Scientific and Environmental Remote Sensing Research at the Surrey Space Centre

Dr Craig Underwood

Surrey Space Centre


The purpose of the Scientific and Environmental Remote Sensing (SERS) group is to develop the systems, sensors and data processing techniques needed to investigate the Earth and other planetary environments from space. This lecture introduces some of the current research programmes within the group, which include the analysis of the space radiation environment (space weather) and mitigation of its effects; investigation of spacecraft charging in high-altitude orbits; development of UV-optical, thermal-IR and radar imaging systems for atmospheric, oceanographic, ice-monitoring and land-use applications; machine vision and optical navigation sensor development; image data processing; radiometric calibration of instruments; design and development of micro-air-vehicles and nano-satellite technologies.