• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Pallage Abhayapala
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Digital Signal Processing (DSP) has become over the years an important tool with applications in
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering fields. DSP has penetrated many domains of applications,
such as digital communications, medical imaging, audio & video systems, consumer electronics,
robotics, remote sensing, finance etc.

The Discrete-Time Signal Processing paradigm is a convenient setting to analyse the basic
principles of DSP. At the end of this course, the students should be able to understand these basic
principles, and apply fundamental algorithms and methods to analyse and design discrete-time
systems for modern DSP applications. Though the course will focus on the study of theoretical
concepts, methods and algorithms, the student will be confronted with application and imple-
mentation issues, through various examples and assignments requiring personal computer work
including processing of real-world signals.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.  Analyse and evaluate the properties of LTI systems in terms of its z-transforms.
Understand the sampling theorem and perform sampling on continuous-time signals by applying advanced knowledge of the sampling theory (i.e. aliasing, quantisation errors, pre- filtering).
Apply the concepts of all-pass and minimum-phase systems to analyse the LTI system and address complex design problems.
Evaluate design problems related to frequency selective processing and design FIR/IIR filters.
Construct systems for spectral estimation of real signals by applying advanced knowledge of Fourier techniques.
Judge implementation aspects of modern DSP algorithms.
Apply the relevant theoretical knowledge to design and analyse a practical discrete-time signal system, such as a radar or audio system, using Matlab platform.

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Indicative Assessment

Weekly problems; mid-semester quiz; Matlab project; final exam.

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Lectures; Weekly tutorial; Computer laboratories.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2228.




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2524 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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