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Credits: 3


Catalog Description: Physical bases of remote sensing. Radiation characteristic of natural phenomena. .Sensors and platforms. Data interpretation an processing. Application to crops and land use. Problem and prospects. remote sensing;

 Coordinator: Selim Şeker, Professor of Electrical Engineering


Goals: This course is aimed to teach the fundamentals of remote sensing to junior in electrical and electronic engineering.


Learning Objectives:


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

Learn the applications of remote sensing.
Understand GIS system.

Textbook: No textbook

Reference Texts:

ELACHI, C., “Introduction to the Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing” John Wiley and Sons, 1987
BARRET. E.C., “Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing” John Wiley and Sons, 1976
JENSEN, J.R., “Introductory Digital Image Processing. A Remote Sensing Perspective” Prentice Hall, 1986
ULABY, F.T., “Microwave Remote Sensing” Vol. I, 11,111 Artec House, 1986

Prerequisites by Topic:




1.      General Introduction (1.0 week)

2.      Physical Bases of Remote Sensing (1.0 week)

3.      Radiation Characteristics of Natural Phenomena (1.0 week)

4.      Sensors (1.0 week)

5.      Sensors Platform (1.0 week)

6.      Interpretation and Processing of Data (1.0 week)

7.      Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (1.0 week)

8.      Modeling Studies (2.0 weeks)

9.      Projects (3.0 weeks)


Course Structure: The class meets for three lecture a week, each consisting of a 50-minute sessions. There will be one closed book midterm, one final exam and one midterm project.

Computer Resources: None.

Laboratory Resources: None.




1.      One mid-term exam (30%).

2.      Project (30%)

3.      A final exam (40%).


Outcome Coverage:


(a) Apply math, science and engineering knowledge.  Students must know ordinary and partial differential equation and their solution in time domain and phases space very well. They also need to use complex algebra in this course. Unfortunately, due to change in national entrance examination, the background of students in mathematics is very weak. 

(e) Ability to identify, formulize, and solve engineering problems The midterm and final are closed book, but we provide necessary equations in exam. So the students should have the ability to identify the parameters, equations for solving the problems given in the midterm and final exams.

(f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility Students taught about real life experience and ethics behavior and any skill or principle gain in their study will be affected their ethical profession in their future.

(g) An ability to communicate effectively Students should prepare the term project to learn how to prepare and present reports orally in front of several people.


Prepared By: Selim Şeker



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