L-band Microwave Radiometer to improve efficiency of water use
Balam Systems Engineering SL -Balamis- is a company that develops microwave remote sensors. Balamis core technology is based on sensor on-board the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite mission of the European Space Agency (ESA)
Soil moisture is a key parameter to measure in order to improve water consumption efficiency. L-band radiometer measurements are non-intrusive, and can cover large areas easily. L-band measurements can penetrate vegetation cover to get soil moisture data using microwave remote sensing.
Retrieved soil moisture data can be used to support to improve crop production, irrigation efficiency and water use strategies. Additionally, soil moisture data can be used to support new vegetation indexes, and be used in crop simulation studies to support crop yield, forecast harvests, and eventual food security-related decisions.