Last Modified : Sat, 28 Jan 17

- Instructor: Jont Allen (jontalle@illinois.edu); Office hours: By Appointment
- TA: Sarah Robinson (srrobin2@illinois.edu); Office hours: TBA & By Appointment (2137 Beckman Institute)
- Class Time: 12:30 T/R (Tuesday/Thursday), Place: 3081-ECEB: ECE, UIUC, UI Calendar
- Lectures will be presented on Tuesdays & Labs on most Thursdays (see schedule). Labs will be completed in small teams of 3-5 students.
- Previous ECE 403 Websites: 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
- Text:
*Beranek & Mellow*(2012) Buy; Browse; Reference text:*Electroacoustics*(pdf) TOC, Preface, Preface1 - Topics: Transducer design & analysis: 2-port networks, loudspeakers, microphones; acoustic wave phenomena; acoustics of rooms and auditoriums; artificial reverberation and sound localization; Topics in digital audio.
- Lab location: 5072 ECE (you have ICard access). Four
*network-analyzers*(*MU boxes*) in cabinet on right

NOTE: This lab is OCCUPIED Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2-5pm by ECE 420 students, who have priority during these times. - Homeworks: There will be 5 homework assignments (a-e); Links to these assignments are available in the
*Daily Schedule*below. - Software for Labs: G7-software (runs in Matlab or Octave; TA note: Octave graphics are slow for me)
- Tools: MATLAB, Octave, Latex
- Final Report: Format for final report pdf, LaTeX example: zip
- This week's schedule

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Part I: Basic Acoustics (Ch 1) (3 Lect) | ||||

M | 1/16 | MLK Day | ||

1 | 3 | T | 1/17 | *Lect: Introduction: We will study how loudspeakers work, both basic theory & hands-on lab experiments. *Anatomy of a loudspeaker *Review of Basic Acoustics (Pressure and Volume velocity, dB-SPL, etc.) * Acoustic Intensity & Energy density, Level in Decibels [dB]*Read Ch 1, p. 1-17 |

2 | R | 1/19 | *Lect: Derivation of the wave equation & Webster Horn equation *Applications of the Laplace transform {$h(t) \leftrightarrow H(s)$}: Fourier {$\cal F$} and Laplace {$\cal L$} Transforms; [e.g.: {$\delta(t) \leftrightarrow 1$}, {$\delta(t-T) \leftrightarrow e^{-j\omega T}$}; {$1\leftrightarrow 2\pi\delta(\omega)$}, etc.] *Notes on the Laplace {$\delta(t)$} function (i.e., is {$u(t) \equiv \int_{-\infty}^t\delta(t)dt$} a function? pdf)*Impedance {$Z(s)$} and complex functions of complex frequency {$s$}; Example of a 1{$^{st}$}-order lowpass filter;*Comparison of the step function {$u(t)$} for {$\cal F$} & {$\cal L$} transforms *Read Ch 2, p. 21-29 (Wave Equation) | |

3 | 4 | T | 1/24 | *Lect: Solutions of the wave equation *Impedance boundary conditions {$Z(s)=N(s)/D(s)$} *The Inverse Laplace transform; Convolution of vectors {$\leftrightarrow$} product of polynomials*Read Ch 2, p. 37-48 * Homework A (Discuss on Lect 5; due on Tues 2/7 (Lect 7)) |

II: Circuit Analysis (Ch 3-4) (5 Lect, 1 Lab) | ||||

4 | R | 1/26 | *Lect: Mechanical impedance {$Z_m(s)=$} Force/Velocity: Mass, stiffness, resistance *Frequency vs. time domain impedance; Network Postulates:Causal; stable; stable inverse; Conservation of Energy ({$\Re Z \ge 0$}) *What is a Network analyizer? (MU box Demo) *Read Ch 3, p. 65-84 | |

5 | 5 | T | 1/31 | *Lect: Acoustic Impedance Postulates: {$Z_a(s)=$}Pressure/volume-velocity *Minimum phase (MP), positive real (PR) *Transfer functions: all-pole (IIR), all-zero (FIR) and all-pass (pol-zero) functions *Residue expansions and Inverse Laplace Transforms *Inverse Laplace Transform {${\cal L}^{-1}$} definition: Residue Thm *Discuss HW-A *Read Ch 3, p. 84-94 |

