ESA's SMOS satellit udføreer målinger over Jorden. (Illustration: ESA)

Microwaves and Remote Sensing

The division's main research areas are microwave sensors, both passive (microwave radiometers) and active (radars). We develop advanced methods and new techniques for processing of data from airborne and satellite sensors.

The work is focused on the development of advanced methods and new techniques for processing of data from airborne and satellite sensors. In this case, it is often a prerequisite to have a detailed knowledge of the function of and the principles behind the sensors.

The activities within Earth observation are in some cases directed towards specific satellite missions, whereas in other cases the methods developed can be used for different missions. The developments are often done in collaboration with national and international partners.

The primary research areas within remote sensing are:  

Application areas
  • Land ice and glaciers
  • Sea ice
  • Atmosphere
  • Oceans
  • Vegetation and mapping
  • Geology

Techniques

  • Interferometry
  • Polarimetry
  • Polarimetric SAR interferometry
  • Radiometry
  • Interferometric radiometry
  • Ice sounder

 

Contact

Henning Skriver
Deputy Head of Department, Executive Board – Education and Economy
DTU Space
+45 45 25 37 92