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Presentation of the module

In this compulsory topic the different elements involved in making images for integrated sensors on different platforms are analysed, the physical principles are given, experiences in laboratory radiometry are made and basis of the geographical information systems are given.

Description of the module

Number of ECTS credits: 10

Temporary unit: First semester

Nature: Compulsory

Subjects: It consists of two subjects:

  • Remote Sensing Basis (5 ECTS)
  • Instrumentation Laboratory (5 ECTS)

Remote Sensing Basis


  • Platforms and sensors
  • Radiation laws
  • Radioactive properties of bodies
  • Absorption and emission by gas particles
  • Atmospheric dispersion
  • Atmospheric transmission of solar and terrestrial radiation
  • Radioactive transfer equation
  • Microwave
  • Interaction of radiation with earth surface
  • Reflectivity and essivity of natural surfaces

Radiometry Laboratory


  • Measure methodology with spectro-radiometers and radiometers
  • Measures of solar irradiation and sky radiation
  • Measures of reflectivity, emissivity and temperature

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