Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Systems and Signals
Study: Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering (257)

Coordinating teacher: LÓPEZ SANTIAGO, JAVIER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Signal and Communications Theory

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Calculus I Calculus II Linear Algebra
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The goal of the course is to provide the students with the theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary to work with continuous and discrete-time signals and LTI (linear and time-invariant) systems in the time and frequency domain. Upon successful completion of the course a student will meet the following ABET Program Outcomes (PO): a, b, e, k. 1. GENERAL/TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES: 1.1. Individual-work skills (PO: a, b, e, k) 1.2. Capacity for analysis and synthesis (PO: b, e) 1.3. Ability to apply theoretical concepts to practice (PO: a, b, e, k) 1.4. Skills related to group work, collaboration and coordination with other students (PO: a, e, k) 2. SPECIFIC COMPETENCES: 2.1. Theoretical knowledge of signals and systems representation in the time domain (PO: a, b, e, k) 2.2. Theoretical knowledge of signals and systems representation in the frequency domain (PO: a, b, e, k) 2.3. Capacity for analyzing signals and systems in the frequency domain, with emphasis in applications related to Bioengineering (PO: a, b, e, k) 2.4. Use of fundamental tools for the analysis of signals and systems in the frequency domain, with emphasis in Bioengineering (PO: b, e, k)
Description of contents: programme
Unit 1. Signals 1.1. Definition and introduction to biomedical signals 1.2. Properties of the signals: regularity, symmetry, etc. 1.3. Characterization of signals: energy and average power. 1.4. Basic operations with signals: time reversal, scaling, shifting. 1.5. Introduction to random processes. Unit 2. Systems 2.1. Introduction. Examples of systems in biomedical engineering. 2.2. Properties of the systems: causality, stability, time invariance, linearity. 2.3. Linear Time-Invariant Systems (LTI). 2.4. Convolution. 2.5. Properties of LTI systems. 2.6. Random Processes and LTI systems. Unit 3. Fourier Series Representation of Continuous-Time Periodic Signals and sequences 3.1. Introduction: Response of LTI Systems to Complex Exponentials. 3.2. Fourier Series Representation of Continuous-Time Periodic Signals: Analysis and Synthesis Equations. 3.3. Properties of Continuous-Time Fourier Series. Examples. 3.4. Fourier Series Representation of Discrete-Time Periodic Signals: Analysis and Synthesis Equations. 3.5. Properties of Discrete-Time Fourier Series and comparisons with the Continuous Case. Examples. Unit 4. The Continuous-Time Fourier Transform 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. The Continuous-Time Fourier Transform for Aperiodic Signals. 4.3. The Continuous-Time Fourier Transform for Periodic Signals. 4.4. Properties of the Continuous-Time Fourier Transform. Examples. Parseval's Theorem. 4.5. The Discrete-Time Fourier Transform. Properties. 4.6. Characterization of random processes in the frequency domain. Unit 5. Sampling 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. The Sampling Theorem. 5.3. Reconstruction of Continuous-Time Signals from Its Samples Using Interpolation. 5.4. Discrete-Time Processing of Continuous-Time Signals. 5.5. Decimation and Interpolation. 5.6. Examples and applications. Unit 6. Discrete Fourier Transform 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Sampling of the Fourier Transform. 6.3. Discrete Fourier Transform. 6.4. Properties. 6.5. Circular Convolution and Linear Convolution. Unit 7. The z-Transform 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. The z-Transform. 7.3. The Region of Convergence. Properties. 7.4. The Inverse z-Transform. 7.5. Properties of the z-Transform. 7.6. Evaluation of the Frequency Response from the Pole-Zero Plot. 7.7. Analysis and Characterization of LTI Systems Using the z-Transform. 7.8. Block Diagram Representation.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Alan Oppenheim and Alan Willsky. Signal and Systems. Prentice Hall. 1997
  • Alan Oppenheim, Ronald W Schafer and John R Buck. Discrete-time signal processing. Prentice-Hall International. 1999
  • B. . Lathi. Linear Systems and Signals. Oxford University Press. 2005
  • Hwei Hsu. Signals and Systems. Schaum's Outlines. 2011

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.