Principles of Electromagnetic Spectrum and Satellite Platforms

Credit: 7 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $84.00
Pages: 46

Course Summary

The principles of remote sensing are based primarily on the properties of the electromagnetic spectrum and the geometry of airborne or satellite platforms relative to their targets. This course provides a background on the physics of remote sensing, including discussions of energy sources, electromagnetic spectra, atmospheric effects, interactions with the target or ground surface, spectral reflectance curves, and the geometry of image acquisition.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction
  • Definition of Remote Sensing Systems
  • Basic Components of Remote Sensing
  • Electromagnetic Energy Is Emitted From A Source
  • Interaction of Electromagnetic Energy with Particles in the Atmosphere
  • Electromagnetic Energy Interacts with Surface and Near Surface Objects
  • Energy is Detected and Recorded by the Sensor
  • Aerial Photography
  • Brief History of Remote Sensing

Course Author

US Army Corps of Engineers

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