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  • Compact lidar system using laser diode, binary continuous wave power modulation, and an avalanche photodiode-based receiver controlled by a digital signal processor 

    Ardanuy Dellà, Antoni; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo (2018-04-18)
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    We analyze the practical limits of a lidar system based on the use of a laser diode, random binary continuous wave power modulation, and an avalanche photodiode (APD)-based photereceiver, combined with the control and ...
  • Design and optimization of a polar satellite mission to complement the Copernicus System 

    Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Alvaro Sanchez, A.; Araguz López, Carles; Barrot, G.; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Cornara, Stefania; Gutiérrez Peña, Pedro Antonio; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Lesne, O.; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lluch, I.; Males, Jan; Mangin, A.; Matevosyan, H.; Monge, A.; Narkiewicz, J.; Ourevitch, S.; Pierotti, S.; Pica, U.; Poghosyan, A.; Ruiz de Azúa Ortega, Joan Adrià (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-06-05)
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    The space industry is currently witnessing two concurrent trends: the increased modularity and miniaturization of technologies and the deployment of constellations of distributed satellite systems. As a consequence of the ...
  • Temporal analysis of laser beam propagation in the atmosphere using computer-generated long phase screens 

    Dios Otín, Víctor Federico; Recolons Martos, Jaume; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Batet Torrell, Óscar (2008-02-04)
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    Temporal analysis of the irradiance at the detector plane is intended as the first step in the study of the mean fade time in a free optical communication system. In the present work this analysis has been performed for a ...
  • Separation of aerosol fine-and coarse-mode radiative properties: Effect on the mineral dust longwave, direct radiative forcing 

    Sicard, Michaël; Bertolín Martínez, Santiago; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo (2014-10-16)
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    An improvement of the estimation of mineral dust longwave, direct radiative forcing is presented. It is based on recent developments that combine Sun photometer and multiwavelength lidar data to retrieve range-resolved ...
  • Considerations about the determination of the depolarization calibration profile of a two-telescope lidar and its implications for volume depolarization ratio retrieval 

    Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio; Sicard, Michaël; Barragán Cuesta, Rubén; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Granados Muñoz, María José (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-06-04)
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    We propose a new method for calculating the volume depolarization ratio of light backscattered by the atmosphere and a lidar system that employs an auxiliary telescope to detect the depolarized component. It takes into ...
  • Internet of Satellites (IoSat): analysis of network models and routing protocol requirements 

    Ruiz de Azúa Ortega, Joan Adrià; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-04-06)
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    The space segment has been evolved from monolithic to distributed satellite systems. One of these distributed systems is called the federated satellite system (FSS) which aims at establishing a win-win collaboration between ...
  • Track detection in railway sidings based on MEMS gyroscope sensors 

    Broquetas Ibars, Antoni; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; Gelonch Bosch, Antonio José; Fuertes Armengol, José Mª; Castro Fernández, José Antonio; Felip, Damià; López Márquez, Miguel Ángel; Pulido, Jose Antonio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2012-11-23)
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    The paper presents a two-step technique for real-time track detection in single-track railway sidings using low-cost MEMS gyroscopes. The objective is to reliably know the path the train has taken in a switch, diverted or ...
  • Silicon photomultiplier detector for atmospheric lidar applications 

    Riu Gras, Jordi; Sicard, Michaël; Royo Royo, Santiago; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo (2012-04-01)
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    The viability and performance of using a silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) in atmospheric lidar applications is experimentally compared against the well-established use of photomultiplier tubes. By using a modified lidar setup ...
  • Rf interference analysis in aperture synthesis interferometric radiometers: application to l-band miras instrument 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Torres, F; Bará, J; Capdevila Vives, Joan (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2000-03)
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    Current spaceborne radiometers do not achieve the required spatial resolution demanded by the scientific community due to antenna-size technological limitations. In recent years, several space agencies have been studying ...
  • The visibility function in interferometric aperture synthesis radiometry 

    Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Torres Torres, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2004-08)
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    The fundamental equation of interferometric aperture synthesis radiometry is revised to include full antenna pattern characterization and receivers' interaction. It is shown that the cross correlation between the output ...
  • L-Band sea surface emissivity: preliminary results of the WISE-2000 campaign and its application to salinity retrieval in the SMOS mission 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Torres Torres, Francisco; Villarino Villarino, Ramón; Enrique, L; Julbé, F; Font Capafons, Josep; Julià, A; Gabarró, C; Etcheto, J; Boutin, J; Weill, A; Caselles Costa, Vicent; Rubio, E; Wursteisen, P (2003-06)
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    Soil moisture and ocean salinity at surface level can be measured by passive microwave remote sensing at L-band. To provide global coverage data of soil moisture and ocean salinity with three-day revisit time, the Earth ...
  • Sea surface emissivity observations at L-band: first results of the Wind and Salinity Experiment WISE 2000 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Font Ferré, Jordi; Etcheto, J; Caselles Costa, Vicent; Weill, A; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Torres Torres, Francisco; Villarino Villarino, Ramón; Enrique, L; Julia, A; Gabarro, C; Boutin, J; Rubio, E; Reising, S; Wursteisen, P.; Berger, M.; Martín Neira, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2002-10)
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    Sea surface salinity can be measured by passive microwave remote sensing at L-band. In May 1999, the European Space Agency (ESA) selected the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission to ...

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