Remote Sensing Technology

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This course intends to give students an overview of remote sensing concepts, the ways in which remote sensing systems are used to acquire data, how these data may be analyzed digitally and how the information is used in studies of the natural and human environments.
At the end of the course, students should have a good knowledge of the different types of remote sensing imagery that are available and the digital processing and analysis procedures that are used for environmental applications. Students should also be capable of undertaking basic computer-assisted image analysis.
The course is composed of lectures, laboratories, readings and student presentations.

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing & Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Photographic Sensors & Image Interpretation
  • Remote Sensing: Digital Data
  • Earth Observation Satellites
  • Thermal Remote Sensing
  • Radar Remote Sensing
  • Digital Image Enhancement
  • Digital Image Classification
  • Remote Sensing Applications: Selected Examples

The course is composed of lectures, laboratory exercises, readings and student presentations.

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should have a good knowledge on how to acquire different types of remote sensing imagery and the basic algorithms to process and analyze remotely sensed images. Students should also be capable of undertaking basic digital image analysis.

Course disposition

The course is composed of lectures, laboratories, readings and student presentations.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

AG1311 Graphic Information System or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Lillesand, T. M. and R. W. Kiffer. 2004. Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, 5th edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Task, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1; 4.5cr)
Approved laboratory reports (LAB1; 3cr)

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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