The Remote Sensing Research Group is organized in two lines, Active Remote Sensing and Passive Remote Sensing, each with their own staff and resources.

Research Areas:

  • SAR processing
  • SAR Interferometry
  • SAR Polarimetry
  • Scatterometer
  • Synthetic aperture radiometry
  • Interferometric radiometry
  • Polarimetric radiometry
  • Elastic/Raman/Doppler Lidar (laser radar) remote sensing
  • Lidar processing and inversion
  • Lidar instrument design

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Recent Submissions

  • Influence of ice thickness on SMOS and Aquarius brightness temperature over Antarctica 

    Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Piles Guillem, Maria; Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
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    The Dome-C region, in the East Antarctic Plateau, has been used for calibration/validation of satellite microwave radiometers since the 1970's. However, its use as an independent external target has been recently questioned ...
  • First polarimetric GNSS-R measurements from a stratospheric flight over boreal forests 

    Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Vidal Mateu, David; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2015-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The first-ever dual-frequency multi-constellation Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R) polarimetric measurements over boreal forests and lakes from the stratosphere are presented. Data were collected ...
  • An airborne GNSS-R field experiment over a vineyard for soil moisture estimation and monitoring 

    Alonso Arroyo, Alberto; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Sanchez, Nilda; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; González Zamora, Ángel; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Pascual, D. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference lecture
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    The Light Airborne Reflectometer for GNSS-R Observations (LARGO) is an airborne instrument designed for measuring the coherent reflectivity from different soils. In this work, an improved version of LARGO has been used in ...
  • Untitled 

    Belmonte Molina, Aniceto; Khan, Joseph M.
    Conference lecture
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    Free-space laser downlinks have the potential to provide high data rates in space-to-earth communications and become a key enabler of future optical information systems in space. However, when a downlink passes through the ...
  • Ground-based polarimetric SAR interferometry for the monitoring of terrain displacement phenomena-part I: theoretical description 

    Iglesias González, Rubén; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; Fabregas Canovas, Francisco Javier; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; Monells Miralles, Daniel; López Martínez, Carlos; Pipia, Luca (2015-03-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Ground-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) (GB-SAR) sensors represent an effective solution for the monitoring of ground displacement episodes. Initially, the most GB-SAR sensors were based on vector network analyzers ...
  • Multi-wavelength aerosol LIDAR signal pre-processing: practical considerations 

    Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Sicard, Michaël; Lange, Diego; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Batet Torrell, Oscar; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; López Márquez, Miguel Ángel; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Tiana Alsina, Jordi; Tomás Martínez, Sergio (2015-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    Elastic lidars provide range-resolved information about the aerosol content in the atmosphere. Nevertheless, a number of pre-processing techniques need to be used before performing the inversion of the detected signal: ...
  • Numerical computation of the electromagnetic bias in GNSS-R altimetry 

    Ghavidel, Ali; Schiavulli, Domenico; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In radar altimetry, the electromagnetic (EM) bias is originated by the smaller reflectivity of wave crests than troughs; thus, the average sea surface height is underestimated. Bias uncertainty is currently the largest ...
  • Airborne GNSS-R, thermal and optical data relationships for soil moisture retrievals 

    Sánchez, Nilda; Alonso Arroyo, Alberto; González Zamora, Ángel; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Herrero Jimenez, Carlos M. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference lecture
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    New remote sensing techniques based on the analysis of the Earth's surface-reflected signal from the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS-Reflectometry, or GNSS-R in short) are emerging. Soil moisture and vegetation ...
  • Retrieval of significant wave height and mean sea surface level using the GNSS-R interference pattern technique: results from a three-month field campaign 

    Alonso Arroyo, Alberto; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Martín Alemany, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015-06-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Since 1993, when the European Space Agency (ESA) proposed the use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems reflected signals for sea mesoscale altimetry, a wide range of applications have appeared. This paper focuses on the ...
  • Multisensor experiments over vineyard: new challenges for the GNSS-R technique 

    Sanchez, Nilda; Alonso Arroyo, Alberto; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Gonzalez Zamora, Angel; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Herrero Jimenez, Carlos M.; Gumuzzio, Angela (2015)
    Conference lecture
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    An airborne campaign was performed during August, 2014 in an agricultural area in the Duero basin (Spain) in order to appraise the synergy between very different sources of Earth Observation imagery, and very different ...

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