IETE-SF’s Fortnight started off on 17th of September, with a workshop on MATLAB.
MATLAB, which stands for Matrix Laboratory, is a high-performance language created by Mathworks Inc. for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation.
The workshop was conducted by Prof. V Venkataramanan, in the R.F. Lab, EXTC Dept, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
The workshop was divided into two halves. The first half of the session mainly covered basics of MATLAB. It included everything from creating a file in MATLAB to working with different operators, interactive commands, arrays and plotting graphs of different functions.
After a lunch break of one hour, the second half commenced. It touched upon implementation of advanced mathematical concepts like integration, the main focus being performing tricks related to image processing, voice recognition and creating applications using Simulink.
It was a great learning experience for all the participants as every participant got an opportunity to practically perform each command that was being taught. Also, simple but fun MATLAB based games were played after every hour which resulted in an interesting, engaging as well as informative session.
Thus, Matlab Workshop marked a successful beginning to Fortnight.
The workshop on MATLAB and Simulink, organised by IETE-SF, had its second day held on 24th of September, 2017. It was an advanced level class for our third year and second year students to get a deeper insight on its working, coding and,, how to use higher level functions. The workshop was conducted by Prof V Venkataramanan, in the R.F. lab, EXTC Department, from 9:30-4:30.
The workshops started off with the introduction of the Communication System Toolbox, a set of MATLAB functions that can help us design and analyse advanced communication systems. Functions like random integer generator, AWGN Channel, Error rate calculation and how to display output waveforms were some of the topics covered under this Toolbox.
They then moved forward to the next Toolbox, Image Processing Toolbox. Detailed explanations on how to use Geometric operations, filtering, transforms, Image analysis and enhancement, and binary image operations were given. Participants were taught how to convert an input audio and video wave signals, plot their corresponding graphs and display the output on the screen.
GUI or Graphical User Interface, provides a point and click control of the software application. It automates tasks and calculations, making it easier to use. The last and final task was to interface and program the Arduino using codes as well as Simulink models in MATLAB, to get the output on the hardware. A servo was interfaced using the software.
Projects that can be made using MATLAB were shown and explained to the participants to inspire them to apply their acquired knowledge and create something new and innovative. It was a great learning experience for all the participants as it was a hands on workshop. They wrote and tested every command that they were taught.A positive response was received from all the participants and the workshop concluded successfully.