Batuhan Osmanoglu

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Batuhan Osmanoglu

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCE REMOTE SENS
  • 301.614.6690
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Batu holds a B.Sc. in telecommunications engineering and a Ph.D. in synthetic aperture radar interferometry time-series analysis. His dissertation was selected to be the most original research, and he is the winner of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School F.G. Walton Smith Prize for 2012. His primary area of expertise is radar remote sensing, and he has worked on applications for observing surface deformation, measuring target velocities, boosting signal-to-noise ratio in target detection algorithms, and radar design and instrumentation.


    Since 2013 he has been working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He is working on the instrument and algorithm development of P- and L-band digital beam forming synthetic aperture radar systems. He took part in the P-band EcoSAR system development, testing, and integration phases. He attended the 2014 Tampa-Costa Rica flight campaign as one of the four radar operators. He received the NASA Goddard Heliophysics and Biospheric Sciences Award in 2015 for his contributions to the ongoing radar work at Biospheric Sciences Laboratory.


    He also works at International Association for Hydrogen Energy as an Internet editor. In his free time, he helps to create new features for Technical University of Delft's Interferometry software (DORIS), and he is the core developer of the Automated DORis Environment (ADORE).


    He is a member of the IEEE and American Geophysical Union, and co-chairs committees under Turkish American Scholars and Scientists Association (TASSA) and International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote-Sensing Technical Committee 7. He is a co-investigator for several radar remote sensing projects, for which he uses radar satellite imagery operated by European, German, Italian, Japanese and Canadian Space Agencies, NASA's airborne sensors DBSAR, ECOSAR and UAVSAR, and GAMMA's Ground Based Radar Interferometer.

    Research Interests

    Radar Remote Sensing

    Radar remote sensing uses microwave instruments to gather information about targets at a distance. 



    Current Projects

    EcoSAR

     EcoSAR is a new P-band airborne radar instrument developed at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for the polarimetric and interferometric measurements of ecosystem structure and biomass.

    Positions/Employment

    1/2016 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    8/2007 - Present

    Internet Editor

    International Association of Hydrogen Energy, Miami, FL  
    6/2013 - 1/2016

    Scientist I

    Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    7/2011 - 5/2013

    Post-Doc

    University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK  
    8/2005 - 5/2011

    Research Assistant

    University of Miami, Miami, FL  

    Education

    University of Miami, RSMAS, Key Biscayne, FL
        Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics
        Dissertation Title: “Development and Application of Algorithms for InSAR Time Series”
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
        Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering

    Professional Societies

    International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing , 2011 - Present
    WGVII/7 Co-Chair
    Turkish-American Scientists & Scholars Association , 2012 - Present
    Managing Director, Natural Sciences Committee Co-Chair
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001 - Present
    American Geophysical Union, 2005 - Present

    Professional Service

    Lead Developer of Automated Doris Environment: ADORE-DORIS
    http://adore-doris.googlecode.com

    Awards

    2015 NASA GSFC Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences (HOBI) Award
    2013 F.G. Walton Smith Prize for Ph.D. Dissertation, RSMAS, University of Miami
    2007-2010 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

    Publications

    Refereed

    Osmanoglu, B., F. Sunar, S. Wdowinski, and E. Cabral-Cano. 2016. "Time series analysis of InSAR data: Methods and trends." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 115: 90-102 [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.10.003]

    Kaasalainen, S., M. Holopainen, M. Karjalainen, et al. M. Vastaranta, V. Kankare, K. Karila, and B. Osmanoglu. 2015. "Combining Lidar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Estimate Forest Biomass: Status and Prospects." Forests, 6 (1): 252-270 [10.3390/f6010252]

    Lee, S.-K., L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, D. Lagomasino, et al. B. Osmanoglu, M. Simard, C. Trettin, M. Rahman, and I. Ahmed. 2015. "Large-scale mangrove canopy height map generation from TanDEM-X data by means of Pol-InSAR techniques." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326420]

    Osmanoglu, B., T. H. Dixon, and S. Wdowinski. 2014. "Three-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping for Satellite Radar Interferometry, I: DEM Generation." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (2): 1059-1075 [10.1109/tgrs.2013.2247043]

    Non-Refereed

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, M. Perrine, and C. Du Toit. 2015. "ECOSAR: P-band digital beamforming polarimetric and single pass interferometric SAR." 2015 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon) [10.1109/radar.2015.7131086]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S.-K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, V. Marrero, and M. Yeary. 2015. "Next generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR-2)." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2774-2777 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326389]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, et al. B. Osmanoglu, J. Ranson, and G. Sun. 2015. "Digital beamforming synthetic aperture radar (DBSAR): Single-pass interferometry for forest structure estimation." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 200-202 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7325734]

