cosmic water leaks
Cosmic Rays Technology for Water Leaks Detection
ESA Startup Competition 2020
Cosmic Srl in Italy is overall winner of the ESA Startup competition.
Imagine finding water losses simply by driving a vehicle, whether public or private.
Find out how by watching the video featuring the new Cosmic technology.
research & development
R & D
Developed on the most modern knowledge of nuclear physics, the new Cosmic Water Leaks system uses the analysis of micro particles of spatial origin to identify water losses on each type of underground pipeline
Step One – Observation of Cosmic Rays
What are cosmic rays?
Particles of various origins (extragalactic, galactic, solar) that continuously hit the Earth.
They are divided into:
- primary (accidents)
- secondary (cascade derivation from the former by interaction with the particles in the atmosphere)
Composed of atomic and subatomic particles, they reach the ground and go beyond the Earth.
But not all elements interact in the same way with cosmic rays, and it is precisely on this principle that is based the new Cosmic Technology.
Live streaming from CERN
Below is a live-stream from the large cloud chamber in Microcosm, showing particle tracks as they appear right now in the exhibition. (Operational during Microcosm opening hours.)
The tracks you see are left by particles from the natural radioactivity present in the soil, rocks, water and air and also the particle showers created by cosmic rays from outer space
Step Two – Data Aquisition & Processing
A practical example of how data collection works
Here you can see a practical example of how the tool works
The research method is based on an appropriate detector that counts cosmic rays in a certain energy band. The tool records all the data received, crossed with GPS position and the collected datas are constantly send to the server for the real time elaboration.
Step Three – Field Validation
Last step, the collected data are confirmed
The collected data are confirmed by the tool
The data collected and processed are confirmed by the teams on the field with suitable equipment.
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