Signals and Systems Lab

The Systems and Signals Laboratory consists of eight different experiments blending simulation with hardware to confirm and add breadth to the abstract theoretical topics covered in lecture.  Careful attention to these laboratories should give you insight and understanding expressed by the related mathematical theory.  A subordinate aim is to introduce a popular mathematical simulation tool, Matlab and its companion system simulation tool, Simulink.  Four of the eight labs include the experimental use of hardware that provides a means to work with voltage signals in both the time and frequency domains. 

Generally, students will be expected to work on these experiments alone, except for the hardware aspects, when you will be grouped into sets of three or four students for each of the first three hardware experiments.  The 4th hardware experiment, Ms. Alias, will be performed individually in a 10 minute interval with the TA.  



  • Reports should be handed in at the beginning of next lab or sent via email to (for lab sections 1,2 and 3) in one week after each lab.
  • The emails regarding EE103L including the reports or questions, should have the subject in the following format:     EE103L-S[section#]-[subject]. For example if a student from section 1 is sending the report for lab 2, the subject will be   EE103L-S1-Lab2Report.
  • The reports for Matlab and Simulink sessions should include all the codes (appropriately commented), models, and figures. 
  • Delayed reports will have a penalty of 20% (one week delay) and 50% (two weeks delay). The reports are not graded if delayed more than two weeks. 


Grading:  50% Reports, 25% Presence in Lab, 25% Activity in Lab.


Instructors and Assistants