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

  • Correcting the ADCS jitter induced blurring in small satellite imagery 

    Llaveria Godoy, David; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park (2020-09)
    Open Access
    Earth Observation missions have increasingly demanding requirements, i.e., higher spatial resolutions and SNR, and lower revisit times, etc. High-resolution images have to be captured with precise pointing accuracy which ...
  • Sea ice thickness estimation based on regression neural networks using L-band microwave radiometry data from the FSSCat mission 

    Herbert, Christoph Josef; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Llaveria Godoy, David; Pablos, Miriam; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-04-02)
    Open Access
    Several methods have been developed to provide polar maps of sea ice thickness (SIT) from L-band brightness temperature (TB) and altimetry data. Current process-based inversion methods to yield SIT fail to address the ...
  • The IEEE-SA Working Group on Spaceborne GNSS-R: Scene study 

    Carreño Luengo, Hugo; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Ruf, Chris; Floury, Nicolas; Martín Neira, Manuel; Wang, Tianlin; Khalsa, Siri Jodha; Clarizia, Maria Paola; Reynolds, Jennifer; Johnson, Joel; O’Brien, Andrew; Galdi, Carmela; di Bisceglie, Maurizio; Dielacher, Andreas (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-06-16)
    Open Access
    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) created the GRSS “Standards for Earth Observation Technical Committee” to advance the usability of remote sensing ...
  • A comparative analysis of aerosol optical coefficients and their associated errors retrieved from pure-rotational and vibro-rotational raman lidar signals 

    Zenteno Hernández, José Alex; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; D'Amico, Giuseppe; Sicard, Michaël (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-02-11)
    Open Access
    This paper aims to quantify the improvement obtained with a purely rotational Raman (PRR) channel over a vibro-rotational Raman (VRR) channel, used in an aerosol lidar with elastic and Raman channels, in terms of signal-to-noise ...
  • Aerosol radiative impact during the summer 2019 heatwave produced partly by an inter-continental Saharan dust outbreak – Part 1: Short-wave dust direct radiative effect 

    Cordoba Jabonero, Carmen; Sicard, Michaël; López Cayuela, María Ángeles; Ansmann, Albert; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Zorzano, María-Paz; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2021-04-30)
    Open Access
    The short-wave (SW) direct radiative effect (DRE) during the summer 2019 heatwave produced partly by a moderate, long-lasting Saharan dust outbreak over Europe is analysed in this study. Two European sites (periods) are ...
  • Remote sensing of precipitation using reflected GNSS signals: Response analysis of polarimetric observations 

    Asgarimehr, Milad; Hoseini, Mostafa; Semmling, Maximilian; Ramatschi, Markus; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Nahavandchi, Hossein; Haas, Rüdiger; Wickert, Jens (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-03-17)
    Open Access
    For the first time, rain effects on the polarimetric observations of the global navigation satellite system reflectometry (GNSS-R) are investigated. The physical feasibility of tracking the modifications in the surface ...
  • Using several monitoring techniques to measure the rock mass deformation in the Montserrat Massif 

    Janeras Casanova, Marc; Jara Salvador, José Antonio; López Pacheco, Ferran; Marturiá Alavedra, Jordi; Royan, Manuel J.; Vilaplana Fernández, Joan Manuel; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; Fabregas Canovas, Francisco Javier; Cabranes, Fabián; Gili Ripoll, José Antonio (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2015)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Montserrat Mountain is located near Barcelona in Catalonia, at the north-east cornerof Spain, and its massif is formed by conglomerate interleaved by siltstone/sandstone withsteep slopes very prone to rock ...
  • A novel RFI detection method for microwave radiometers using multilag correlators 

    Díez García, Raúl; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-02-10)
    Open Access
    Radio frequency interference (RFI) is an increasing problem in microwave radiometry, particularly for Earth observation, because the antennas are pointing toward the Earth. RFI has been observed at the L-band in European ...
  • The need for Pan-European automatic pollen and fungal spore monitoring: A stakeholder workshop position paper 

    Tummon, Fiona; Alados Arboledas, Lucas; Bonini, Maira; Guinot, Benjamin; Hicke, Martin; Jacob, Christophe; Kendrovski, Vladimir; McCairns, William; Petermann, Eric; Peuch, Vincent-Henri; Pfaar, Oliver; Sicard, Michaël; Sikoparija, Branko; Clot, Bernard (Springer Nature, 2021-05)
    Open Access
    Background: Information about airborne pollen concentrations is required by a range of end users, particularly from the health sector who use both observations and forecasts to diagnose and treat allergic patients. Manual ...
  • Dual-polarimetric descriptors from Sentinel-1 GRD SAR data for crop growth assessment 

    Bhogapurapu, Narayanarao; Dey, Subhadip; Bhattacharya, Avik; Mandal, Dipankar; López Sánchez, Juan Manuel; McNairn, Heather; López Martínez, Carlos; Rao, Yalamanchili S. (2021-08)
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Accurate and high-resolution spatio-temporal information about crop phenology obtained from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data is an essential component for crop management and yield estimation at a local scale. Crop ...
  • Design and Testing of a Helix Antenna Deployment System for a 1U CubeSat 

    Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Millán, Oriol; Aguilella, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-05)
    Open Access
    CubeSats have revolutionized Earth Observation and space science, although their small size severely restricts satellite performance and payload. Antenna deployment from a stowed configuration in these small-satellites ...
  • The flexible microwave payload -2: design, implementation, and optimization of a GNSS-R and radiometry processor for cubesat-based earth observation missions 

    Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The Flexible Microwave Payload 2 (FMPL-2) is a Remote Sensing payload carried on board 3 Cat-5/A, one of the two 6-unit CubeSats of the FSSCat mission. FMPL-2 is a payload based on a Software Defined Radio (SDR), integrating ...

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