6 0 | R | 2/2 | *Lect: Electrical impedance {$Z_e(s)=$}Voltage/Current *2-port Transmission Matrix {${\bf T}(s)$} (ABCD) & Complex Functions of a complex variable *Definition of, and conversion between, Transmission {${\bf T}(s)$} & Impedance {${\bf Z}(s)$} matrix* Lab 0 (3081 ECEB): Define Lab partners*Read Ch 3, p. ??; Network Postulates: Kim et al, Carlin; Transmission Matrix conversion tables: VanValkenburg-Pipes) | |

7 | 6 | T | 2/7 | *Lect: Lumped approximations of Transmission lines and the {${\bf T}(s)$} (ABCD) method *Thevenin and Norton equivalence representation * HW-A DUE* Homework B: You will need Ref. 1 (Discuss on Lect 9; due on Tues 2/21 (Lect 11))*Read Ch 3, p.106-118 |

8 1 | R | 2/9 | *Lab 1 (5072 ECEB): Setup of hardware; Learn how to make impedance measurements: Circuit Schematic *Install g7play software package - Construct circuit board to measure loudspeaker impedance, and debug it.
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III: EM & PST motor: Ch 5 (6 Lect, 2 Labs) | ||||

9 | 7 | T | 2/14 | *Lect: Hunt's 2-port impedance model of the loudspeaker *2-port networks: Transformer, Gyrator and transmission lines *Motional impedance (Hunt Chap. 2, pdf) *Discuss HW-B\Lab exercise (Due Feb 21, in 1 week) *Read Ch 4, p. 119-128 |

10 2 | R | 2/16 | *Lab 2 (5072 ECEB):*Measurement of 2-port RC (example from HWb) *Read Ch 3, p. ?? | |

11 | 8 | T | 2/21 | *Lect: Moving coil vs. Balanced armature Loudspeaker *Faraday's Law of Induction: differential & integral form; Ampere's Law & Ampere's Force Law *Reciprocity: PZT, Capacitance & Electrodynamic microphones * HW-B DUE* Homework C (Discuss on Lect 13; due on Thurs 3/2 (Lect 14))*Read Ch 3, p. 94-96 |

12 3 | R | 2/23 | *Lab 3 (5072 ECEB): Measure Mass-loaded speaker impedance {$Z_e(f)$}*Speaker Faced-Up vs. Faced-Down; {$Z_{mot}$}*First measurement of a loudspeaker input impedance *Read ?? | |

13 | 9 | T | 2/28 | *Lect: Reciprocal and reversible 2-port networks (T and Z forms) *The Reciprocal calibrationmethod (i.e., cascaded loudspeakers) *Forward, backward and reflected traveling waves *Uniform Transmission lines & reflections at junctions *Discuss Homework C (Due 3/2) *Read ?? |

14 | R | 3/2 | *Lect: Thevenin & Norton parameters of a loudspeaker: {$P_0(f), U_0(f), Z_0(s)$} * Review for Exam I, which covers Lectures 1-12, HW-A,B,C* HW-C DUE*Read ?? | |

15 | 10 | T | 3/7 | NO class: Exam I Tuesday March 7, @ 7-9PM Room: 3081 ECEB |

IV: Horns with Viscous & Thermal loss; Reciprocity (6 Lect, 2 Labs) | ||||

16 | R | 3/9 | *Lect: Acoustic transmission lines * Homework D: Acoustics & Transmission Lines (Discuss on Lect 18; due on Tues 4/4 (Lect 21))*Read ?? | |

F S | 3/10-3/11 | Engineering Open House | ||

17 | 11 | T | 3/14 | *Lect: The Webster Horn Equation; Reciprocity *Read ?? |

18 4 | R | 3/16 | *Lab 4 (5072 ECEB): Reciprocity calibration; verification with a probe microphone (Etymotic Research-7C)*Discuss HW-D (due 4/4) *Read ?? | |

12 | M F | 3/18 | Spring Break | |

19 | 13 | T | 3/28 | *Lect: Acoustic wave equation. *Acoustic horns: Tube acoustics where the per-unit-length impedance {${\cal Z}(x,s)\equiv s \rho_0/A(x)$} and admittance {${\cal Y}(x,s)\equiv s A(x)/\eta_0 P_0$} depend on space {$x$} (Horns) *Read ?? |

20 5 | R | 3/30 | *Lab 5 (5072 ECEB): Acoustic Thevenin calibration using 2 acoustics loads (Duct tape)*Read ?? | |

