Recent Submissions

  • Simulating distributed small satellite networks: A model-based tool tailored to decentralized resource-constrained systems 

    Araguz López, Carles; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (2019)
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    The conception of new Earth-observing satellite systems is urging the development of tools that can assist engineering teams in their design, validation and testing pursuits. Large-scale Distributed Satellite Systems (DSS) ...
  • Mission and system architecture for an operational network of earth observation satellite nodes 

    Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Vicario, 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, Pedro; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz (2019)
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    Over the next few years, Europe will take important steps towards implementing the architecture of the Copernicus Space Component for Earth Observation (EO), fulfilling the needs of stakeholders concerned with land monitoring, ...
  • Architecting optimized spaceborne Earth observation missions 

    Llaveria Godoy, David; Araguz López, Carles; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    Spaceborne constellations composed by several heterogeneous platforms are an actual solution to undertake Earth Observation missions. However, designing such missions present problems due to the heterogeneity and the ...
  • Mapping carbon stocks in Central and South America with smap vegetation optical depth 

    Chaparro Danon, David; Duveiller, Gregory; Piles, María; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Cescatti, A.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Entekhabi, Dara (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    Mapping carbon stocks in the tropics is essential for climate change mitigation. Passive microwave remote sensing allows estimating carbon from deep canopy layers through the Vegetation Optical Depth (VOD) parameter. ...
  • The flexible microwave payload -2: Architecture and testing of a combined GNSS-R and L-Band radiometer with RFI mitigation payload for cubesat-based Earth observation missions 

    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), 2019)
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    The FSSCat mission is a two nano-satellite Earth Observation mission based on 6-unit CubeSats. This paper is focused on the description of one of the remote sensing payloads: the Flexible Microwave Payload 2 (FMPL-2), on ...
  • On the new architecture and capabilities of the front-End GNSS interference excisor (Fenix) 

    Pérez Portero, Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Querol, Jorge (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    The number of applications based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) has been increasing in the last years. With its proliferation, Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI) has become one of the most concerning topics ...
  • Sensitivity to Soil Moisture and Observation Geometry of Spaceborne GNSS-R Delay-Doppler Maps 

    Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Castellví Esturi, Jordi; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Portal González, Gerard; Spatafora, Luciana Rossato (2019)
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    Thanks to the successful operations of the UK TDS-1 and NASA CYGNSS GNSS-R missions, a wealth of Delay-Doppler Maps (DDM) are being measured from the ocean, but also from land reflections. Using the land reflected DDM, ...
  • Analyzing Anomalous Artefacts in TDS-1 Delay Doppler Maps 

    Hu, Changjiang; Benson, Craig; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Li, Qiao; Rizos, Chris (2019)
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    Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry (GNSS-R) uses the GNSS reflected signals to study parameters of the Earth's surface such as ocean surface height, wind speed, soil moisture, sea surface target detection. ...
  • ³Cat-4 Mission: a 1-unit cubesat for earth observation with a L-band radiometer and a GNSS-reflectometer using software defined radio 

    Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Badia Ballús, Marc; Llaveria Godoy, David; Diez Garcia, Carlos; Aguilella, Andrea; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Milián, O.; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Navarro Trastoy, Ángel; Lleó, H.; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2019)
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    Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry and L-band microwave radiometry have been used for soil moisture, biomass, and cryosphere studies. Combining both technologies in a low-power and cost-effective solution ...
  • Effects of differential oscillator phase noise in precoding performance 

    Martínez Marrero, Liz; Merlano-Duncan, Juan Carlos; Querol, Jorge; Chatzinotas, Symeon; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Ottersten, Björn (2019)
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    Satellite Precoding is a promising technique to meet the target data rates of the future high throughput satellite systems and the costs per bit as required by 5G applications and networks, but it requires strict synchronization ...
  • Influence of quality filtering approaches in BEC SMOS L3 soil moisture products 

    Pablos, Miriam; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Piles, María; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; González-Haro, Cristina; Turiel, Antonio; Herbert, Christoph Josef; Chaparro Danon, David; Portal González, Gerard (2019)
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    Global Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Level 3 (L3) soil moisture (SM) products are being routinely distributed by the Barcelona Expert Centre (BEC). The quality and accuracy of these SM products have been demonstrated ...
  • Proof-of-concept of a federated satellite system between two 6-unit cubeSats for distributed earth observation satellite systems 

    Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Badia Ballús, Marc; Castellà Rubinat, Ricard; Diez Garcia, Carlos; Aguilella, Andrea; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2019)
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    During these years, novel Distributed Satellite Systems (DSS) have addressed the new Earth Observation (EO) requirements (e.g. near-real time access to data, or multi-point observations). One of the DSS proposals is the ...

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