Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Paolo de Matthaeis

(Research Associate)

 paolo.dematthaeis-1@nasa.gov

 301.614.6895

Org Code: 615

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 615
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE CO

Brief Bio


Paolo de Matthaeis received the Laurea degree (Summa cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy. After graduation, he was with the European Space Agency at ESTEC in The Netherlands under the Young Graduate Trainee program, and then with the Remote Sensing Laboratory at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He earned a Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and then he started working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, as Research Associate and where he is currently Research Scientist. His research interests include active and passive microwave remote sensing, with a focus on electromagnetic modeling of vegetation, land and sea surface, and detection and mitigation of radio frequency interference (RFI). He was part of the Science Algorithms Calibration/Validation team for the Aquarius instrument and is now part of the team working on sea surface salinity estimation using SMAP. Dr. de Matthaeis is member of the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for URSI and IEEE Senior Member. He was co-chair of the IEEE GRSS Frequency Allocations in Remote Sensing Technical Committee (FARS-TC) from 2013 to 2017 and has been its chair since July 2017.

Positions/Employment


Senior Research Engineer

Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II) - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

December 2021 - Present

  • Senior Research Engineer with the University of Maryland Baltimore County at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • Responsibilities: Validation of SMAP measurements for retrieval of surface ocean salinity, with particular attention to Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) issues.


Research Scientist

Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

May 2011 - November 2021

  • Research Scientist with the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • Responsibilities: Calibration and validation of Aquarius data with particular attention to Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), analysis of RFI and other issues in SMAP measurements.


Research Associate

Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center (GEST) - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

October 2005 - May 2011

  • Research Associate with the University of Maryland Baltimore County at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • Responsibilities: Development of algorithms for spurious errors reduction and salinity retrieval from Aquarius measurements.

Education


The George Washington University - Washington DC. 

  • Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
  • Area of Concentration: Electromagnetic Engineering.
  • Dissertation title: Numerical Calculation of Microwave Scattering from Dielectric Structures Used in Vegetation Models. Advisor: Prof. Roger H. Lang.

University of Rome "Tor Vergata" - Roma, Italy. 

  • Laurea Degree (M.S. equivalent) in Electrical Engineering - Summa cum Laude.
  • Major: Electromagnetics and Telecommunication Systems.
  • Final thesis: The MAESTRO-1 Remote Sensing Campaign: Calibration, Validation and Interpretation of Polarimetric SAR Data. Advisor: Prof. Domenico Solimini.

Professional Societies


IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sesnsing Society

1996 - 2021

Publications


Refereed

Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, P. de Matthaeis, and J. Peng. 2022. The Fourth Stokes Parameter for Geolocation in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing From Space IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 60 1-11 [10.1109/tgrs.2022.3215094]

de Matthaeis, P., D. M. LeVine, Y. Soldo, and A. Llorente. 2021. Study of a Strong L-Band RFI Source IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 14 9495-9503 [10.1109/jstars.2021.3104264]

Bringer, A., J. T. Johnson, Y. Soldo, et al. D. M. Le Vine, P. Mohammed, S. Misra, P. de Matthaeis, and J. R. Piepmeier. 2021. Properties of the RFI Environment at 1400–1427 MHz as Observed by the Soil Moisture Active/Passive Mission Microwave Radiometer IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 14 7259-7267 [10.1109/jstars.2021.3092996]

Le Vine, D. M., and P. de Matthaeis. 2014. Aquarius Active/Passive RFI Environment at L-Band Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE 11 (10): 1747 - 1751 [10.1109/LGRS.2014.2307794]

Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, G. S. Lagerloef, et al. P. de Matthaeis, S. Abraham, C. Utku, and H. Kao. 2014. Aquarius: Status and recent results Radio Science 49 (9): 709-720 [10.1002/2014rs005505]

Le Vine, D. M., E. P. Dinnat, E. Lagerloef, et al. P. de Matthaeis, S. Abraham, S. Utku, and H. Kao. 2014. Aquarius: Status and recent results Radio Science 49 (9): 709–720 [10.1002/2014RS005505]

Misra, S., and P. de Matthaeis. 2014. Passive Remote Sensing and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI): An Overview of Spectrum Allocations and RFI Management Algorithms [Technical Committees] IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Mag. 2 (2): 68-73 [10.1109/MGRS.2014.2320879]

De Matthaeis, P., and R. H. Lang. 2009. Comparison of Surface and Volume Currents Models for Electromagnetic Scattering From Finite Dielectric Cylinders IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 57 (7): 2216-2220 [10.1109/TAP.2009.2021977]

Dinnat, E. P., S. Abraham, D. M. Le Vine, P. De Matthaeis, and S. D. Jacob. 2009. Effect of Emission From the Moon on Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Salinity: An Example With the Aquarius Radiometer IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 6 (2): 239-243 [10.1109/LGRS.2008.2008822]

Le Vine, D. M., D. S. Jacob, E. P. Dinnat, P. de Matthaeis, and S. Abraham. 2007. The influence of antenna pattern on Faraday rotation in remote sensing at L-band IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 45 (9): 2737–2746

Non-Refereed

de Matthaeis, P., C. Utku, D. M. Le Vine, and A. Moyer. 2014. Aquarius retrieval of sea ice thickness: Initial results Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on 69 - 71 [10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878910]

Le Vine, D. M., J. R. Piepmeier, E. P. Dinnat, et al. P. de Matthaeis, C. Utku, S. Abraham, G. S. Lagerloef, T. Meissner, and F. Wenz. 2014. Aquarius radiometer status Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad), 2014 13th Specialist Meeting on 226 - 227 [10.1109/MicroRad.2014.6878945]

Le Vine, D. M., G. S. Lagerloef, P. de Matthaeis, E. P. Dinnat, and S. Abraham. 2014. Aquarius overview and update General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS), 2014 XXXIth URSI [10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929699]

Dinnat, E. P., D. M. Le Vine, S. Abraham, and P. de Matthaeis. 2012. Comparison of Aquarius Measurements and Radiative Transfer Models at L-band 2012 12th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad) 1-4 [10.1109/MicroRad.2012.6185231]

de Matthaeis, P., D. M. Le Vine, E. P. Dinnat, D. S. Jacob, and S. Abraham. 2008. Simulation of the AQUARIUS Radar Scatterometer Proceedings of the XXIXth URSI General Assembly 4 pp.

Le Vine, D. M., S. Abraham, S. D. Jacob, E. P. Dinnat, and P. de Matthaeis. 2007. The influence of antenna pattern on Faraday rotation in remote sensing at L-band IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2007 239 - 242 [10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4422774]