Next Article in Journal
Previous Article in Journal
Remote Sens. 2011, 3(1), 14-40; doi:10.3390/rs3010014
Article

Description and Performance of an L-Band Radiometer with Digital Beamforming

* ,
,
,
,
 and
Received: 27 October 2010; in revised form: 3 December 2010 / Accepted: 22 December 2010 / Published: 30 December 2010
Download PDF [981 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014]
Abstract: This paper presents the description and performance tests of an L-band microwave radiometer with Digital Beamforming (DBF), developed for the Passive Advanced Unit (PAU) for ocean monitoring project. PAU is an instrument that combines, in a single receiver and without time multiplexing, a microwave radiometer at L-band (PAU-RAD) and a GPS-reflectometer (PAU-GNSS-R). This paper focuses on the PAU‑RAD beamformer’s first results, analyzing the hardware and software required for the developed prototype. Finally, it discusses the first results measured in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) anechoic chamber.
Keywords: radiometry; digital beamforming; FPGA radiometry; digital beamforming; FPGA
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Bosch-Lluis, X.; Ramos-Perez, I.; Camps, A.; Rodriguez-Alvarez, N.; Valencia, E.; Marchan-Hernandez, J.F. Description and Performance of an L-Band Radiometer with Digital Beamforming. Remote Sens. 2011, 3, 14-40.

AMA Style

Bosch-Lluis X, Ramos-Perez I, Camps A, Rodriguez-Alvarez N, Valencia E, Marchan-Hernandez JF. Description and Performance of an L-Band Radiometer with Digital Beamforming. Remote Sensing. 2011; 3(1):14-40.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Bosch-Lluis, Xavier; Ramos-Perez, Isaac; Camps, Adriano; Rodriguez-Alvarez, Nereida; Valencia, Enric; Marchan-Hernandez, Juan F. 2011. "Description and Performance of an L-Band Radiometer with Digital Beamforming." Remote Sens. 3, no. 1: 14-40.


Remote Sens. EISSN 2072-4292 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert