About us

Company

Palindrome Remote Sensing GmbH was founded in 2017 from former employees of the Swiss Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss. The company specializes in radar calibration services and remote sensing solutions based on software defined radio. Its main product, the palindrome radar target simulator, is a unique tool to accurately calibrate weather radars.

We are a member of the start-up hub Technopark Graubünden in Landquart and our developments are supported by strong partners.

Team

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Andreas Leuenberger

Andreas studied electrical engineering at the ETH in Zurich and received his diploma in 1997. He worked as an engineer at different private companies in Switzerland, dealing with the development and optimization of signal processing algorithms, control engineering as well as hard- and software developments for air traffic control systems. From 2007 to 2009 he studied climate sciences at the University of Bern, Switzerland and received his M.Sc. in climate sciences with special qualifications in Atmospheric Science with a thesis on precipitation measurements with microwave sensors. He was a radar scientist at the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss in Locarno, Switzerland, where he developed weather radar signal processing algorithms, radar control software as well as an instrument to monitor and characterize radar pulses. He joined Palindrome RS in 2018.

Marc Schneebeli

Marc received a master’s and a doctoral degree in physics from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He was a visiting scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama City, Panama, and a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL in Lausanne as well as at the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) in Cachoeira Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil. He worked at the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology in Locarno, Switzerland, where his group conducted wind-shear and precipitation measurements at airports by means of polarimetric X-band radar technology.

Philipp Schmid

Philipp received a bachelor’s degree in geography as well as a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Bern and a master’s degree in physics from EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Within his master’s thesis conducted in collaboration with the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology he determined wet radome losses of operational C-band radars by analytically and experimentally investigating the transmission loss and the increase in receiver noise caused by a the abundance of water on the radome. At Palindrome Remote Sensing he develops automated calibration procedures for our target simulators.