Els objectius del grup són contribuir al progrés científic i tecnològic en l'àmbit de les ciències de l'espai així com promoure la recerca i el desenvolupament. Es potenciarà la col•laboració científica i acadèmica entre els grups i s'articularà la participació dels seus membres a l'Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).

Els objectius del grup són contribuir al progrés científic i tecnològic en l'àmbit de les ciències de l'espai així com promoure la recerca i el desenvolupament. Es potenciarà la col•laboració científica i acadèmica entre els grups i s'articularà la participació dels seus membres a l'Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).

Els objectius del grup són contribuir al progrés científic i tecnològic en l'àmbit de les ciències de l'espai així com promoure la recerca i el desenvolupament. Es potenciarà la col•laboració científica i acadèmica entre els grups i s'articularà la participació dels seus membres a l'Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).

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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Antena Bi-banda con conformación de dos haces simultáneos para sistemas GNSS-R 

    Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Unión Científica Internacional de Radio (URSI), 2018)
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    Global Navigation Satellite Systems – Reflectometry (GNSS-R) is a relatively new remote sensing technique that benefits from GNSS signals as signals of opportunity as a bistatic radar. These signals can be processed as ...
  • Microwave and optical data fusion for global mapping of soil moisture at high resolution 

    Portal González, Gerard; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Piles Guillem, Maria; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Chaparro Danon, David; Pablos Hernánez, Miriam; Rossato, Luciana; Aabouch, Khalid (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    After more than 8 years in orbit the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite is still in good health and several algorithms for improving its spatial resolution have been proposed and validated in a variety of ...
  • Instrument needs for the Copernicus space infrastructure in the timeframe 2020–2030 

    Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Rodríguez, Pedro; Tonetti, Stefania; Matevosyan, H.; Lluch, I.; Sicard, Michaël; Mangin, A. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    This work is part of “Operational Network of Individual Observation Nodes” (ONION). ONION is an H2020 project devoted to identify solutions and to satisfy emerging needs of the European Earth Observation (EO) market. In ...
  • Preliminary end- to-end results of the MIR instrument: the microwave interferometric reflectometer 

    Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual, D.; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Rudiger, Christoph; Walker, Jeffrey (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Global Navigation Satellite Systems - Reflectometry (GNSS-R) has shown his potential for remote sensing. Since new wider band signals are being broadcasted, and new systems are becoming available, a performance comparison ...
  • Spaceborne GNSS-R end-to-end simulator: topography and vegetation effects 

    Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Querol Borràs, Jorge; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    As the TDS-1 and CYGNSS spaceborne GNSS-R missions progress, a large number of Delay-Doppler Maps (DDM) is being collected, from the land scattered as well as from the ocean. Based on those data, the feasibility study on ...
  • RFI analysis and mitigation in airborne GNSS-R campaign 

    Querol Borràs, Jorge; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl; Pascual Biosca, Daniel; Castellví Esturi, Jordi; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI) is one of the most concerning topics in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and GNSS - Reflectometry (GNSS-R) because any undesired signal present at the antenna can corrupt the ...
  • Biblos: building blocks for earth observation mission performance simulators 

    Soto, Lucía; Szczepankiewicz, Karolina; Kedzierawski, Robert; Negueruela Ruiz, Cristina de; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Metselaar, H.; Franco, Raffaella (European Space Agency (ESA), 2017)
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    End-to-end mission performance simulators for Earth Observation missions are one of the prominent tools for system design and scientific validation in early mission phases. The European Space Agency (ESA)has promoted efforts ...
  • Selection of the key earth observation sensors and platforms focusing on applications for Polar Regions in the scope of Copernicus system 2020-2030 

    Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park; Rodríguez, Pedro; Tonetti, Stefania; Cote, Judith; Pierotti, Stéphane (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-01-01)
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    An optimal payload selection conducted in the frame of the H2020 ONION project (id 687490) is presented based on the ability to cover the observation needs of the Copernicus system in the time period 2020–2030. Payload ...
  • GNSS-R: a useful tool for sea target detection in near real-time 

    Di Simone, Alessio; Iodice, Antonio; Riccio, Daniele; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Hyuk, Park (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    This paper investigates a novel application of Global Navigation Satellite System-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) in the fields of maritime surveillance and safety, and climate change analysis, namely sea target detection in near ...

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