BIOE 4120: Biosignal Processing

Designation:    Required
Description:    Design and application of analog and digital signal processors to biomedical signals. Covered topics include the Laplace transform, analog filter design, continuous and discrete Fourier transform, and FIR/IIR digital filter design.
Prerequisite:    BIOE 3300; MATH 2860 or 3820
Textbook:    None
Objectives:    To apply mathematics and electrical engineering to biological signal processing 
To formulate solutions to problems in signal processing 
To design, conduct and document laboratory experiments involving biomedical instrumentation 
To design electrical systems for use in biomedical applications 
To function on a team of students in a laboratory setting 
To communicate laboratory results in written form 
To use computational tools and other instruments to design and analyze filters 
To obtain and analyze electrical signals from biological systems
Topics:    Biomedical signals 
Laplace transform, transfer functions and Bode plots 
Analog filters - passive, active 
Fourier series and transforms 
Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) 
Digital Filters - FIR, IIR
Schedule:    2 - 1 hour and 15 minute lectures
Contribution:    Engineering topics
(a)    An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b)    An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c)    An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d)    An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(e)    An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(g)    An ability to communicate effectively
(k)    An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
(8c)    The ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems
Prepared by:    Scott Molitor ( and Tammy Phares (
Last Updated: 6/27/22