SAR and InSAR Remote Sensing

Course Content

This course delivers basic knowledge about the use of radar satellite imagery in the frame of Remote Sensing and Geodesy. The contents reach from technical aspects concerning image generation until the evaluation of results. Focus of the lectures and exercises is the whole processing chain, including signal focusing, interferometric processing and geocoding. Further emphasis is put on the "reading" of amplitude and phase images as well as the interpretation of different signal contributions. The theoretical concepts are accompanied by practical exercises with a total fraction of 50%, which foster the ability of the learners to process and visualize SAR data. Recent and former SAR missions whose data archives form the basis of most research and application-orientated projects, are discussed. In the frame of a praxis-orientated scenario, the students gain insight into the ordering process of SAR scenes via the software EOLI-AS which is provided by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Course Schedule


Time Topic Lecturer
Wed, June 07, 2023 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. SAR Fundamentals Hinz
Thu, June 15, 2023 8.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Tutorial SAR Focussing Westerhaus
  2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Polarimentry Hochstuhl
Thu, July 13, 2023 8.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. SAR Interferometry Westerhaus
  2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. SAR Interferometry Westerhaus
Thu, July 20, 2023 8.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. SAR Interferometry / Missions Westerhaus
  2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Project Planning, Presentations Thiele
Thu, July 27, 2023 8.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Tutorial SAR Interferometry Weisgerber
  2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Tutorial SAR Interferometry Weisgerber

Further Information

Location: Building 20.40, Englerstr. 7, Jordan lecture hall (R.002) or online (mixture of Zoom and live streams)

Target audience: M.Sc. and PhD students

Credits: 2

Registration: Please apply for this course via the application form.