The research activities in this area are:
a) design and implementation of sensor systems for Earth-Atmosphere-Sea observations
b) dynamical modeling of physical systems and model development,
c) development of novel data analysis algorithms for extracting and storing sensor data,
d) development of databases for Earth observation and monitoring.
Furthermore, a substantial effort is invested in producing new complex value added products, such as
a) temporal mapping of the earth,
b) monitoring changes in sensitive ecosystems and human environment as a result of climate change and economic activity,
d) natural disaster management (forest fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanic activity, air pollution) and e) monitoring the Urban Heat Island phenomenon.
The research activities in this area are focused on the development, validation and study of techniques and algorithms for a) adaptive estimation of digital signals and systems, b) pattern recognition (classification and clustering) of signals and images, c) spectral unmixing and classification of hyperspectral images, d) compressive sensing and sparse signal representations, e) processing of communication signals at the physical layer in the framework of conventional single-carrier transmission, multicarrier transmission and cooperative transmission and f) performance evaluation of digital communication systems.Scientific Team Members