The Space Studies remote sensing laboratory is located in CH 522. Facilities include workstations with image processing software such as ERDAS Imagine, ER Mapper and e-cognition. The ground truth equipment available includes an ASD Field Spectrometer, particle counter, GPS unit etc. Considerable amount of satellite data is available for specific project sites, in the archives. In addition, students also have access to the vast data archives at the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium and the Geography Department.
Some of the recent remote sensing thesis projects completed by students in the Space Studies department or assistance from Space Studies department are:
David Hartzell. 2008. Monitoring Oil-Palm and Other Threats to the Tanjung Puting National Park with Synthetic Aperture Radar.
William Weatherholt. 2008. A Survey of Ethics in United States Remote Sensing Education.
Lisa Kuchy. 2007. Remote Sensing Based Study of Landcover Changes Related to Mining and its Impacts on Marine Fauna: A Case study From Goa, India.
Noel Aloysius. 2006. Climate Change and its Impact on Evapotranspiration: A Temporal and Spatial Analysis for India.
Charles Gareci. 2006. Remote Sensing Assessment of Widespread Saltceder (Tamerix SSP) Infestation and Biological Control in Northwest Nevada.
Shahriar Pervez. 2005. Landcover Dynamics and Conversion of Agricultural Land in Northwestern Bangladesh, 1973-2003.
Apseudo color ASAR dual polarization image of July 2006 showing the spread of oil palm plantations (in pink) in Borneo, Indonesia
Land-cover Map of GOA, India, derived from IRS imagery of March 10, 2000 using Object-based Classification