Dr Jeanine Engelbrecht, Senior Researcher in the field of Synthetic Aperture Radar at the CSIR Meraka Institute in Rosebank, Cape Town, will be presenting a course on Applications of Imaging Radar (Course code: EEE5022Z) from 1 to 4 September 2014.
Dr Engelbrecht has over 10 years of remote sensing and spatial analysis experience. Her research and development focus has been on exploiting SAR technologies for a variety of applications including geological applications, hydrological applications and engineering geological aspects.
Her course will introduce participants to the principles of imaging radar with a particular focus on end-user applications, looking, for instance, at how signal processing of data collected from satellite-borne sensors can aid in the extraction of biophysical and geophysical parameters.
The backscattering characteristics of SAR signals will be identified, and students will learn how the information can be applied for 1) food security, 2) environmental applications, 3) disaster monitoring and relief, 4) defence peace safety and security and 6) human environments.
The course will consist of theory lectures as well as practical hands-on sessions in SAR image processing for a variety of applications
University of Cape Town