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Microwave interferometric radiometry in remote sensing: An invited historical review

M. Martín-Neira, D. M. LeVine, Y. Kerr, N. Skou, M. Peichl, A. Camps, I. Corbella, M. Hallikainen, J. Font, J. Wu, S. Mecklenburg, M. Drusch
2014 Radio Science  
The launch of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission on 2 November 2009 marked a milestone in remote sensing for it was the first time a radiometer capable of acquiring wide field of view  ...  images at every single snapshot, a unique feature of the synthetic aperture technique, made it to space.  ...  Acknowledgments The following people are acknowledged for having had important contributions, one way or another, to the developments presented in this paper: Jean-Marc Goutoule (Astrium EADS, Toulouse  ... 
doi:10.1002/2013rs005230 fatcat:v4lpbzfvybhsbaj7qzaofgozae

Nanosatellites for earth environmental monitoring: The MicroMAS project

W. Blackwell, G. Allen, C. Galbraith, T. Hancock, R. Leslie, I. Osaretin, L. Retherford, M. Scarito, C. Semisch, M. Shields, M. Silver, D. Toher (+4 others)
2012 2012 12th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad)  
In addition to the dual-spinning CubeSat, a key technology development is the ultra-compact intermediate frequency processor (IFP) module for channelization, detection, and analog-to-digital conversion  ...  To support the spinning radiometer payload, the structures subsystem incorporates a brushless DC zerocogging motor, an optical encoder and disk, a slip ring, and a motor controller.  ...  Acknowledgements The MicroMAS-1 development project is a collaboration between MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MIT SSL, as well as the MIT Earth and Planetary Sciences department.  ... 
doi:10.1109/microrad.2012.6185263 fatcat:4izwsai375aivovxb6syy2kyt4

Frequency Based Design Partitioning to Achieve Higher Throughput in Digital Cross Correlator for Aperture Synthesis Passive MMW Imager

Muhammad Asif, Xiangzhou Guo, Jing Zhang, Jungang Miao
2018 Sensors  
This correlator is designed for a Passive Millimeter Wave Imager intended for the detection of contraband items concealed on human body.  ...  The design is verified for Xilinx Kintex UltraScale device in simulation and the implementation results are given in terms of device utilization and power consumption estimates.  ...  Thinned Aperture Radiometer (GeoSTAR) and Geostationary Atmospheric Sounder (GAS) are also being developed using the similar imaging technique.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18041238 pmid:29673209 pmcid:PMC5948599 fatcat:mlvl6nnt2veotaiujs3updalaq

Reviews and Abstracts [review of Antenna Engineering Handbook (Volakis, J.L., Ed.; 2007)]

Frank B. Gross, Rajendra K. Arora, Chi-Chih Chen, Cathy D. Crews, J. Gupta, Leo C. Kempel, Eldon E. Mack
2008 IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine  
The design curves for gain, bandwidth, and gain-bandwidth product as a function of diameter, number of turns, and axial length are included.  ...  Finally, the authors discuss recent developments in spaceborne-imaging radiometry, synthetic-aperture interferometry, and geostationary microwave imaging and sounding.  ... 
doi:10.1109/map.2008.4563579 fatcat:areo7fgo2bhffgyx7fd2p4tqvy

Half a century of satellite remote sensing of sea-surface temperature

P.J. Minnett, A. Alvera-Azcárate, T.M. Chin, G.K. Corlett, C.L. Gentemann, I. Karagali, X. Li, A. Marsouin, S. Marullo, E. Maturi, R. Santoleri, S. Saux Picart (+2 others)
2019 Remote Sensing of Environment  
General rights Copyright and moral rights for the publications made accessible in the public portal are retained by the authors and/or other copyright owners and it is a condition of accessing publications  ...  or research.  You may not further distribute the material or use it for any profit-making activity or commercial gain  You may freely distribute the URL identifying the publication in the public portal  ...  Merchant for providing a preprint of the paper (Merchant et al., 2019) to support the description (in Section 5.1.2) of the generation of the AVHRR time series of consistent SSTs.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111366 fatcat:6bkbqmedx5bjtmvw2kkjnq3xnm

CDRD and PNPR satellite passive microwave precipitation retrieval algorithms: EuroTRMM/EURAINSAT origins and H-SAF operations

A. Mugnai, E. A. Smith, G. J. Tripoli, B. Bizzarri, D. Casella, S. Dietrich, F. Di Paola, G. Panegrossi, P. Sanò
2013 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
at the Geostationary Scale), and the current H-SAF program that provides the framework for their operational use and continued development.  ...  Two of these algorithms have been designed for maximum accuracy by restricting their inputs to measurements from conical and cross-track scanning passive microwave (PMW) radiometers mounted on various  ...  For PNPR, TB max ∼53H , is a spatially filtered 53.6H GHz AMSU-A TB (TB 53.6H ) found by selecting the warmest TB value from within a 7 × 7 centered grid of a given array of measurements.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-13-887-2013 fatcat:aeqhpribxffdzouse6jvyhwwdm

Bayesian estimation of precipitating cloud parameters from combined measurements of spaceborne microwave radiometer and radar

