Communications & Signal Processing Lab

This laboratory is intended to support instruction in the areas of communication and signal processing applications. These applications include audio signal processing, image processing, wired/wireless communications, sensors and sensor networks, radar/sonar processing, and target tracking.

The lab supports the following courses for lab work and demonstrations:

  • Waves & Optics
  • Introduction to Signal Processing
  • Random Signals
  • Communication Networks
  • Communication Systems
  • Independent Study courses arranged with the instructor

The lab is sized to accomodate a maximum of 20 students working in pairs at 10 student workstations. Lab stations contain instrumentation and equipment to support lab instruction:

  • Agilent DSO6032A, 300 MHz 2-channel oscilloscopes
  • Agilent 33220A 20 MHz Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generator
  • Texas Instruments TMS320C6713 Digital Signal Processing circuit board
  • Agilent E3648A Dual Output DC Power Supply
  • Fluke Model 117 digital multimeter
  • Additional tools and components for breadboarding and building test circuits

Additionally each workstation has a desktop computer containing specialized software to support students in their coursework:

  • MATLAB and Simulink. Additional toolboxes include Control System, Data Acquisition, Signal Processing, Fixed Point, Neural Network, Statistics, and Symbolic Math.
  • B2Spice circuit simulation software
  • Microsoft Office, Visio, Project, Visual Studio