MetaSensing develops and operates airborne SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) sensors, offering high-resolution mapping services to customers worldwide, including ESA and NASA, since 2008.

The MetaSAR has been successfully installed on Cessna 172, Cessna 182, CASA 212, Piper PA 32-R and Tecnam MMA. The sensor, including antennas, can be installed inside the fuselage, with no need for costly and time-consuming modifications to the aircraft aerodynamic



  • Light weight

  • Compact size

  • Low power consumption

  • No need for modifications to the aircraft aerodynamic design

  • Flexible track and flight height

  • SAR processor

  • Customizable


  • Land cover and vegetation classification

  • Oceanography: ocean surface current measurement, wave and wind speed retrieval

  • Snow and glacier mapping

  • DEM generation

  • Land management

  • Surveillance and MTI

Airborne SAR image at X band showing features and details at different zoom-in levels

Key features

  • Platforms: UAVs, aircrafts, helicopters

  • Operational frequencies: P-, L-, C-, X-, Ku-, Ka-bands

  • Waveforms: FMCW, I-FMCW, Pulse

  • Full polarimetry

  • Multi-channel

  • Multi-frequency

Merged georeferenced airborne SAR images