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Signals and Systems

Digital Information Careers
World Applications
  • Digitizing information
  • Image reconstruction (blur reduction, focusing, noise reduction)
  • Image manipulation
  • Computer vision
  • Image and sound compression

Future Technologies
  • Real-time UAV radar imaging
  • 3D remote rendering
  • Cheaper, better medical imaging
  • Self-driving cars

Companies

Applicable Courses
  • Integral and differential calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • ECEn 370: Probability Theory
  • ECEn 380: Signals and Systems
  • ECEn 487: Introduction to Discrete-Time Signal Processing
  • ECEn 490: Team Design Project (computer vision)
Controls Careers
World Applications
  • Google Maps
  • Cruise control
  • Thermostats
  • Robot path planning (self-driving car, parallel parking, BYU robot soccer)
  • Automated manufacturing

Future Technologies
  • Coordinated controls
  • Very difficult environments

Companies

Applicable Courses
  • Integral and differential calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • ECEn 380: Signals and Systems
  • ECEn 483: Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems
  • ECEn 490: Team Design Project (indoor flying robot)
Signals and Systems Careers
World Applications
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Acoustics
  • Voice recognition
  • Facial recognition
  • Wireless systems
  • Sound filtering (digital hearing aids, phone tapping)

Future Technologies
  • Fully wireless world
  • Language translator
  • Telepathy

Companies

Applicable Courses
  • Integral and differential calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • ECEn 370: Probability Theory
  • ECEn 380: Signals and Systems
  • ECEn 487: Introduction to Discrete-Time Signal Processing