Signal acquisition and analysis

Faculteit Medische Wetenschappen / UMCG
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode BWM145
Vaknaam Signal acquisition and analysis
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Signal acquisition and analysis
Leerdoelen The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge on how to acquire analog and digital signals using electronic equipment
- Perform signal acquisition using serial communication, including the use of MATLAB as an acquisition environment, and diagnose related problems
- Operate and program the Arduino (or similar) microcontroller
- Use technical knowledge to analyze analog and digital signals, including the use of MATLAB as a processing environment
- Compare and assess different techniques for the analysis of analog and digital signals
- Formulate and appraise innovative technical solutions to analyze signals based on scientific research questions
- Demonstrate professionalism in the interactions with colleagues during the design, formulation and presentation of innovative solutions to signal analysis problems
Omschrijving This course has strong relationships with Neuromechanics (BWM133) and Introduction to Dynamical Systems (BWM142).
description Students learn methods and techniques to acquire and analyze signals, starting from fundamental research questions applicable to human movement sciences. Students use a prototyping electronic platform (Arduino) and flexible hardware components, as well as analysis software (Arduino and MATLAB) in order to develop solutions during the practicals. Students write individual technical notes, giving a brief solution to problems on specific developments, techniques, procedures and research questions that are presented during the lectures. A final, written exam will take place at the end of the course with theoretical and practical questions on the topics presented during the lecture.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
(Lectures and tutorials (26))
Toetsvorm verslag
(Grade is based on written assignments and final exam. The final grade is split as follows (all submissions are compulsory): - Individual technical notes: 45% of the final grade - Individual lab notebook: 5% of the final grade - Written exam: 50% of the final grade)
Vaksoort Master
Coördinator dr. A. Murgia
Docent(en) dr. A. Murgia
Verplichte literatuur
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Course guide, materials from the lectures and the practicals; electronic books and web-based resources.
Opmerkingen This course requires good programming skills and familiarity with, or interest in, electronics.
- The student have to attend the pre-course lecture
- Students must have MATLAB on a fast and up-to-date laptop computer (administrator rights).
- Students must purchase a lab notebook and several electronic components. These include Arduino Uno R3, USB cable, Breadboard, Light-emitting diodes, Push buttons, Potentiometers, some wires and measuring equipment, as specified in the course manual.
- Minimum number of participants: 5
Because of the limited capacity of this course there will be a selection procedure. Therefore students have to write a letter of motivation and submit it not later than 1 month before the start of the course. This letter should contain: a list of master courses followed and intended, a reason for wanting to follow this course, a description of the student’s research project and a statement of ability and skills required to follow the course (described above). The course coordinator will assess the student’s motivation letter and decide whether the student is permitted to enrol in the course. Priority will be given to M1 students.
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