Problem: Current energy infrastructure projects suffer from inefficiencies in mapping and construction processes. Traditional methods lead to extensive site visits, increased costs, and environmental degradation. The demand for sustainable energy solutions grows, yet the industry struggles with slow progress due to these challenges.
Our idea, named OtterGrid, aims to change energy infrastructure development by integrating advanced GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) techniques and real-time satellite data analysis. The problem lies in inefficient mapping and construction processes, leading to increased costs and environmental degradation. OtterGrid solves this by providing accurate and timely information about new constructions, allowing proactive maintenance and ensuring uninterrupted energy supply.
🛰️ EU Space Technologies
1. GNSS Augmentation Techniques:
OtterGrid harnesses advanced GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) augmentation techniques to revolutionize network registration. By utilizing dual-frequency smartphones enhanced with cutting-edge GNSS technology, OtterGrid ensures precise and efficient location recording. Unlike traditional methods, this approach eliminates the need for specialized hardware, making the process more accessible and cost-effective.
2. Pleiades Satellite Image Analysis:
OtterGrid integrates Pleiades satellite imagery data, enabling real-time construction detection and analysis. Utilizing sophisticated algorithms, the system detects new construction activities, such as buildings and roads, in the proximity of existing networks. This instant analysis ensures proactive management by alerting network owners immediately upon detecting any changes.
3. Proactive Alert System:
OtterGrid's proactive alert system triggers notifications to network owners the moment new construction activities are identified. This timely alert allows owners to assess the impact on their existing networks and plan for necessary adjustments, maintenance, or replacements. By staying ahead of potential issues, network disruptions are minimized, ensuring uninterrupted services for consumers.
4. Data-Driven Decision Making:
OtterGrid's integration of GNSS augmentation techniques and Pleiades satellite data provides a robust foundation for data-driven decision-making. Construction patterns and network availability data are analyzed comprehensively, empowering construction companies and network owners to make informed, strategic decisions. This analytical approach optimizes resource allocation, reduces operational costs, and enhances overall efficiency in managing infrastructure projects.
5. Ensuring Infrastructure Integrity:
By combining GNSS precision with satellite image analysis, OtterGrid safeguards the integrity of existing networks. Timely alerts and proactive management strategies ensure that construction-related challenges are met with swift and efficient responses. OtterGrid's commitment to data accuracy and real-time monitoring guarantees the reliability of energy infrastructure, fostering sustainability and seamless service delivery.
⛑️ Space for International Development & Humanitarian Aid
We address the challenge of efficient infrastructure development, contributing to international development by enabling faster, more cost-effective, and eco-friendly construction methods. By providing real-time alerts about construction activities, OtterGrid ensures that resources are utilized effectively, promoting sustainable development and enhancing the resilience of communities.