Title: COREGAL: Exploring Galileo E5 Reflected Signals for Biomass Applications
Author(s): Tiago Peres, João Silva, Carlos Ruivo, Pedro F. Silva, Jose M. Palomo, Ismael Colomina, Orlando Peña, Chris Hill, Leila Guerriero, Nuno Carvalhais, Adam Erickson, Oliver Cartus
Published in: Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016)
September 12 - 16, 2016
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
Pages: 881 - 891
Cite this article: Peres, Tiago, Silva, João, Ruivo, Carlos, Silva, Pedro F., Palomo, Jose M., Colomina, Ismael, Peña, Orlando, Hill, Chris, Guerriero, Leila, Carvalhais, Nuno, Erickson, Adam, Cartus, Oliver, "COREGAL: Exploring Galileo E5 Reflected Signals for Biomass Applications," Proceedings of the 29th International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2016), Portland, Oregon, September 2016, pp. 881-891.
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Abstract: This paper presents a high-level view of the Combined Positioning-Reflectometry Galileo Code Receiver for Forest Management (COREGAL) System architecture, focusing on the development of a GNSS-P+R (Positioning and Reflectometry) receiver. The COREGAL GNSS-P+R receiver will be the main sensor platform for positioning and biomass estimation. Biomass estimation uses GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) signals propagated through tree canopies. The goal of this work was to develop a GNSS receiver capable of simultaneous high-accuracy positioning and raw reflected signal acquisition. The first prototype of the receiver is currently under testing. This paper also presents the results for the first COREGAL field campaign. The purpose of this test campaign was to receive GNSS signals reflected over vegetation, generating GNSS-R raw data using Galileo E5 signals.