Rafael F Rincon

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Rafael F Rincon

  • AST, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION SYS
  • 301.614.5725 | 301.286.1810
  • Org Code: 555
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 619.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Rafael Rincon is a senior engineer with the Microwave Instruments Technology Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the principal investigator and lead engineer in several NASA projects for the formulation and development of innovative technologies and techniques in radar remote sensing for Earth and Planetary applications. His main area of research is the development of advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instruments that employ multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) architectures, software defined radar waveforms, and digital beamforming. Dr. Rincon is the principal investigator for the airborne Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR) and second generation DBSAR systems (DBSAR-2). He is also the lead engineer and co-investigator in the development of the P-band Polarimetric and Interferometric Ecosystem SAR (EcoSAR) instrument.  His expertise span SAR and Interferometric SAR hardware and algorithms, Multi-channel RF systems, digital radar and digital beamforming, physical parameter estimation, and advanced radar waveform techniques. He has been involved in investigation for the measurement of ecosystem structure and biomass, permafrost, topography, surface water, snow cover, and ice dynamics.  He has also been involved in the development of concepts for Synthetic aperture radars (SAR) for the Moon, Mars and Venus Missions. Rafael has over 15 years of experience in the area of active remote sensing. He holds M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Electrophysics from the George Washington University.

    Brief Bio

    Rafael Rincon is a senior engineer with the Microwave Instruments Technology Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the principal investigator and lead engineer in several NASA projects for the formulation and development of innovative technologies and techniques in radar remote sensing for Earth and Planetary applications. His main area of research is the development of advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instruments that employ multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) architectures, software defined radar waveforms, and digital beamforming. Dr. Rincon is the principal investigator for the airborne Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR) and second generation DBSAR systems (DBSAR-2). He is also the lead engineer and co-investigator in the development of the P-band Polarimetric and Interferometric Ecosystem SAR (EcoSAR) instrument.  His expertise span SAR and Interferometric SAR hardware and algorithms, Multi-channel RF systems, digital radar and digital beamforming, physical parameter estimation, and advanced radar waveform techniques. He has been involved in investigation for the measurement of ecosystem structure and biomass, permafrost, topography, surface water, snow cover, and ice dynamics.  He has also been involved in the development of concepts for Synthetic aperture radars (SAR) for the Moon, Mars and Venus Missions. Rafael has over 15 years of experience in the area of active remote sensing. He holds M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Electrophysics from the George Washington University.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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