ELEC 320, Fall 2006
Profs. Wismer & Kozick

Laboratory Project:
Report Guidelines and Schedule

Students will present and/or demonstrate their lab projects on Monday, December 4, from 2:00 - 5:00 PM in Dana 307. The main purpose of the lab project is for you to learn something new about a topic of your choice in the general area of signals and systems.

Written report: Each group is asked to submit a brief written report that describes your project objectives, explains the approach that you used, and summarizes your results. We recommend that you submit your report before final exams, by Tuesday, December 5. However, it is OK if you submit the report by the end of the day on Monday, December 11.

Oral presentation: Please limit your presentation to 10 minutes, with demonstrations and questions included within that time. A suggestion for organizing your presentation is to do the following:

  1. Clearly explain the problem that you addressed in your project.
  2. Summarize the approach that you used.
  3. Show results, demonstration, problems encountered, etc.
With 9 different presentations, the audience will not be able to absorb a lot of technical details, so try to convey the basic ideas of what you did.

Grading criteria:

The lab project will be worth 500 points (out of a total of 1,100 points for the labs). The 500 points will be distributed and evaluated as follows.

Professors Wismer and Kozick will both attend the project presentations and grade the written reports.

Presentation schedule: A tentative ordering of presentations is given below. The maximum time for each presentation is 15 minutes, including setup time.

  1. Carson Dunbar and Anthony Katigbak: "Tone Activated Lock Opener"
  2. Kesha Champion, Branden Izumi, Chris Turney: "Analog Equalizer"
  3. Dewey Benedict, Brad Bennett, John Graham: "Guitar Tuner"
  4. Tom Caro and Jacob Krizan: "Project Optimization"
  5. Michael Barth, Steven Hoitsma, Himadri Mukhopadhyay: "Analog Equalizer"
  6. Rob Bunch and Richie Clark: "Voice Activated Self-Destructing Circuit"
  7. Cara Levy and Adam Pitel: "Frequency Response of an Audio Amplifier"
  8. Walter Merkle and Chris Plein: "Dancing LEDs"
  9. Andre Anderson, Aaron Pankiewicz, Mike Thiry: "Sonar Imaging"