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

  • Extreme, wintertime Saharan dust outbreak in the Iberian Peninsula: lidar monitoring and evaluation of dust forecast models during the February 2017 event 

    Fernández García, Alfonso Javier; Sicard, Michaël; Costa, Maria João; Guerrero Rascado, Juan Luis; Gomez Amo, J.L.; Molero, Francisco; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Basart, Sara; Bortoli, D.; Bedoya Velásquez, Andrés Esteban; Granados Muñoz, María José; Martínez Lozano, José Antonio; Artiñano, Begoña; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Román Díez, Roberto; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Benavent Oltra, José Antonio; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Alados Arboledas, Lucas; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Pujadas Cordero, Manuel (2019-06-18)
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    Open Access
    An unprecedented extreme Saharan dust event was registered in winter time from 20 to 23 February 2017 over the Iberian Peninsula (IP). We report on aerosol optical properties observed under this extreme dust intrusion ...
  • Ground/space, passive/active remote sensing observations coupled with particle dispersion modelling to understand the inter-continental transport of wildfire smoke plumes 

    Sicard, Michaël; Granados Muñoz, María José; Alados Arboledas, Lucas; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Bedoya Velásquez, Andrés Esteban; Benavent Oltra, José Antonio; Bortoli, D.; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Cordoba Jabonero, Carmen; Costa, Maria João; del Aguila, Ana; Fernández García, Alfonso Javier; Guerrero Rascado, Juan Luis; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Molero, Francisco; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Papagiannopoulos, N.; Pujadas Cordero, Manuel; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Sola Salvatierra, Yolanda (2019-10-01)
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    During the 2017 record-breaking burning season in Canada/United States, intense wild fires raged during the first week of September in the Pacific northwestern region (British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, ...
  • 3-D printed UWB microwave bodyscope for biomedical measurements 

    Rashid, Saba; Jofre Roca, Lluís; Garrido, Alejandra; González, Giselle; Ding, Yongsheng; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; O'Callaghan Castellà, Juan Manuel; Romeu Robert, Jordi (2019-02-15)
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    In this letter, a three-dimensional (3-D) printed compact ultrawideband (UWB) extended gap ridge horn (EGRH) antenna designed to be used for biological measurements of the human body is described. The operational frequency ...
  • Wide field of view microwave interferometric radiometer imaging 

    Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Durán Martínez, Israel; González Gambau, Verónica; Martín Neira, Manuel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-03-02)
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    Open Access
    In microwave interferometric radiometers with a large field of view, as for example the Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS) onboard the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite, one of the ...
  • Satellite cross-talk impact analysis in airborne interferometric global navigation satellite system-reflectometry with the microwave interferometric reflectometer 

    Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rudiger, Christoph; Walker, Jeffrey; Monerris Belda, Alessandra (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-05-01)
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    This work analyzes the satellite cross-talk observed by the microwave interferometric reflectometer (MIR), a new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) reflectometer, during an airborne field campaign in Victoria and ...
  • Small footprint evaluation of metal coatings for additive manufacturing 

    Krkotic, Patrick; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; O'Callaghan Castellà, Juan Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Conference lecture
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    Rutile resonators have been used in the past to characterize high-temperature superconductors. In this work we describe a novel use of this type of resonator: the characterization of surface resistance in metal coatings ...
  • Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of the EARLINET project. 2. Aerosol backscatter algorithms 

    Böckmann, C.; Wandinger, Ulla; Ansmann, Albert; Bösenberg, Jens; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco (2004-02)
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    An intercomparison of aerosol backscatter lidar algorithms was performed in 2001 within the framework of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network to Establish an Aerosol Climatology (EARLINET). The objective of this ...
  • Insar atmospheric delays compensation: case study in Tenerife island 

    Hu, Zhongbo; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; Centolanza, Giuseppe; Duro, Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Conference report
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    Differential Interferometry SAR (DInSAR) is an advanced technique to retrieve ground deformation in the geoscience community. Atmospheric Phase Screen (APS) is one of the largest challenges limiting the application of ...
  • Landslide monitoring with staring-spotlight data: Canillo case study 

    Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; Hu, Zhongbo; Corominas Dulcet, Jordi; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Conference report
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    One of the main applications of SAR interferometry is the monitoring of hazard risks related with urban subsidence and landslide instabilities. The different sensors available offer different carrier frequencies, image ...
  • New methodology for the Faraday rotation angle retrieval in the SMOS field of view 

    Rubino, Roselena; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; González Gambau, Verónica; Torres Torres, Francisco; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Martín Neira, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Conference lecture
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    In this work, a new methodology to estimate the Faraday Rotation Angle (FRA) from SMOS full-pol brightness temperature is presented. This approach is focused on retrieving the Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) and ...
  • A direct method to estimate atmospheric phase delay for insar with global atmospheric models 

    Hu, Zhongbo; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Conference lecture
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    Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (DInSAR) has proved its unprecedented advantages of monitoring ground deformation on large scale with centimeter to millimeter precision in the last two decades. However, ...
  • The global navigation satellite systems reflectometry (GNSS-R) microwave interferometric reflectometer: hardware, calibration, and validation experiments 

    Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-02-27)
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    This manuscript describes the Microwave Interferometric Reflectometer (MIR) instrument, a multi-beam dual-band GNSS-Reflectometer with beam-steering capabilities built to assess the performance of a PAssive Reflectrometry ...

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