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 and detection.

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. and international.