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  • General


    SGS3653



    Lecturer : Dr. Mohd Nadzri Md. Reba
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maged Mahmoud Marghanny
    Semester : 1 2010/2011



    Synopsis

    This module presents an overview of space-based microwave remote sensing for environmental applications with a focus on meteorological applications. It delivers basic information on polar-orbiting satellite characteristics, current microwave instruments, and the products they provide. Special attention is given to the newer capabilities for the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) and future JPSS (Joint Polar Satellite System) satellites. Additional information is included for those missions being operated by the U.S.' international partners. This module also serves as an introduction to other, more in-depth modules covering the science and application of cloud, precipitation, water vapor, and land and sea surface observations.




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    • Topic 1

      COURSE INTRODUCTION

      BASIC FOUNDATIONS OF MICROWAVE

      1. Mathematics in Microwave RS
      2. Radiation framework in Radar Engineering
      3. Imaging Radar System
    • Topic 2

      BASIC FOUNDATIONS OF MICROWAVE

      1. Radiometric Enhancement

      2. Geometric Characteristics

      3. Classification and Information Extraction

      4. Radar Polimetry

    • Topic 3

      MAXWELL'S EQUATIONS


      1. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation

      2. Maxwell Equations

      3. Fradays Law to plane wave

      4. Amphere 's Law to plane wave

      5. Guas Law

      6. Harmonic Plane Waves

    • Topic 4

      MATHEMATICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

      1. Basic Concepts: Electromagnetic Waves & Types of Polarization
      2. Interaction of Light and Matter
    • Topic 5

      Synthetic Aperture Radar

      1. Concept of Coharence

      2. Pulse to pulse Phase Coharence

      3.Non-Coharenct Radar Processing

      4. How SARS works

    • Topic 6

      FACTORS IMPACT SAR

      1. SAR-SEA Ice Interaction

      2. Corner Reflectors

      3. Diffuse and Specular Reflectance

      4. SAR Image Characteristics

    • Topic 7

      FACTORS IMPACT SAR : BACKSCATTER

      1. Slant Range vs Ground Range

      2. Slant-range Distortion

      3. Geometric Distortions

      4. Foreshortening

      5. Layover

      6. Shadowning

      7. Determine Surface Characteristics

      8. Speckle

      9. The Ide Speckle Reduction Filter