aircrafts and ships. The research will be carried out in cooperation with military experts so that the results can be easily implemented in the future …

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The nanosat constelation for optoelectronic imaging PIAST

The main goal is to develop a component of the national satellite data acquisition system for the needs of informative reconnaissance of the battlefield and providing the individual components of the Polish Armed Forces with up-to-date information strategic and operational.The project will test the operation of a steered constellation of three nanosatellites (the precursor of …

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PITHIA. Plasmasphere Ionosphere Thermosphere Integrated Research Environment and Access services: a Network of Research Facilities

The PITHIA Network of Research Facilities (PITHIA-NRF) aims to build a European distributed network integrating observing facilities, data processing tools and prediction models dedicated to ionosphere, thermosphere and plasmasphere research. PITHIA-NRF is designed to provide organized access to experimental facilities, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable (FAIR) data, standardized data products, training and innovation services. PITHIA-NRF paves …

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ARICA: A multi-directional analysis of refugee/IDP camp areas based on HR/VHR satellite data

Both natural and humanitarian catastrophes result in massive displacement of the affected population. The problem of the continuous increase of refugees/internally displaced persons worldwide raises a great interest among the stakeholders and decision-makers in emergency response of the European Union, United Nations and Non-Governmental relief organisations. The main drivers of the investigation are the environmental …

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Development of In-situ Regolith sampling Gear forGenerous Excavation of Regolith (DIGGER)

The objective of the project is to design, develop, manufacture, and test an Engineering Model of a lunar regolith sampling system that can acquire regolith samples from the lunar surface. The sampling system shall support sampling as well as sizeable acquisition of feedstock for small scale In-Situ Resource Utilization. The sampling system shall be verified …

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FUTURE SPACE

The FUTURE SPACE is the EU-funded project focused on astronomy & space exploration to provide a catalyst for change in understanding and teaching STEM subjects in European educational systems. It is directed to upper secondary school students and teachers but also to non-formal educational organizations such as small science centres and NGOs. The Project aims …

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Herschel/HIFI mission – water observations in planetary and cometary atmospheres

The Herschel Space Observatory – was one of the most technically advanced and largest telescopes operating in space. HIFI (Heterodyne Instrument for Far-Infrared) – a spectrometer operating in the submillimeter part of the spectrum, within two frequency ranges: 480-1250 GHz and 1410-1910 GHz was the most advanced instrument carried by this telescope. The high spectral resolution …

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MGEM. Modular GEM Detectors

The goal of the Project is to comprehensively develop and implement a completely innovative, modular gas detector, made in GEM (Gas Electron Multiplier) technology and adapted to CubeSat technology. The detector will have the ability to detect electromagnetic and particle radiation. The project is implemented by a consortium consisting of: Centrum Badań Kosmicznych Polskiej Akademii …

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openSPACE – repository of open high-value Earth and space observation data

The goal of the “openSPACE” project is to make information resources on Earth and space observations digitally available precisely by digitizing them, and additionally labeling, cleaning, improving their quality, with the description of standardized metadata, as well as disseminating these data on the Internet in a free, open way, with marked quality that will allow …

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Analysis of agreement between hydrological polar motion excitation functions obtained from GRACE and GRACE Follow-On missions with hydrological signal in observed polar motion excitation

The main objective of the project is a thorough analysis and comparison of all available GRACE time-variable solutions in order to study the changes in polar motion. The aim of such an analysis is to assess the errors in polar motion variations determined from different GRACE solutions as well as to study the agreement between …

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ROCIT. Robust Optical Clocks for International Timescales

The project aims to construct, test and evaluate a new generation of atomic clocks based on quantum optical transitions. In  future, some of these clocks will serve to realize the new definition of atomic second – the basic unit of time. Principal Investigator: Jerzy Nawrocki Funding source: EMPiR Timeframe: May 1, 2019 – April 30, …

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Land cover as seen by the Landsat satellite. Photo: USGS.

