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    • 3Cat-1 project: a multi-payload CubeSat for scientific experiments and technology demonstrators 

      Jové Casulleras, Roger; Araguz López, Carles; Via Ortega, Pol; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Vidal Mateu, David; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Marí Barceló, Marc; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Sáez Hernández, Alberto; Jané Abad, Jaume; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Iannazzo Soteras, Mario Enrique; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Ortega Villasclaras, Pablo Rafael; Pons Nin, Joan; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2017)
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      This article introduces 3 Cat-1, the first project of the Technical University of Catalonia to build and launch a nano-satellite. Its main scope is to develop, construct, assemble, test and launch into a low Earth orbit a ...
    • 3Cat-1: a multi-payload Cubesat-based scientific and technology demonstrator 

      Jové Casulleras, Roger; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Vidal Mateu, David; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Araguz López, Carles; Marí Barceló, Marc; Ortega Villasclaras, Pablo Rafael; Pons Nin, Joan; Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Iannazzo Soteras, Mario Enrique (European Spatial Agengy (ESA), 2014)
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    • 3CAT-2: a 6U CibeSat-based multi-constellation, dual-polarization, and dual-frequency GNSS-RO experimental mission 

      Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Bolet, Albert; Vidal Mateu, David; Jané, Jaume; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Carola, Jorge; Catarino, Nuno; Hagenfeldt, Miguel; Palomo, Pedro; Cornara, Stefania (2015)
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      Cat-2 Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) activities of the Engineering Model (EM) and the Flight Model (FM) are being carried out at present. The Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) and Flight ...
    • 3Cat-4: combined GNSS-R, L-Band radiometer with RFI mitigation, and AIS receiver for a I-Unit Cubesat based on software defined radio 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Miguélez Gómez, Noemí; Castellà Rubinat, Ricard; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Via Ortega, Pol; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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      The 3 Cat-4 mission aims to demonstrate the capabilities of nano-satellites plus the versatility of a Software Defined Radio for passive Earth Observation. Three different microwave payloads are integrated into a single ...
    • ³Cat-4 Mission: a 1-unit cubesat for earth observation with a L-band radiometer and a GNSS-reflectometer using software defined radio 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Badia Ballús, Marc; Llaveria Godoy, David; Diez Garcia, Carlos; Aguilella, Andrea; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Milián, O.; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Navarro Trastoy, Ángel; Lleó, H.; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2019)
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      Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry and L-band microwave radiometry have been used for soil moisture, biomass, and cryosphere studies. Combining both technologies in a low-power and cost-effective solution ...
    • Deployment mechanism for a L-band helix antenna in 1-Unit Cubesat 

      Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Milian, Oriol; Aguilella, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020-09-08)
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      Recently, there is a renewed interest in Earth Observation (EO) of the cryosphere as a proxy of global warming, soil moisture for agriculture and desertification studies, and biomass for carbon storage. Global Navigation ...
    • Design and implementation of the communications system of Nanosatellites 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-02-16)
      Bachelor thesis
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    • Experimental evidence of swell signatures in airborne L5/E5a GNSS-reflectometry 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rudiger, Christoph; Walker, Jeffrey; Monerris Belda, Alessandra (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-05-29)
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      As compared to GPS L1C/A signals, L5/E5a Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) improves the spatial resolution due to the narrower auto-correlation function. Furthermore, the larger transmitted power ...
    • 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)
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      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 ...
    • FSSCAT, the 2017 Copernicus Masters’ “ESA Sentinel Small Satellite Challenge” Winner: A Federated Polar and Soil Moisture Tandem Mission Based on 6U Cubesats 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Golkar, Alessandro; Gutiérrez del Cerro, Alfredo; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Diez Garcia, Carlos; Aguilella, Andrea (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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      FSSCAT is an innovative mission concept consisting of two federated 6U Cubesats in support of the Copernicus Land and Marine Environment services. The first CubeSat carries the Flexible Microwave Payload-2 (FMPL-2), a dual ...
    • Implementation of a testbed for GNSS-R payload performance evaluation 

      Pérez Portero, Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Querol, Jorge; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-05-28)
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      The functional performance of space-borne instruments must be validated on ground before and after satellite integration. The effects of radio-frequency interference are also becoming more important, even in protected bands ...
    • Multi-constellation, dual-polarization, and dual-frequency GNSS-R stratospheric balloon experiment over boreal forests 

      Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Bolet, Albert; Vidal Mateu, David; Jané, Jaume; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2015)
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      Scientific evaluation of the 3Cat-2 payload (PYCARO reflectometer) has been performed from the BEXUS 19 stratospheric balloon flight with an apogee of ~ 27,000 m over boreal forests and lakes. The payload was configured ...
    • Proof-of-concept of a federated satellite system between two 6-unit cubeSats for distributed earth observation satellite systems 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Badia Ballús, Marc; Castellà Rubinat, Ricard; Diez Garcia, Carlos; Aguilella, Andrea; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2019)
      Conference lecture
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      During these years, novel Distributed Satellite Systems (DSS) have addressed the new Earth Observation (EO) requirements (e.g. near-real time access to data, or multi-point observations). One of the DSS proposals is the ...
    • The 3Cat-2 Project: GNSS-R In-Orbit Demonstrator for Earth Observation 

      Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Jové Casulleras, Roger; Alonso Arroyo, Alberto; Olivé Muñiz, Roger; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Vidal Mateu, David; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc (European Spatial Agengy (ESA), 2014)
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      Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) – BarcelonaTech Remote Sensing Laboratory focus on the development of breakthrough concepts. The 3Cat-2 mission is on the synergy of GNSS reflectometry and the CubeSat concept. ...
    • The flexible microwave payload -2: Architecture and testing of a combined GNSS-R and L-Band radiometer with RFI mitigation payload for cubesat-based Earth observation missions 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
      Conference lecture
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      The FSSCat mission is a two nano-satellite Earth Observation mission based on 6-unit CubeSats. This paper is focused on the description of one of the remote sensing payloads: the Flexible Microwave Payload 2 (FMPL-2), on ...
    • The flexible microwave payload-2: A SDR-based GNSS-reflectometer and L-Band radiometer for CubeSats 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-03-23)
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      This article presents the FMPL-2 on board the FSSCat mission, the 2017 ESA Small Sentinel Satellite Challenge and overall Copernicus Masters Competition winner. FMPL-2 is a passive microwave instrument based on a ...
    • Untangling the incoherent and coherent scattering components in GNSS-R and novel applications 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rudiger, Christoph; Walker, Jeffrey; Monerris Belda, Alessandra (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-04-09)
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      As opposed to monostatic radars where incoherent backscattering dominates, in bistatic radars, such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R), the forward scattered signals exhibit both an incoherent ...