The EO-ALERT project is an H2020 European Union research activity that started in January 2018 and lasted until 2022. The project aimed at achieving very high throughput and low latency in the delivery of Earth observation images. The partners of the project are Deimos Space, DLR, Graz University of Technology, Politecnico di Torino, OHB Italia and Deimos Imaging, with the participation of the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) as a third party.

The main objective of EO-ALERT was to develop, in a fully integrated approach, the technological building blocks required to achieve the primary goal of a next-generation EO data and processing chain, to provide enhanced EO products and services in terms of high availability rate and very low latency (e.g. rapid meteorological and civil security image products and warnings). In the framework of EO-ALERT we at TU Graz developed a communications link emulator representative of the flight system containing a simulated Ka-band and S-band chain as well as a hardware solution with an INMARSAT-compatible transceiver for global alert delivery.

More information can be found at http://eo-alert-h2020.eu/

Current and proposed Earth Observation (EO) data chain