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Digital Signal Processing/Image Processing: Freshman To Senior Year

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Conference

1999 Annual Conference

Location

Charlotte, North Carolina

Publication Date

June 20, 1999

Start Date

June 20, 1999

End Date

June 23, 1999

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

4.198.1 - 4.198.7

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https://peer.asee.org/7589

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57

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Hisham Alnajjar

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Session 2532

Digital Signal Processing/Image Processing: Freshman to Senior Year Hisham Alnajjar Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering College of Engineering University of Hartford alnajjar@mail.hartford.edu

Abstract A hands-on project course, which focuses on Digital Signal Processing (DSP) hardware and applications through the use of standard kits, is introduced at the senior level. Since these DSP kits are important and relatively easy to interface, they can be used to introduce first year students to the design and application process of digital Signal/Image processing despite their lack of theoretical background in this subject. This paper discusses one of the experiments conducted by a group of freshman students, and shows that it is not too early to introduce some practical advanced topics to freshmen.

Introduction

Digital Signal Processing and DSP Hardware are extremely important in many areas of industry. The use of these applications is expanding rapidly throughout the world, creating an extraordinary demand for professionals well versed in this technology. A hands-on project course, which focuses on DSP hardware and applications, is introduced at the senior level. The course material emphasizes the use of Application Specific Integrated Chips (ASIC) in standard kits, manufactured by Texas Instruments (TI). Since these DSP tools are important and relatively easy to interface, they can be used to introduce first year students to the design and application process of digital Signal/Image processing despite their lack of theoretical background in this subject. The process involves analyzing a problem, making a decision on how to approach it, trying different design procedures and comparing the different outcomes. This will keep the freshmen focused on their engineering major and help in increasing the overall retention. A NSF-

Alnajjar, H. (1999, June), Digital Signal Processing/Image Processing: Freshman To Senior Year Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina. https://peer.asee.org/7589

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