Alvaro Arenas Pingarron
I am an electrical engineer in the field of signal processing. After working in Spain and Germany, I moved to UK for the PhD at University College London (UCL). This was the first time I worked with BAS scientists and engineers, in a project to process the BAS airborne radar PASIN2, for deep-ice sounding and 3D imagery beneath the ice thickness. After completing the PhD in 2020, I joined BAS in 2022.
My main role is the data processing of BAS radars and contribute to their further development. In particular, to review, experiment and modify how PASIN2 and ApRES radars can be exploited, regarding both the data collection and processing. This implies to identify the different aims and objectives of scientists (from BAS or external), by a feedback loop in which the needs of engineers and scientists can be met.
- Modelling, interpretation and processing of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data applied to ice sounding, by exploiting the diversity of SAR look-angle, spatial distribution of the antenna array, and signal bandwidth.
- Strategies for polarimetric data collection and processing, with airborne (PASIN2) and ground-based (ApRES) radars. How can these instruments better meet the scientific needs and be compared and complemented?