Observational Techniques


  • 30h
  • Description:
    • Use and performances of different types of space instruments. Direct instruments interacting with phenomena in their immediate vicinity, and registering characteristics of them (e.g. high or low energy particles detectors, plasma instruments, magnetometers, dust detectors,mass spectrometers, etc.). Remote-sensing instruments: existing to form some kind of image or characterization of the source of the phenomena that enter the instrument (e.g. imaging systems, polarimeters, radiometers, multiwavelength spectroimagers, etc.) . Active instruments providing their own means of sensing the remote object (e.g. radars, altimeters, alpha particles and X-ray spectrometers, etc.). Passive Instruments receiving and processing existing light, particles, or other phenomena (e.g. imaging, magnetometers, etc) .