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.
EN.525.627 Digital Signal Processing or equivalent and knowledge of linear systems.
- 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.
- 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%|
|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.
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.
Textbook information for this course is available online through the MBS Direct Virtual Bookstore.
There are no notes for this course.
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