DSP: FRONT TO BACK
Professor Joseph Picone
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University
phone/fax: 601-325-3149; office: 413 Simrall
The lectures contained here are the result of several years of experience
teaching Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to students with diverse
backgrounds. In the last ten years, DSP has gone from a graduate-level
course to an introductory engineering course (at some schools at least).
At MS State, we currently teach this course as a split-level course
(senior UGs and entry-level graduate students).
DSP, like most modern disciplines, cannot be taught in a linear
fashion. A typical DSP system uses DSP at all levels of processing.
For example, state-of-the-art A/Ds use DSP to improve the performance
of the A/D. Hence, to teach almost any topic thoroughly, one
must know DSP already - a Catch-22 in a sense.
The latest version of these notes attempts to teach DSP from
step by step beginning with the A/D process, and culminating
with advanced pattern recognition processing.
The idea is to introduce the topic from a system perspective, and
let students fill in the gaps as they proceed through the semester.
This technique is somewhat of a recognition that most students
entering this course should now have a background in basic DSP
that includes Z-transforms and sampling theory. Hence, most
of the material introduced in the first part of this course
are things seen before in less detail.
If you prefer the previous version of these notes,
simply click here.
Questions or comments about the material presented here can be
directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.