Signals and Systems (Laboratory)

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Module Study Targets

A student who successfully fulfils the course requirements will have demonstrated:

  • An ability to recognize, use, and analyze signals coming from diverse disciplines and represent them in terms of elementary signals such as step, ramp, parabolic, sinusoidal, and exponential signals
  • An ability to understand basic signals operations such as convolution, correlation, signal shifting
  • Knowledge and understanding of linear system dynamics
  • Knowledge of methods for finding the system transient and steady state responses
  • Understanding of basic linear dynamic systems concepts such as stability, observability and controllability
  • An ability to represent and study linear systems in the state space form and build corresponding system block diagrams
  • Knowledge of main properties of linear feedback systems
  • Full understanding of Fourier, Laplace, and Z transforms and their inverses

Module Acquired Abilities

  • Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information
  • Working independently
  • Team work

Module Description


  1. Introduction to MATLAB® (2 Weaks)
  2. Signals
  3. Systems
  4. Time Domain System Analysis
  5. Fourier Series
  6. Fourier Transform
  7. Fourier Analysis of Discrete-Time Signal
  8. Frequency Response
  9. The Laplace Transform
  10. The z-Transform
  11. Transfer Function

Module Student Evaluation

  • Final exam (40%)
  • Coursework (20%)
  • Written lab exams (40%)


  • Palamides A., Veloni A., "Signals and Systems Laboratory With Matlab", CRC Press, 2010
  • Hsu H. P., "Schaum's Outline of Signals and Systems", 2nd Ed., 2010
  • Lathi B.P., "Linear Systems and Signals", The Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004
  • Ziemer R. E., Tranter W. H., Fannin D. R., "Signals and Systems: Continuous and Discrete", 3rd Ed., Macmillan, 2005
  • Balmer L., "Signals and Systems", 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 2004
  • Girod B., Rabenstein R., Stenger A., "Signals and Systems", Wiley, 2004