This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental signal processing concepts that are used in the advanced technical courses in the Space Systems Engineering curriculum. The key topics that are touched on are linear algebra, complex numbers, and signal processing. A particular focus is on using MATLAB as a tool for analysis in the time and frequency domains. No prior knowledge of advanced mathematics is assumed and important background concepts will be covered as needed during the course. Examples and relevant applications will be used throughout the course to demonstrate the theory and help the student learn to apply it using MATLAB.
The course requires prior knowledge of college calculus and algebra. Some introductory experience with differential equations is recommended but not required.