4. Sampling and Aliasing Labs - MATLAB 2

The objective in this lab is to introduce digital images as a second useful signal type. We will show how the A-to-D sampling and the D-to-A reconstruction processes are carried out for digital images. In particular, we will show a commonly used method of image zooming (reconstruction) that gives poor results a later lab will revisit this issue and do a better job. [Files]
The objective of this lab is to study further the spectral content of signals analyzed via the spectrogram. There are several specific steps that will be considered in this lab:
  1. Synthesize a linear-FM chirp with a MATLAB M-file, and display its spectrogram. Choose the chrip parameters so that aliasing will happen.
  2. Synthesize a periodic triangle wave with a MATLAB M-file, and display its spectrogram. Relate the harmonic line spectrum to the fundamental period of the triangle wave.
  3. Compare spectrograms using different scales for amplitude: decibels (dB) for amplitude versus linear amplitude.
  4. Examine details of the harmonic lines in the dB spectrogram of the triangle wave.
  5. Spectrogram: make a spectrogram of your voice signal, and relate the harmonic line spectrum to your previous measurement of pitch period.