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Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D): Reducing risk for 6U-Class nanosatellite constellations

Steven C. Reising, Todd C. Gaier, Christian D. Kummerow, Sharmila Padmanabhan, Boon H. Lim, Shannon T. Brown, Cate Heneghan, Chandrasekar V. Chandra, Jon Olson, Wesley Berg
2016 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)  
The Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D) mission is to demonstrate the capability of 6U-Class satellite constellations to perform repeat-pass radiometry  ...  The TEMPEST mission concept is to improve understanding of clouds and precipitation by providing critical information on their time evolution in different climatic regimes.  ...  This will reduce the risk, cost and development time for repeat-pass radiometry to measure clouds and precipitation with high temporal resolution.  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2016.7730451 dblp:conf/igarss/ReisingGKPLBHCO16 fatcat:jn5wkqrf3bbh5kuzs2jcjyo32i

The Flexible Microwave Payload -2: A SDR-based GNSS-Reflectometer and L-band radiometer for CubeSats

Joan Francesc Munoz-Martin, Lara Fernandez, Joan Adria Ruiz-de-Azua, Adriano Camps
2020 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
Index Terms-Cubesats , GNSS-R, L-band, radiometry, RFI, sea ice, soil moisture (SM). Joan Francesc Munoz-Martin (Student Member, IEEE) was born in Mallorca in 1992.  ...  This article covers the overall payload design, from a high-level block diagram down to singlecomponent specifications from both hardware and software points of view.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would also like to thank Ms. A. Khoe and C. Carbajo from UPC administration, J. Giner, R. Tardío, and A.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2020.2977959 fatcat:jr2bvllj7ncijptv2pemz7l2ay

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  ...  The focus of this MicroMAS mission (hereafter, MicroMAS-1) is to observe convective thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes from a near-equatorial orbit.  ...  The authors would like to acknowledge the work of all current and previous students on the MicroMAS-1 program. Additionally, the authors would like to acknowledge the invaluable advice of Paul Bauer.  ... 
doi:10.1109/microrad.2012.6185263 fatcat:4izwsai375aivovxb6syy2kyt4

Design and Testing of a Helix Antenna Deployment System for a 1U CubeSat

Miquel Sureda, Marco Sobrino, Oriol Millan, Andrea Aguilella, Arnau Solanellas, Marc Badia, Joan Francesc Munoz-Martin, Lara Fernandez, Joan A. Ruiz-De-Azua, Adriano Camps
2021 IEEE Access  
The 3 Cat-4 mission was selected by the ESA Academy to be launched in Q4 2021. INDEX TERMS CubeSat, new space, deployable antenna, helical antenna.  ...  CubeSats have revolutionized Earth Observation and space science, although their small size severely restricts satellite performance and payload.  ...  The 3 Cat-4 mission aims to demonstrate the technological capabilities of a 1U CubeSat when performing dual-band (L1 and L2) GNSS-Reflectometry and Microwave Radiometry [6] , [7] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3075660 fatcat:b2pzr7xelravpe6nkym6c665xq

Design and Optimization of a Polar Satellite Mission to Complement the Copernicus System

Eduard Alarcon, Angel Alvaro Sanchez, Carles Araguz, Gilbert Barrot, Elisenda Bou-Balust, Adriano Camps, Stefania Cornara, Judith Cote, Antonio Gutierrez Pena, Estefany Lancheros, Olivia Lesne, David Llaveria (+17 others)
2018 IEEE Access  
The second one opens up completely new horizons by enabling the design of architectures aimed at improving the performance, reliability, and efficiency of current and future space missions.  ...  This work summarizes the main results of the ONION project and the high-level design of the Marine Weather Forecast mission for polar regions.  ...  Afterward, he joined the European Space Agency at the European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to work with the Galileo Evolutions Team.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2018.2844257 fatcat:w6ntmbf2kbhxta7l53s3xxs7um

Airborne GNSS-R: A key enabling technology for environmental monitoring

Adrian Perez-Portero, Joan FRANCESC Munoz-MARTIN, Hyuk Park, Adriano Camps
2021 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
In this work, the potential of using hosted GNSS-R payloads on commercial aircraft is explored as an alternative and cost-effective means to achieve a very high resolution and a very low revisit time for  ...  Finally, a case study of soil moisture monitoring over Europe is presented, including an analysis of the expected performance.  ...  detection and mitigation techniques for microwave radiometry and GNSS, and CubeSats as platforms to test novel remote sensing concepts.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2021.3076003 fatcat:7lw4isvmzbdb7ok7vzgamyxwvi

The 2021 MTT-S Graduate Student Fellowship Awards [Education News]

Giovanni Crupi, Roger Kaul, Changzhi Li, Wenquan Che, Rashaunda Henderson
2021 IEEE Microwave Magazine  
., CubeSats) for microwave radiometry of the atmosphere. In this project, we propose an integrated mm-wave frequency-agile high-image-reject radiometer.  ...  and enables economical manufacturing of mmwave radiometers for the constellations of Earthobserving CubeSats.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mmm.2021.3078043 fatcat:gftt54356fbt3c6uvs5jhpj2hi

Gaps Analysis and Requirements Specification for the Evolution of Copernicus System for Polar Regions Monitoring: Addressing the Challenges in the Horizon 2020–2030

