Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Advanced Digital Signal Processing

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course


DEPARTMENT Communications and Computer Engineering

DESCRIPTION Study-Unit Content:

• Review of the sampling theorem: relation of analog frequency response and digital frequency response;
• Review of the Z-transform: time series and their z-transforms, relationships, and analysis on unit circle;
• Discrete Fourier Transform: Circular convolution, linear convolution using the DFT, time-frequency relationships, the FFT, the discrete cosine transform;
• Digital Filters: FIR and IIR designs from z-transforms;
• Power Spectrum Estimation: windows, window spectral leakage, narrowband and wideband spectrograms;
• Multirate signal processing: decimation and interpolation of the sample points, and their effect on bandwidth and time series; polyphase structures;
• Linear Prediction and Optimum Linear Filters;
• Time-frequency signal processing: wavelet transform;
• Sparse coding: optimisation function, orthogonal matching pursuit.

Study-Unit Aims:

The aim of this unit is to offer more advanced topics in digital signal processing to students who already have a basic knowledge of DSP.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
• analyse advanced digital signal processing systems;
• analyse discrete time signals using various transforms;
• compare different wavelet bases;
• analyse digital signals using advanced techniques like sparse coding.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
• design DSP systems using various transform coding systems;
• implement various advanced DSP structures.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts:

• J. G. Proakis & D. K. Manolakis, Digital Signal Processing, (4th Edition)4th. ed., Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0131873742.

Supplementary Readings:

• Engelberg. Shlomo, Digital Signal Processing, Springer 2008, ISBN: 978-1-84800-118-3.
• P. P. Vaidyanathan, See-May Phoong, and Yuan-Pei Lin, Signal Processing and Optimization for Transceiver Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN-13: 9780521760799.
• M. Owen M, Practical Signal Processing, Cambridge University Press, 2007,. ISBN-13: 9780521854788.
• S. Mallat, A wavelet tour of signal processing, 3rd. ed., Academic Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0123743701.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Before taking this study-unit you are advised to take either CCE3206, CCE5207 or an equivalent study-unit.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Practical SEM2 Yes 20%
Assignment SEM2 Yes 20%
Examination (1 Hour) SEM2 Yes 60%

LECTURER/S Trevor Spiteri

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