“This year, the world will have artificial turf fields, thanks to a successful collaboration between NASA and a local community,” NASA said in a press release.
“The NASA-developed surface-to-air radar has the capability to detect the surface of a surface and accurately track its surface structure.”
“We can measure the surface’s thickness, and it can then be used to predict how the surface will react in the future,” said Michael O’Rourke, an engineer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, who led the project.
“We can also use this data to predict the structure of the surface at the surface.
We can use this information to predict whether there’s a risk of damage to the surface, or the structure itself.”
Aerial photos of the “surface-to to-air” radar.
Source: NASA via New Scientist