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  • The need for Pan-European automatic pollen and fungal spore monitoring: A stakeholder workshop position paper 

    Tummon, Fiona; Alados Arboledas, Lucas; Bonini, Maira; Guinot, Benjamin; Hicke, Martin; Jacob, Christophe; Kendrovski, Vladimir; McCairns, William; Petermann, Eric; Peuch, Vincent-Henri; Pfaar, Oliver; Sicard, Michaël; Sikoparija, Branko; Clot, Bernard (Springer Nature, 2021-05)
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    Background: Information about airborne pollen concentrations is required by a range of end users, particularly from the health sector who use both observations and forecasts to diagnose and treat allergic patients. Manual ...
  • Dual-polarimetric descriptors from Sentinel-1 GRD SAR data for crop growth assessment 

    Bhogapurapu, Narayanarao; Dey, Subhadip; Bhattacharya, Avik; Mandal, Dipankar; López Sánchez, Juan Manuel; McNairn, Heather; López Martínez, Carlos; Rao, Yalamanchili S. (2021-08)
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    Accurate and high-resolution spatio-temporal information about crop phenology obtained from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data is an essential component for crop management and yield estimation at a local scale. Crop ...
  • Design and Testing of a Helix Antenna Deployment System for a 1U CubeSat 

    Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Millán, Oriol; Aguilella, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; 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), 2021-05)
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    CubeSats have revolutionized Earth Observation and space science, although their small size severely restricts satellite performance and payload. Antenna deployment from a stowed configuration in these small-satellites ...
  • In-orbit validation of the fmpl-2 instrument—the gnss-r and l-band microwave radiometer payload of the fsscat mission 

    Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Carnicero Domínguez, Bernardo; Pastena, Massimiliano (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-01-01)
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    The Flexible Microwave Payload-2 is the GNSS-R and L-band Microwave Radiometer Payload on board 3Cat-5/A, one of the two 6-unit CubeSats of the FSSCat mission, which were successfully launched on 3 September 2020 on Vega ...
  • A multi-frequency SDR-based GBSAR: System overview and first results 

    Amézaga Sarries, Adrià; López Martínez, Carlos; Jové Casulleras, Roger (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-04-21)
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    This work describes a system-level overview of a multi-frequency GBSAR built around a high performance software defined radio (SDR). The main goal of the instrument is to be employed as a demonstrator and experimental ...
  • Detection of volcanic unrest onset in La Palma, Canary Islands, evolution and implications 

    Escayo Menéndez, Joaquín; Hu, Zhongbo; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan (Nature, 2021-12-01)
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    La Palma island is one of the highest potential risks in the volcanic archipelago of the Canaries and therefore it is important to carry out an in-depth study to define its state of unrest. This has been accomplished through ...
  • Snow and ice thickness retrievals using GNSS-R: Preliminary results of the mosaic experiment 

    Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Ribó Vedrilla, Serni; Cardellach Galí, Estel; Stroeve, Julienne; Nandan, Vishnu; Itkin, Polona; Tonboe, Rasmus; Hendricks, Stefan; Huntemann, Marcus; Spreen, Gunnar; Pastena, Massimiliano (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-12-02)
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    The FSSCat mission was the 2017 ESA Sentinel Small Satellite (S^3) Challenge winner and the Copernicus Masters competition overall winner. It was successfully launched on 3 September 2020 onboard the VEGA SSMS PoC (VV16). ...
  • A model-free four component scattering power decomposition for polarimetric SAR data 

    Dey, Subhadip; Bhattacharya, Avik; Frery, Alejandro C.; López Martínez, Carlos; Rao, Yalamanchili S. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-03-29)
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    Target decomposition methods of polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR) data explain scattering information from a target. In this regard, several conventional model-based methods utilize scattering power components ...
  • Estimation of vegetation structure parameters from SMAP radar intensity observations 

    Jagdhuber, Thomas; Montzka, Carsten; López Martínez, Carlos; Baur, Martin J.; Link, Moritz; Piles de la Fuente, María Pilar; Das, Narendra Narayan; Jonard, François (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-01-01)
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    In this article, we present a multipolarimetric estimation approach for two model-based vegetation structure parameters (shape A and orientation distribution ψ of the main canopy elements). The approach is based on a reduced ...
  • Coastline detection based on Sentinel-1 time series for ship- and flood-monitoring applications 

    Pelich, Ramona; Chini, Marco; Hostache, Renaud; Matgen, Patrick; López Martínez, Carlos (2020)
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    This letter addresses the use of the Sentinel-1 time series with the aim of proposing an automatic and unsupervised coastline detection method that averages the dynamical variations of coastal areas over a limited period ...
  • A remote carrier synchronization technique for coherent distributed remote sensing systems 

    Merlano-Duncan, Juan Carlos; Martínez Marrero, Liz; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Kumar, Sumit; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Chatzinotas, Symeon; Ottersten, Bjorn (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    Phase, frequency, and time synchronization are crucial requirements for many applications, such as multistatic remote sensing and communication systems. Moreover, the synchronization solution becomes even more challenging ...
  • Analytical computation of the spatial resolution in GNSS-R and experimental validation at L1 and L5 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-11-28)
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    Global navigation satellite systems reflectometry (GNSS-R) is a relatively novel remote sensing technique, but it can be understood as a multi-static radar using satellite navigation signals as signals of opportunity. The ...

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