In applying Global Navigation Satellite System Reflectometry (GNSS-R) techniques for the remote sensing of surface properties of the Earth, it is imperative to determine the specular reflection point and provide a quantitative characterization of the associated errors. In this article, a rigorous formulation of the problem with respect to ellipsoidal Earth is provided for the determination and error analysis of the specular reflection point. A polynomial equation approach is developed to characterize the specular reflection point. This explicit characterization is beneficial in the GNSS-R receiver operation. The sensitivity analysis is further performed to assess the errors in the presence of uncertainties.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computers in Earth Sciences
- Atmospheric Science