3Cat-2: A P(Y) and C/A GNSS-R experimental nano-satellite mission
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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3Cat-2 is a 6 U CubeSat mission designed to perform ocean altimetry by means of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Reflectometry (GNSS-R). In this paper 3Cat-2 mission is presented. The main payload is the novel dual-band altimeter P(Y) & C/A ReflectOmeter (PYCARO) which has already been tested from a pier and from an aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, an experiment from the DLR/SNSB Balloon-borne EXperiments for University Students (BEXUS) stratospheric balloon in North Sweden will be performed on October 2013 for the ultimate optimization of the payload parameters.
CitationCarreño-Luengo, H., Camps, A., Perez-Ramos, I., Forte, G., Onrubia, R., Díez, R. 3Cat-2: A P(Y) and C/A GNSS-R experimental nano-satellite mission. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "2013 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium: proceedings: July 21–26, 2013: Melbourne, Australia". Melboune: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013, p. 843-846.