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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Enviaments recents

  • Assessing hypertemporal SENTINEL-1 COHERENCE maps for LAND COVER monitoring 

    Vicente Guijalba, F.; Duro, Javier; Notarnicola, Claudia; Jacob, Alexander; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; López Martínez, Carlos; Pottier, Eric; López Sánchez, Juan Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    This paper presents the main concepts and the initial analysis of the ESA SEOM project SInCohMap “EXPLOITATION OF SENTINEL-1 INTERFEROMETRIC COHERENCE FOR LAND COVER AND VEGETATION MAPPING”. The project evaluates the ...
  • Sensitivity to soil moisture of spaceborne GNSS-R observables 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Hyuk, Park; Portal González, Gerard; Rossato, Luciana (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    The potential of GNSS-R techniques to estimate land surface parameters such as Soil Moisture (SM) is experimentally studied using 2014-2017 global data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 (TDS-1) mission. The approach is based on ...
  • Antena Bi-banda con conformación de dos haces simultáneos para sistemas GNSS-R 

    Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Unión Científica Internacional de Radio (URSI), 2018)
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    Global Navigation Satellite Systems – Reflectometry (GNSS-R) is a relatively new remote sensing technique that benefits from GNSS signals as signals of opportunity as a bistatic radar. These signals can be processed as ...
  • Tutorial on remote sensing using GNSS bistatic radar of opportunity 

    Zavorotny, Valery U.; Gleason, Scott; Cardellach Galí, Estel; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-12)
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    In traditional GNSS applications, signals arriving at a receiver's antenna from nearby reflecting surfaces (multipath) interfere with the signals received directly from the satellites which can often result in a reduction ...
  • A temporal phase coherence estimation algorithm 

    Zhao, Feng; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan (VDE Conference Publications, 2018)
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    Pixel selection is a critical procedure in DInSAR processing. In this paper a new temporal phase coherence (TPC) estimation algorithm is proposed for the pixel selection. TPC is calculated based on the estimated interferometric ...
  • Structural health monitoring with 94 GHz radar 

    Broquetas Ibars, Antoni; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; Martinez Cervera, Arturo; Tomás Jover, Roberto (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Technological developments in low-power mmW radar allow the measurement of deformations in the order of few micrometers and monitoring dynamic processes like structural vibration. This paper presents a fast acquisition ...
  • Analysis of differential correction techniques for orbit determination interferometry 

    Fernández Usón, Marc; Martin Fuster, Roger; Broquetas Ibars, Antoni (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Orbit determination errors are expected to be a major threat for obtaining focused images on Geostationary Synthetic Aperture Radar (GeoSAR) missions. A ground-based interferometer system is presently being under research ...
  • Phase ambiguity resolution for orbit determination interferometry 

    Fernández Usón, Marc; Martin Fuster, Roger; Broquetas Ibars, Antoni (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    This paper proposes a method to solve the absolute phase ambiguity introduced by an orbit determination interferometer system, suitable for GeoSAR missions. This method will be complemented with simulated results in order ...
  • Microwave and optical data fusion for global mapping of soil moisture at high resolution 

    Portal González, Gerard; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Piles Guillem, Maria; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Chaparro Danon, David; Pablos Hernánez, Miriam; Rossato, Luciana; Aabouch, Khalid (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    After more than 8 years in orbit the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite is still in good health and several algorithms for improving its spatial resolution have been proposed and validated in a variety of ...
  • Towards an integral model-based simulator for autonomous earth observation satellite networks 

    Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Araguz López, Carles; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    During these years, novel Distributed Satellite Systems (DSS) have disrupted traditional space segment paradigms. In particular, Federated Satellite Systems and fractionated spacecraft have explored the benefits of interacting ...
  • Instrument needs for the Copernicus space infrastructure in the timeframe 2020–2030 

    Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Rodríguez, Pedro; Tonetti, Stefania; Matevosyan, H.; Lluch, I.; Sicard, Michaël; Mangin, A. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    This work is part of “Operational Network of Individual Observation Nodes” (ONION). ONION is an H2020 project devoted to identify solutions and to satisfy emerging needs of the European Earth Observation (EO) market. In ...
  • Preliminary end- to-end results of the MIR instrument: the microwave interferometric reflectometer 

    Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual, D.; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rudiger, Christoph; Walker, Jeffrey (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Global Navigation Satellite Systems - Reflectometry (GNSS-R) has shown his potential for remote sensing. Since new wider band signals are being broadcasted, and new systems are becoming available, a performance comparison ...

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