Microwave Remote Sensing Training
Microwave Remote Sensing Training Course Description
This three-day Microwave Remote Sensing Training will cover the fundamentals of passive and active microwave remote sensing and provide a summary of the information needed to understand space-based microwave remote sensing systems. The course is designed for satellite design engineers and managers who wish to understand remote sensing of the land, sea and atmosphere. The course will enhance the knowledge of both people working in the field and also provide a systems perspective for satellite engineers and instrument designers. Each topic will be illustrated using published data about current remote sensing instruments, focusing on practical working systems and issues. Passive remote sensing techniques will be emphasized. From this course you will obtain the knowledge and ability to perform basic systems engineering calculations, evaluate tradeoffs and evaluate advanced systems.
With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.
Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing — The electromagnetic spectrum. Frequency allocations. Brief history and the u.c. scale.
Review of Basic Concepts — Wave propagation, polarization, reflection, refraction and penetration, microwave dielectric properties of materials (water, ice, snow, rocks, soils,and vegetation).
Antenna Fundamentals — Antenna properties, basic types, gain and sidelobes, electronic scanning.
Introduction to Active Remote Sensing — History of radar remote sensing, basic radar operation, types of radars, the radar equation, radar applications.
Principles of Imaging Radar — Altimeters, real-aperture imagers, synthetic-aperture imagers Interferometry and Polarimetry. Basic principles of each applications and satellite programs.
Introduction to Microwave Radiometry — Radiometric quantities. Thermal emission. Brightness temperature and apparent temperature. Emissivity.
Radiometric Receivers — System operation, types of receivers, sensitivity and calibration.
Emission Models — Surfaces, atmospheric layers and scattering albedo.
Microwave Interaction with Atmospheric Constituents — Physical properties of the atmosphere. Absorption, emission, and scattering. Emission spectrum.
Passive Microwave Sensing of the Atmosphere — Temperature profiling, water-vapor profiling, total water measurements, cloud water measurements and limb-sounding.
Oceanographic and Land Applications — Sea-surface temperature, sea-surface salinity, sea-surface wind speed and direction, soil-moisture mapping.
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