Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: C4, C4bg, D4, D4bg, E4bg, F4, F4f, F4tmb, N4, Pi4bm, Pi4mrk. Course coordinator: Sune Svanberg,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: Basic courses in physics and mathematics. Assessment: Written exam and laboratory exercises passed. Home page:

The aim of the course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge on the generation of and information extraction from multi-spectral images in different wavelength regions and on different spatial scales. Basic knowledge on image processing should be attained.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

understand how techniques, common to all fields can be used to extract physical and chemical information from images

have a basic knowledge on how spectroscopy allows to characterize materials and phenomena

have basic knowledge on image analysis and multi-variate methods

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to judge the power of multispectral imaging techniques to extract physical and chemical information from images recorded in different wavelength bands.

Molecular physics and molecular spectroscopy, multispectral image registration, image processing, orientation on multivariate analysis, detector systems in the laboratory and in space, image processing systems. Space-based remote analysis and astronomical image analysis. Multi-spectral imaging for medical diagnostics and environmental studies.

Three laboratory sessions are included:

Digital visible and IR imaging

Image processing of data from the LANDSAT and SPOT satellites

Fluorescence imaging for medical and environmental diagnostics

Svanberg, S: Multi-spectral Imaging:
-from Astronomy to Microscopy
-from Radiowaves to Gammarays
(Compendium 2006)
Laboratory instructions, Multi-spectral Imaging.