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

  • SMOS instrument performance after more than 11 years in orbit 

    Martín Neira, Manuel; Oliva, Roger; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raul; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Rubino, Roselena; Kainulainen, Juha; Closa Soteras, Josep; Zurita Campos, Alberto M.; del Castillo, Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission [1] has been in orbit for over 11 years, and its Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS) in two dimensions keeps being fully operational. This ...
  • Remote Sensing Spring School in Argentina: SAR for environmental and production monitoring [Education] 

    Ferral, Anabella; Scavuzzo, Carlos M.; Solorza, Romina; Márquez, Jorge; Salvia, Mercedes; Gómez Deniz, Luis; Notarnicola, Claudia; Cigna, Francesca; López Martínez, Carlos; Bhattacharya, Avik; Li, Xiaofeng; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Frery, Alejandro C. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019-09-23)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this column, we present a summary of the Third Remote Sensing Spring School at the Teófilo Tabanera Space Center, Córdoba, Argentina, 10–21 September 2018, to support the launch of the Satélite Argentino de Observación ...
  • Analyzing spatio-temporal factors to estimate the response time between SMOS and in-situ soil moisture at different depths 

    Herbert, Christoph Josef; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Martinez Fernandez, Jose (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-08-13)
    Article
    Open Access
    A comprehensive understanding of temporal variability of subsurface soil moisture (SM) is paramount in hydrological and agricultural applications such as rainfed farming and irrigation. Since the SMOS (Soil Moisture and ...
  • Monitoring forest above-ground biomass from multifrequency vegetation optical depth: a preliminary study 

    Olivares Cabello, Claudia Lily; Chaparro Danon, David; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Vegetation Optical Depth (VOD) is highly sensitive to Above-ground Biomass (AGB), particularly at L-band, as this band is more sensitive to the canopy layer and has greater ca pacity to penetrate the vegetation. However, ...
  • On the trade-off between enhancement of the spatial resolution and noise amplification in conical-scanning microwave radiometers 

    Alparone, Matteo; Nunziata, Ferdinando; Estatico, Claudio; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Migliaccio, Maurizio (2022-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The ability to enhance the spatial resolution of measurements collected by a conical-scanning microwave radiometer (MWR) is discussed in terms of noise amplification and improvement of the spatial resolution. Simulated ...
  • Improving PSI processing of mining induced large deformations with external models 

    Du, Sen; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; Fan, Hongdong (VDE-Verlag, 2021)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The surface deformation caused by coal mining may cause various geological disasters. Many scholars use for mine monitoring Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) combined with external models to compensate the phase ...
  • The GRSS standard for GNSS-reflectometry 

    Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Flouri, Nicolas; Martín Neira, Manuel; Ruf, Chris; Wang, Tianlin; Khalsa, Siri Jodha; Clarizia, Maria Paola; Reynolds, Jennifer; Johnson, Joel (2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In February 2019 a Project Authorization Request was approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards Association with the title “Standard for Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry ...
  • Probabilistic inference method to discriminate closed water from sea ice using SENTINEL-1 Sar signatures 

    Herbert, Christoph Josef; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Consistent sea ice monitoring requires accurate estimates of sea ice concentration. Current retrieval algorithms are based on low-resolution microwave radiometry data with limited penetration depth and are unable to resolve ...
  • On the detection of RFI through the correlation anomaly at different time lags 

    Díez García, Raúl; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Microwave radiometers can be considerably affected by Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). These man-made interference conceal the underlying natural signal, preventing the retrieval of geophysical variables. Adopting ...
  • Correlated triple collocation to estimate SMOS, SMAP and ERA5-Land soil moisture errors 

    Pablos, Miriam; Turiel Martínez, Antonio; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Portabella, Marcos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The novel Correlated Triple Collocation (CTC) analysis allows to assess three different data sources of similar spatial resolutions, but with two of them being correlated. In this study, the CTC was applied to estimate the ...
  • BIBLOS for simulation of the Earth observation missions 

    Kedzierawski, Robert; Oryszczak, Wojciech; Szczepankiewicz, Karolina; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Barrios García, Pedro A. (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2019)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    End-to-End Mission Performance Simulators for Earth Observation missions are one of the prominent tools for system design and scientific validation in early mission phases. The European Space Agency has promoted efforts ...
  • A Cubesat-ready phase synchronization digital payload for coherent distributed remote sensing missions 

    Querol Borràs, Jorge; Merlano-Duncan, Juan Carlos; Martínez Marrero, Liz; Krivochiza, Jevgenij; Kumar, Sumit; Maturo, Nicola; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Chatzinotas, Symeon; Ottersten, Björn (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Distributed antenna arrays, fractionated payloads and cooperative platforms can provide unprecedented performance in the next generation of spaceborne communications and remote sensing systems. Remote phase synchronization ...

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