Accession Number : ADA319453

Title :   Remote Sensing: A Valuable Source of Information (la Teledetection - Source Precieuse de Renseignements).

Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA319453

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 424

Abstract : Remote sensing systems can be broadly grouped in two categories: land remote sensing systems (designed to look at natural and man-made features at the land surface) and environmental systems, which can be further sub-divided into ocean/ice observing and meteorological systems. Land remote sensing and ocean/ice observing systems are often imaging systems, while meteorological systems can be both imaging and non-imaging. Imaging sensors can be passive (optical and infrared) or active (radar, especially SAR: Synthetic Aperture Radar). The objectives of the symposium were to describe the state of the art in remote sensing and to bring the experts in the field together to chart new directions. This was achieved by devoting the four-day program of sessions to sensors systems, propagation effects, signal processing and modeling, special techniques and observations, military benefits of civil systems, and military aspects of remote sensing. Most satellite systems are civil systems. In 1995, the AGARD AAS-42 Study Team performed a study of the military applications of commercial satellites for remote sensing, communication and navigation. In an invited paper, a summary was given of remote sensing study results indicating that well-organized use of non-military remote sensing satellites among NATO countries can be a valuable supplement to current NATO surveillance data sources. Also, in a variety of situations, fast access to commercial remote sensing images can have a high value for a potential NATO adversary. Examples of civilian systems that may have potential military application include the use of RADARS AT satellite data for global multilateral operations, change detection and geographical information systems. This satellite and future (optical) high resolution satellites provide basic data for digital military maps (topographic mapping).

Descriptors :   *STATE OF THE ART, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *REMOTE DETECTORS, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *OPTICAL DETECTORS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, NATO, PROPAGATION, SOURCES, SYMPOSIA, ENVIRONMENTS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, RADAR, HIGH RESOLUTION, SURFACES, NAVIGATION, ICE, IMAGES, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, FRENCH LANGUAGE, MANMADE, METEOROLOGY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, ACCESS, MAPS, MAPPING, OCEANS, TELEMETERING DATA, CIVILIAN POPULATION, TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, DIGITAL MAPS, LAND AREAS, INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE