Introduction to Signal Processing - ELE00028M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Kanapathippillai Cumanan
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

To introduce the students to the fundamental concepts of signal processing useful for the design and analysis of communication systems

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To introduce the students to the fundamental concepts of signal processing: analogue and digital signals and systems, Fourier series, sampling, statistical signal processing and parameter estimation.

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop skills in design of signal processing techniques in communication systems.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the signal sampling and reconstruction.
  • Analyse continuous and discrete-time signals and systems in the time and frequency domain.
  • Understand concepts of autocorrelation, convolution and linear systems.
  • Understand statistical properties of signals.
  • Understand principles of parameter estimation in noise.

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Conduct original research into communications engineering theory and practice.
  • Extract and critically evaluate data from complex communication systems through analytical and computational methods and modelling.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Introduction to Signal Processing
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Introduction to Signal Processing
2 hours 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme.  We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments.

A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.  This can be found at https://www.york.ac.uk/students/studying/assessment-and-examination/guide-to-assessment/

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme.  In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work.  Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period.  The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline.  The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback.  The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum.  Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate.  Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date. 

Indicative reading

Lathi, B. P. Signal Processing & Linear Systems, 2003, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195219171.

Kay, S.M., Fundamentals of Statistical Signal processing: Estimation Theory, Prentice Hall, 1993



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