Remote Sensing

The Remote Sensing Department has the objective to carry out research related to the generation and analysis of spaceborne, airborne and ground-based data and to develop thereof scientific and technical applications.

As its name indicates, the activities of the RSE Department are related to active sensor types, as for example Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Laser Scanners. Nevertheless, its members have experience with passive sensors that produce for instance optical images.

From the applications point of view the RSE Department is highly specialized in the measurement and monitoring of deformations. In addition the unit’s curriculum includes works in other applications like Digital Terrain Model generation among others. These are the fundamental research areas of the Department:

  • Algorithms and analysis methods: interferometric SAR (InSAR), differential interferometric SAR (DInSAR) and terrestrial SAR.
  • Measurement of deformations with DInSAR, with emphasis on topics related to the evaluation of the quality of measurements and the validation of DInSAR techniques.
  • Terrestrial acitve remote sensing techniques: laser scanner and terrestrial SAR.