Course syllabus

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Multi-spectral Imaging

FAFF20, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2013-04-10

General Information

Elective for: C4, D4, D4-bg, E4, E4-bg, E4-f, F4, F4-f, F4-bg, F4-bm, F4-es, Pi4, Pi4-bm, Pi4-mrk
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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

Demonstrations include: Astronomy imaging, electron- and sweep microscopies, PIXE X-ray imaging, MRI imaging

Project, consisting of writing comprehensive reports from literature references

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam and laboratory exercises passed. Satísfactory project report.


Required prior knowledge: Basic courses in physics and mathematics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FAF141

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Stefan Andersson-Engels,
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