Introduction to Radar and LIDAR Remote Sensing

RMS 6240 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Introduces the techniques and methods used in radar and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing. Covers the underlying principles of the measurement techniques and the interaction of microwaves and LIDAR signals with natural surfaces and the atmosphere. With respect to radar, the course focuses on the role of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems and their application to monitoring aspects of the Earth’s surface, including 3-D interpretation. With respect to LIDAR, the course introduces the different airborne and satellite systems and applications in terrestrial surfaces, principally for urban applications.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Winter Graduate
    Jan 8, 2018 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Feb 19, 2018 (6-week classes)

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