Class project on airborne radar system design and development for remote sensing applications

Ram Mohan Narayanan, K. Jon Ranson

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Abstract

A unique experiment on remote sensing education has recently been undertaken involving an educational institution (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and a government agency involved in remote sensing (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center). The centerpiece of this experiment is the assignment of an airborne radar system design project to students enrolled in a senior undergraduate and graduate level class on Radar Systems. The class was split into two competing teams. A fictitious request for proposal (RFP) was issued by NASA GSFC, and the teams responded to the RFP by proposing and defending competing designs. The teams also prepared final design reports, and made oral presentations on their designs during the final examination week. Individual and team scores assigned to each student was included in his/her overall grade for the course. Our experience shows that this technique was very successful, and the students came up with excellent designs. It also provided students with an opportunity for enhancing team work, addressing multidisciplinary science aspects, perfecting technical writing and presentation skills, and responding to agency RFPs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
PublisherIEEE
Pages51-52
Number of pages2
Volume1
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 Interantional Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 24 2000Jul 28 2000

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Other2000 Interantional Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000)
CityHonolulu, HI, USA
Period7/24/007/28/00

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Aircraft radar equipment
Radar systems
Remote sensing
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Systems analysis
radar
Students
remote sensing
NASA
Technical writing
Technical presentations
Space flight
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Education
Experiments
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  • Software
  • Geology

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Narayanan, R. M., & Ranson, K. J. (2000). Class project on airborne radar system design and development for remote sensing applications. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 1, pp. 51-52). IEEE.
Narayanan, Ram Mohan ; Ranson, K. Jon. / Class project on airborne radar system design and development for remote sensing applications. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 1 IEEE, 2000. pp. 51-52
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Narayanan, RM & Ranson, KJ 2000, Class project on airborne radar system design and development for remote sensing applications. in International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). vol. 1, IEEE, pp. 51-52, 2000 Interantional Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000), Honolulu, HI, USA, 7/24/00.

Class project on airborne radar system design and development for remote sensing applications. / Narayanan, Ram Mohan; Ranson, K. Jon.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 1 IEEE, 2000. p. 51-52.

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Narayanan RM, Ranson KJ. Class project on airborne radar system design and development for remote sensing applications. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 1. IEEE. 2000. p. 51-52