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

  • SMOS instrument performance and calibration after six years in orbit 

    Martín Neira, Manuel; Oliva, Roger; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Durán Martínez, Israel; Torres Torres, Francisco; Kainulainen, Juha; Closa, Josep; Zurita Campos, Alberto Manuel; Cabot, François; Khazaal, Ali; Anterrieu, E.; Barbosa, José; Tenerelli, Joseph; Turiel, Antonio; Delwart, Steven (2016-07-01)
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission, launched 2-Nov-2009, has been in orbit for over 6 years, and its Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS) in two dimensions keeps working well. The ...
  • A physical analysis of polarimetric SAR data statistical models 

    Deng, Xinping; López Martínez, Carlos; Varona, Eduardo Makhoul (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-01-08)
    Open Access
    The random walk model is studied with the objective to obtain a physical explanation for the texture of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. A simulator is designed to imitate the scattering process under ...
  • Higher order statistics for texture analysis and physical interpretation of polarimetric SAR data 

    Deng, Xinping; López Martínez, Carlos (2016-07-01)
    Open Access
    The logarithmic cumulants (log-cumulants for short) of the second and third orders are widely used in the statistical analysis of polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) data. However, both the product model and the ...
  • Near-surface and columnar measurements with a micro pulse lidar of atmospheric pollen in Barcelona, Spain 

    Sicard, Michaël; Izquierdo Miguel, Rebeca; Alarcón Jordán, Marta; Belmonte Soler, Jordina; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Baldasano Recio, José María (2016-01-01)
    Open Access
    We present for the first time continuous hourly measurements of pollen near-surface concentration and lidar-derived profiles of particle backscatter coefficients and of volume and particle depolarization ratios during a ...
  • Adaptive estimation of the stable-boundary-layer height using combined lidar and microwave radiometer observations 

    Saeed, Umar; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Crewell, Susanne (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
    Open Access
    A synergetic approach for the estimation of stable boundary-layer height (SBLH) using lidar and microwave radiometer (MWR) data is presented. Vertical variance of the backscatter signal from a ceilometer is ...
  • Long-range transport and mixing of aerosol sources during the 2013 North American biomass burning episode: analysis of multiple lidar observations in the western Mediterranean basin 

    Ancellet, Gerard; Pelon, Jacques; Totems, J; Chazette, P; Bazureau, Ariane; Sicard, Michaël; Di Iorio, Tatiana; Dulac, F; Mallet, Marc (2016-01-01)
    Open Access
    Long-range transport of biomass burning (BB) aerosols between North America and the Mediterranean region took place in June 2013. A large number of ground-based and airborne lidar measurements were deployed in the western ...
  • Nodal sampling: a new image reconstruction algorithm for SMOS 

    Gonzalez Gambau, Verónica; Turiel, Antonio; Olmedo Casal, Estrella; Martinez, Justino; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-04-01)
    Open Access
    Soil moisture and ocean salinity (SMOS) brightness temperature (TB) images and calibrated visibilities are related by the so-called G -matrix. Due to the incomplete sampling at some spatial frequencies, sharp transitions ...
  • Impact of scene decorrelation on geosynchronous SAR data focusing 

    Recchia, Andrea; Monti Guarnieri, Andrea; Broquetas Ibars, Antoni; Leanza, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-03-01)
    Open Access
    We discuss the effects of the clutter on geosynchronous SAR systems exploiting long integration times (from minutes to hours) to counteract for two-way propagation losses and increase azimuth resolution. Only stable targets ...
  • Detection and simulation of wildfire smoke impacting a Mediterranean urban atmosphere 

    van Drooge, B.L.; Sicard, Michaël; Stohl, Andreas; Fontal, Marta; Bravo, Natalia; Muñoz, Alvaro; Lange, Diego; Fernández, Pilar; Obrador Grimalt, Joan (2016-05)
    Open Access
    The combined use of chemical analysis of organic molecules in atmospheric aerosols (PM1) collected in situ in Barcelona and optical measurements with a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) instrument allowed the characterization ...
  • A comparative study of operational vessel detectors for maritime surveillance using satellite-borne synthetic aperture radar 

    Stasolla, Mattia; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; Margarit, Gerard; Santamaría, Carlos; Walker, Nick (2016-06-01)
    Open Access
    This paper presents a comparative study among four operational detectors that work by automatically post-processing synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images acquired from the satellite platforms RADARSAT-2 and COSMO-SkyMed. ...

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