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ERR011 - Radar and remote sensing
 
Owner: RAMAS
3,5 Credits (ECTS 5,25)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 75 - EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination 3,5 c Grading: TH   3,5 c   10 Mar 2006 pm V,  22 Aug 2006 am V

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Examiner:

Docent  Gary Smith Jonforsen



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

Remote sensing refers to the science of measuring properties of the
Earth's surface (land and sea), and atmosphere from a distance, usually
using electromagnetic radiation. In this course we focus on the use of
radio waves for remote sensing of the Earth's surface. The course
studies the interaction of radio waves with the Earth's surface, the
influence of the atmosphere on the wave propagation, as well as
different techniques for measuring the scattered and emitted radiation.
In particular, the use of radar systems for remote sensing is studied in
depth. The principles are illustrated with different applications using
remote sensing for environmental monitoring.

Goal

The goals of the course are:
To understand basic principles of remote sensing using microwaves and radio waves.
To understand principles of what can be measured using microwaves, and basic properties of a system for measuring them.
To understand how the properties of a radar system affect the measurement accuracy, and how to process the data to maximise the usefulness of the data for remote sensing.
To illustrate how to use knowledge of electromagnetic propagation and scattering, image and signal processing for a particular application (e.g. global mapping of wind speed over oceans).

Content

Some selected course topics:
* Wave and pulse propagation, antennas, polarization etc
Interaction between wave and medium surface
Interaction between wave and volume properties of media
* General radar properties
* Scatterometer, Radar altimeter
* Passive technique - Microwave radiometry
* Synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
* Data analysis and interpretation
* Remote sensing applications

Organisation

Lectures: twice a week.
Worked example classes: once a week.
2 compulsory computer exercises.
1 compulsory laboratory exercise.

EXAMINER: Gary Smith

Literature

Radar and Remote Sensing, by J. Askne 2001, compendium,
Chalmers

Examination

Written exam.


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