Classes - Remote Sensing Technologies

Professional development courses for professionals

Each class consists of classroom presentations and hands-on field exercises, and are completed with a Letter of Certification.

The outlines of the classes are as follows:

Remote Sensing

  • What is remote sensing, history
    Electromagnetic Energy interaction with matter
  • Sensors (scanners, cameras) on satellites, piloted aircraft and drones (Natural Color, Color Infrared, hyperspectral, thermal, LiDAR
  • Image Preprocessing (Creating orthomosaics), statistical summary statistics, Georectification/Georegistration
  • Data extraction
  • Image Enhancements
  • Feature Extraction (Vegetation Indices)
  • Classification

Agricultural Applications

  • Seedling Emergence (plant counts)
  • Weed detection and mapping
  • Crop Damage Assessment
  • Nutrient management
  • Water management
  • Disease detection and management
  • Insect Control
  • Yield Assessment
  • Precision Ag Applications

Imaging Platforms  (Theoretical)

Drones, Piloted Aircraft, Satellite


Theory of flight

  • Lift
  • Stability
  • Efficiency
  • Control


  • Requirements
  • Plane forms
  • Materials

Propulsion systems

  • Internal combustion
  • Electric
  • Propellers

Guidance systems

  • Remote control
  • Autopilot
  • Telemetry

Regulations and policies

Airspace classification and control

  • National airspace classes and restrictions
  • The air traffic control system
  • Drone-specific regulations and policies

FAA Part 107 and Certificate of Authorization (COA)

Learning to Fly – Model Airplane Clubs and Flight Simulators

Flight Practicum (fixed wing and multi-rotor)

Remote Sensing Conf.