This course introduces the student to the basic elements of digital image acquisition and processing by examining how CCD's (charge coupled devices) function and how they are used in a camera to capture an image. Practical hands-on laboratory projects reinforce concepts while the student learns how a truly scientific grade, low noise CCD camera is built from ground-up using discrete components. The students problem solving skills are put to the test as they work in small specialized groups to attack challenging problems. Practical programming skills are developed as the student learns how to apply a high level programming language such as Java, C, Python and/or LabVIEW to facilitate in design, experimentation, data acquisition, image processing and analysis. Topics covered include: types of image sensors, performance characteristics, noise, digitization, scaling, color and gray scale rendition. This course is typically offered in the Spring, biannually. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.
Prerequisite(s): MTH 165 or higher and an introductory programming course such as CIS 101 or CSC 101 or CIS 223.
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Spring Semester 2014