|The unique Miramap Airborne Water Detection system uses passive microwave technology to accurately detect water down to several meters below the earth's surface. The system is flown in a modified aircraft at a height of 1,000 ft above ground and scans the earth with C, X and L band microwave. The microwaves are able to penetrate the earth's surface and detect moisture content within the soil and rock.|
|Depending on the moisture content and density of rock, water content can be mapped down to a depth of several meters below the earth's surface. The technology is similar to the European Space Agency SMOS system, which monitors global soil moisture and ocean salinity.|
|The main advantages of Miramap system is that the level of detail and the accuracy are greatly improved due to much lower flying heights. The Miramap system can detect much smaller quantities of water at greater depths & more accurately than the satellite.|
The potential uses for Miramap:
Benefits of commissioning a Miramap survey are:
|For very small areas, or when more detail is needed, measurements can also be done from the ground, using our mobile radiometer mounted on an ATV.|
For Passive Microwave Radiometry as used from space to monitor global environmental changes, see:
Miramap monitors the environmental changes in your own region using the same technology as these satellites, but with more detail.