S2GLC. Sentinel-2 Global Land Cover

S2GLC to projekt międzynarodowy, finansowany przez Europejską Agencję Kosmiczną i realizowany przez konsorcjum prowadzone przez CBK PAN wraz z trzema partnerami zagranicznymi: IABG, EOXPLORE i Uniwersytet w Jenie. Celem projektu jest stworzenie naukowych podstaw do opracowanie przyszłej, globalnej, bazy danych o pokryciu terenu, z wykorzystaniem zdjęć nowego satelity programu Copernicus (Sentinel-2). Ocenie poddane zostaną możliwości …

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Research services in the field of multispectral measurements application and camera construction for tomato pathogens detections from drones

Analysis of spectra characteristics of tomato plants infected by pathogens. Identification of spectra bands required for pathogens detections. Construction of multispectral camera. Development of algorithm for pathogen detection on multispectral images. Principal Investigator: Michał Krupiński Funding source: NCBR Timeframe: Mar. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2020

Galago. Highland terrain hopper – cutting edge planetary locomotion system

The main objective of the project is to develop a new form of planetary mobility (a hopping robot) capable of transporting scientific instruments to areas that are difficult to access for typical landers or rovers. Regarding the participation of CBK PAN, the specific objective of the project is the definition of scientific requirements and proposition …

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ACCESS-4FI. Autmated Crop Classifacation and yield Estimation onlinw Services for Food Industry

This project addresses the challenge of quantification and annual monitoring of the agricultural production, as seen from the perspective of different individual actors in the agriculture sector. The project will be executed primarily in Poland, but it aims to expand to a regional scale in the longer-term perspective. The main objective is to develop a …

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Horyzont 2020

MAIL. Identifying Marginal Lands in Europe and strengthening their contribution potentialities in a CO2 sequestration strategy

The global climate change is a worldwide problem where its mitigation is one of the 17th Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. An effective mitigation strategy should assess all the possible sustainable actions that can contribute to this direction. A challenging and very prominent contribution to raise CO2 sequestration could come from the Land Use …

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SATMIROL. Remote sensing based crop detection and monitoring for agricultural statistics

The project aims to develop a system based on stellite images for crops identification and monitoring, as well as, for assessing effects of extreme weather phenomena. The method which will be proposed, will use Copernicus Sentinels(1,2,3) data. The system will suport Statistics Poland. The system for identification and monitoring of arable corps will become one …

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WebPlan: Web-based sensor planning tools SST

The primary objective of “WebPlan” proposal is to provide observers and observatories with novel tools (web-based with backend services) necessary for efficient scheduling of targets for heterogenous, nonuniform sensors (telescopes, radars, laser ranging stations) in the context of ESA’s SST. Efficient scheduling is a complex process dependent on the observers’ objectives and external factors (for …

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Future control and data handling unit for platforms and payloads for microsatellites

ARM/FPGA based future control and data handling unit for platforms and payloads for microsatellites. Projects will develop and test of such DPU at TRL6 and prove its compatibility with chosen applications dedicated for Space 4.0 technology. Principal Investigator: Piotr Orleański Funding source: Fundacja na Rzecz Nauki Polskiej (Team Tech) Timeframe: Oct. 1, 2018 – Sep. …

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The investigations of solar flares based on the data of Polish spectrophotometer SphinX

Project realised within National Science Centre (NCN) programme Etiuda of funds for a scholarship and foreign fellowship for PhD students. The 6-month foreign fellowship will be realised at Space Science Laboratory (SSL) at University of California, Berkeley. During the fellowship there is planned cooperation with SSL RHESSI Team and NuSTAR Team researchers. Join analysis will …

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BAMS-Mazovia. Built-up Areas Monitoring Service for Mazovia

The main goal of the BAMS-Mazovia (Build-up Areas Monitoring Service for Mazovia) project is to develop a service platform that would provide reliable information on changes occuring within built-up areas. The service will be based on Sentinel-2 imagery and the required information shall be provided in a fully automatic way using image classification algorithms. The …

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SW Defined Radio GNSSW Receiver For Micro-Launchers And Micro-Satellites

