ENGEE331-22B (HAM)

Signals

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

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Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This lecture and laboratory course presents an introduction to digital signal processing and electrical signals.

The topics begin with Fourier analysis of signals, filter design, the Z-transform and basic communication signalling techniques.

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Paper Structure

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This course will be taught through lectures and computer laboratory sessions.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Apply Fourier transform and Fourier analysis to analyse time/spatial data in frequency domain. (WA 1-2; WK 1-4)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignments (1)
    Lab Reports (2)
    Exam (6)
  • Design digital filters and windowing functions. (WA 1-2; WK 1-4)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignments (1)
    Lab Reports (2)
    Exam (6)
  • Describe the major modulation techniques used in communications. (WA 1-2; WK 1-4)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignments (1)
    Lab Reports (2)
    Exam (6)
  • Analyse and evaluate trade-offs in the design of signal processing systems to achieve good overall performance. (WA 1-2; WK 1-4)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignments (1)
    Lab Reports (2)
    Exam (6)
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Assessment

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Assignments – 20%, labs – 30%, exam – 50%.

The final examination is a 3-hour restricted book exam. If the pandemic situation makes the exam impractical, then a final 12 hour assessment will be held.

Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignments
20
2. Lab Reports
Average of All
30
3. First Lab Report
12 Sep 2022
No set time
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4. Second Lab Report
21 Oct 2022
No set time
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5. Final Lab Demonstration
-
6. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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  1. An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications, 2nd ed., S. Haykin, Wiley, 2006, ISBN‑13: 978‑0471432227.
  2. Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, 3rd ed., B.P. Lathi, Oxford University Press, 1998, ISBN‑13: 978-0195110098.
  3. Communication Systems, 4th ed., S. Haykin, Wiley, 2000, ISBN‑13: 978-0471178699.

The UoW library has an electronic copy of "An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications" by Haykin. You can access it online and download PDF copies of 108 pages per day (which is more than the length of any chapter).

You may retain a copy for your private study. We expect students to abide by the copyright laws and not share their copies with others online.

A very terse online textbook that covers some of the fundamentals is available here. The author is a well respected expert in the field. If students feel that they are developing a good grasp on some of the topics then this may offer useful reference material.

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Online Support

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Course materials will be delivered electronically through the Moodle website (elearn.waikato.ac.nz), which includes an online forum for asking questions related to the course material and raising issues with the course coordinator. Announcements will be made through this system also.

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Workload

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There will be 24 lectures which will include tutorials, 6 lab sessions, 3 assignments, no tests, and 1 final examination. Two laboratory reports are required. Each assignment is expected to take about six hours to complete. The exam will be three hours. The workload, including reading, study, and filing time is anticipated to be about 150 hours.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: ENGEN201 and (ENGEE231 or ENEL205)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENEL382

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