Hyperspectral and Multispectral Sensing

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Hyperspectral and Multispectral Sensing

Course Description

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging techniques represent methods of remote imaging spectroscopy that rely on natural radiation sources in an uncontrolled environment. This course explores remote spectral-sensing techniques and examines significant technical issues associated with multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, including basic principles of spectroscopy, phenomenology of radiation-material interactions, fundamentals of hyperspectral signal processing techniques, and hyperspectral sensor design issues. Advantages and disadvantages of spectral sensing for defense, security, and commercial applications will be reviewed and discussed. If available, there will be a demonstration of a functioning hyperspectral sensor.

Course Content


  • History and overview
  • Imaging spectroscopy fundamentals
  • Spectral signature physics
  • Atmospheric propagation effects


  • Design approaches
  • Data acquisition methods
  • Detectors


  • Data processing basics
  • Data classification approaches
  • Data interpretation


  • Commercial
  • Defense
  • Security
  • Agriculture

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for system analysts, sensor engineers, image analysts, and computer scientists involved in algorithm development, remote sensing professionals, and technical procurement decision makers.

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What You Will Learn

  • Imaging spectroscopy fundamentals
  • Physics and signatures underlying image-based spectral sensing
  • Spectral sensing approaches and methods
  • Data acquisition and processing fundamentals
  • Application areas for spectral sensing
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn the background and history of spectral sensing.
  • Master the basic principles of EO-IR spectral signatures and sensing.
  • Explore atmospheric and environmental interactions and corrections.
  • Master image, signal, and data-processing techniques, including band-selection issues.
  • Examine sensor design and data collection methods.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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