VEE 240 Signal Processing

Course Description: Describes the basic elements of a communication system and identifies various signal processing techniques. Further investigates AM and FM circuits and theor operation. In addition Single Side Band, various modulation methods, frequency sift keying and multiplexing are studies.

  • This course also meets PLO #(s): N/A
  • Prerequisite Courses: None

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
  2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
  3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
  4. Build electronics project to a given specification.
  5. B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Describe analog pulse modulation circuit operation.
    2. Describe and analyze Pulse Coded Modulation (PCM) circuit operation and troubleshooting.
    3. Describe and analyze Delta Modulation (DM) circuit operation and troubleshooting.
    4. Describe and analyze Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) circuit operation and troubleshooting.
    5. Describe and analyze Phase Shift Keying (PSK) circuit operation and troubleshooting.
    6. Describe and analyze Time and Frequency division multiplexing circuit operation and troubleshooting.


    SLO

    PLO1

    PLO2

    PLO3

    PLO4

    1

    I

    M

    D

    M

    2

    I

    M

    D

    M

    3

    I

    M

    D

    DM

    4

    I

    M

    D

    M

    5

    I

    M

    D

    DM

    6

    I

    M

    D

    M

    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1. Describe analog pulse modulation circuit operation.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Describe analog and digital signal

    Competence will be demonstrated through Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    1.2 Describe pulse amplitude modulation (PAM)

    1.3 Describe pulse width modulation (PWM)

    1.4 Describe pulse point modulation (PPM)

    General SLO 2. Describe and analyze Pulse Coded Modulation (PCM) circuit operation and
    troubleshooting.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Describe the characteristics of pulse coded modulation (PCM) Describe the characteristics of pulse coded modulation (PCM)

    Competence will be demonstrated through Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    2.2 Describe the PCM block diagram

    2.3 Analyze and Troubleshoot PCM circuit operation – modulator and demodulator.

     

    General SLO 3. Describe and analyze Delta Modulation (DM) circuit operation and troubleshooting.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Describe the characteristics of DM

    Competence will be demonstrated through Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    3.2 Describe and analyze DM modulator circuit

    3.3 Describe and analyze DM demodulator circuit

    3.4 Troubleshoot DM transmitter

    3.5 Troubleshoot DM receiver

    General SLO 4. Describe and analyze Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) circuit operation and troubleshooting.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Describe the characteristics of FSK

    Competence will be demonstrated through a workplace performance checklist.

    4.2 Describe and analyze FSK circuit

    4.3 Measure the signal in modulator and demodulator of FSK circuit

    4.4 Troubleshoot FSK circuit

    General SLO 5. Describe and analyze Phase Shift Keying (PSK) circuit operation and troubleshooting.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Describe the characteristics of PSK circuit

    Competence will be demonstrated through Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    5.2 Describe and analyze PSK circuit

    5.3 Describe FSK modulator and demodulator signal

    5.4 Measure FSK signal and voltages

    5.5 Troubleshoot PSK transmitter and receiver

    General SLO 6. Describe and analyze Time and Frequency division multiplexing
    circuit operation and troubleshooting.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Describe Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and Frequency Division Multiplexing(FDM) circuit.

    Competence will be demonstrated through Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    6.2Describe and analyze TDM and FDM circuit.

    6.3 Measure signal and voltage in TDM and FDM circuit

    6.4 Troubleshoot TDM and FDM circuit.

    D. COURSE CONTENT

    1. Analog Pulse Modulation
    2. Pulse Coded Modulation (PCM)
    3. Delta Modulation (DM)
    4. Frequency Shift Keying (FSK)
    5. Phase Shift Keying (PSK)
    6. Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)
    7. E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

      1. Computer Aided Instruction
      2. Practical/Experimentation
      3. Lecture/Demonstration

      F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

      NIDA Corporation. NIDA reference Manual for Signal Processing. Melbourn, Florida:
      NIDA Corporation, July 2009 (or most recent edition).

      G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
      NIDA student resource package

      H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
      None

      I. EVALUATION
      To proceed to the next level of advance certificate in electronics, the student must demonstrate proficiency to at least “C” grade level.

      J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
      None

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