EE1L11 EPO-1: Booming Bass

Topics: Build, analyze and characterize a sound system consisting of a power source, amplifier and 3-way filters.
In the EPO-1 project you and your team will design a complete audio system with "Booming Bass" extension. First, you will measure the characteristics of a 3-way loudspeaker system. You will analyze and build a power supply and a power amplifier. You will design speaker filters and the extension for a so-called "Booming Bass."

Starting from a set of specifications, you will make design choices for each part of the system. Within your team you will discuss the choices and divide the work amongst each other. To verify the choices you will make analytical calculations and numerical simulations. For this purpose you will use the mathematics and the linear circuits theory from previous and concurrent lecture courses.

You will construct the designs and test them with electrical and acoustic equipment. The measurement results are compared with the analytical and simulation results. On this basis, you will conclude to which extent the specifications have been met.

During EPO-1 you will also train team working skills. Those include working in organized meetings, making a project plan, giving oral presentations, and delivering technical reports.

Your project results will be graded on the basis of the reports, an oral presentation, and an individual oral examination. The sound of the system will also be assessed in an informal competition where all students are welcome. A jury of experts will select a winning team and award a small prize.

Study goals

1) The integration in circuit analysis and design of important concepts of the theoretical lecture courses of the first semester. 2) Basic skills of electronic experimentation. 3) The basics of working in a project team. 4) Academic skills on a basic level. 5) Study attitude.

Teachers Nick van der Meijs

VLSI design verification

dr. Ioan Lager

Computational electromagnetics, antenna engineering

dr. Jaap Hoekstra

Electronic Design

dr. Giorgio Carluccio

Asymptotic high-frequency techniques for electromagnetic scattering and propagation.

M. Cvetkovic

Elkouss D. Coronas Wouter Serdijn

Circuits and systems for wearable, implantable and injectable medical devices, in particular electroceuticals

dr. Seyedmahdi Izadkhast

Storage & Energy Conversion for Smart Grids, Researcher within DC, Energy Conversion, & Storage (DCE&S) group, Electrical Sustainable Energy Department,

Last modified: 2017-12-08


Credits: 5 EC
Period: 0/8/0/0 pr
Contact: Nick van der Meijs