NPS is conducting research in the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) remote-sensing techniques for military and civilian applications. This work focuses on the development and application of new approaches to the analysis of SAR data of Earth surfaces.
We are interested in a broad range of topics, including (1) multifrequency and polarimetric SAR analysis for materials and terrain characterization and mapping; (2) geophysical parameter estimation using SAR data (e.g., determination of scattering mechanisms, surface roughness, soil moisture, biomass); (3) use of SAR interferometry for determining ground deformation associated with natural hazards (volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides and debris flows), resource development (mine subsidence, groundwater withdrawal, geothermal exploitation) and other phenomena; (4) integration of SAR, HSI, LiDAR, and other datasets (multimodal analysis and data fusion) and improved approaches and tools for combined analysis and visualization of these disparate datasets; and (5) development of case histories for use in graduate-level course preparation and teaching.
The Associate should have a strong math, physics, and earth science background, and remote-sensing analysis skills. Familiarity with SAR satellite systems such as RADARSAT, ERS, ENVISAT, ALOS PALSAR, SIR-C/X-SAR, TerraSAR-X, COSMO-SkyMed, and airborne systems such as UAVSAR (and others) is expected. Working knowledge of SAR analysis software such as ROI PAC, STAMPS, PoISARPro, NEST, and SARscape is advantageous. Previous experience with SAR data analysis required. Software development capabilities and familiarity with the software packages IDL and ENVI (from ITT Visual Information Solutions) are highly desirable.
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Remote sensing; Synthetic Aperture Radar; SAR; Polarimetric SAR; Interferometric SAR; InSAR; DinSAR; PSInSAR; Sensor fusion;