In this unit students will acquire advanced theoretical knowledge, analytical and practical skills that are effective in the investigation and resolution of complex problem solving scenarios. The unit has been developed to enhance students' communication skills, individual and group project participation and other professional capabilities that are important to practising DSP engineers. The unit will provide an understanding of digital signal processing principles and techniques. The processing of deterministic signals and random signals will be emphasized equally, In deterministic signal processing, the topics cover include Discrete-time Fourier transform, Fast Fourier transform, IIR digital filter design via bilinear transformation and FIR digital filter design via windowing. Other topics of interest include frequency-sampling filters and linear-phase filters. In random signal processing, the emphasis will be placed on Linear Least Mean Squared Error estimators. In addition, adaptive filtering and the LMS algorithm will be introduced. Telecommunication engineering applications like channel equalizers and antenna-array beam formers are other topics of interest the unit covers.

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NEE2201 - Linear Systems with Matlab Applications

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Interpret and apply digital signal processing principles and techniques;  
  2. Apply DSP applications in telecommunication systems and sub-systems;  
  3. Critically examine and analyse aliasing, quantisation, signal reconstruction filters. Design IIR digital filters and FIR digital filters;  
  4. Analyse and design Linear Least Mean Squared Error estimators; and  
  5. Apply in-depth random signal processing principles to channel equalisers and antenna-array beam formers.  


A pass must be achieved in each assessment item in order to pass the unit.
Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Design Assignment (1500 word report) 20%
Test Mid-semester test (2 hours) 30%
Examination Final Examination (3 hours) 50%

Required reading

Other textbooks may be recommended by the unit coordinator.

Digital Signal Processing - A Practical Approach, 2002 edition or later,
Ifeachor, E.C. & B.W. Jervis,

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