ELEC ENG 2104 - Digital Signal Processing

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020

This course provides an introduction to processing of discrete-time (DT) signals. Fundamental principles of DT systems and signals, in both time and Fourier domains, are presented. These are followed by modern applications of digital signal processing (e.g telecommunications). Throughout the course, the focus is on developing techniques and algorithms for solving discrete-time signal processing problems.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 2104
    Course Digital Signal Processing
    Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MATHS 1012
    Incompatible ELEC ENG 3033
    Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 1100 or ELEC ENG 1101, MATHS 1011
    Course Description This course provides an introduction to processing of discrete-time (DT) signals. Fundamental principles of DT systems and signals, in both time and Fourier domains, are presented. These are followed by modern applications of digital signal processing (e.g telecommunications). Throughout the course, the focus is on developing techniques and algorithms for solving discrete-time signal processing problems.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Brian Ng

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 Describe the characteristics and transformations of discrete time signals mathematically;
    2 Apply techniques in time and transform domains to the analysis and design of discrete-time systems;
    3 Estimate the spectra of deterministic and stochastic signals, and appropriately interpret the information contained therein;
    4 Demonstrate the ability to manipulate signals using analytical techniques and write algorithms to implement discrete-time systems;
    5 Describe the techniques for signal modulation and discriminate between the different modulation schemes used in communication systems;
    6 Create software using an industry standard programming environment that provides telecommunication functionality.

    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   3.6   

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Prandoni, Paolo and Vetterli, Martin, Signal Processing For Communications, EPFL Press, 2008.
    Recommended Resources
    Recommended textbooks:
    • Oppenheim, Alan V. and Schafer, Ronald W. and Buck, John R., Discrete-Time Signal Processing, 2nd edition, Prentice-Hall, 1999, ISBN: 978-0-137-54920-7.
    • Proakis, John G. and Manolakis, Dimitris G., Digital Signal Processing, 4th edition, Prentice- Hall International, 2006, ISBN: 978-0-131-87374-2.
    • Bose, T., Digital Signal and Image Processing, Wiley 2004, ISBN: 978-0-471-32727-1.
    • Mitra, Sanjit K., Digital Signal Processing: A Computer-Based Approach, 2nd edition with DSP Laboratory using MATLAB, McGraw-Hill, 2002, ISBN 9780071226073.
    • Lathi, B. P., Linear Systems and Signals, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-19-515833-5.
    • Gilat, A., MATLAB: An Introduction with Applications, 2nd edition, Wiley 2004, ISBN: 978-0-471-69420-5.
    Online Learning
    This course uses MyUni exclusively for providing electronic resources, such as lecture notes, assignment papers, sample solutions, discussion boards, strongly recommended that the students make intensive use of these resources for this course.

    Link to MyUni login page: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course uses a conventional lecture/tutorial delivery of material. Students are expected to spend time outside of these to attain the learning outcomes.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    There will be up to 42 contact hours throughout the course. Students are expected to spend approximately 100 hours of private study, preparing for tutorials, tests, quizzes and assignments.
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

    Small Group Discovery Experience
    This course does not include a Small Group Discovery Experience.
  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Tutorials (fortnightly) 5 Group Formative 2,4,6,8,10,12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
    Tests 40 Individual Summative 5,11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
    Assignments 40 Individual Formative 4, 9, 12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
    Quizzes 15 Individual Summative 2,4,6,8,10,12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
    Assessment Detail
    All assessment details will be provided on MyUni course page.
    Submission details will be provided on MyUni course page.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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