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Workshop Presentations

Day 1 Morning: Tuesday 23 May 2017



8:30
WELCOME AND MEETING LOGISTICS

Oral Half Session 1A. GNSS-R Missions (08:45-10:05)

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Affiliation
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8:45 Unwin, Martin SSTL, UK Introduction to TDS-1, status of satellite, overview of recent operations & experiments.
9:05 Wickert, Jens German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam, Germany GNSS Reflectometry onboard the International Space Station with GEROS-ISS: Review of activities and current status
9:25 Martin-Neira, Manuel ESA/ESTEC Reduced GEROS-ISS Mission
9:45 Ruf, Chris University of Michigan The CYGNSS Mission for Tropical Ocean Winds

BREAK

Oral Half Session 1B. Data Assimilation (10:25-11:45)

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Speaker
Affiliation
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10:25 Shah, Rashmi NASA/JPL Snow Remote Sensing Using Signals of Opportunity
10:45 Yang, Shu-Chih Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan Evaluating the impact of the Formosat7-R wind on tropical cyclone assimilation and prediction
11:05 Pu, Zhaoxia University of Utah The impact of CYGNSS Ocean Surface Wind Speeds on Numerical Prediction of Tropical Convection and Hurricanes with NCEP GSI-based ensemble-variational hybrid data assimilation system
11:25 Leidner, Mark AER Evaluation of CYGNSS winds retrieved using an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) and progress toward direct assimilation of Delay-Doppler Maps (DDMs)

LUNCH



Day 1 Afternoon: Tuesday 23 May 2017



Oral Session 2. Calibration/Validation and Signal Processing (13:00 - 16:20)

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Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
13:00 Gleason, Scott SwRI, Boulder, CO INITIAL VALIDATION OF THE CYGNSS LEVEL 1 DATA PRODUCTS
13:20 Clarizia, Maria Paola Univ. of Southampton Level 2 Wind Speed from CYGNSS Data
13:40 McKague, Darren Univ. of Michigan Preliminary Intercalibration of the CYGNSS Constellation
14:00 Egido, Alejandro NOAA/NESDIS Application of Delay/Doppler Altimetry Data Processing Techniques to CYGNSS
14:20 O'Brien, Andrew Ohio State Univ. First Test of the CYGNSS Beacon System Using TDS-1

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Speaker
Affiliation
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15:00 Jales, Phil SSTL, UK More details on recent TDS-1 data logging, radiometric data logging, switched loads, processor settings
15:20 Buchanan, Matt Ohio State Univ.

GNSS-R Carrier Phase Measurements Using the SMAP Radar

15:40 Fabra, Fran ICE-CSIC/IEEC; Barcelona Synoptic iGNSS-R altimetry from aircraft using SPIR
16:00 Juang, Jyh-Ching Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Data Analysis of Galileo Reflected Signals in an Airborne Experiment

(Day 1 Late Afternoon Poster Session – see bottom)

 



Day 2 Morning: Wednesday 24 May 2017



Oral Session 3. Ocean Altimetry (8:30-11:30)

Time
Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
8:30 Zuffada, Cinzia NASA/JPL Sea Surface Topography with CyGNSS and SMAP: Preliminary Assessment
8:50 Carreno-Luengo, Hugo NASA/JPL ADVANCING GNSS-R OCEAN SCATTEROMETRY AND ALTIMETRY; SMAP + CYGNSS
9:10 Camps, Adriano UPC Barcelona Ionospheric Scintillation Impact on GNSS-R Altimetry
9:30 Shah, Rashmi NASA/JPL Scientific Application of Altimetric Measurement Using Wideband Signals of Opportunity

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Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
10:10 Nievinski, Felipe Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Institute of Geosciences – Department of Geodesy BRAZIL IAG/GGOS inter-comparison campaign on SNR-based GNSS reflectometry for sea level monitoring
10:30 Lestarquit, Laurent CNES, FRANCE Exploring Ground Based and Airborne Carrier Phase GNSS-R Altimetry
10:50 Liu, Wei Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, 200135 Shanghai, China Ground-based sea level altimetry using carrier phase delay observations of reflected GPS signals
11:10 Shum, C.K. Ohio State Univ. GNSS-Reflectometry Based Coastal Sea- and Water-Level Measurements

LUNCH



Day 2 Afternoon: Wednesday 24 May 2017



Oral Session 4. Ocean Scatterometry (13:00 - 16:40)

Time
Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
13:00 Foti, Giuseppe NOC, UK Preliminary analyses and early valudation of calibrated spaceborne GNSS-R  data from the UK TechDemoSAt-1 mission for ocean wind retrieval
13:20 Soulat, Francois Space Oceanography Division, CLS, FRANCE TechDemoSat-1 wind & wave analysis
13:40 Ressler, Ressler ESA/ESTEC Comparison of GNSS-R Ocean Surface Wind Speed Estimates from TDS-1 against Airborne AWVS Scatterometer Data in the Baltic Sea
14:00 Ullo, Silvia Communications and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Universit`a degli Studi del Sannio, Benevento - Italy A STUDY OF THE RECEIVED POWER FOR GNSS REFLECTOMETRY IN BACKSCATTERING CONFIGURATION
14:20 Garrison, James Purdue Univ. Development of a Geophysical Model Function for Remote Sensing of High Ocean Surface Winds using S-band Reflectometry

