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    • (3)CAT-2: attitude determination and control system for a GNSS-R earth observation 6U CubeSat mission 

      Cortiella, Alexandre; Vidal Mateu, David; Jané Abad, Jaume; Juan, Enric; Olivé, Roger; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Francesc Muñoz, Joan; Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2016)
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      This work describes the attitude determination and control system ( ADCS) of 3 CAT-2, a six-unit CubeSat scheduled for launch this 2016. The ADCS of 3CAT-2 aims at controlling the satellite in orbit and fulfilling the ...
    • 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, an experimental nano-satellite for GNSS-R earth observation: mission concept and analysis 

      Carreno-Luengo, Hugo; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Muñoz, Joan Francesc; Vidal, David; Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; Bolet Alberto, Font; Jané, Jaume; Olivé, Roger; Carola, Jorge; Catarino, Nuno; Hagenfeldt, Miguel; Palomo, Pedro; Cornara, Stefania (2016-10-01)
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      Global navigation satellite system reflectometry is a multistatic radar using navigation signals as signals of opportunity. It provides wide-swath and improved spatiotemporal sampling over current space-borne missions. The ...
    • 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-2: A P(Y) and C/A GNSS-R experimental nano-satellite mission 

      Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Perez Ramos, I.; Forte, G.; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Díez, Raúl (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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      3Cat-2 is a 6 U CubeSat mission designed to perform ocean altimetry by means of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R). In this paper 3Cat-2 mission is presented. The main payload is the novel dual-band ...
    • 3Cat-3/MOTS nanosatellite mission for optical multispectral and GNSS-R Earth Observation: concept and analysis 

      Castellví Esturi, Jordi; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbera Fauria, Jordi; Alamús, Ramón (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-01-06)
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      The 3Cat-3/MOTS (3: Cube, Cat: Catalunya, 3: 3rd CubeSat mission/Missió Observació Terra Satèl·lit) mission is a joint initiative between the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC) and the Universitat Politècnica ...
    • 3CAT-3/MOTS, an experimental nanosatellite for multispectra and GNSS-R Earth Observation: Mission concept and analysis 

      Castellví Esturi, Jordi; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbera Fauria, Jordi; Alamús, Ramón (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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      The 3 Cat-3/MOTS mission is a joint initiative between the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) to foster new and innovative technologies on ...
    • 3CAT-3/MOTS, an experimental nanosatellite for multispectral and GNSS-R earth observation: airborne optical and GNSS-R campaign 

      Castellví Esturi, Jordi; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Alamús, Ramón; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Hyuk, Park (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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      The 3 Cat-3/MOTS mission is a joint initiative between the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) to foster new and innovative technologies on ...
    • 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 ...
    • A CubeSAT payload for in-situ monitoring of pentacene degradation due to atomic oxygen etching in LEO 

      Gorreta Mariné, Sergio; Pons Nin, Joan; López Rodríguez, Gema; Figueras, Eduard; Jové Casulleras, Roger; Araguz López, Carles; Via Ortega, Pol; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Domínguez Pumar, Manuel (2016-09-01)
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      This paper reports and discusses the design and ground tests of a CubeSat payload which allows to measure, in-situ and in real time, the degradation of a polymer of electronic interest due to atomic oxygen etching in LEO. ...
    • A downscaling approach for SMOS land observations: evaluation of high-resolution soil moisture maps over the Iberian Peninsula 

      Piles Guillem, Maria; Sanchez, Nilda; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Martinez Fernandez, Jose; Martinez, Justino; González Gambau, Veronica (2014-09-01)
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      The ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is the first satellite devoted to measure the Earth's surface soil moisture. It has a spatial resolution of similar to 40 km and a 3-day revisit. In this paper, a ...
    • A downscaling approach to combine SMOS multi-angular and full-polarimetric observations with MODIS VIS/IR data into high resolution soil moisture maps 

      Piles Guillem, Maria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Laguna, Laia; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012)
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      A downscaling algorithmfor SMOS which combines MODIS Visible/Infrared data and SMOS horizontal brightness temperatures at 42.5◦ incidence angle into high-resolution soil moisture maps has been shown to nicely reproduce ...
    • A general analysis of the impact of digitization in microwave correlation radiometers 

      Bosch Lluís, Xavier; Ramos Pérez, Isaac; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rodríguez Álvarez, Nereida; Valencia Domènech, Enric; Hyuk, Park (2011-06)
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      This study provides a general framework to analyze the effects on correlation radiometers of a generic quantization scheme and sampling process. It reviews, unifies and expands several previous works that focused on these ...
    • A generic level 1 simulator for spaceborne GNSS-R missions and application to GEROS-ISS ocean reflectometry 

      Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Kang, Yujin; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Alonso Arroyo, Alberto (2017-07-18)
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      In the past decade Global Navigation Satellites System Reflectometry (GNSS-R) has emerged as a new technique for earth remote sensing for various applications, such as ocean altimetry and sea state monitoring. After the ...
    • A generic simulator for aperture synthesis radiometers 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Barbosa Torralbo, José; Bandeiras, J.; D'Addio, Salvatore (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012)
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      ESA's SMOS mission has demonstrated that Synthetic Aperture Interferometric Radiometers can be a useful tool for Earth observation. Today, the NASA's GeoStar instrument (USA), ESA's GAS instrument (Europe), or CSSAR's GIMS ...
    • A generic simulator for aperture synthesis radiometers: Radiative transfer module and end-to-end tests 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Barbosa, José; Bandeiras, J.; Sousa, Ana; d'Addio, Salvatore; Martín Neira, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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      The Synthetic Aperture Interferometric Radiometer (SAIR) Performance Simulator (SAIRPS) is a very versatile software tool developed by Deimos Engenharia (Portugal) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona ...
    • A model for the wind direction signature in the stokes smissin sector from the ocean surfaces at microwave frequencies 

      Reising, S C; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (IEEE Piscataway, 2000)
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      This paper presents a model of the Stokes emission vector from the ocean surface. The ocean surface is described as an ensemble of facets with Cox and Munk's (1954) Gram-Charlier slope distribution. The study discusses the ...
    • A model of the wind direction signature in the Stokes emission vector from the ocean surface at microwave frequencies 

      Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Reising, S. C. (JOHN WILEY & SONS INC, 2001-06-30)
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      This paper presents a model of the Stokes emission vector from the ocean surface. The ocean surface is described as an ensemble of facets with Cox and Munk's (1954) Gram-Charlier slope distribution. The study discusses the ...
    • A new calibration technique for interferometric radiometers 

      Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Bará Temes, Francisco Javier (1998)
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      This paper presents a new method for receiver calibration of interferometric radiometers. It is based on the distributed noise injection mechanism and it consists of fully calibrating the baseline error terms of the central ...