By Scott Gleason, Stephen Lowe and Valery Zavorotny
In addition to sensing the atmosphere, as described in Chapter 15, it is also possible
to use GNSS signals as remote sensing radars, in both altimetry or scatterometry
configurations. Chapter 16 overviews the novel area of remotesensing the environment using bistatically reflected GNSS signals. Basic topics discussed include:
reflection geometry, signal processing, ocean scattering, and surface modeling theory and potential applications. In addition, this chapter presents the applications
of ocean altimetry, ocean scatterometry (wind and wave sensing), land sensing,
and ice sensing, using the latest results from aircraft and spacecraft experiments.
Included are Octave/MATLAB scripts that are capable
of calculating specular reflection points on the Earth's surface as well as complete
system models for generating multidimensional reflected signal maps. Additionally,
a C based software receiver is included together with three spacebased data sets
(one from the ocean, one over land, and a third over sea ice) to allow readers to
pursue their own ideas using real bistatic GNSS reflections data.

Software Receiver for Processing Bistatic Data  
Script for Calculating Specular Reflections Points (Octave/MATLAB)  
Bistatic Scattering and Wave Models (Octave/MATLAB)  

Data Collected Over the Ocean (47Mb)  
Data Collected Over Land (46Mb)  
Data Collected Over Ice (19Mb)  

Scott Gleasons Ph.D. Thesis (17Mb) 
Remote Sensing of Ocean, Land and Ice Surfaces Using Bistatically Scattered GNSS Signals From Low Earth Orbit  

