Optical & Remote Sensors
$1890 per person
This three-day short course reviews the underlying technology areas used to construct and operate space-based optical sensors, laser and radar systems. The course presents background information to allow an appreciation for designing and evaluating space-based sensing systems. The course provides a broad introduction to a wide range of optical sensing systems with specific examples. Fundamental descriptions are given for various optical sensing systems, and, details associated with space applications are presented. System requirements are developed and methodology of system component selection is given. Design considerations for space-based optical sensors are discussed and case studies describing previous and current space instrumentation are presented. Example systems will be discussed, along with applications and future directions.
Prof. Scott Madry has worked in the fields of satellite remote sensing and applications for the past thirty years. He is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. His research focuses on the regional applications of integrated space remote sensing, GNSS, and Geographic Information Systems data for environmental and cultural resource management and disaster planning and response. He has given over 150 short courses and workshops in over 30 countries around the world on these topics and he has done field work in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. He has published widely on these subjects, and is co-editor of the recently published 1,228 page Handbook of Satellite Applications by Springer Press. He is an engaging and entertaining lecturer with a broad grasp of the interconnections between disciplines and applications.
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