The microwave interferometric reflectometer. Part II: Back-end and processor descriptions
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PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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This paper describes the Microwave Interferometric Reflectometer (MIR) instrument back-end for GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) applications. MIR uses the interferometric (iGNSS-R) and conventional (cGNSS-R) techniques for altimetry and scatterometric observations. MIR is intended for low altitude aircrafts, and can track up to 4 pairs of satellite/reflection points simultaneously. The back-end computes real-time 2D cross-correlations in the delay/Doppler plane and performs incoherent averaging after proper delay and Doppler tracking. Initial results from ground measurements are shown.
CitationPascual, D. [et al.]. The microwave interferometric reflectometer. Part II: Back-end and processor descriptions. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "2014 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium: proceedings: July 13–18, 2014, Québec City, Québec, Canada". Québec: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014, p. 3782-3785.