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

  • Monitoring and study of mountainous regions in the Pyrenees area based on polarimetric RADARSAT-2 Data 

    Zhan, Yu; López Martínez, Carlos; Alonso González, Alberto; Reppucci, Antonio; Caparrini, Marco (European Space Agency (ESA), 2013)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Snow monitoring is essential for scientific and social hydrological applications. Information about spatial and temporal variability of snow parameters is needed for the modeling and forecasting of snow involved phenomena ...
  • Impact of incidence angle diversity on SMOS and sentinel-1 soil moisture retrievals at coarse and fine scales 

    Portal González, Gerard; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Piles Guillem, María; Jagdhuber, Thomas; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; López Martínez, Carlos; Das, Narendra; Entekhabi, Dara (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-01-01)
    Open Access
    Incidence angle diversity of space-borne radiometer and radar systems operating at low microwave frequencies needs to be taken into consideration to accurately estimate soil moisture (SM) across spatial scales. In this ...
  • Study of land surface temperature anomalies associated to earthquakes using GOES data 

    Boudriki Semlali, Badr Eddine; Molina Ordóñez, Carlos; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference lecture
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Annually, earthquakes cause human and material losses. For instance, between 1998 and 2018, 846 thousand deaths and about US$ 661 billion of economic losses were recorded due to earthquakes. Currently, there is no clear ...
  • Architectural optimization results for a network of earth-observing satellite nodes 

    Araguz López, Carles; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Lluch i Cruz, Ignasi; Matevosyan, Hripsime; Golkar, Alessandro; Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Cote, Judith; Pierotti, Stéphane; Rodríguez, Pedro; Alvaro Sanchez, A.; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Earth observation satellite programs are currently facing, for some applications, the need to deliver hourly revisit times, sub-kilometric spatial resolutions and near-real-time data access times. These stringent requirements, ...
  • FSSCat Mission description and first scientific results of the FMPL-2 onboard 3CAT-5/A 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Llaveria Godoy, David; Herbert, Christoph Josef; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Golkar, Alessandro; Gutiérrez Peña, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    FSSCat, the “Federated Satellite Systems/ 3 Cat-5” mission was the winner of the 2017 ESA S^3 (Sentinel Small Satellite) Challenge and overall winner of the Copernicus Masters competition. FSSCat consists of two 6 unit ...
  • 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)
    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)
    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 Aráujo 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 Aráujo 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)
    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, ...

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