The project main subject is development of satellite software GNSS receiver, which operation base on registering and advanced software processing of samples of GNSS radio signals (so called SDR technique). Particular task, which is under responsibility of CBK is design and development of hardware part and preparation it to tests on experimental micro-launcher ARION. Principal …

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The studies of the changes of the upper ionosphere physical parameters caused by electric discharges in the atmposhere

The main goal of our project is systematich study, using ground base satellite measurements(see part 4 of our description devoted to the metodology of research) the presence of the disturbances in the upper ionosphere( at altitudes 460-660 km) caused by thunderstorms and the depandence of these effects on the phase of solar cycle. Principal Investigator: …

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Swarm4Anom – Investigation of the linkage between ionospheric plasma night-time density enhancements and magnetic field variability

The Swarm for Anomalies project, in bref named as Swarm4Anom, is focused on the linkages between ionosperic plasma night time density enhancements and magnetic field variability. The type of ionospheric plasma density enhancements considered in the project, in much broader context the Mid-latitude Nighttime Summer Anomaly(MSNA). Principal Investigator: Jan Błęcki Funding Source: ESA Timeframe: Apr. …

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Design and development of positionning and orientation control system (AOCS – Attitude and Orbital Control Systems) for HyperCube satellite platform under development in a frame of Renesans project.

The purpose of the project is to design and develop of positionning and orientation control system (AOCS – Attitude and Orbital Control System) for HyperCube – modular and scallable satellite platform. In a frame of the project, depending on the results of analysis, appropriate AOCS componenst will be bought or developped, control software will be …

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CloudSat and CALIPSO Satellites. Photo: NASA

LiRa-C. Representativeness of global lidar and radar climate record on clouds

Seen from the ground, clouds come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes; faces, animals, plants – the only limit is the observer’s imagination. However, climatologists only distinguish ten generic types, divided into four levels: high-, mid- and low-level, plus an extra level for clouds found at more than one level. It is very …

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LOOP – Landing Once On Phobos

The goal of the LOOP project is to develop mathematical model of contact process between the lander foot and Phobos surface. This model may be used in numerical simulations for example in order to design landers mechanics and control systems. Principal investigator: Tomasz Barciński Funding source: ESA Timeframe: Jan. 2, 2018 – Jan. 2, 2020

WFI (Wide Field Imager) on board of ATHENA satellite. Design and manufacture of two subsystems: Filter Wheel Assembly, and Power Distribution Unit

We Aim To Design And Manufacture Of Two Subsystems: Fwa And Pdu For Wfi/Athena Instrument. Fwa Is A Subsystem Which Allows To Change Spectral Filters And To Use Calibration Source. We Are Responsible For Deliver Fwa With Filter Wheel Controller. Pdu Will Be Used To Distribute Power Into The Given Instrument Components. In The Frame …

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SoilAqChar. Water in soil ‐ satellite monitoring and improving the retention using biochar

The core of SoilAqChar project is related to strategically important protection of Polish soil water resources. Proposed tasks will be focused on monitoring of soil water content using spaceborne remote sensing techniques and improvement of structure and physico‐chemical properties of Polish soils amended with biochar. In the project we will use satellite images from SMOS …

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Analysis of the surface of the solar system bodies with the use of mathematical morphology techniques

Remote Sensing Analysis of Landforms in Isidis Planitia, Mars. In 2018, the project’s goal and scope were determined, namely: to develop a semi-automatic algorithm to analyse characteristic landforms in Isidis Planitia on Mars. The current scope is preliminary processing of imaged data and the analysis of structures of interest, i.e. the detection of arcuate ridges …

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LOFAR4SW. LOFAR for Space Weather

The LOFAR4SW proposal addresses the Horizon 2020 Work Programme. The project will deliver the full conceptual and technical design for creating a new leading-edge European research facility for space weather science. It will design a significant upgrade of  hardware, algorithms and software that maximally leverages the technology and infrastructure of the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR). …

