Ideal and real transmission lines. Circuit analysis in the Laplace and Fourier domains. Periodic signals. Discrete-time signals. DTFT and the Nyquist-Shannon criterion. Zeta transform. Discrete-time processing of time-continuous signals. Transform analysis of linear systems. Structures for digital systems. Digital-filter design techniques. The DFT and optimized computation techniques (FFT).
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
Students must be able to identify the essential elements of a complex physical problem in the field of signal processing and know how to model them, making the necessary approximations.
They must be able to adapt existing models to new experimental data.
Students must be able to independently perform experiments, calculations or numerical simulations. They must develop the ability to perform bibliographic searches and to select interesting materials, in particular on the WEB. They must be able to take responsibility for both project planning and facility management. Having achieved an adequate level of ethical awareness in research and in professional activities. These skills are acquired during the study for the preparation of the exams, deepening some specific topics also with the consultation of articles in journals.
Students must be able to work in a group during the lab sessions. They must be able to present their research or the results of a bibliographic search to an audience of both specialists and laymen.
Students must be able to tackle new problems through independent study. They must acquire the ability to continue their studies in a research doctorate or other graduate schools.