Enhancing engineering education and outreach using real-time DSP
Published on Mar 1, 2008 in ICASSP (International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing)
· DOI :10.1109/ICASSP.2008.4518195
For some time, the authors have been suggesting and providing proven DSP teaching tools that have helped motivate students and faculty to implement real-time DSP-based systems to enhance education. These efforts have emphasized the fact that DSP is much more than just a collection of theories and problem solving techniques, and that hands-on experience with hardware is extremely beneficial. In addition to facilitating the education of numerous engineers and engineering students, these same tools have allowed us to reach out into our local communities and encourage future college students to consider studying engineering. This paper describes some of our real-time DSP-based community outreach efforts, and more traditional engineering courses, that have been facilitated by tools such as winDSK6 and the DTMF decoder/power switch box.