Mistrale aims at providing soil moisture content information to farmers and water managers. It will be an on-demand service to monitor areas. Upon ordering, MISTRALE makes a soil moisture content map using a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) with a GNSS-R measurement device. Besides soil moisture maps, Mistrale can also produce maps of water logging, flooding extent and other soil moisture related information products. In this project the consortium will optimise the technology and make it ready for use.
In Mistrale different project partners work together. STARLAB provides the front end of the GNSS-R instrument. The back end is delivered by M3Systems this part is also implementing EGNOS for GNSS integrity. GET is analysing the user needs, and the requirements as input for the scientific processing. L'Avion Jaune is responsible for the test flights and demonstrations. The development of the RPAS is the experience of ENAC. AeroVision is responsible for the dissemination and the advisory board.
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