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  • 2000 days of SMOS at the Barcelona Expert Centre: a tribute to the work of Jordi Font 

    Turiel Martínez, Antonio; Piles Guillem, Maria; González Gambau, V.; Ballabrera Poy, Joaquim; Gabarró Prats, Carolina; Martinez, Justino; Olmedo, Estrella; Portabella, Marcos; Pérez López, Fernando; Solé Ollé, Jordi (2016-09-01)
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    Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) is the first satellite mission capable of measuring sea surface salinity and soil moisture from space. Its novel instrument (the L-band radiometer MIRAS) has required the development ...
  • 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 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, 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 ...
  • 3D Reconstruction of vegetation from orthophotos 

    Comino Trinidad, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-06-21)
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    [CATALÀ] Mitjançant tècniques de Visió per Computador som capaços de detectar i classificar la flora present en una ortofoto. A partir d'aquesta informació, i d'un conjunt de models de plantes en 3D que generem, elaborem ...
  • A 1-D radiative transfer study of mineral dust during CHARMEX/ADRIMED 2013 campaign 

    Granados Muñoz, María José; Sicard, Michaël; Román Díez, Roberto; Benavent Oltra, Pablo; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Brogniez, G.; Denjean, Cyrielle; Alados-Arboledas, L; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    A 1-D radiative transfer study is presented based on the measurements performed at Granada during a dust event within the framework of the ChArMEx/ADRIMED (Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment/Aerosol Direct Radiative ...
  • About the potential of lidars with different photodetectors under daytime sky radiation 

    Agishev, Ravil R.; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Gilerson, Alexander (2015)
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    Results of theoretical analysis and experimental developments implemented as advanced methods and means to improve a noise-immunity of lidar systems for practical applications are discussed. A particular attention is paid ...
  • Accurate and automatic NOAA-AVHRR image navigation using a global contour matching approach 

    Eugenio, F; Marqués Acosta, Fernando; Gómez, L; Suarez, E; Rovaris, E (2000)
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    The problem of precise and automatic AVHRR image navigation is tractable in theory, but has proved to be somewhat difficult in practice. The authors' work has been motivated by the need for a fully automatic and operational ...
  • 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)
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    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. ...
  • A comparison of different optimisation search methodologies for self-optimisation in wireless cellular networks 

    Sánchez González, Juan; Sallent Roig, José Oriol; Pérez Romero, Jordi; Agustí Comes, Ramon (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Self-Organising Networks (SON) concept is seen as a way to reduce costs by automating functionalities such as network optimisation usually performed manually with extensive human work time. This paper provides a general ...
  • A comparison of different techniques for atmospheric artefact compensation in GBSAR differential acquisitions 

    Pipia, Luca; Fabregas Canovas, Francisco Javier; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan (IEEE, 2006)
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    In this paper, a comparison of different techniques for compensating the atmospheric artifacts in Ground-Based SAR zero-baseline acquisitions at X-Band is presented. The way the fluctuation of atmospheric parameters like ...
  • A comparison of phase unwrapping techniques in synthetic aperture radar interferometry 

    Ferrando Bataller, Miquel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1999)
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    A comparison of different phase unwrapping techniques based on the least mean square error is presented. A testing environment based on simulated interferograms has been created in order to assess the methods described in ...
  • Actividades españolas en el marco del proyecto CHARMEX desde 2009: un resumen 

    Sicard, Michaël; Pey, Jorge; Cerro, José Carlos; Lange Vega, Diego; Caballero, Sandra; Tovar Sanchez, Antonio; Morales Baquero, Rafael; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Bujosa, Carles; Querol Carceller, Xavier; Artiñano, Begoña; Alados Arboledas, Lucas; Alastuey, Andres; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Muñoz, Alvaro; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; García Vizcaíno, David; Bach, Jordi; Bush, Xavier (2014)
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    El proyecto ChArMEx (Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment) es una iniciativa francesa cuyo objetivo es desarrollar y coordinar las acciones de investigación regionales para una evaluación científica de la situación ...
  • 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)
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    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 ...
  • Advanced polarimetric optimization for DInSAR applications with Ground-Based SAR 

    Iglesias González, Rubén; Fabregas Canovas, Francisco Javier; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; López Martínez, Carlos; Alonso González, Alberto (2012)
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    In this paper, the applications of advanced polarimetric optimization techniques for Differential Interferometric SAR (DInSAR) pixel selection are explored in the framework of deformation map retrieval in landslides. ...
  • Advanced radar geosynchronous observation system: ARGOS 

    Monti Guarnieri, Andrea; Broquetas Ibars, Antoni; Recchia, Andrea; Rocca, Fabio; Ruiz Rodon, Josep (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015-07-01)
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    The Advanced Radar Geosynchronous Observation System is proposed to be a multiple-input–multiple-output synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system hosted on a swarm of minisatellites in quasi-geostationary orbits. The system ...
  • Advances in calibration of the SMOS zero-baseline radiometers 

    Colliander, Andreas; Chae, Chunsik; Dinnat, Emmanuel Philippe; Oliva, Roger; Kainulainen, Juha; Torres Torres, Francisco; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Martín Neira, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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    Over the course of the more than four-year mission several enhancements have been developed for the calibration of the zero-baseline radiometers of ESA's SMOS (Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity) mission. Here a particular ...
  • Aerosol closure study by lidar, Sun photometry, and airborne optical counters during DAMOCLES filed campaign at El Arenosillo sounding station, Spain 

    Guerrero Rascado, Juan Luis; Andrey, J.; Sicard, Michaël; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Pujadas Cordero, Manuel; Molero, Francisco; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Pedrós Esteban, Roberto; Serrano-Vargas, O.; Gil Ojeda, Manuel; Olmo, F. J.; Lyamani, H.; Navas Guzmán, Francisco; Alados Arboledas, Lucas (American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2011-01-26)
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    We present a comparison of aerosol properties derived from in situ and remote sensing instruments during DAMOCLES campaign, aimed at investigating the equivalence between the instrumentation and methodologies employed by ...