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

  • 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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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 ...
  • First forecasts of airborne platanus and pinus pollen in Catalonia, NE Spain: use of a ground-based LiDar to estimate the model score 

    Sicard, Michaël; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Izquierdo Miguel, Rebeca; Alarcón Jordán, Marta; Belmonte Soler, Jordina; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; De Linares, Concepción; Baldasano Recio, José María (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Pollen allergenicity plays an important role on human health and wellness. It is thus of large public interest to increase our knowledge of pollen grain behavior in the atmosphere (source, emission, processes involved ...
  • A 1-D radiative transfer study of mineral dust during CHARMEX/ADRIMED 2013 campaign 

    Granados Muñoz, María José; Sicard, Michaël; Román Díez, Roberto; Benavent Oltra, Pablo; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Brogniez, G.; Denjean, Cyrielle; Alados-Arboledas, L; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    A 1-D radiative transfer study is presented based on the measurements performed at Granada during a dust event within the framework of the ChArMEx/ADRIMED (Chemistry-Aerosol Mediterranean Experiment/Aerosol Direct Radiative ...
  • SMOS instrument performance after more than 8 years in orbit and lessons learnt for future L-band missions 

    Martín Neira, Manuel; Oliva Balagué, Roger; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Durán Martínez, Israel; Kainulainen, Juha; Closa Soteras, Josep; Zurita Campos, Alberto Manuel; Cabot, François; Khazaal, Ali; Anterrieu, E.; Barbosa, José; Tenerelli, Joseph; Díez, Raúl; Turiel, Antonio; González Gambau, Verónica (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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  • Architectural optimization framework for earth-observing heterogeneous constellations : marine weather forecast case 

    Araguz López, Carles; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Vicario, Gonzalo; Lluch i Cruz, Ignasi; Matevosyan, Hripsime; Golkar, Alessandro; Cote, Judith; Pierotti, Stéphane; Rodríguez, Pedro; Alvaro Sanchez, A.; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz (2019-01-25)
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    Earth observation satellite programs are currently facing, for some applications, the need to deliver hourly revisit times, subkilometric spatial resolutions, and near-real-time data access times. These stringent requirements, ...
  • L-band vegetation optical depth seasonal metrics for crop yield assessment 

    Chaparro Danon, David; Piles Guillem, Maria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Konings, Alexandra G.; Entekhabi, Dara (2018-06-01)
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    Attenuation of surface microwave emission due to the overlying vegetation is proportional to the density of the canopy and to its water content. The vegetation optical depth (VOD) parameter measures this attenuation. VOD ...
  • 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 ...

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