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The NPS Remote Sensing Intelligence Master’s degree program was established to provide students with a comprehensive education in remote sensing, as well as prepare them for jobs in critical national security fields after completion of the curriculum.  This one-year program incorporates courses and a thesis designed specifically to meet the needs of the intelligence community, and teaches skills that will help solve crucial problems for the warfighter.

“Remote sensing means taking images from a distance.  Satellite imaging of one kind or another – optical, infrared, radar – those are sort of the cornerstone technologies that comprise remote sensing.  It has to do with obtaining information about something at a distance without interacting with it directly.”  ~ Professor Richard C. Olsen, Remote Sensing Center Executive Director

Students selected for the Remote Sensing Intelligence Master’s program come from a variety of academic backgrounds, and all share the common goal of directly using what they learn at NPS to benefit the warfighter.


 Remote Sensing Intelligence Class of 2012 (Graduated 21 September 2012)

Professor Olsen, the Remote Sensing Center’s Executive Director and a key faculty member, teaching his Physics of Space and Airborne Sensor Systems course



Students learn the basics of remote sensing in their Physics of Space and Airborne Sensor Systems course

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