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  • Monitoring and study of mountainous regions in the Pyrenees area based on polarimetric RADARSAT-2 Data 

    Zhan, Yu; López Martínez, Carlos; Alonso González, Alberto; Reppucci, Antonio; Caparrini, Marco (European Space Agency (ESA), 2013)
    Conference report
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    Snow monitoring is essential for scientific and social hydrological applications. Information about spatial and temporal variability of snow parameters is needed for the modeling and forecasting of snow involved phenomena ...
  • Study of land surface temperature anomalies associated to earthquakes using GOES data 

    Boudriki Semlali, Badr Eddine; Molina Ordóñez, Carlos; Hyuk, Park; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
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    Annually, earthquakes cause human and material losses. For instance, between 1998 and 2018, 846 thousand deaths and about US$ 661 billion of economic losses were recorded due to earthquakes. Currently, there is no clear ...
  • Architectural optimization results for a network of earth-observing satellite nodes 

    Araguz López, Carles; Llaveria Godoy, David; Lancheros Sepulveda, Estefany Maria; Bou Balust, Elisenda; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; Lluch i Cruz, Ignasi; Matevosyan, Hripsime; Golkar, Alessandro; Tonetti, Stefania; Cornara, Stefania; Cote, Judith; Pierotti, Stéphane; Rodríguez, Pedro; Alvaro Sanchez, A.; Sochacki, Mateusz; Narkiewicz, Janusz (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Earth observation satellite programs are currently facing, for some applications, the need to deliver hourly revisit times, sub-kilometric spatial resolutions and near-real-time data access times. These stringent requirements, ...
  • FSSCat Mission description and first scientific results of the FMPL-2 onboard 3CAT-5/A 

    Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Llaveria Godoy, David; Herbert, Christoph Josef; Pablos Hernández, Miriam; Golkar, Alessandro; Gutiérrez Peña, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    FSSCat, the “Federated Satellite Systems/ 3 Cat-5” mission was the winner of the 2017 ESA S^3 (Sentinel Small Satellite) Challenge and overall winner of the Copernicus Masters competition. FSSCat consists of two 6 unit ...
  • Numerical solver for vertical air motion estimation 

    Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; Domínguez Pla, Paula; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Frasier, Stephen J. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    We present preliminary research on a method to estimate Vertical Air Motion (VAM) at a particular height by comparing the measured rain-rate (RR) by a vertically-pointing S-band Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave (FMCW) ...
  • On adaptive unscented Kalman filtering for floating Doppler wind-lidar motion correction: Effect of the number of lidar measurement heights 

    Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquim (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This work studies the influence of the number of lidar measurement heights on the performance of the floating Doppler wind lidar motion-correction algorithm, recently published by the authors. The work is in the context ...
  • Floating lidar assessment of atmospheric stability in the North Sea 

    Silva, Marcos Paulo Aráujo da; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Farré Guarné, Joan; Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; González Marco, Daniel; Peña Diaz, Alfredo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In this work, the 2D parametric-solver algorithm [1] used to assess atmospheric stability from floating Doppler wind lidar (FDWL) measurements is revisited. The algorithm performance is studied using data from IJmuiden ...
  • Synergistic mixed-layer height retrieval method using microwave radiometer and lidar ceilometer observations 

    Silva, Marcos Paulo Aráujo da; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Tanamachi, Robin; Saeed, Umar (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper tackles synergistic mixed-layer height (MLH) estimation via a combination of microwave radiometer (MWR) and lidar ceilometer (LC)-based estimates. While MLH-MWR estimates rely on potential temperature retrievals, ...
  • In-cabin 120 GHz radar system for functional human breathing monitoring in a 3D scenario 

    López Montero, María José; Aguasca Solé, Alberto; Romeu Robert, Jordi; Jofre Roca, Lluís (Íñigo Cuiñas Gómez, 2021)
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    Open Access
    Driving is one of the activities that takes a significant part of a person’s time, that is why monitoring vital signs is useful for the wellness of the occupants of the vehicle. One of the vital signs that provides more ...
  • SMOS instrument performance after more than 11 years in orbit 

    Martín Neira, Manuel; Oliva, Roger; Onrubia Ibáñez, Raul; Corbella Sanahuja, Ignasi; Duffo Ubeda, Núria; Rubino, Roselena; Kainulainen, Juha; Closa Soteras, Josep; Zurita Campos, Alberto M.; del Castillo, Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission [1] has been in orbit for over 11 years, and its Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS) in two dimensions keeps being fully operational. This ...
  • Monitoring forest above-ground biomass from multifrequency vegetation optical depth: a preliminary study 

    Olivares Cabello, Claudia Lily; Chaparro Danon, David; Vall-Llossera Ferran, Mercedes Magdalena; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Vegetation Optical Depth (VOD) is highly sensitive to Above-ground Biomass (AGB), particularly at L-band, as this band is more sensitive to the canopy layer and has greater ca pacity to penetrate the vegetation. However, ...
  • Improving PSI processing of mining induced large deformations with external models 

    Du, Sen; Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi Joan; Fan, Hongdong (VDE-Verlag, 2021)
    Conference report
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    The surface deformation caused by coal mining may cause various geological disasters. Many scholars use for mine monitoring Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) combined with external models to compensate the phase ...

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