    Rincon, R. F., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, K. J. Ranson, et al. B. Osmanoglu, G. Sun, M. Deshpande, M. Perrine, C. D. Toit, Q. Bonds, J. Beck, and D. Lu. 2014. "The ecosystems SAR (EcoSAR) an airborne P-band polarimetric InSAR for the measurement of vegetation structure, biomass and permafrost." Radar Conference, 2014 IEEE 1443-1445 [10.1109/RADAR.2014.6875827]

    Lee, S., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, B. Osmanoglu, and G. Sun. 2014. "Polarimetric SAR interferometry evaluation in mangroves." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International 4584 - 4587 [10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947513]

    Brief Bio

    Batu holds a B.Sc. in telecommunications engineering and a Ph.D. in synthetic aperture radar interferometry time-series analysis. His dissertation was selected to be the most original research, and he is the winner of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School F.G. Walton Smith Prize for 2012. His primary area of expertise is radar remote sensing, and he has worked on applications for observing surface deformation, measuring target velocities, boosting signal-to-noise ratio in target detection algorithms, and radar design and instrumentation.


    Since 2013 he has been working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He is working on the instrument and algorithm development of P- and L-band digital beam forming synthetic aperture radar systems. He took part in the P-band EcoSAR system development, testing, and integration phases. He attended the 2014 Tampa-Costa Rica flight campaign as one of the four radar operators. He received the NASA Goddard Heliophysics and Biospheric Sciences Award in 2015 for his contributions to the ongoing radar work at Biospheric Sciences Laboratory.


    He also works at International Association for Hydrogen Energy as an Internet editor. In his free time, he helps to create new features for Technical University of Delft's Interferometry software (DORIS), and he is the core developer of the Automated DORis Environment (ADORE).


    He is a member of the IEEE and American Geophysical Union, and co-chairs committees under Turkish American Scholars and Scientists Association (TASSA) and International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote-Sensing Technical Committee 7. He is a co-investigator for several radar remote sensing projects, for which he uses radar satellite imagery operated by European, German, Italian, Japanese and Canadian Space Agencies, NASA's airborne sensors DBSAR, ECOSAR and UAVSAR, and GAMMA's Ground Based Radar Interferometer.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Osmanoglu, B., F. Sunar, S. Wdowinski, and E. Cabral-Cano. 2016. "Time series analysis of InSAR data: Methods and trends." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 115 90-102 [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.10.003]

    Kaasalainen, S., M. Holopainen, M. Karjalainen, et al. M. Vastaranta, V. Kankare, K. Karila, and B. Osmanoglu. 2015. "Combining Lidar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Estimate Forest Biomass: Status and Prospects." Forests 6 (1): 252-270 [10.3390/f6010252]

    Lee, S.-K., L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, D. Lagomasino, et al. B. Osmanoglu, M. Simard, C. Trettin, M. Rahman, and I. Ahmed. 2015. "Large-scale mangrove canopy height map generation from TanDEM-X data by means of Pol-InSAR techniques." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326420]

    Osmanoglu, B., T. H. Dixon, and S. Wdowinski. 2014. "Three-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping for Satellite Radar Interferometry, I: DEM Generation." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (2): 1059-1075 [10.1109/tgrs.2013.2247043]

    Non-Refereed

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, M. Perrine, and C. Du Toit. 2015. "ECOSAR: P-band digital beamforming polarimetric and single pass interferometric SAR." 2015 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon) [10.1109/radar.2015.7131086]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S.-K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, V. Marrero, and M. Yeary. 2015. "Next generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR-2)." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2774-2777 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326389]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, et al. B. Osmanoglu, J. Ranson, and G. Sun. 2015. "Digital beamforming synthetic aperture radar (DBSAR): Single-pass interferometry for forest structure estimation." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 200-202 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7325734]

    Rincon, R. F., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, K. J. Ranson, et al. B. Osmanoglu, G. Sun, M. Deshpande, M. Perrine, C. D. Toit, Q. Bonds, J. Beck, and D. Lu. 2014. "The ecosystems SAR (EcoSAR) an airborne P-band polarimetric InSAR for the measurement of vegetation structure, biomass and permafrost." Radar Conference, 2014 IEEE 1443-1445 [10.1109/RADAR.2014.6875827]

    Lee, S., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, B. Osmanoglu, and G. Sun. 2014. "Polarimetric SAR interferometry evaluation in mangroves." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International 4584 - 4587 [10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947513]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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