PhotonIcs and Electromagnetics Research Symposium, also known as Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium

Focus & Special Sessions

Session Title

5_FocusSession.SC5: Physical Modeling and Applications in GNSS Reflectometry and other SoOp Observables 1

Session Organizers

  • Davide Comite

    Dr.

    Sapienza University of Rome

  • James D. Campbell

    Dr.

    University of Southern California

Session Information

The possibility of exploiting navigation signals for remote sensing applications has been the object of extensive scientific research. Over the last few years, the potential of this technique has been mainly investigated for the observation of the ocean, resulting in new space missions, currently in orbit or under study.

The use of signals transmitted by Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), in particular, has attracted significant scientific and industrial interest, especially for land applications.

The possibility of retrieving soil moisture, vegetation biomass, or monitoring the freeze/thaw state and inundations, by means of GNSS reflections, has recently been confirmed through the analysis of ground-based data, airborne measurements, and technology demonstration missions. In this frame, several research groups are involved in studies based on the exploitation of data produced by the NASA CyGNSS mission, which is presently still ongoing.

Even if all these campaigns significantly contributed to consolidating the physics that is behind the interaction between navigation signals and the bio-geophysical parameters of the illuminated surface, a complete understanding of data needs further scientific efforts, especially for satellite observations.

The session is focused on the recent advances made in GNSS-R remote sensing, to give detailed pictures about both the state of the art of modeling activities, of retrieval approaches, and of other applications.

Submitted Articles

Note: The following submitted articles are not guaranteed to be scheduled in the final program at this stage. The final presentation type and arranged session will be decided by Technical Program Committee.

Presenting Author

Talk Time | Paper Title | Authors | Abstract

Mehrez Zribi

Dr.

Toulouse III university

Erik Hodges

Dr.

University of Southern California

Emanuele Santi

Dr.

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Clara Chew

Dr.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

  • 00:00An Attempt to Resolve Some of the Ambiguity in the Interpretation of GNSS-R Surface Reflectivity Observations over Land
    Clara Chew(University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

Mohammad Al-Khaldi

Dr.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

  • 00:00A Comprehensive Change Detection Algorithm for Spaceborne GNSS-R Soil Moisture Retrievals over Complex Terrain
    Mohammad Al-Khaldi(University Corporation for Atmospheric Research), Joel T. Johnson(The Ohio State University), Scott T. Gleason(University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

Bowen Ren

Dr.

University of Michigan

  • 00:00First-principle Calculations of Coherent Waves and Incoherent Waves in Signals of Opportunity (SoOp) at P Band and L Band Based on Analytical Kirchhoff Solutions (AKS)
    Bowen Ren(University of Michigan), Jiyue Zhu(University of Michigan), Leung Tsang(University of Michigan), Haokui Xu(University of Michigan)

Davide Comite

Dr.

Sapienza University of Rome

Alexandra M. Bringer

Dr.

The Ohio State University

  • 00:00Understanding the Impact of Surface Roughness on GPS Land Reflected Signals
    Alexandra M. Bringer(The Ohio State University), ***, ***

James D. Campbell

Dr.

University of Southern California

Dylan Ray Boyd

Dr.

Mississippi State University

  • 00:00Preliminary Complex DDM Simulations of SMAP Cal/Val Sites Using the SoOp Coherent Bistatic Model (SCoBi)
    Dylan Ray Boyd(Mississippi State University), Mehmet Kurum(Mississippi State University)

Laura Dente

Dr.

University of Rome Tor Vergata