Synthetic Aperture Radar-based forestry change detection, University of New South Wales.

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Synthetic Aperture Radar-based forestry change detection
Scholarship Description

As part of carbon monitoring, it is useful to be able to monitor the extents of forests and to detect thinning and the incursion of roads. Many forested areas are very remote and very large, and imaging these optically is difficult owing to the lighting and clear weather requirements. However, L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is able to penetrate cloud and mist and is active, so does not require sun illumination. SAR produces map-like complex reflectivity images of the surveyed area, and it will be necessary to automatically and reliably detect changes between successive images. The aim of this PhD is to develop and demonstrate a method for detecting change in forests from time series of SAR imagery.

Reference Number: 5899
Study Subject: space engineering, signal processing, SAR
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Provided By: Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research
To be undertaken at:University of New South Wales.
Level: Post Graduate (Research)


This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Dates when to submit scholarship application are not specified.

Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD23728 (total may vary). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 and a half years.

Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Aerospace engineering, Electrical and electronic engineering, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY or PHYSICAL SCIENCES.


This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved Bachelor Degree.

Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the university. You can download a PDF with more information about the scholarship here. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.

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