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EXOMHYDR – Magmatic plumbing systems and tectonic control of hydrothermal activity on Mars revealed by ExoMars/TGO: constraints for life and resources

The project aims at determining the source of past and present hydrothermal activity on Mars using the data that will be obtained by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mission, which is currently orbiting Mars and will collect scientific data from orbit starting from May 2018. Hydrothermal sites are where life may have started on …

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Sat4Envi. The operating system for collecting, sharing and promotion of digital satellite information about the environment

The project “Operating system for sharing and promotion of digital satellite information about the environment – Sat4Envi” is a project implemented by the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute in cooperation with Centrum Badań Kosmicznych PAN (CBK PAN), Academic Computer Centre CYFRONET AGH and Polish Space Agency (POLSA). The main purpose …

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Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience (DRIVER+)

Current and future challenges due to increasingly severe consequences of natural disasters and terrorist threats require the development and uptake of innovative solutions that are addressing the operational needs of practitioners dealing with Crisis Management (CM). DRIVER+ is a FP7 Crisis Management demonstration project aiming at improving the way capability development and innovation management is …

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Evaluation of the usefulness of multifractal formalism in the processing and analysis of optical remote sensing images

The main objective of the project is the development of multifractal description of remote sensing images, as well as the evaluation of its applicability in the selected aspects of processing and analyzing of satellite and aerial optical data. More precisely, in the frame of the project we are planning: (I) change detection on high and …

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Overall contribution to the RPWI instrument for JUICE mission

CBK PAN responsibilities in the instrument implementation is: Mechanics design of the 4 booms and sensors for the Langmuire Probe and Plasma Wave Instrument Design of the main RPWI Digital Processing Unit Mechanics design of the Radio Wave Instrument – RWI antenna part of RPWI The scientific involvement data analysis and science interpretation Principal Investigator: …

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X-Ray imaging spectrometer STIX: simulations of spectra and images reconstruction

The scientific goal of present grant application is to define specific scientific objectives and observing sequences for STIX with special attention focused on in the expected influence of radiation environment on the unusual orbit around the Sun. The objective is to be achieved through further development of the instrument simulation tools, continuation of development of …

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ESA Sentinel 1: Feasibility study of land cover classification based on SAR Sentinel-1 images

The goal of the project is to perform feasibility study of land cover classification based on SAR Sentinel-1 images. Currently used algorithms dedicated to land cover classification on SAR images does not give the results on a level of optical images. It tends to take an attempt to resolve this issue. Previous studies indicate that …

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SAT. From a screw to a satellite – the best practices of teaching physics in lower secondary schools and physics with astronomy in upper secondary schools

The 2.5-year project “Od śrubki do satelity – dobre praktyki w nauczaniu fizyki w gimnazjach oraz fizyki z elementami astronomii w szkołach ponadgimnazjalnych” began in October 2015. It aimed to create innovative physics curriculum for middle and high school students in Poland. The project based on active forms of teaching, project methods and modern information …

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Horyzont 2020

Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure

The project will address key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science by providing open access to state-of-the-art research data, models and facilities across the European Research Area. Its Transnational Access activities will provide access to world-leading laboratory facilities that simulate conditions found on planetary bodies. Principal Investigator: Łukasz Tomasik Funding source: H2020, MNiSW …

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PROBA 3 Coronagraph Control Box (P3 CCB). Filter Wheel Assembly & Polarisers (FWA)

Goal of P3 CCB project is to build Sun Coronagraph controller, managing main scientific payload of PROBA3 mission. CCB controller plays also a vital role in satellite’s attitude and orbit determination functionality. CCB controller is based on FPGA technology (both antifuse nad reconfigurable) which hase been developed in CBK PAN for years. P3 CCB is …

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Polish Technical Participation in Phase D of STIX / Solar Orbiter Project

STIX – The Spectrometer/Telescope for Imaging X-rays is one of 10 instruments on board Solar Orbiter a M-class mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). The STIX science goal is to study the acceleration mechanism of energetic electrons and to serve as the observational link between remote sensing and in situ measurements. In the project …

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