spring 2020

FYS-3001 Physics of remote sensing - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 31.10.2019

The course is provided by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Location

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.  

Type of course

The course is available as a singular course. The course is also available to exchange students and Fulbright students.

The course will only be taught if there are sufficiently many students. Please contact the student adviser as soon as possible if you are interested in following the course.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are a Bachelor's degree in physics or similar education, including specialization in physics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits.

Local admission, application code 9371 - singular course at Master's level.

Course content

The course teaches the physical foundation, concepts, and instrumentation associated with active and passive remote sensing. The course explains the physics related electromagnetic radiation and the interaction between radiation and matter, and explains the basic principles of radiometry, radar measurements, and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging. Various applications of Earth observation data are discussed.

Recommended prerequisites

FYS-1002 Electromagnetism, FYS-2006 Signal processing, STA-2003 Time series

Objectives of the course

Knowledge - The student can

  • describe how electromagnetic (EM) radiation is generated
  • explain the propagation of EM waves and how they interact with matter through absorption, scattering and emission
  • recognize spectral signatures of gases and solid matter
  • describe radiation concepts and transfer
  • explain basic antenna theory
  • describe how a synthetic aperture radar works

Skills - The student can

  • interpret multi-spectral remote sensing images
  • interpret spectral signatures
  • interpret SAR images
  • identify artifacts created in the SAR imaging process

General expertise - The student can

  • understand the complete chain of processing involved the generation of remote sensing products; physics, the sensor, propagation effects, analysis aspects

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 40 hours Exercises: 40 hours

Assessment

Portfolio assessment of project assignments counting about 40 % and a final oral examination counting about 60 %. All modules in the portfolio are assessed as a whole and one combined grade is given. Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F. Re-sit examination (section 22): There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course. Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21): Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination. Both postponed take-home examination and postponed oral examination are arranged during the semester if possible, otherwise early in the following semester. See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway for more information.

Coursework requirements: Access to the final examination requires submission of project assignments.

Schedule

Course overlap

FYS-3001 Earth observation for satellites 10 stp