AT76.9037 Principles and application of InSAR

AT76.9037 Principles and application of InSAR

Course Objective: This course will introduce the students to the principles and applications of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR). It includes the sensor technology, platforms and data portals to retrieve data. An overview of Differential InSAR (DInSAR) principle processing techniques and applications will be also provided. The course will provide short hands-on experience with open-source processing packages and techniques with ad-hoc InSAR and SInSAR
applications in the areas of geosciences (geology, seismology, volcanology, hydrology, environmental sciences, etc.)

The objectives of this course are:
i) to provide background knowledge and understanding of principles of InSAR; iii) to acquire skills on basic InSAR and DInSAR image processing and analysis as well as basic knowledge on main limitations and error sources of these techniques; iv) to enable critical, spatial and temporal thinking on InSAR for real-world applications.

Learning Outcomes:
The students on the completion of this course would be able to:
1. Understand the fundamental principles of INSAR and DInSAR systems,
2. Search and download relevant SAR data required for a certain InSAR and DInSAR –based project/purpose,
3. Perform basic signal processing techniques for InSAR and DInSAR imaging using publicly available software packages and SAR data,
4. Visually interpret in a qualitative way InSAR and DInSAR output images and interferograms,
5. Gain insight into the strengths and limitations InSAR and DInSAR systems and applications.
Prerequisite: Remote Sensing


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