A brief survey of Remote Sensing literature shows that radar remote sensors are developing as an important contributor to the field of Remote Sensing. For example, the annual IGARSS Conference Prospectus shows that nearly half the papers being presented are related to radar or microwave sensors and results obtained from them.
The Radar Remote Sensing Group at UCT has been operating since 1988. It receives its funding entirely from contract research from Industry and postgraduate busaries from the NRF (National Research Foundation).
The group was founded by Prof. Michael Inggs when he joined the staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, in 1988, after 15 years working in the radar and communications industries in South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.
Part of this process is providing education to the user community to bring them to a level of understanding of radar technology which will allow them to utilise the technology efficiently in their fields of expertise.
Finally, the RRSG sees itself as a technology consulting group which can support the remote sensing community in terms of the underlying signal and image processing technology (hardware and software) utilised in their specialisations.
The content of this page was last updated in February 2009 (RL)