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

  • Orbit determination for hydroterra mission. An interferometric approach 

    Broquetas Ibars, Antoni; Nicolás Álvarez, Jorge; Carreño Megias, Xavier; Fusté i Lara, Oriol; Aguasca Solé, Alberto (European Space Agency (ESA), 2019)
    Conference lecture
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  • A novel dissemination protocol to deploy opportunistic services in federated satellite systems 

    Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-08-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    The Earth Observation community is demanding new satellite applications that cover the need of monitoring different areas with high spatial resolution and short revisit times. These applications will generate huge amounts ...
  • Single-pass soil moisture retrievals using GNSS-R: lessons learned 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Castellví Esturi, Jordi; Corbera, Jordi; Ascaso, Emili (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-06-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper, an algorithm to retrieve surface soil moisture from GNSS-R (Global Navigaton Satellite System Reflectometry) observations is presented. Surface roughness and vegetation effects are found to be the most ...
  • Deriving VTEC maps from SMOS radiometric data 

    Rubino, Roselena; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; González Gambau, Verónica; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres Torres, Francisco; Durán Martínez, Israel; Martín Neira, Manuel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-05-01)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    In this work, a new methodology is proposed in order to derive vertical total electron content (VTEC) maps from the radiometric measurements of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission as an alternative approach ...
  • Implementation of a testbed for GNSS-R payload performance evaluation 

    Pérez Portero, Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Querol, Jorge; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-05-28)
    Article
    Open Access
    The functional performance of space-borne instruments must be validated on ground before and after satellite integration. The effects of radio-frequency interference are also becoming more important, even in protected bands ...
  • Application and testing of the extended-Kalman-filtering technique for determining the planetary boundary-layer height over Athens, Greece 

    Kokkalis, Panagiotis; Alexiou, Dimitrios; Papayannis, Alexander; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Soupiona, Ourania; Raptis, Panagiotis-Ioannis; Mylonaki, Maria; Tzanis, Chris G.; Christodoulakis, John (2020-01-01)
    Article
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    We investigate the temporal evolution of the planetary boundary-layer (PBL) height over the basin of Athens, Greece, during a 6-year period (2011–2016), using data from a Raman lidar system. The range-corrected lidar signals ...
  • Advanced GNSS-R signals processing with GPUs 

    Cervelló Nogués, Oriol; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Global navigation satellite system reflectometry (GNSS-R) is a group of techniques that uses satellite navigation signals as signals of opportunity for remote sensing applications. In GNSS-R, large amounts of data are ...
  • Untangling the incoherent and coherent scattering components in GNSS-R and novel applications 

    Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rudiger, Christoph; Walker, Jeffrey; Monerris Belda, Alessandra (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-04-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    As opposed to monostatic radars where incoherent backscattering dominates, in bistatic radars, such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R), the forward scattered signals exhibit both an incoherent ...
  • Experimental evidence of swell signatures in airborne L5/E5a GNSS-reflectometry 

    Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rudiger, Christoph; Walker, Jeffrey; Monerris Belda, Alessandra (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-05-29)
    Article
    Open Access
    As compared to GPS L1C/A signals, L5/E5a Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) improves the spatial resolution due to the narrower auto-correlation function. Furthermore, the larger transmitted power ...
  • Mission and system architecture for an operational network of earth observation satellite nodes 

    Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Vicario de Miguel, 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 Perochena, Pedro; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz; Golkar, Alessandro; Lluch i Cruz, Ignasi; Matevosyan, Hripsime (2020-06-27)
    Article
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    Nowadays, constellations and distributed networks of satellites are emerging as clear development trends in the space system market to enable augmentation, enhancement, and possibilities of new applications for future Earth ...
  • Assessment of satellite contacts using predictive algorithms for autonomous satellite networks 

    Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Ramírez, Victoria; Hyuk, Park; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-05-28)
    Article
    Open Access
    Upcoming Low Earth Orbit Satellite Networks will provide low-latency and high downlink capacity necessary for future broadband communications and Earth Observation missions. This architecture was proposed at the beginning ...
  • Synergetic observations by ground-based and space lidar systems and aeronet sun-radiometers: a step to advanced regional monitoring of large scale aerosol changes 

    Chaikovsky, Anatoli; Bril, Andrey; Dubovik, O; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Sicard, Michaël (EDP Sciences, 2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The paper presents the preliminary results of the lidar&radiometer measurement campaign (LRMC-2017), estimation of statistical relations between aerosol mode concentrations retrieved from CALIOP and ground-based lidar ...

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