RSAC was established in 1986 to provide specialist services to developers and users of Earth Observation. The company continues to develop expertise in the use of remotely sensed data for land applications worldwide. In addition to image processing and analysis, this expertise encompasses GIS, field data collection and development of customised applications and services.
We apply computer-based satellite image analysis techniques operationally, maintaining a leading edge in this developing field through active participation in UK, European Union (EU) and European Space Agency (ESA) projects. The company is experienced with a range of satellite imagery as well as airborne data and aerial photographs, and specialises in developing methods for the effective use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data, alone or in conjunction with optical imagery, for agricultural applications.
The company is constantly seeking to develop operational uses for remote sensing data where the unique capabilities and cost advantages of aerial and satellite imagery find practical application. Our work is supported by in-house development of customised systems that incorporate remote sensing, GIS, GPS and database technologies. This approach has underpinned the success of RSAC and other organisations to whom systems have been supplied.
We provide ESA with significant scientific and technical support for exploitation activities and campaign management. Since 2002, RSAC has provided daily acquisition planning for the CHRIS instrument onboard ESA's Proba-1 satellite mission.
RSAC is a privately owned limited company registered in England. The company is a member of BARSC (the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies), reflecting the company's objective of converting promising research in remote sensing into practical use on an industrial scale.
RSAC has a dynamic team composed of:
All core staff have a higher education background and considerable experience in all aspects of geo-spatial information and interpretation. As the company's work is mainly project based, a skills database of remote sensing scientists and land applications specialists is maintained and short-term contracts regularly offered.