Angewandte Erdbeobachtung und Missionsdesign


Modul-Kennung: BV450020

Modulbeschreibung in TUM-Online


The module Applied Earth Observation and Mission Engineering consists of two lectures, (1) Mission Engineering and Ground Infrastructure and (2) Applied Remote Sensing, as well as a project, Satellite Mission Design Project.

Mission Engineering and Ground Infrastructure:

Part 1: Mission Engineering: mission concepts, requirements and performance analysis, engineering standards and legal aspects
Part 2: Transfer of remote sensing data to ground and its technical and operational impact on mission and ground infrastructure
Part 3: Payload data handling, processing, data management, archiving and user interfaces. Thematic processing from raw data towards geo-information products
Part 4: Upcoming technologies and new mission concepts

Applied Remote Sensing:

- Earth observation systems and sensors
- Data processing and information extraction methods
- Remote sensing applications for environmental monitoring
- Integration into Geo Information Systems (GIS)
- Applications of remote sensing in natural disasters management and humanitarian aid
- Emergency response and early warning systems
- European Earth Observation Program - Copernicus
- Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe

Satellite Mission Design Project:

In groups of about 5-7 students a proposal for a satellite mission (the topic is provided by the teacher) has to be worked out. The proposal should contain scientific objectives and mission design such as orbit, payload, spacecraft, and launcher. Existing software is applied for orbit computations. In a final presentation, the proposals of each group have to be defended.