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AP 540 PRINCIPLES OF REMOTE SENSING                                                                                 (3L+1P) II

Objective
  To teach about basic principles and techniques of remote sensing.

Theory

UNIT I
  Introduction, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic spectr um, interactions with the atmosphere, remote sensing system, passive versus active remote sensing, characteristics of images, radiometric quantities, BRDF.

UNIT II
  Spectral signatures of natural targets in optical and thermal regions, physical basis of signatures, spectral indices.

UNIT III
  Platforms, orbits, classification of sensors, satellite characteristics, pixel size, and scale, spectral, radiometric and temporal resolution.

UNIT IV
  Cameras and aerial photography, imaging and nonimaging systems, multispectral imaging, hyperspectral imaging, thermal imaging.

UNIT V
  Weather, land, ocean and other observation satellites, indian remote sensing satellites, data reception, data products.

UNIT VI
  Microwave remote sensing: principles, signatures, interferometry, radar basics, viewing geometry and spatial resolution, image distortion, target interaction, image properties.

UNIT VII
  Image analysis: Visual interpretation, digital image processing, preprocessing, enhancement, transformations, classification, accuracy, integration, processing of hyperspectral and microwave images.

UNIT VIII
  Overview of remote sensing applications in earth resource management: Agriculture, atmosphere, forestry, land cover/land use, water resources, geology, oceans and coastal zone.

Practicals
  Use of Spectroradiometer, Spectral signatures of different , Derivation of spectral indices, Infrared thermometer and its applications, Stress indices derivation from IR thermometer Derivation and analysis of  vegetation indices, GPS and ground truth collection, Digital Image processing: Introduction, preprocessing, enhancement, classification, accuracy assessment of satellite data, Analysis of High resolution data and time series satellite data

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