WG I/2: LiDAR, SAR and Optical Sensors for Airborne and Spaceborne Platforms

Working Group Officers:


Prof. Dr. Norbert  Haala

Norbert Haala
Institute for Photogrammetry
University of Stuttgart
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24D
70174 Stuttgart
+49 711 685-83386
+49 711 685-83297



Prof. Dr. Martin Kada

Martin Kada
Institute for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (IGF)
University of Osnabrueck
Barbarastr. 22b
49076 Osnabrueck
+49 541 969-3619
+49 541 969-3939


Dr. Franz Meyer

Franz Meyer
Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
903 Koyukuk Dr., P.O. Box 757320
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7320
+1 907 474 7767
+1 907 474 6441


Mrs. Dorota Iwaszczuk

Dorota Iwaszczuk
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Institute of Photogrammetry and Cartography
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München
+49 89 289 22637
+49 89 289 23202


Key Support Personnel  

Dr. Timo Balz

Timo Balz
State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering
in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing
Wuhan University
129 Luoyu Road
430079 Wuhan
+86 (0)27 68778395



Terms of Reference:

  • Assessment of active sensor systems for airborne and spaceborne platforms
  • Data quality and performance validation of SAR, LIDAR and optical systems for DEM generation
  • Investigation and evaluation of systems integrating LiDAR, SAR and optical data
  • Evaluation of Multi-pulse and full-waveform LiDAR
  • Address challenges in low-frequency spaceborne SAR system design and data processing
  • Address challenges and applications of high-resolution spaceborne SAR systems (e.g. TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X, Cosmo Skymed)
  • Evaluation of Multi-frequency SAR, polarimetric InSAR systems
  • Liaison with external groups such as CEOS, IGARSS and EuroSDR
  • Associations to other professional societies:
    • German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (DGPF), e.g. Working Group Sensors and Platforms