Fundamentals of Earth Remote Sensing (18 hrs)

Course Description

Remote sensing of the environment has proven to be a powerful tool in addressing a variety of scientific problems. New sensors and methods are continually under development to provide solutions to difficult detection and classification problems in surveillance, reconnaissance, defense, environmental monitoring, and homeland security. This course presents the basics of passive and active remote sensing (both optical and RF) as well as a review of fundamental data processing concepts.

Course ID: DEF 3008S
Course Format: Classroom

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Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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  • Radiometry
  • Imaging System Basics
  • Propagation Effects
  • Visible, Spectral, and Thermal Sensing
  • Basic RF Sensing
  • Space Based Radar
  • Image Enhancement and Classification

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: James Teague, Ph.D.