|The Remote Sensing Group (RSG) is a research element in the Climate and Space Department
of the College of Engineering, University of
Michigan. RSG is concerned with the design, development, fabrication and testing of next
generation microwave remote sensing instruments for earth and space science applications.
The research conducted by RSG involves development of sensor and sensor support
hardware, analysis of ground, airborne and satellite observations made by remote sensing
instruments, and modeling of sensor performance by finite element and parameterized
numerical simulations of sensor performance.
Undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering are involved in all
aspects of RSG research. Typical post graduate employment opportunities include
positions at NASA and NOAA research centers, DoD aerospace research groups, aerospace
industry, and academia. Students are also well prepared to pursue careers in
research and development in the related technology fields of satellite and other wireless
communications and surveilance.
Research activities in RSG are concentrated in the areas of systems design, instrument
calibration and operation, microwave system and subsystem engineering, atmospheric
radiative transfer modeling, and signal processing for geophysical inversion, estimation
RSG works closely with scientists and engineers at NASA and NOAA research centers, in
the European Space Agency and the affiliated national space agencies of Europe, in
aerospace industry -both U.S and international- and at other universities -also both U.S.