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Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
15:00 Zavorotny, Valery NOAA/ESRL First results oF MSS retrievals from the CYGNSS MIssion
15:20 Addabbo, Pia Universit`a degli Studi Giustino Fortunato, Benevento, Italy

Performance of the Delay-Doppler Scattered Power Volume observable for wind speed estimation with CYGNSS

15:40 Lang, Tim NASA/MSFC Using CYGNSS to investigate relationships between wind-driven surface fluxes and tropical oceanic convection
16:00 Warnock, April

SRI International, Ann Arbor, MI

Storm Surge Modeling with CYGNSS Winds
16:20 Burrage, Derek

Naval Research Laboratory, Oceanography Division, Stennis Space Center, MS, 39529, USA

Retrieving Sea Surface Roughness and Salinity from Microwave Radiometry and Reflectometry Measurements Obtained During the Maine Offshore (Maineo) Experiment

(Day 2 Evening Dinner and Henry Ford Museum Tour)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 



Day 3 Morning  –  Thursday 25 May 2017



Oral Session 5. Land  (8:30-11:50)

Time
Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
8:30 Zuffada, Cinzia NASA/JPL Using GNSS Reflectometry for Global Wetlands Observations
8:50 Nazzareno, Pierdicca Sapienza University, Rome, Italy GNSS SIGNAL UNDER FOREST FOR BIOMASS RETRIEVAL: EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS AND MODELS
9:10 Larson, Kristine CU-Boulder PBO H2O 2012-2017: Environmental Products from GPS Reflections
9:30 McDonald, Kyle The City College of New York, City University of New York, New York, NY Monitoring the hydrological state of terrestrial carbon reservoirs: Utilizing GNSS reflectometry to assess surface inundation dynamics and freeze/thaw transitions

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Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
10:10 Lowe, Steve NASA/JPL Results from Recent GNSS-R Aircraft Experiments on Wetland Inundation and Soil Moisture
10:30 Motte, Erwan CESBIO Toulouse, France Results from the GLORIE GNSS-R Airborne campaign for land applications
10:50 Garrison, James Purdue Univ. AIRBORNE EXPERIMENTS IN SOIL MOISTURE REMOTE SENSING USING P-BAND SIGNALS OF OPPORTUNITY (SOOP)
11:10 Kurum, Mehmet Mississippi State Univ. A Coherent Bistatic Vegetation Model for Signal of Opportunity Land Applications: Preliminary Simulation Results at VHF-UHF bands
11:30 Chaparro, David Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, IEEC/UPC, Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain DEPOLARIZATION OF GNSS SIGNALS DUE TO VEGETATION: APPLICATION TO LAND MONITORING

LUNCH



Day 3 Afternoon  –  Thursday 25 May 2017



Oral Half-Session 6A. Modeling & Theory (13:00 - 14:20)

Time
Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
13:00 Park, Hyuk UPC Barcelona END-TO-END SIMULATION OF SPACEBORNE GNSS-R FOR LAND APPLICATIONS
13:20 Chew, Clara NASA/JPL Similarities and differences between GNSS reflections and L-band backscatter observations
13:40 Chang, Paul NOAA/NESDIS/STAR Preliminary Analysis of CYGNSS Responses to the Ocean and Atmospheric Parameters
14:00 Principe, Stefano Università degli Studi del Sannio, Communications and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Benevento Italy Statistical modeling and simulation of delay-Doppler maps in the time-varying regime

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Oral Half Session 6B. Cryosphere (14:40-16:20)

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Speaker
Affiliation
Subject
14:40 Cartwright, Jessica National Oceanography Centre, UK Characterisation of the Cryosphere with GNSS-R Data from TechDemoSat-1
15:00 Mashburn, Jake CU Boulder

TDS-1 Global Ocean Altimetry and Sea Ice Boundary Zone Detection

15:20 Park, Jeonghwan ESL, Ohio State Univ. TDS-1 Coherent Returns over Sea Ice and Land Surfaces
15:40 Strandberg, Joakim

Chalmers University of Technology

GNSS as a sea ice sensor - detecting coastal freeze states with ground-based GNSS-R
16:00 Carreno-Luengo, Hugo

NASA/JPL

DUAL-POLARIZATION SPACEBORNE GNSS-R FROM THE SMAP MISSION: AN STUDY OVER LAND AND CRYOSPHERE

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Day 1 Late Afternoon  –  Tuesday 23 May 2017



Poster Session (16:40 - 18:00)

GNSS-R Missions

Gavili, Narin Department of Geodesy and Geomatics, K.N Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran An Orbit Geometric Optimization for a Regional GNSS Remote Sensing Mission
Masters, Dallas CU Boulder Earth Science Mission Design Tools for Harnessing Satellite Signals of Opportunity
Asgarimehr, Milad Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ A new era in space-borne GNSS Reflectometry; Potentials in near real time storm scale predictions
Sun, Yueqiang National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China The Introduction of GNSS Occultation Sounder II (GNOS II) for FY3 satellites

Data Assimilation

Wang, Xiaochun UCLA Observing System Simulation Experiments with GNSS-r Sea Surface Height Observation in the Gulf of Mexico
Leidner, Mark NASA/JPL Impact of Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts in a Regional OSSE Framework
Grieco, Giuseppe KNMI GNSS-R Observation Operator Development and Impact Evaluation (GOODIE)
Leidner, Mark NASA/JPL Assimilation of CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds in HWRF

Signal Processing, Calibration and Validation

Ribó, Serni Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC/IEEC) Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès The Bi-Band Software PARIS Interferometric Receiver
Hobiger, Thomas Department of Earth and Space Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Troposphere self-calibration in ground-based GNSS-R
Onrubia, Paul UPC Barcelona THE MICROWAVE INTERFEROMETRIC REFLECTOMETER: DEVELOPMENT STATUS AND BEAM-FORMING VALIDATION TESTS
Querol, Jorge UPC-BarcelonaTech RFI mitigation for GNSS-R instruments: FENIX, the Front-End GNSS Interference eXcisor
Loria, Eric ESL, Ohio State Univ. Investigating the Dependency Between Navigation and Reflectometry Receivers in GNSS-R Instruments
Vollmuller, Bert-Johan NLR Netherlands Aerospace Centre -- Amsterdam, The Netherlands On board payload data processing for GNSS-R Using FFT processing to compute reflected waveforms (or Doppler Delay Maps)
Balasubramaniam, Rajeswari Univ. of Michigan CALIBRATION AND VALIDATION OF CYGNSS LEVEL 2 DATA PRODUCTS
Bandeiras, Jorge DEIMOS Engenharia, SA Time series analysis of the first months of operations of the SARGO instrument in the VTS Tower
Wang, Tianlin Univ. of Michigan Implementation and calibration of GPS Constellation Power Monitor System for High Accuracy Calibration/Validation of CYGNSS l1b Data

Ocean Scatterometry

Anguelova, Magdalena NRL, Washington DC Effect of a sea spray layer on L-band signal from ocean surface
Yi, Yuchan School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University Estimation of Wind Diurnal Cycle Using Simulated Ocean Surface Winds Measurable by CYGNSS and ASCAT Satellites
Wang, Xiaochun UCLA MJO modulation of wind diurnal cycle: An analysis using CCMP
Chang, Paul NOAA/NESDIS/STAR PRELIMINARY ASSESMENT OF CYGNSS LEVEL-2 WIND PRODUCT
Lin, Wenming Institut de Ciències del Mar – CSIC, Barcelona, Spain A WIND GEOPHYSICAL MODEL FUNCTION FOR TDS-1
Zhang, Han Purdue Univ. Sea Roughness Retrievals Using Dual-pol Reflectometry in S and L-Band

Ocean Altimetry

Strandberg, Joakim Chalmers University of Technology Department of Earth and Space Sciences, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden Retrieving sea surface heights by inverse modeling of GNSS SNR data
Nievinski, Felipe Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Institute of Geosciences – Department of Geodesy BRAZIL Tropospheric delays in ground-based GNSS multipath reflectometry – Towards a unified angular/linear refraction model using ray-tracing simulations
Kucwaj, Jean-Christophe Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signal et Image de la Côte d’Opale (LISIC, EA 4491; FRANCE Angular estimator dedicated to GNSS-R Altimetry using phase observations
Tabibi, Sajad University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Science, Technology, and Communication, Research Unit of Engineering Sciences (RUES), Luxembourg GNSS multipath reflectometry for coastal sea level monitoring: Extended dynamic model based on the sea vertical acceleration
Tabibi, Sajad University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Science, Technology, and Communication, Research Unit of Engineering Sciences (RUES), Luxembourg Sea level monitoring from POLENET and GNET GNSS networks

Land 

Motte, Erwan CESBIO Toulouse, France GLORIE Airborne campaign: results for agricultural and forest areas

Theory, Models and Simulations

Di Simone, Alessio Università di Napoli Federico II, Via Claudio 21, 80125, Napoli, Italy NEAR REAL-TIME TARGET DETECTION OVER THE SEA USING GNSS-R SMALL SATELLITE CONSTELLATION
Fabra, Fran ICE-CSIC/IEEC; Barcelona Wavpy: an open-source tool for the GNSS+R community

Cryosphere

Li, Yunwei The School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University Snow Depth Estimation Based on Multipath Phase Combination of BDS Triple-Frequency Signals
Chang, Xin School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China GNSS-R Based Snow Water Equivalent Estimation
Guan, Dongliang Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China Grazing land surface reflections over permafrost - observations at the Zeppelin Mountain station, Spitsbergen
Fabra, Fran ICE-CSIC/IEEC; Barcelona The GRAIS project: one year of GNSS reflectometry in Antarctica
Semmling, Maximilian Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ A Fram Strait Experiment: Sensing Sea Ice Conditions using Shipborne GNSS Reflectometry


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