The Remote Sensing Research Group is organized in two lines, Active Remote Sensing and Passive Remote Sensing, each with their own staff and resources.

Research Areas:

  • SAR processing
  • SAR Interferometry
  • SAR Polarimetry
  • Scatterometer
  • Synthetic aperture radiometry
  • Interferometric radiometry
  • Polarimetric radiometry
  • Elastic/Raman/Doppler Lidar (laser radar) remote sensing
  • Lidar processing and inversion
  • Lidar instrument design

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Recent Submissions

  • On the potential of empirical mode decomposition for RFI mitigation in microwave radiometry 

    Díez García, Raúl; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-07-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    Radio-frequency interference (RFI) is an increasing problem particularly for Earth observation using microwave radiometry. RFI has been observed, for example, at L-band by the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) soil moisture ...
  • Parametric analysis of an L-band deployable offset reflector for CubeSats 

    Mendez Soto, Mario Alberto; Marquez-Alperi, Adrián; Fernández Niño, Elena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-06-15)
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    Open Access
    Thanks to the advances in the miniaturization and improved power consumption efficiency of electronics, computers, cell phone technologies, etc., today’s spacecrafts and payloads are reducing their size and increasing their ...
  • Numerical solver for vertical air motion estimation 

    Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; Domínguez Pla, Paula; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Frasier, Stephen J. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    We present preliminary research on a method to estimate Vertical Air Motion (VAM) at a particular height by comparing the measured rain-rate (RR) by a vertically-pointing S-band Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave (FMCW) ...
  • On adaptive unscented Kalman filtering for floating Doppler wind-lidar motion correction: Effect of the number of lidar measurement heights 

    Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquim (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This work studies the influence of the number of lidar measurement heights on the performance of the floating Doppler wind lidar motion-correction algorithm, recently published by the authors. The work is in the context ...
  • Floating lidar assessment of atmospheric stability in the North Sea 

    Silva, Marcos Paulo Araujo da; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Farré Guarné, Joan; Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; González Marco, Daniel; Peña Diaz, Alfredo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In this work, the 2D parametric-solver algorithm [1] used to assess atmospheric stability from floating Doppler wind lidar (FDWL) measurements is revisited. The algorithm performance is studied using data from IJmuiden ...
  • Synergistic mixed-layer height retrieval method using microwave radiometer and lidar ceilometer observations 

    Silva, Marcos Paulo Araujo da; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Tanamachi, Robin; Saeed, Umar (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper tackles synergistic mixed-layer height (MLH) estimation via a combination of microwave radiometer (MWR) and lidar ceilometer (LC)-based estimates. While MLH-MWR estimates rely on potential temperature retrievals, ...
  • Measurement report: Spectral and statistical analysis of aerosol hygroscopic growth from multi-wavelength lidar measurements in Barcelona, Spain 

    Sicard, Michaël; Oliveira, Daniel Camilo Fortunato dos Santos; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Gil Díaz, Cristina; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Dios Otín, Víctor Federico (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2022-06-14)
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    Open Access
    This paper presents the estimation of the hygroscopic growth parameter of atmospheric aerosols retrieved with a multi-wavelength lidar, a micro-pulse lidar (MPL) and daily radiosoundings in the coastal region ofBarcelona, ...
  • Design of a deployable helix antenna at L-Band for a 1-Unit CubeSat: from theoretical analysis to flight model results 

    Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Ruiz de Azua, Joan Adria; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-05-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The 3Cat-4 mission aims at demonstrating the capabilities of a CubeSat to perform Earth Observation (EO) by integrating a combined GNSS-R and Microwave Radiometer payload into a 1-Unit CubeSat. One of the greatest challenges ...
  • In-cabin 120 GHz radar system for functional human breathing monitoring in a 3D scenario 

    López Montero, María José; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; Romeu Robert, Jordi; Jofre Roca, Lluís (Íñigo Cuiñas Gómez, 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Driving is one of the activities that takes a significant part of a person’s time, that is why monitoring vital signs is useful for the wellness of the occupants of the vehicle. One of the vital signs that provides more ...
  • Volcanic eruption of Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Spain: A first insight to the particulate matter injected in the troposphere 

    Sicard, Michaël; Cordoba Jabonero, Carmen; Barreto Velasco, África; Welton, Ellsworth J.; Gil Díaz, Cristina; Carvajal Pérez, Clara Violeta; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; García Rodríguez, Omaira; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-05-20)
    Article
    Open Access
    The volcanic eruption of Cumbre Vieja (La Palma Island, Spain), started on 19 September 2021 and was declared terminated on 25 December 2021. A complete set of aerosol measurements were deployed around the volcano within ...
  • Overview: On the transport and transformation of pollutants in the outflow of major population centres – observational data from the EMeRGe European intensive operational period in summer 2017 

    Andrés Hernández, Maria Dolores; Hilboll, Andreas; Ziereis, Helmut; Förster, Eric; Krüger, Ovid O.; Kaiser, Katharina; Schneider, Johannes; Barnaba, Francesca; Vrekoussis, M; Sicard, Michaël (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2022-05-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    Megacities and other major population centres (MPCs) worldwide are major sources of air pollution, both locally as well as downwind. The overall assessment and prediction of the impact of MPC pollution on tropospheric ...
  • Architectures and synchronization techniques for distributed satellite systems: a survey 

    Martínez Marrero, Liz; Merlano-Duncan, Juan Carlos; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Kumar, Sumit; Krivochiza, Jevgenij; Krishna Sharma, Shree; Chatzinotas, Symeon; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Ottersten, Björn (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-04-22)
    Article
    Open Access
    Cohesive Distributed Satellite Systems (CDSSs) is a key enabling technology for the future of remote sensing and communication missions. However, they have to meet strict synchronization requirements before their use is ...

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