Objective of the course
Observation Instrumentation course gives deep overview of latest microwave remote sensing instrumentation and advanced imaging techniques, which are used to map our home planet. After taking the course, the student will be able to work with microwave satellite data and design a simple instrument concept for remote sensing.
- Microwave emission and scattering
- Natural targets
- Radars, Synthetic Aperture Radas
- Imaging concepts: Polarimetry, Interferometry
- Image processing and interpretation
- Future concepts and small satellites
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: http://mrs.eecs.umich.edu/start_here.html
Aalto University students can read the electronic copy of the book HERE.
Assessment of the course comprises of workshop and homework assessment, lecture participation and a written examination.
Room: 2153 (TUAS)