curriculum_content

Remote Sensing Intelligence Curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School 

This curriculum has been removed from the active programs at NPS.   The information here is now primarily maintained as an element of historical interest. 


Prerequisites*: Linear Algebra, Basic Physics, Programming

Fall Quarter

Physics of Space and Airborne Sensor Systems

PH3052

Geographic Information Systems

IS4056 or DA3600

Space Technology and Applications

SS3011

Probability and Statistics

OS3180 (3910)

Winter Quarter

Computer Vision

CS4330

Spectral & Polarimetric Imaging

IS4053

Analysis Techniques for Active Imaging Systems (Radar)

IS4055

Thesis

IS0810

Spring Quarter

Military Applications of Space (NTM, TS/SI/TK)

SS3001

Imaging Spectrometry Theory, Analysis, and Applications

IS4052

Analysis Techniques for Laser Imaging Systems (LiDAR)

IS4060

Thesis

IS0810

Summer Quarter

Principles of Joint Operational Intelligence (TS/SI/TK)

NS3159

Remote Sensing III: Analysis Techniques for Passive Imaging Systems (OPIR, TS/SI/TK)

IS4054

Thesis

IS0810

Thesis

IS0810

Course descriptions


*In addition to a scientific or technical degree, three skill sets need to be accomplished to enter the program:

  • Mathematics: Linear Algebra. Any standard college course meets this requirement.
  • Basic Physics: Algebra or Calculus based introductory course that includes concepts of energy, (electromagnetic) waves, orbital mechanics.
  • Programming: A basic course in computer programming is required in a modern language, preferably MATLAB.