1055 Earth observation

optical remote sensing
  • Optical image generation and recording
  • Basics of photogrammetry
  • Evaluation of spectral information
  • Country cover classifications
Radar and laser methods
  • Basics of radar technology
  • Synthetic aperture principle
  • Characteristics of SAR images
  • Principles of laser scanning
Interferometric SAR methods
  • SAR interferometry (InSAR)
  • Differential InSAR (DInSAR)
  • Persistent scatterer interferometry
  • Advanced SAR methods

2500 Image and signal processing for earth observation

Basics of signal processing
  • Discrete and continuous signals
  • Fourier transform and spectrum
  • Convolution and correlation
  • Basic filters
Image processing
  • Digital representation of images
  • Histograms and statistical moments
  • Color spaces and models
  • Two-dimensional convolution
  • Basic 2D filters
  • Image gradients
  • Feature extraction
Machine learning
  • Types of Machine Learning (Supervised, Unsupervised)
  • Data annotation
  • Training and evaluation
  • Typical models
  • Artificial neural networks

2504 Apparatus internship using space  

The students decide independently and with consideration
of available places for one of the two sub-areas of space use: satellite navigation or earth observation
You will then carry out your technical internship with a topic from this area.
The internship includes the following work points based on real satellite data:
  • Introduction to suitable evaluation software (eg SNAP, QGIS, Python or Google Earth Engine)
  • Depending on the subproject, procurement of available satellite data from suitable sources
  • Development of the question for a suitable scenario (eg crises or natural disasters)
  • Evaluation of satellite data for the analytical description of the selected scenario
  • Documentation and presentation of the results


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