Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 09.09.2019 - 12.12.2019

Kontaktuppgifter till kursens personal (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Jaan Praks
Assistant Professor 
Room: 2153 (TUAS)

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II 2018 - 2019 (autumn)
I-II 2019 - 2020 (autumn)

Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • After the course the student is ready to work with microwave remote sensing data in a research project. 
  • He/she can classify microwave instruments used in remote sensing, explain their functioning principles, sketch the structure, and calculate key performance parameters. 
  • The student understands the physics of microwave interaction with natural medium and can interpret target properties based on measured microwave signatures. 
  • He/she can distinguish between electrical properties of snow, water and soil. The student can make a basic interpretation of typical features in microwave radar and radiometer images.

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • Microwave interaction with nature. Dielectric properties of natural media. 
  • Blackbody radiation, emission, scattering, absorption, backscattering.
  • Radiative transfer, radar equation.
  • Microwave radiometer and radar; components, structure and performance parameters. 
  • Synthetic aperture radar, interferometric radiometer, image formation.
  • Interferometry, polarimetry, polarimetric interferometry. 
  • Image interpretation and applications. 
  • Missions and sensors.

Närmare beskrivning av kursens innehåll (gäller denna kursomgång): 

  • Microwave remote sensing, passive and active, wave propagation physics 
  • Radiometer, different radiometer types, brightness temperature, radiometer images, radiometer applications
  • Radar, radar equation, radar measurement physics, imaging radar, measured quantities
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), principles, image formation
  • SAR Interferometry, measurement types, application areas
  • SAR polarimetry, measurement, polarimetric decompositions, application areas 
  • Practical SAR image processing skills
  • Practical measurements with simple radar, simple signal processing

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Laboratory work, workshop, homework exercises and examination.

Närmare information om bedömningsgrunderna och -metoderna och om hur den studerande kan ta del av bedömningen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Evaluation is based on 5% of lecture participation, 40% on homework results, 20% on project work 35% on examination results. 

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 28 h. Independent work 72 h (exercises). Group work 15 h. Studying for exam 20 h.

Preciserad belastningsberäkning (gäller denna kursomgång): 28 hours of contact teaching, lectures and workshops. Independent work on homework and projects. 

Närmare information om kursmaterial (gäller denna kursomgång): 

The course is partly based on, and we recommend the wonderful book by Fawwaz T. Ulaby and David G. Long, "MICROWAVE RADAR AND RADIOMETRIC REMOTE SENSING". The book has also rich selection of background material available at:

Ersättande prestationer (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

S-92.3132 Remote Sensing

Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E4210 Introduction to space

Electromagnetics, engineering mathematics, radio engineering basics.

Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Tilläggsinformation (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English

Närmare information om tidtabellen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

One lecture and one workshop every week.


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