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Digital Signal Processing Course Offered Again by 2 UTSI Professors

Two professors are teaming to offer a short course at The University of Tennessee Space Institute this fall designed to “provide a working knowledge” of digital signal processing (DSP) techniques and systems.

“Digital Signal Processing for Instrumentation & Data Analysis” is set for Nov. 13-15, led by Bruce W. Bomar and L. Montgomery (Monty) Smith from UTSI’s Electrical Engineering Department.

Bomar and Smith have applied their expertise in this area for several years to projects including some at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the U.S. Navy.

“Some major institutions offer DSP courses with emphasis on theory,” said Bomar, “but Monty and I have maintained a focus on practical applications.”

“Our course is designed to provide a working knowledge of DSP instrumentation and data analysis,” Smith added. “We offer it at least once a year on campus and at off-site locations such as Patuxent River, Maryland. It has been well received as a non-specialist, practical courses during the 16 years we’ve offered it.”

Day-long sessions will be held in UTSI’s B-Wing, just off the lobby.

The course is designed for engineers and scientists who work with experimental data acquisition and analysis. MATLAB (an interactive software tool) is used extensively in the course to give attendees hands-on experience with the concepts involved.

A $995 course fee may be sent to Director Becky Stines, MS 15, Office of Continuing Education, The University of Tennessee Space Institute, B.H. Goerthert Parkway, Tullahoma, Tenn., 37388-9700. The telephone number is (931) 393-7276; fax: (931) 303-7327.