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

  • A model-free four component scattering power decomposition for polarimetric SAR data 

    Dey, Subhadip; Bhattacharya, Avik; Frery, Alejandro C.; López Martínez, Carlos; Rao, Yalamanchili S. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Article
    Open Access
    Target decomposition methods of polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR) data explain scattering information from a target. In this regard, several conventional model-based methods utilize scattering power components ...
  • Urban applications 

    Colin-Koeniguer, Elise; Trouve, Nicolas; Yamaguchi, Yoshio; Huang, Yue; Ferro Famil, Laurent; Navarro Sánchez, Víctor Diego; López Sánchez, Juan Manuel; Monells Miralles, Daniel; Iglesias González, Rubén; Fabregas Canovas, Francisco Javier; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; López Martínez, Carlos (Springer, 2021)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    The experimental result reported in this chapter review the application of (high resolution) Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data to extract valuable information for monitoring urban environments in space and time. Full ...
  • Estimation of vegetation structure parameters from SMAP radar intensity observations 

    Jagdhuber, Thomas; Montzka, Carsten; López Martínez, Carlos; Baur, Martin J.; Link, Moritz; Piles de la Fuente, María Pilar; Das, Narendra Narayan; Jonard, François (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this article, we present a multipolarimetric estimation approach for two model-based vegetation structure parameters (shape A and orientation distribution ψ of the main canopy elements). The approach is based on a reduced ...
  • Basic principles of SAR polarimetry 

    López Martínez, Carlos; Pottier, Eric (Springer, 2021)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    This chapter critically summarizes the main theoretical aspects necessary for a correct processing and interpretation of the polarimetric information towards the development of applications of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) ...
  • Monitoring changes in the coastal environment based on SAR Sentinel-1 time-series 

    Pelich, Ramona; Chini, Marco; Hostache, Renaud; Matgen, Patrick; López Martínez, Carlos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This research addresses the use of Sentinel-1 time series with the aim of detecting spatio-temporal changes in the coastal environment. To this end an automatic and unsupervised coastline detection method is proposed. ...
  • Coastline detection based on Sentinel-1 time series for ship- and flood-monitoring applications 

    Pelich, Ramona; Chini, Marco; Hostache, Renaud; Matgen, Patrick; López Martínez, Carlos (2020)
    Article
    Open Access
    This letter addresses the use of the Sentinel-1 time series with the aim of proposing an automatic and unsupervised coastline detection method that averages the dynamical variations of coastal areas over a limited period ...
  • A remote carrier synchronization technique for coherent distributed remote sensing systems 

    Merlano-Duncan, Juan Carlos; Martínez Marrero, Liz; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Kumar, Sumit; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Chatzinotas, Symeon; Ottersten, Bjorn (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Article
    Open Access
    Phase, frequency, and time synchronization are crucial requirements for many applications, such as multistatic remote sensing and communication systems. Moreover, the synchronization solution becomes even more challenging ...
  • 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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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 ...
  • Technology developments for an advanced L-band radiometer mission 

    Martín Neira, Manuel; Catalán Artigas, Albert; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Durán Martínez, Israel; Duffo Ubeda, Núria (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission was launched 2 Nov 2009 and, to date, is still in good health, providing valuable L-band observations of the Earth surface [1]. A number of products are obtained from ...
  • Motional behavior estimation using simple spectral estimation: application to the off-shore wind lidar 

    Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Gutiérrez Antuñano, Miguel Ángel; Tiana Alsina, Jordi (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper proposes two methods to estimate the so-called “characteristic motional period” of a floating wind-lidar buoy. These techniques aim to characterise the buoy's pitch and roll tilting as simple harmonic motions ...
  • Floating Doppler Wind Lidar measurement of wind turbulence: a cluster analysis 

    Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; Gutiérrez Antuñano, Miguel Ángel; Tiana Alsina, Jordi; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The standard deviation of the Horizontal Wind Speed as a proxy of wind turbulence is used to compare the apparent wind turbulence measured by an off-shore floating Doppler lidar to the one measured by a fixed lidar on a ...
  • Offshore Doppler Wind LiDAR assessment of atmospheric stability 

    Silva, Marcos Paulo Araujo da; Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; Gutiérrez Antuñano, Miguel Ángel; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper tackles atmospheric stability typing using a Zephyr™ 300 offshore Doppler Wind Lidar in the context of its progressive acceptance in the offshore wind-energy industry. The lidar-retrieved wind-shear exponent, ...

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