Remote Sensing


airplane and weather map

RF and microwave remote sensing uses active and passive RF and microwave systems to observe the:

  • ocean
  • atmosphere
  • terrain
  • earth crust
  • other environments

Data from these sensors are critical for:

  • earth science
  • land use monitoring
  • oil and gas exploration 
  • global climate studies

ESL research develops models, techniques, and systems for Earth remote sensing.

Our ultimate goal is the inclusion of our technologies in borehole, air- and space-borne remote sensing systems. We collaborate with industry, NASA and other agencies in modeling and testing of new sensors and in data analysis for current sensors.