The hustle and bustle of modern society is often intertwined – whether intentionally or unintentionally – with radio-frequency (RF) emissions. Individuals, vehicles, and equipment leave behind electromagnetic signatures that, upon capture and analysis, can reveal hidden patterns, unknown behaviours and illicit activities. RF analytics deals with the extraction of information from these emissions.
The last few years have seen the start of new developments on the commercialisation of space-based RF analytics, with a number of entities commercialising or in the process to commercialise space-based RF analytics datasets.
With this new opportunity, ESA aims to support the development of innovative space-based services on the analytics of RF signals collected from space.