Daniel Gomez Garcia Alvestegui

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact Info

315 Nichols Hall
2335 Irving Hill Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


B.S. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Kansas, 2008, Lawrence, Kansas
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Kansas, 2011, Lawrence, Kansas
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas


Dr. Gomez-Garcia’s expertise and research interest include the analysis and development of radar systems, and scattering analysis of electromagnetic waves. His doctoral work involved the developed of a scattering analysis method for simulating the forward backscatter due to wheat canopies and for retrieving their leaf-area density. At CReSIS, Dr. Gomez-Garcia has been playing a major role for the development of radar systems. His work spans the development of RF/microwave sub-systems, antennas, waveform generators and improvements of data acquisition systems. He has developed frequency linearization methods for chirp generators used in medium-range frequency-modulated-continuous-wave radars. His efforts have enabled the development of the 2-8 GHz and the 2-18 GHz chirp generators used for the ultra-wideband Snow Radars. He has participated in field experiments for the installation, testing, operation and data processing of radar systems since 2010. His field experiment experience includes the operation of radar systems for the NASA operation Ice Bridge campaigns. He received the NASA Group Achievement Award in 2011 and 2013. He has also received the Antarctic Service Medal of the United States.

Research interests:

  • Radar Systems, Microwave Remote Sensing, RF Systems, Electromagnetic scattering, Microwave Imaging

Selected Publications

[1]      Daniel Gomez-Garcia, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Steven Welch, Carl Leuschen, “High-Throughput Phenotyping of Wheat Canopy Height using Ultra-Wideband Radar: First Results,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Accepted for Publication.

[2]      Jie-Bang Yan, Sivaprasad Gogineni, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Daniel Gomez-Garcia, John Paden, Jilu Li, Carl J Leuschen, David A Braaten, Jacqueline A Richter-Menge, Sinead Louise Farrell, John Brozena, Richard D Hale, “Airborne Measurements of Snow Thickness: Using ultrawide-band frequency-modulated-continuous-wave radars,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 57-76, June 2017.

[3]      J. B. Yan, D. Gomez-Garcia, J. McDaniels, Y. Li, S. Gogineni, F. Rodriguez-Morales, J. Brozena, C. Leuschen, "Ultrawideband FMCW Radar for Airborne Measurements of Snow Over Sea Ice and Land," in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 834-843, Feb. 2017.

[4]     Zongbo Wang, Prasad Gogineni, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Jie Yan, John Paden,  Carl Leuschen, Richard Hale, Jilu Li, Callen Carabajal, Daniel Gomez-Garcia, Bryan Townley, Robert Willer, Leigh Stearns, Sarah Child, David Braaten, "Multichannel Wideband Synthetic Aperture Radar for Ice Sheet Remote Sensing: Development and the First Deployment in Antarctica," in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 9, no. 3, pp.980-993, March 2016

[5]    Aqsa Patel, John Paden, Carl Leuschen, Ron Kwok, Daniel Gomez-Garcia, Ben Panzer, Malcolm W. J. Davidson, and Sivaprasad Gogineni, "Fine-Resolution Radar Altimeter Measurements on Land and Sea Ice," in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 2547-2564, May 2015.

[6]      F. Rodriguez-Morales, S. Gogineni, C. Leuschen, J. Paden, J. Li, C. Lewis, B. Panzer, D. Gomez-Garcia, A. Patel, K. Byers, R. Crowe, K. Player, R. Hale, E. Arnold, L. Smith, C. Gifford, D. Braaten, and C. Panton, "Advanced Multifrequency Radar Instrumentation for Polar Research," in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 2824-2842, May 2014.

[7] B. Panzer, D. Gomez-Garcia, A. Patel, C. Leuschen, J. Paden, T. Markus, and S. Gogineni, “Development of an ultra-wideband radar for measuring snow thickness on sea ice,” Journal of Glaciology Instruments and Methods, vol. 59, no. 214, pp. 244-254, April 2013.

[8]      Jilu Li, John Paden, Carl Leuschen, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Richard Hale, Emily Arnold, Reid Crowe, Daniel Gomez-Garcia and Prasad Gogineni, "High-Altitude Radar Measurements of Ice Thickness Over the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets as a Part of Operation IceBridge," in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 742-754, Feb. 2013.

[9]      J. Yan, J. Li, F. Rodriguez-Morales, R. Crowe, D. Gomez-Garcia , E. Arnold, J. Paden, C. Leuschen, S. Gogineni, "Measurements of In-Flight Cross-Track Antenna Patterns of Radar Depth Sounder/Imager," in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 60, no. 12, pp. 5669-5678, Dec. 2012.