Sebastian Blanch

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—This paper describes AMIRAS, an airborne demonstrator of the Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis , which is the instrument onboard ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. The main electrical, mechanical, thermal, and control elements of the demonstrator are shown, together with its capabilities and performances as(More)
—The brightness temperature measured from land is related to the soil moisture through the dielectric constant, which depends, among other parameters, on soil composition and porosity. The aim of MOUSE campaign was to establish the brightness temperature dependence on the soil type and moisture content [1]. For this study and for the retrieval of the soil(More)
—This work summarizes the main findings of the activities carried out in the past years by the Microwave Radiometry Team at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in the field of sea surface salinity retrieval within the frame of the SMOS mission in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM/CMIMA-CSIC). They cover the measurement of the(More)
—In this paper, the capability of ultra-wideband (UWB) sensor arrays for tomographic imaging of electrically large objects in 2-D and 3-D environments is presented. One of the main concerns when imaging extended real objects is the capability of the system to correctly reconstruct the object cross-section electric properties. An imaging method using a UWB(More)