Instructor Information

Timothy Miller

Work Phone: 443-778-5926

Course Information

Course Description

The overall goal of the course is to provide the student with a unified view of images, concentrating on image creation, and image processing. Optical, photographic, analog, and digital image systems are highlighted. Topics include image input, output, and processing devices; visual perception; video systems; and fundamentals of image enhancement and restoration. Coding, filtering, and transform techniques are covered, with applications to remote sensing and biomedical problems.

Prerequisites

EN.525.627 Digital Signal Processing or equivalent and knowledge of linear systems.

Course Goal

The overall goal of the course is to provide the student with a unified view of images, concentrating on image creation, and also image processing.  For example:  adjustment of the "contrast" control on a television  causes an operation to be performed on an image that can be described mathematically.  This same operation can be accomplished by different means in digital or photographic systems.


Course Objectives

  • By the end of the course, students should be able to:
    Describe the human visual system and basic aspects of visual perception.
  • Describe both analog and digital photography, their similarities and differences, and how they compare to the human visual system and visual perception.
  • Describe both analog and digital video systems, their similarities and differences, and how they relate to visual perception.
  • Describe the basic features of imaging sensors.  Describe the basic features of optical processing.  Describe the relationships between the various types of imaging covered in the course.

When This Course is Typically Offered

This course is typically offered in the Spring in the Kossiakoff Center at APL.

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Images
  • The Human Visual System
  • Color in Images
  • Geometrical Optics
  • Analog Photography
  • Digital Photography, Imaging Detectors: CCD, CMOS
  • Image Formats and Display Systems
  • The NTSC Video System
  • Digital Video
  • Image Enhancement and Restoration
  • Stereo 3D Imaging

Student Assessment Criteria

Homework (~6 assignments) 40%
Mid-term Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%
Final Presentation (~20 minutes) 20%

Computer and Technical Requirements

A knowledge of Fourier Transforms is assumed.  Students will also need access to computational software capable of image processing and analysis, such as Matlab or IDL.

Participation Expectations

 This course will consist of four basic student requirements:
Homework:  homework will be assigned most weeks, and graded on a scale of 0 to 100.  Late homework will not be accepted, but the lowest homework score will be dropped.
Midterm Examination:  a take-home midterm will be handed out at the end of class before Spring Break and due at the start of class after Spring Break.
Final Examination:  a take-home fnal exam will be handed out two weeks before the last class period and will be due at the start of the last class period.  The final will only cover material after that covered in the midterm.
Final Presentation:  students are required to make an in-class presentation (~15-20 minutes long) during the final class period on a topic of their choosing.

Textbooks

Textbook information for this course is available online through the MBS Direct Virtual Bookstore.

Course Notes

There are no notes for this course.

Term Specific Course Website

http://blackboard.jhu.edu

(Last Modified: 01/17/2015 10:11:11 AM)