CEG1706 : Principles of Remote Sensing
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Rachel Gaulton
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module introduces students to the physical principles behind satellite and airborne remote sensing techniques and photogrammetry. An understanding is developed of the nature and properties of electromagnetic radiation, characteristics of sensors and platforms and basics of digital image processing. Students will gain an appreciation of the remote sensing workflow for applications within the geosciences and practical exercises allow the opportunity to gain familiarity with remotely sensed data sources and image processing software.
Outline Of Syllabus
Nature of electromagnetic radiation and interactions with the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. Platforms, sensors and resolution. Introduction to photography, radar and laser scanning. Remote sensing data acquisition and processing workflows. Calibration and validation. Digital image processing techniques including image display and enhancement, filtering, pre-processing and classification techniques for thematic mapping.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||0:30||10:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||2||2:30||5:00||Practical reports - Image Interpretation and classification.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||4||3:00||12:00||Image processing and interpretation|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||51:00||51:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Specialist knowledge, understanding and background theory is primarily taught through lectures, supported by practical sessions that build on this understanding and allow the development of skills in image processing and interpretation in more applied contexts.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||70||Closed book|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||30||Single coursework submission (classification exercise) 1000 words.|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||x 3 in-practical quizzes|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
A formal examination will be used to assess understanding of theoretical concepts in remote sensing. A practical report will be used to assess competencies in image interpretation and image processing, developed during the linked practical sessions. Formative assessment within practical sessions that are not formally assessed will ensure adequate progress.