Synthetic aperture radar finally shedding its mystique

When Capella Space’s first operational synthetic aperture radar satellite launched from New Zealand last month on a Rocket Lab Electron, a team of agriculture specialists at The Climate Corporation watched with excitement.

“We were really happy,” said Steven Ward, the director of geospatial sciences at The Climate Corporation, a San Francisco-based subsidiary of life sciences and pharmaceutical giant Bayer that leverages satellite imagery to help farmers boost crop yields and insure against weather-driven losses. “We actually had a Slack channel where we were celebrating that launch.”

The Climate Corporation processed 600 million satellite images in 2019, most of it optical, Ward said. The company hasn’t integrated synthetic aperture radar, or SAR, imagery into its Climate FieldView product line yet, but is studying how radar, which can peer through clouds, could fill gaps left by optical satellites over notoriously cloudy regions like Brazil, Indonesia and the Niger delta, he said.

“We’re getting bits and pieces of the story of the field,” Ward said. “What adding SAR data into the mix does is it fills in the gaps. We’re missing chapters, and it’s filling in those chapters.”

The Climate Corporation integrates satellite imagery with other data sources, streaming mapped progress directly to computer-equipped farming machinery. Farmers are able to see and analyze the progress of planting, crop protection, and harvesting in real time using satellite imagery. Credit: The Climate Corporation

SAR satellites can gather data day and night, and through all weather conditions, but the resultant imagery is typically more expensive, less available, and more difficult to use than optical imagery.

Technological advances, as much on the ground as in space, are breaking down those barriers, positioning SAR for much more widespread adoption, according to experts.

“For the first time in history, the ground segment is ready, the cloud computing is ready,

Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Market Outlook , Size, Forecasts, Demand, Competitive Analysis, Growth Factors, Key Players

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Sep 28, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Global Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Industry was valued at USD 767.8 Million in the year 2018. Global Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Industry is further estimated to grow at a CAGR of 45.6% from 2018 to 2025 to reach USD 10,111 Million. Growth in this industry is mainly driven by factors such as growing big data, demand for greater visibility and transparency into supply chain data and processes, and adoption of AI for improving consumer services and satisfaction. The major restraint for the industry is the limited number of the artificial intelligence technology experts.

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The size of the AI in supply chain industry has been arrived at based on segments such as offerings, technology, application, end-user industry, and region. The artificial intelligence in supply chain industry, by offering, is segmented into software, services, and hardware. Software segment is growing at a healthy rate. The adoption of AI is increasing rapidly for various applications. Continuous developments have been witnessed in AI and related software development kits. Also, AI software is capable of behaving intelligently. Creating intelligent software involves simulating a number of capabilities, which include reasoning, learning, problem-solving, perception, and knowledge representation.

Depending on the technology, artificial intelligence in supply chain can be segmented into machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), and context-aware computing, and computer vision. The industry for computer vision is expected to grow at a higher rate. The growing adoption of computer vision for autonomous or semiautonomous applications in various industries, such as manufacturing and automotive, is propelling the growth of this technology in the artificial intelligence in supply chain industry.

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EMERGING MARKETS-SMIC’s U.S. curbs aid S.Korean, Taiwan stocks after Chinese data boost

    * Jakarta COVID-19 curbs extended 
    * Malaysia's ruling coalition wins state election; reduces
political uncertainty 
    * South Korea, Taiwan chipmakers rise after U.S tightens
exports
to China's SMIC

    By Nikhil Nainan
    Sept 28 (Reuters) - South Korean and Taiwanese stocks
climbed over 1% each on Monday as investors priced in a boost
for their tech-focussed economies from tighter U.S. curbs on
China's biggest chipmaker, adding to a broadly brighter start
across Asian markets. 
    Data showing profits at Chinese industrial firms grew for a
fourth straight month underpinned stock markets in the region,
although the extension of export curbs on Semiconductor
Manufacturing International Corp left
China's own indices flat after a strong start.

    The dual-listed chipmaker's shares plunged more than 5% in
both Shanghai and Hong Kong.

    Stocks in Seoul climbed 1.2% with local chipmakers
gaining the most, also helped by a fall in the number of daily
COVID-19 infections to its lowest in close to two months. Taiwan
stocks saw a similar rise. 
    "The knee-jerk reflex (to the SMIC decision), apart from
caution, may be for Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese chipmakers to
opportunistically benefit from substitution trades," analysts
from Japanese bank Mizuho said in a note.
    China's recovery has been among the few bright spots for the
global economy as a second wave of coronavirus infections mounts
in Europe, prompting countries to reimpose restrictions and
quashing hopes that the continent was turning a corner. 
    "Broadly I would attribute the lift for Asia markets to the
positive data out of China," said Jingyi Pan, senior market
strategist at retail trading platform IG, adding she expected
factory activity (PMI) survey from China on Wednesday to
reinforce the recovery. 
    Indonesian shares, down 0.6%, were again an
exception as COVID-19 curbs were extended in the capital
Jakarta. 
    Currencies were more of a mixed bag, 

Supply Chain Management Software Market- Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Emergence of Supply Chain Visibility to Boost Market Growth

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