Chapter 15. Remote Sensing Techniques

  1. Madhavendra Richharia1 and
  2. Leslie David Westbrook2

Published Online: 7 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch15

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology

How to Cite

Richharia, M. and Westbrook, L. D. (2010) Remote Sensing Techniques, in Satellite Systems for Personal Applications: Concepts and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470665619.ch15

Author Information

  1. 1

    Knowledge Space Ltd, UK

  2. 2

    QinetiQ Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Xuemin (Sherman) Shen BSc, MSc, PhD3 and
  2. Dr Yi Pan BEng, MEng, PhD4

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  2. 4

    Georgia State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714287

Online ISBN: 9780470665619



  • remote sensing techniques;
  • remote sensing ‘acquiring information remotely’ and acquired data interpretation to accomplish task;
  • TIROS-1 (Television and Infrared Observation Satellite-1) satellite;
  • remote sensing data;
  • sensing done in multiple bands - referred to as MultiSpectral Scanner (MSS);
  • Landsat's multispectral Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor mechanism;
  • modular optoelectronic multispectral scanner (MOMS) on space shuttle;
  • GOES wavelength, spatial resolution and application;
  • relief distortion in camera snapshot - angle difference between object and target;
  • image interpretation - images depicted in two dimensions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Remote Sensing Data

  • Sensors

  • Image Processing

  • Image Interpretation

  • System Characteristics

  • Revision Questions

  • References