20th IIRS Outreach Programme
Microwave Radar Remote Sensing and its Applications
10th April - 28th April 2017
20th IIRS Outreach Programme on “Microwave Radar Remote Sensing and its Applications” was organized by IIRS Derhadun under EDUSAT during 10th April - 28th April 2017. Students from Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida participated in the program through A-View.
The outreach program was locally coordinated by Dr. Somnath Sinha, Assistant Professor. 30 students from B. Tech. (CSE/IT/ME/ECE) from various semesters enrolled for the course.
Day 1: 10th April 2017
Dr. A Senthil Kumar, Director IIRS inaugurated the session. Dr. R. S. Chatterjee, the Course Director gave an overview of the course.
Mr. Shashi Kumar, Scientist/Engineer – SD from Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Department delivered the lecture on “Overview of Synthetic Aperture Rader remote Sensing”. He started with the introduction of synthetic aperture radar and briefly described the essential elements of an Imaging RADAR Remote Sensing System, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Microwave Bands, Microwave Sensors, SAR Versus other Earth Observation Instruments and SAR Satellites.
Day 2: 11th April 2017
Mr. Shashi Kumar discussed “SAR Imaging Modes and Data Format”. He gave the detail explanation of the matters e.g. different types of SAR system, Imaging platforms and wavelength used in SAR remote sensing, mode of acquisition and SAR data format.
Day 3: 12th April 2017
Mr. Shashi Kumar discussed “SAR Data Processing”. He explained SAR Geometry, Range Resolution, Slant Range and Ground Range, Rader Polarization, SAR Raw Data, SAR Focusing and DATA compression in range direction.
Day 4: 13th April 2017
Mr. Shashi Kumar discussed “Polarimetric SAR Remote Sensing”. He gave an overview SAR Polarimetry, Stokes Vector, Decomposition Modeling, Scattering Information Retrieval, RGB Images of the model and modeling for Biophysical Characterization.
Day 5: 18th April 2017
The speaker of the fifth day was Mr. Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Scientist/Engineer-’SF’, PRSD (GT&OP Group). He discussed “Basic Concepts of SAR Interferometry and Data Processing”. He introduced SAR Interferometry and explained Young’s Double Slit Experiment, Law of Cosines, Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Height of Ambiguity, Single-pass SAR Interferometry, Procedure for DEM generation using Sarscape, Refinement and Re-flattening Phase Unwrapping and Phase to Height conversion & Geocoding.
Day 6: 19th April 2017
The speaker, Dr. Hari Shanker Srivastava, Scientist/Engineer – SD from Agriculture and Soil Department discussed “SAR Remote Sensing for Agricultural Applications”. He highlighted the matters e.g. Advantages of Microwave Remote Sensing, Microwave for soil moisture estimation, conceptualization of a plant parameter that attempts to capture the interaction of SAR to a plant and its use in wheat yield estimation and conceptualization of a soil moisture measure that can incorporate the effect of soil texture in soil moisture using microwave remote sensing.
Day 7: 20th April 2017
Dr. Praveen K. Thakur, Sc./Eng. SF, WRD discussed “SAR APPLICATIONS IN SNOW, GLACIER AND ICE SHEET STUDIES”. His lecture was based on SAR Applications in Snow studies, SAR Applications in Glacier studies, SAR Applications in Ice sheet studies and Future SAR missions for cryosphere.
Day 8: 21st April 2017
Dr. Praveen K. Thakur discussed “SAR Applications in Flood Mapping and Monitoring Studies”. His lecture was based on Flood definition, causes and Impact, Principal of flood mapping using Remote sensing, EO systems for Flood management, Flood Inundation mapping and monitoring, Water level monitoring using Altimeters and Flood modelling and DA using HD models, Flood risk zonation and vulnerability analysis.
Day 9: 24th April 2017
Dr. Hitendra Padalia Scientist/Engineer SF, Forestry and Ecology Department discussed “SAR Remote Sensing for Forest Studies”. His lecture was based on requirement of SAR Observations, Microwave Interaction with Forest Canopy, Application Areas of forest and Future missions & prospects.
Day 10: 25th April 2017
In the first session the speaker was Dr. A. K. Mishra, Department of Marine & Atmospheric Science delivered a lecture on “Application of SAR data for detection of Oil Spill and Retrieval of Coastal Bathymetry”.
In the second session Dr. D. Mitra, Head, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Department discussed “SAR Data Analysis for Coastal Oceanography”. Both of them explained Oil spill and associated environment hazards, physical characteristics of oil slick, methods for oil slick detection with special reference to SAR, application of remote sensing in recent oil spill events, conventional methods for mapping coastal bathymetry and methodology for mapping coastal bathymetry using SAR.
Day 11: 26th April 2017
Dr. R. S. Chatterjee, Sr. Scientist, Geosc. & Disaster Mgmt. Studies Group delivered a lecture on “SAR Remote Sensing for Geological Studies”. His lecture was based on Remote Sensing Studies in Microwave region of the EM Spectrum, SAR Backscattering, Optical vs. SAR Images for Geological Study, Properties for Radar Remote Sensing for Geological Study, SAR Remote Sensing for Lithological Mapping, SAR Remote Sensing for Geological Applications, Optical Remote Sensing vs. SAR Remote Sensing Polarimetric SAR (PolSAR) Technique, Interferometric SAR (InSAR) Technique, Interferogram and Digital Elevation Model, Terrain Relief Extraction from SAR data and case studies on Nepal Earthquake.
Day 12: 04th May 2017
Online Examination of 20th IIRS Outreach Programme Microwave Radar Remote Sensing and its Applications was rescheduled from 28th April 2017 to 4th May 2017 at 9:30 hrs. The examination was conducted in Computer Lab where individual PCs were allotted to each student.
The following students completed the examination successfully:
- Vijay Shankar
- Prem Ranjan
- Bishal Shahani