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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)
      Conference lecture
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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)
      Conference report
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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 ...
    • Airborne GNSS-R: A key enabling technology for environmental monitoring 

      Pérez Portero, Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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      Weather forecast using GNSS-R relies, to a large extent, on data acquired by airborne and spaceborne platforms due to the extended coverage that can be achieved. GEO satellites can retrieve measurements over large areas ...
    • Analysis on the feasability of airborne GNSS-R receivers for weather nowcasting and target detection 

      Pérez Portero, Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020)
      Conference lecture
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      Weather forecast relies to a large extent on data acquired by satellite. LEO polar satellites provide global coverage, but poor spatial resolution. GEO satellites provide a better coverage and revisit time, at expenses of ...
    • Analytical computation of the spatial resolution in GNSS-R and experimental validation at L1 and L5 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-11-28)
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      Global navigation satellite systems reflectometry (GNSS-R) is a relatively novel remote sensing technique, but it can be understood as a multi-static radar using satellite navigation signals as signals of opportunity. The ...
    • 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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    • Design and Testing of a Helix Antenna Deployment System for a 1U CubeSat 

      Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Millán, Oriol; Aguilella, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; 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), 2021-05)
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      CubeSats have revolutionized Earth Observation and space science, although their small size severely restricts satellite performance and payload. Antenna deployment from a stowed configuration in these small-satellites ...
    • Design of compatible communication systems for nanosatellites 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-05)
      Master thesis
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    • Development of novel instruments and techniques for passive microwave remote sensing 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06-17)
      Doctoral thesis
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      Earth Observation using satellites has helped to better model our planet. The goal of such systems is to provide large data sets to help to understand the effects of our actions on the climate, to predict storms in near ...
    • 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 experimental evidence of wind and swell signatures in L5 GPS and E5A Galileo GNSS-R waveforms 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rudiger, Christoph; Walker, Jeffrey; Monerris Belda, Alessandra (2020)
      Conference report
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      As compared to the using L1C/A signals, L5/E5a Global Navigation Satellite System - Reflectometry (GNSS-R), gives improved resolution over the Earth's surface due to the sharper auto-correlation function. Furthermore, the ...
    • 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 ...
    • In-orbit validation of the FMPL-2 dual microwave payload onboard the Fsscat Mission 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Hyuk, Park; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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      The Flexible Microwave Payload -2 is the microwave remote sensing payload of the FSSCat mission. The instrument is the outcome of years of work of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya Passive Remote Sensing Laboratory, ...
    • In-orbit validation of the fmpl-2 instrument—the gnss-r and l-band microwave radiometer payload of the fsscat mission 

      Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Carnicero Domínguez, Bernardo; Pastena, Massimiliano (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-01-01)
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      The Flexible Microwave Payload-2 is the GNSS-R and L-band Microwave Radiometer Payload on board 3Cat-5/A, one of the two 6-unit CubeSats of the FSSCat mission, which were successfully launched on 3 September 2020 on Vega ...