The paper "A method for focusing raw simulated radar sounder data" by Elisa Sbalchiero PhD student enrolled in our Information and Communication Technology doctoral programme, was awarded with the second place in the 2022 Student Prize Paper Competition at the very prestigious IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).
The paper has been selected out of more than 220 participants to the competition and is co-authored with Dr. Sanchari Thakur and Prof. Lorenzo Bruzzone from the research group Remote Sensing Laboratory of our Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science.
The research paper focuses on a novel methodology for generating simulated focused radar data that model real radargrams acquired in the subsurface of Venus by the Subsurface Radar Sounder (SRS) on-board the EnVision mission of the European Space Agency. This methodology is important for both the design of the radar and the understanding of the investigated scenario in the data analysis phase.
“Being selected as one of the ten finalists of the Student Paper Competition and having the possibility to present our work at the 2022 IEEE IGARSS was already a big achievement for me” - comments Elisa Sbalchiero - “The quality of the presentations of the other finalists was very high, and it is a great honour for me to be awarded with the second place among such inspiring young researchers”
The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is one of the most important conferences of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), a platform for sharing knowledge and experience on recent developments and advancements in geoscience and remote sensing technologies.
The IGARSS 2022 edition, themed Preserving Our Heritage, Enabling Our Future Through Remote Sensing, was held in Kuala Lumpur (Malesia).
The GRSS Student Prize Paper Award was established to recognize the best student papers presented at the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).