120.029 Microwave Remote Sensing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to (i) describe the measurement principles of active and passive microwave sensors using physical models and (ii) interpret the information content of microwave remote sensing data based on an understanding of the interaction of microwaves with natural objects.

Subject of course

  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Microwave Sensors
  • Dielectric Properties of Natural Media
  • Physical Mechanisms of Scattering
  • Physical Mechanisms of Emission
  • SAR Interferometry

Teaching methods

The lecture follows the available script, which is also suitable for self study. The following teaching methods are used:

  • On-line lectures with slides and interactive questions
  • Selected derivations are explained in videos
  • TUWEL quizzes to recap self study material

Mode of examination


Additional information




Course dates

Thu14:00 - 15:3008.10.2020 - 17.12.2020 (LIVE)Microwave Remote Sensing
Microwave Remote Sensing - Single appointments
Thu08.10.202014:00 - 15:30 Microwave Remote Sensing
Thu22.10.202014:00 - 15:30 Microwave Remote Sensing
Thu29.10.202014:00 - 15:30 Microwave Remote Sensing
Thu12.11.202014:00 - 15:30 Microwave Remote Sensing
Thu19.11.202014:00 - 15:30 Microwave Remote Sensing
Thu26.11.202014:00 - 15:30 Microwave Remote Sensing
Thu10.12.202014:00 - 15:30 Microwave Remote Sensing
Thu17.12.202014:00 - 15:30 Microwave Remote Sensing

Examination modalities

The performance of the students is assessed via an oral exam.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu14:00 - 16:0004.11.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95559073110oral27.08.2021 12:00 - 03.11.2021 23:00TISSOnline Oral Exam 2021-11-04

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
29.09.2020 09:00 31.10.2020 23:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 421 Geodesy and Geoinformation 1. Semester


A script is available from TU Verlag: http://shop.tuverlag.at/de/tu-wien-skripten/inst-department-geodaesie-geoinformation

Previous knowledge

It is assumed that students are familiar with (i) electromagnetic wave- and radiative transfer theory and (ii) basic remote sensing techniques and applications.