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# ES3C5-15 Signal Processing

Department
School of Engineering
Level
Undergraduate Level 3
Module leader
Adam Noel
Credit value
15
Module duration
10 weeks
Assessment
40% coursework, 60% exam
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry

##### Module aims

The module aims to introduce signal processing to 3rd year students. It aims to develop the student’s ability to: Select and apply appropriate mathematical methods for modelling and analysing signals; Understand the scientific principles underlying the generation of signals; Use practical skills in a laboratory session in which the relevant test and measurement equipment is available; Select and apply appropriate computer based methods for modelling signals and communication systems; Design signal processing systems.

##### Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

Signals: Time domain and frequency domain representation of continuous and discrete signals; Laplace transform and transfer functions; Z-transform and transfer functions; Relation between time domain and frequency domain; Fourier Transform; Discrete Time Fourier Transform; Practical use of Fast Fourier Transform; Convolution.
Filter Design: Specification in terms of frequency response; time domain and frequency responses; filter design filter design - FIR and IIR; Linear phase filters; Non-recursive designs using windowing; Quantisation and rounding in both recursive and non-recursive designs; Filter applications
Random Signal Analysis: Revision of some fundamental concepts of probability:- probability density, expected values, correlation; Time domain analysis:- correlation functions for continuous and discrete signals, analogue and digital measurement of correlation; Frequency domain analysis:- spectral densities and their relation to correlation functions, analogue and digital measurement; Estimation of noisy signals.

##### Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

• 1. Apply mathematics to analyse deterministic and random signals and to analyse processing systems
• 2. Apply signal processing systems to classify signals and extract information.
• 3. Critique practical issues behind signal processing and information retrieval
• 4. Design signal processing systems
• 5. Model signals, filters and processes using computer packages
• 6. Evaluate signals and systems using laboratory test and measurement equipment
##### Indicative reading list

“Essentials of Digital Signal Processing”, B.P. Lathi and R.A. Green, Cambridge University Press, 2014
“Essential MATLAB”, B. Hahn and D. Valentine, Academic Press, 6th Edition, 2017
“Discrete-Time Signal Processing”, Oppenheim and Schafer, Pearson, 3rd Edition, 2013

##### Subject specific skills
• Ability to conceive, make and realise a component, product, system or process
• Ability to be pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for, often complex, concepts to become reality
##### Transferable skills
• Numeracy: apply mathematical and computational methods to communicate parameters, model and optimize solutions
• Apply problem solving skills, information retrieval, and the effective use of general IT facilities
• Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning/CPD

## Study time

Type Required
Lectures 24 sessions of 1 hour (16%)
Practical classes 3 sessions of 2 hours (4%)
Other activity 4 hours (3%)
Private study 46 hours (31%)
Assessment 70 hours (47%)
Total 150 hours
##### Private study description

46 hours Guided independent learning

##### Other activity description

2 x 1hr examples class
2 x 1hr revision class

## Costs

No further costs have been identified for this module.

You must pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.

##### Assessment group DA
Weighting Study time
Lab Assignment 40% 40 hours

Assignment submissions supported by laboratory activities and using both hardware and software

Online Examination 60% 30 hours

~Platforms - QMP

• Online examination: No Answerbook required
• Students may use a calculator
• Engineering Data Book 8th Edition
• Graph paper
##### Feedback on assessment
• Model solutions to past papers.
• Individual and cohort-level feedback on assignments.
• Support through advice and feedback hours.
• Cohort-level feedback on final exam.
##### Post-requisite modules

If you pass this module, you can take:

• ES96T-15 Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks

## Courses

This module is Core for:

• Year 3 of UESA-H161 BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering
• Year 3 of UESA-H63W BEng Electronic Engineering
• Year 4 of UESA-H63V BEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 3 of UESA-HH35 BEng Systems Engineering
• Year 3 of UESA-HH36 BEng Systems Engineering
• Year 4 of UESA-HH34 BEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 3 of UESA-H163 MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering
• Year 3 of UESA-H63X MEng Electronic Engineering
• UESA-H636 MEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 3 of H636 Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 4 of H636 Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• UESA-HH31 MEng Systems Engineering
• Year 3 of HH31 Systems Engineering
• Year 3 of HH35 Systems Engineering
• Year 3 of UESA-H605 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Year 3 of UESA-H606 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng
• Year 4 of UESA-H607 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year

This module is Core optional for:

• UESA-H636 MEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 3 of H636 Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 4 of H636 Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 4 of UESA-H63Y MEng Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 3 of UESA-H115 MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 4 of UESA-HH32 MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year
• UESA-H607 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 3 of H607 Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Intercalated year
• Year 4 of H607 Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Intercalated year

This module is Optional for:

• Year 3 of UESA-H113 BEng Engineering
• Year 3 of UESA-H114 MEng Engineering
• Year 4 of UESA-H115 MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year
• Year 1 of TESA-H800 Postgraduate Taught Biomedical Engineering
• Year 1 of TESA-H641 Postgraduate Taught Communications and Information Engineering

This module is Option list A for:

• Year 4 of UESA-H111 BEng Engineering with Intercalated Year
• UESA-H112 BSc Engineering
• Year 3 of H112 Engineering
• Year 3 of H112 Engineering

This module is Option list B for:

• Year 3 of UCSA-G406 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering
• Year 3 of UCSA-G408 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering
• Year 4 of UCSA-G407 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (with Intercalated Year)
• Year 4 of UCSA-G409 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (with Intercalated Year)