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

  • Simulating distributed small satellite networks: A model-based tool tailored to decentralized resource-constrained systems 

    Araguz López, Carles; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (2019)
    Conference report
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    The conception of new Earth-observing satellite systems is urging the development of tools that can assist engineering teams in their design, validation and testing pursuits. Large-scale Distributed Satellite Systems (DSS) ...
  • Mission and system architecture for an operational network of earth observation satellite nodes 

    Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Vicario, Gonzalo; Pierotti, Stéphane; Cote, Judith; Araguz López, Carles; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Rodríguez, Pedro; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz (2019)
    Conference lecture
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    Over the next few years, Europe will take important steps towards implementing the architecture of the Copernicus Space Component for Earth Observation (EO), fulfilling the needs of stakeholders concerned with land monitoring, ...
  • Assessment of multi-scale SMOS and SMAP soil moisture products across the Iberian Peninsula 

    Portal González, Gerard; Jagdhuber, Thomas; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Pablos Hernánez, Miriam; Entekhabi, Dara; Piles, María (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-02-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In the last decade, technological advances led to the launch of two satellite missions dedicated to measure the Earth’s surface soil moisture (SSM): the ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) launched in 2009, and ...
  • Activities of the IEEE GRSS Spain Chapter 

    Marcello, Javier; Piles de la Fuente, María Pilar; Camps Valls, Gustau; López Martínez, Carlos; Álvarez Pérez, José Luis; Plaza Miguel, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019-06-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Presents information on various GRSS Society chapters
  • Nanosatellites and applications to commercial and scientific missions 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2019-11-12)
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    Open Access
    In the past two decades, a silent revolution has taken place in the space domain, leading to what today is known as “New Space.” We have passed from a selected group of countries, space agencies, and big industries building, ...
  • Architecting optimized spaceborne Earth observation missions 

    Llaveria Godoy, David; Araguz López, Carles; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Conference report
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    Spaceborne constellations composed by several heterogeneous platforms are an actual solution to undertake Earth Observation missions. However, designing such missions present problems due to the heterogeneity and the ...
  • Mapping carbon stocks in Central and South America with smap vegetation optical depth 

    Chaparro Danon, David; Duveiller, Gregory; Piles, María; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Cescatti, A.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Entekhabi, Dara (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Conference lecture
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    Mapping carbon stocks in the tropics is essential for climate change mitigation. Passive microwave remote sensing allows estimating carbon from deep canopy layers through the Vegetation Optical Depth (VOD) parameter. ...
  • The flexible microwave payload -2: Architecture and testing of a combined GNSS-R and L-Band radiometer with RFI mitigation payload 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 lecture
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    The FSSCat mission is a two nano-satellite Earth Observation mission based on 6-unit CubeSats. This paper is focused on the description of one of the remote sensing payloads: the Flexible Microwave Payload 2 (FMPL-2), on ...
  • On the new architecture and capabilities of the front-End GNSS interference excisor (Fenix) 

    Pérez Portero, Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Querol, Jorge (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Conference lecture
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    The number of applications based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) has been increasing in the last years. With its proliferation, Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI) has become one of the most concerning topics ...
  • Proof of concept for adaptive sequential optimization of free-space communication receivers 

    Carrizo, Carlos E.; Mata Calvo, Ramón; Belmonte Molina, Aniceto (Optical Society of American (OSA), 2019-07-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    In a downlink scenario, the performance of laser satellite communications is limited due to atmospheric turbu- lence, which causes fluctuations in the intensity and the phase of the received signal, leading to an increase ...
  • Sensitivity to Soil Moisture and Observation Geometry of Spaceborne GNSS-R Delay-Doppler Maps 

    Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Castellví Esturi, Jordi; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Portal González, Gerard; Spatafora, Luciana Rossato (2019)
    Conference lecture
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    Thanks to the successful operations of the UK TDS-1 and NASA CYGNSS GNSS-R missions, a wealth of Delay-Doppler Maps (DDM) are being measured from the ocean, but also from land reflections. Using the land reflected DDM, ...
  • Analyzing Anomalous Artefacts in TDS-1 Delay Doppler Maps 

    Hu, Changjiang; Benson, Craig; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Li, Qiao; Rizos, Chris (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry (GNSS-R) uses the GNSS reflected signals to study parameters of the Earth's surface such as ocean surface height, wind speed, soil moisture, sea surface target detection. ...

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