F.S. Marzano, A. Mugnai, G. Panegrossi, N. Pierdicca, E.A. Smith, J. Turk
1999 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
A database of combined measurements acquired at nadir during various TOGA-COARE flights, is used for applying the radarswath synthetic broadening technique in the case of along-track radar-failure countermeasure  ...  The MAP technique for precipitation profiling is also proposed to approach the problem of the radar-swath synthetic broadening; that is, the capability to exploit the combined information also where only  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors are grateful to the three anonymous reviewers for their careful reading of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/36.739124 fatcat:6uakraxhgnfjjpcb34irbysgu4

Low Cross-Polarization Vivaldi Arrays

John T. Logan, Rick W. Kindt, Marinos N. Vouvakis
2018 IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation  
Marinos Vouvakis, over the course of five years for my Master's and PhD research.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to begin by extending my gratitude for having the opportunity and privilege to study under the guidance of my advisor, Prof.  ...  Recently, the Air Force Research Laboratory has released a request for the design of a 10:1 dual-polarized phased array antenna for covert passive radar technology [48] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/tap.2018.2809492 fatcat:e4jzcxuz7rb63pmr4rprghxt6e

Forthcoming Article

2019 Astrophysical Journal Letters  
that can be deployed on a heterogeneous array of existing telescopes and facilities.  ...  The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) array that comprises millimeter- and submillimeter-wavelength telescopes separated by distances comparable to the diameter  ...  The NRAO is a facility of the NSF operated under cooperative agreement by AUI.  ... 
doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ab0c96 fatcat:pvdfaaqiufczxj6taedacnjwr4

Calibration approach and plan for the sea and land surface temperature radiometer

David L. Smith, Tim J. Nightingale, Hugh Mortimer, Kevin Middleton, Ruben Edeson, Caroline V. Cox, Chris T. Mutlow, Brian J. Maddison, Peter Coppo
2014 Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  
The sea and land surface temperature radiometer (SLSTR) to be flown on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-3 mission is a multichannel scanning radiometer that will continue the 21 year dataset  ...  A purpose built calibration rig has been designed and built at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory space department (RAL Space) that will accommodate the SLSTR instrument, the infrared calibration sources  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the team at RAL Space who are responsible for the many aspects of the design, analysis, and commissioning tests for the calibration facility.  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.jrs.8.084980 fatcat:36e7sw4xzfgldh77te5ts47dky

RFIC 2020 Program

2020 2020 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC)  
In the receiver, both the RF path and the baseband path provide variable gain for a wider dynamic range. The LNA employs dual-coupling transformer for low noise figure and wideband input matching.  ...  However, for RFIC designers, the situation is even more challenging than before. RF performance gain from scaling has slowed down.  ...  The design is verified with digitally-modulated signals with a bandwidth of up to 160 MHz at a carrier frequency of 2 GHz.  ... 
doi:10.1109/rfic49505.2020.9218389 fatcat:fqkpw3oau5gzpoi3gscgb7kwhi

Remote sensing in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: applications and developments

James A. Maslanik, Roger G. Barry
1990 Antarctic Science  
The polar regions present a unique set of problems that complicate applications and limit the usefulness of certain sensors; new instruments planned for launch in the 1990s will help resolve many of these  ...  The polar regions, and Antarctica in particular, offer a variety of examples where the ability to observe from afar is necessary or highly desirable.  ...  Although designed for open-ocean applications, the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) on board Seasat demonstrated the ability of a satellite S A R to collect detailed information of ice structure and motion  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0954102090000141 fatcat:76w6p3fu75dfzc7xcidgj2s3k4

2015 Index IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Vol. 53

2015 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
., +, TGRS March 2015 1538-1548 Design engineering Design and Characterization of a Peltier-Cold Calibration Target for a 110-GHz Radiometer.  ...  ., +, TGRS Dec. 2015 6703-6709 Design and Characterization of a Peltier-Cold Calibration Target for a 110-GHz Radiometer.  ...  Radiofrequency interference A Methodology to Determine Radio-Frequency Interference in AMSR2 Observations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2015.2513444 fatcat:zuklkpk4gjdxjegoym5oagotzq

Multi sensor validation and error characteristics of Arctic satellite sea surface temperature observations

Jacob L. Høyer, Ioanna Karagali, Gorm Dybkjær, Rasmus Tonboe
2012 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The lake processor is a modification of the processor built during the ATSR Reprocessing for Climate (ARC) project, that was funded by the UK Natural We will present the background to this approach and  ...  the results of a preliminary investigation using MODIS measurements.  ...  The GMES Sentinel-3 mission addresses these requirements by implementing and operating the following components: • A Synthetic Aperture Radar Altimeter (SRAL) instrument, a passive microwave radiometer  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.01.013 fatcat:e64zv2bspzh7pkiaqqx76humiu

A New Orbiting Deployable System for Small Satellite Observations for Ecology and Earth Observation

Elena Martellato, Alice Maria Piccirillo, Giampaolo Ferraioli, Alessandra Rotundi, Vincenzo Della Corte, Pasquale Palumbo, Emanuele Alcaras, Luca Appolloni, Giuseppe Aulicino, Ivano Bertini, Vincenzo Capozzi, Elena Catucci (+21 others)
2022 Remote Sensing  
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors thank the Editor and anonymous Reviewers for critical discussion on this and on an earlier version of the study.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14092066 dblp:journals/remotesensing/MartellatoPFRCP22 fatcat:7whtbgl2wjfs7jwct5hede4n34
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