IAIs Universal Signals-Of-Opportunity (UNISOP) sensor prudently combines the advantages of using industry standard form-factor and interfaces with components and design techniques known to be suitable for space qualification. With just three building blocks, a complete multi-band, simultaneous SOP sensor can be developed, staying within nominal Cube/Small-Satellite SWaP requirement. UNISOP will employ passive RF sensors for simultaneous, multi-band SOP sensing and provide a very important tool for measurement of global Soil-Moisture Content (SMC) in near real-time for hydrology and climate studies.
Our proposed technique can be used for a wide range of remote sensing applications for NASA including:
The most promising commercial applications of the proposed UNISOP, besides NASA applications are: