Three Decades of Remote Sensors Development at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech: from ground-based instruments to CubeSat payloads
About the Webinar
Over the past 30 years, the Remote Sensing lab at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech has participated in a number of remote sensing satellite missions, it has developed ground-based and airborne active and passive microwave sensors, and LIDARs, and it has conceived and developed calibration and geophysical parameter retrieval algorithms…
In this talk, a brief overview of the lab activities will be presented first. Then, the evolution and limitations of Earth Observation (EO) using CubeSats will be explained to provide the context of the UPC CubeSat program, which started in 2007 as a way to test innovative remote sensors. Finally, the past, present, and future UPC CubeSat missions and payloads will be described in detail, including L-band microwave radiometers, GNSS-Reflectometers, VNIR imagers, and IoT communication systems for on-demand EO services.
About the Speaker
Adriano Camps is an IEEE Fellow and professor at the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, a member of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia, and since September 2022 he has been a visitor at the University of the UAE, Al Ain , Abu Dhabi. His lines of research focus on: 1) microwave remote sensing, with special emphasis on microwave radiometry by aperture synthesis (MIRAS instrument, of ESA’s SMOS mission), 2) GNSS reflectometry, 3) interference detection and mitigation radiofrequency, and 4) nanosatellites as a tool to test new remote sensing. He has published more than 251 journal articles, 9 book chapters, is co-author of the book “Introduction to Satellite Remote Sensing,” by Elsevier, and has made more than 515 presentations at conferences. He directs the UPC NanoSat Lab, and has been responsible of the development of the 3Cat program, including the launch of the first 4 Catalan cubesats, and the development of two hosted payloads.