Estefany Lancheros, Adriano Camps, Hyuk Park, Pierre Sicard, Antoine Mangin, Hripsime Matevosyan, Ignasi Lluch
2018 Remote Sensing  
Additionally, an analysis of the technological limitations based on measurement requirements was performed.  ...  This review was based on the top 10 use cases, identifying 20 measurements with gaps and 13 potential EO technologies to cover the identified gaps.  ...  Several remote sensing technologies have been proposed to estimate soil moisture. Two criteria were selected to perform the technology categorization.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10071098 fatcat:ozuigsmouncmplzqwcsijwbeh4

On small satellites for oceanography: A survey

André G.C. Guerra, Frederico Francisco, Jaime Villate, Fernando Aguado Agelet, Orfeu Bertolami, Kanna Rajan
2016 Acta Astronautica  
The recent explosive growth of small satellite operations driven primarily from an academic or pedagogical need, has demonstrated the viability of commercial-off-the-shelf technologies in space.  ...  We conclude by proposing a set of candidate ocean observing missions with an emphasis on radar-based observations, with a focus on Synthetic Aperture Radar.  ...  Within this programme, the Small Demonstration Satellite 4 (SDS-4) is the second satellite, and one of its objectives, apart from demonstrating high performance and small bus technology, is to validate  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.06.007 fatcat:t432zkviczanxbhvfniwrdal2a

The small reconnaissance of atmospheres mission platform concept, part 1: motivations and outline for a swarm of scientific microprobes to the clouds of Jupiter in 2030

John E. Moores, Kieran A. Carroll, Isaac DeSouza, Kartheephan Sathiyanathan, Barry Stoute, Jinjun Shan, Regina S. Lee, Ben Quine
2014 International Journal of Space Science and Engineering  
By dividing the payload, the risk to the mission is substantially mitigated and ground truth may be obtained from a large part of the entire planetary atmosphere using a single launch. J.E.  ...  A mission concept is presented for several small atmospheric entry vehicles at Jupiter.  ...  Juno will perform much of this microwave radiometry.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijspacese.2014.066960 fatcat:c2j3yuskjjg7zguw77qwlfnd24

The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission: Status, science, advances

P. Jeremy Werdell, Michael J. Behrenfeld, Paula S. Bontempi, Emmanuel Boss, Brian Cairns, Gary T. Davis, Bryan A. Franz, Ulrik B. Gliese, Eric T. Gorman, Otto Hasekamp, Kirk D. Knobelspiesse, Antonio Mannino (+4 others)
2019 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
The third involved the evolution of the existing Marine Optical Buoy (MOBY; Clark et al. 1997) , with a focus on technology that was portable and shippable.  ...  This aggregation of UV-NIR radiometry will be distributed by the mission, as well as the native 5-nm radiometry.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-18-0056.1 fatcat:xq4lt3kserhjfhkifk674sciqu

A Novel Dissemination Protocol to Deploy Opportunistic Services in Federated Satellite Systems

Joan A. Ruiz-De-Azua, Anna Calveras, Adriano Camps
2020 IEEE Access  
This work presents a novel Opportunistic Service Availability Dissemination Protocol, which allows a satellite to publish an available service to be consumed by others.  ...  Therefore, it is necessary that satellites notify their availability to the other satellites that compose the system.  ...  However, this technology has not been yet evaluated in space missions. On the other hands, the Long Range (LoRa) technology [41] has been evaluated and studied for CubeSats missions [42] - [45] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3013655 fatcat:yzxkmz4y3nebjlbfts7oecwy2a

An Introduction to the HydroGNSS GNSS Reflectometry Remote Sensing Mission

Martin Unwin, Nazzareno Pierdicca, Estel Cardellach, Kimmo Rautiainen, Giuseppe Foti, Paul Blunt, Leila Guerriero, Emanuele Santi, Michel Tossaint
2021 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
HydroGNSS is a high-value dual small satellite mission, which will prove new concepts and offer timely climate observations that supplement and complement the existing observations and are high in ESAs  ...  satellites to deliver science.  ...  Li of IEEC for the coverage analysis used in this article, and the external authors for permissions to reuse their figures in this article.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2021.3089550 fatcat:o4fyshe26jcnnmtsjp3eqib7mi

EnVision: understanding why our most Earth-like neighbour is so different [article]

Richard Ghail, Colin Wilson, Thomas Widemann, Lorenzo Bruzzone, Caroline Dumoulin, Jörn Helbert, Robbie Herrick, Emmanuel Marcq, Philippa Mason, Pascal Rosenblatt, Ann Carine Vandaele, Louis-Jerome Burtz
2017 arXiv   pre-print
This document is the EnVision Venus orbiter proposal, submitted in October 2016 in response to ESA's M5 call for Medium-size missions for its Science Programme, for launch in 2029.  ...  radar, IR and UV spectrometers to map volcanic gases, and by geodetic investigations.  ...  A tunable intensifier will be placed close to the CCD detector. Such a proven design will warrant high performance and flexibility at a very high TRL.  ... 
arXiv:1703.09010v1 fatcat:pb7plb4mtzesxmmwvuvleylwsu

Satellites see the World's Atmosphere

S. A. Ackerman, S. Platnick, P. K. Bhartia, B. Duncan, T. L'Ecuyer, A. Heidinger, G. Skofronick-Jackson, N. Loeb, T. Schmit, N. Smith
2018 Meteorological Monographs  
This paper discusses some of the key advances in our understanding of the energy and water cycles, weather forecasting, and atmospheric composition enabled by satellite observations.  ...  funded a number of CubeSat missions.  ...  the products more directly to evaluate model performance.  ... 
doi:10.1175/amsmonographs-d-18-0009.1 fatcat:hillp6ewefh5rpcvcv22nnhcca
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