ESA-OSIP Alticube+ project in its final stage!

In autumn 2023 the ESA OSIP project “Alticube+ – An Aggregated CubeSats Swarm for Long Fixed-baseline Radar Altimetry” started as one of the seven studies selected from around 70 proposals. OSIP stands for Open Space Innovation Platform. This program offers the exploration of new ideas and may lead to activities …

KNMI is 18th member of NL-RIA

On 23 November 2022 KNMI joined the NL-RIA knowledge network. Contact person is Ad Stoffelen. Together with colleagues he performs scientific research on the use and performance of spaceborne radar instruments, including windscatterometers and altimeters. KNMI’s membership brings in expertise in this field, which strengthens the user side of NL-RIA. …

Altimeter breadboard paper now published

(click on the title or on “Continue Reading” to see this post in full, including links) Further to the post on Ka-band radar altimeter breadboard for NL-RIA a paper on the subject has been presented by Ozan Dogan to the 2020 IEEE International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference (IEMTRONICS) and …

Welcome to NL-RIA


The NetherLands knowledge network on Radar Instruments and Applications (acronym NL-RIA) allies scientific and knowledge institutes, companies and governmental agencies to strengthen the international position of The Netherlands in the field of small spaceborne microwave remote sensing instruments, missions and applications.
The network is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under a program executed by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO).
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Currently 19 institutions participate in NL-RIA. See the list of network partners and their expertises.

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NL-RIA performs low TRL-level research to accomplish its goals. Results of all activities are available to the contributing members through the resources base. The members aim at successful acquisition of projects to raise the TRL-level and strive for capable instruments and missions.
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