Spiral Blue is one of the winners of the maiden Gravity Challenge. We were selected as one of the winners of the SA Power Networks Challenge, and awarded the Meteor Award for Most Innovative Use of Space Capability. This win would not have been possible without Ryan Hofer and Benjamin Koschnick of Spectral Aerospace, a hyperspectral satellite imaging startup we partnered with for this challenge.
During this challenge, we proposed a new product - Line of Insight. Line of Insight provides daily forecasts on fire risks along network infrastructure by integrating near real-time high resolution data from Internet of Things sensors, satellite image data, and weather data. This will help SA Power Networks and other utilities determine when and where vegetation needs to be inspected and when and where fire protection measures need to be activated.
Per the judges: “Spiral Blue stood out to the most technical judges as it ticked a lot of boxes. It was a strong proposal with a nice end-to-end solution – the correlations across the datasets was great.”
We now look forward to further discussions with SA Power Networks to implement Line of Insight.
Spiral Blue is a Sydney based Earth observation services startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide next generation data analysis for industries including defence, utilities, and agriculture. They are building Space Edge – a computer for future Earth observation satellites that promises to significantly reduce costs of accessing high quality Earth observation data.
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Spiral Blue was recently awarded the Minimum Viable Product Grant (MVP Grant) from the New South Wales state government. This was the result of a competitive application process. This grant will see Spiral Blue's first space edge computing product Space Edge Zero move from the proof of concept stage to the prototype stage.
Spiral Blue has completed testing of components of Space Edge Zero in preparation for building a fully integrated prototype. This prototype is to be launched and tested in space in 2021. Discussions are currently underway with launch providers to make this happen.
Spiral Blue and Otus Intelligence Group have recently completed the first stage of a project involving analysis of ground movement data for Otus' Surface Movement Risk Index. Otus has combined its synthetic aperture radar expertise with Spiral Blue's machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to create an algorithm capable of monitoring ground movement impacting properties and public infrastructures across Australia.