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One day seminar!

Digital Data Acquisition and Processing Seminar

Rice University, Houston, TX - May 16, 2018

Sampling rates? Windows? Leakage? No problem! Learn how to take meaningful and correct digital data in any situation at our seminar at Rice University in Houston, TX.

This free seminar can help you answer questions like:

  • What causes ground loops and how do I avoid them?
  • How does a differential transducer improve my data quality?
  • When do I need to apply a window to my data? How do windows distort my data, and how do I correct for this?
  • When should I use a Power Spectral Density function?
  • How do filters effect my data?

Agenda - Digital Data Acquisition and Signal Processing

08:00 AM   Welcome and coffee

08:30 AM   Introduction to Digital Data Acquisition

  • Measurement chain
  • Structure
  • Wiring
  • Signal Conditioning
  • Filtering
  • Analog to digital conversion

10:00 AM   Break

10:00 AM   Sources of Error

  • Ground loops
  • Common vs floating ground
  • Virtual sound power testing
  • Noise
  • Aliasing
  • Time delays
  • Out-of-band overloads

Noon   Lunch

1:00 PM   Digital Signal Processing

  • Sampling rate, blocksize, acquisition time
  • Bandwidth, spectral lines, frequency resolution
  • Aliasing

2:30 PM   Break

3:00 PM   Digital Signal Processing

  • Windows (hanning, flattop, etc.) and leakage
  • FFTs, phase, autopowers
  • Autopowers vs power spectral density (PSDs)
  • Filters: finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR)

4:30 PM   Close


Duncan Hall 1070 - "Mabee Lecture Hall"
Rice University
Houston, TX 77005


Founders Court Lot at Rice University
Duncan Hall is located on Laboratory Rd.

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