Specialization profile--Geoscience and remote sensing

The profile Geoscience & Remote Sensing focuses on increasing our knowledge of the world we live in by developing and using multi-sensor technologies to measure natural phenomena. In particular we focus on measurement techniques from the ground and satellites in space to observe the role of the atmosphere in the climate and weather system.

Within this specialisation, you will learn about state-of-the-art remote sensing technologies, data processing, electromagnetic scattering and how to use that knowledge to retrieve physical information from noisy signals.

Suggested courses

CIE4608Atmospheric observation4 EC details
EE4565Propagation and scattering of electromagnetic waves5 EC details
EE4C05Electromagnetics5 EC details
ET4169Microwaves, radar & remote sensing5 EC details
ET4175Radar systems4 EC details
ET4386Estimation and detection5 EC details

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive):
CASUnraveling the structure of the electromagnetic field in MRI
Development and testing of a switchable fractionated dipole antenna for ultrahigh field MRI
MS3Mission-driven Radar Dwell Scheduling
Design of an inflatable antenna for nano- and micro-satellites
Radar to radar interference mitigation
Automotive radar tracking system
Deployment of Distributed Radar Network
Angle of arrival estimation for automotive radar systems
Radar based Road Mapping and Vehicle Localization
A study of extended targets radar detector
Classification of targets using the polarimetric-Doppler PARSAX radar
Validation of model for radio distortion due to wind turbines with measured radar data

Thesis examples

RSE 2012 M. Van den OeverSpace-Based FMCW SAR Systems
A. ArgyrouliThe impact of droplets clustering on the radar backscattering from water clouds
2011 J.M.M. VerzeilbergCoherent Multistatic Radar Imaging
M. Vosooghi DizajiScattering in Water Clouds: The Impact of the Spatial Correlation of Particles on The Backscattered Mean Power
2010 S. GeorgiouEstimation and assessment of differential and specific differential phase with the IDRA X-band Doppler polarimetric radar

Contact person

For more information about the research group, possible thesis topics, and suggestions for your ISP:

prof.dr.ir. Herman Russchenberg

Remote Sensing of the Environment (Fac. CiTG) Group