ECEn 568 Microwave Remote Sensing Lecture and Assignment Schedule

Fall Semester 2014

Reading assignments will be given in class. To make the class most effective, please at least skim the reading assignments prior to class. You will be expected to read all of the text by the end of the semester. Readings will be primarily from the text, Ulaby and Long, Microwave Radar and Radiometric Remote Sensing, University of Michigan Press, 2014.

Reading assignments:(subject to change)

Week 1: Chapter 1-2. Key ideas: basics of microwave remote sensing, EM properties
Week 2: Chapter 2-3. Key ideas: aperture antennas, array antennas
Week 3-4: Chapter 5. Key ideas: dielectrica properties, Radar scattering
Week 5-6: Chapter 6 & 8-9. Key ideas: radiometrty theory, absorbtion properties
Week 7-8: Chapter 7. Key ideas: radiometers, system noise figure, Delta T and measurement schemes
Week 9-10: Chapter 8, 10-12. Key ideas: scattering and emission from natural surfaces
Week 11: Chapter 14.Radar measurements,fading and signal variability, SNR, discrimination
Week 12-13: Chapter 14-15. Key ideas: SLAR and SAR
Week 14: Chapter 16-18: Key ideas: extracing geophysical information from microwave measurements

Homework due dates: (subject to change)
Homework problems are optional and will not be graded. No solutions will be provided. However, homework assignments will be good practice for the exams. (hint, hint) I encourage you to work togehter.

Ch.2: 1, 9, 14, 26, 36, 37, 42
Ch. 3: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29
Ch. 4: 1, 2
Ch. 5: 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13
Ch. 6: 2, 3, 6, 10, 13
Ch. 7: 1, 2, 4,6, 7, 8,
Ch. 8: 4, 6, 11, 12, 16
Ch. 10: 1,2,3,4,5
Ch. 11: 1, 4, 5
Ch. 13: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ch. 14: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 11
Ch. 15: 1, 6, 8, 10
Ch. 16: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17
Ch. 17: 1, 2

Reports and Presentation due dates: (subject to change)

12 Nov: First draft of technology report
21 Nov: Final draft of technology report

3 Dec: Class presentations start, Final version of research report due

Midterm exam:

15 Oct: First midterm (TBD)

Final exam:
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday, December 12


Last revised: 18 Nov 2016