21 | 14 | T | 4/4 | *Spherical wave off of a sphere; Radiation (wave) impedance of a sphere *Spectral Analysis and random variables: Resistor thermal noise (4kT). *Wave equations and Newton's Principia (July, 1687); d'Alembert solutions in 1 and 3 dimensions of the wave equation * HW-D DUE* Homework E (Discuss on Lect 24; due on Tues 5/2 (Lect 29)); Starter files for middle ear simulation (txline.m, gamma.m)*Read ?? |

22 | R | 4/6 | *Radiation impedance of a Horn pdf *Vacuum Tube guitar amplifiers pdf *Transmission Lines discussion; Monster speaker cable *Loudspeakers: lumped parameter models, waves on diaphragm *Throat and Radiation impedance of horn *Read ?? | |

23
6 | 15 | T | 4/11 | *Lab 6 (5072 ECEB): Measure the speaker radiation impedance {$Z_{rad}(s)$} and compare to the spherical radiator*Read ?? |

24 | R | 4/13 | *Lect: How does the middle ear work? Ans: The Middle ear is a transmission line.*Read: Rosowski, Carney, Peak (1988) The radiation impedance of the external ear of cat (pdf)*Discuss HW-E * Review for Exam II, which covers Lectures 13-22, HW-C,D*Read ?? | |

25 | 16 | T | 4/18 | NO Class: Exam II Tuesday April 18, @ 7-9PM Room: 3081 ECEB |

V: Electrodynamic Loudspeakers (Ch 6) | ||||

26 | R | 4/20 | *Lect: Baffling loudspeaker topics *Read Ch7, p. 289-320 | |

27 7 | 17 | T | 4/25 | *Lab 7 (5072 ECEB): Choice of 1) Earbud in ear simulator, 2) Horn baffle, 3) AR-3 Acoustic suspension baffle*Work on lab report (Example LaTeX) |

28 | R | 4/27 | *Lect: Guest Lecture (??) by Mary Mazurek, Audio Engineer WFMT Chicago *Read Ch 11, p. ?? | |

29 | 18 | T | 5/2 | *Lab; Last class; Open discussion of Lab report content; what you learned this semester * HW-E due |

W | 5/3 | Instruction ends | ||

R | 5/4 | Reading Day | ||

F | 5/5 | Group lab reports due by midnight: Please give me both a paper and pdf copy. NO DOC files *Final Exams begin (Our final is the lab project presentation on loudspeakers) | ||

M | 5/8 | Group presentations 1:30-4:30pm (during officially scheduled Final Exam) |

- The primary text is
**Acoustics: Sound fields and transducers**Beranek and Mellow; Academic Press 2012; - The reference textbook is
**Electroacoustics: The Analysis of Transduction, and Its Historical Background**by Frederick V. Hunt. ISBN 0-88318-401-X.- Chapters 2+ of the reference textbook is available pdf.

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- Part I: Beranek 1-17, 21-29, 37-48
- Part II: Beranek 65-84, 84-94, 106-118, Kim et al,Carlin, VanValkenburg-Pipes)
- Part III: Beranek 119-128, 94-96, ??
- Part IV: ??
- Part V: 289-320, Ch 11

- HW-A, Assigned 1/24 (Lect 3), DUE Tues 2/7 (Lect 7): Acoustics and LT/FT
- HW-B, Assigned 2/7 (Lect 7), DUE Tues 2/21 (Lect 11): T, Z matrix + Transmission line theory
- HW-C, Assigned 2/21 (Lect 11), DUE Thurs 3/2 (Lect 14): Electrodynamic ABCD model with Gyrator, Motional impedance & {$Z_A(s)$} TL load
- HW-D, Assigned 3/9 (Lect 16), DUE Tues 4/4 (Lect 21): Horns, reciprocity, Thevenin model of Johnson resistor noise
- HW-E, Assigned 4/4 (Lect 21), DUE Tues 5/2 (Lect 29): Middle ear model (Lect 21, Due Lect 29)

- Lab Manual (pdf)
- Lab 0, Thurs 2/2, 3081 ECEB (Lect 6): a) Define teams; b) Define goals of Labs
- Lab 1, Thurs 2/9, 5072 ECEB (Lect 8): a) Op-amp circuit construction; b) MU calibraton with a 1 kohm resistor
- Lab 2, Thurs 2/16, 5072 ECEB (Lect 10): Measure 2-ports: a) RC lowpass, b) Twin-Tee notch filter Model EvalResp.m
- Lab 3, Thurs 2/23, 5072 ECEB (Lect 12): Speaker electrical impedance: a) Loaded, b) Unloaded, c) Compute speaker motional impedance
- Lab 4, Thurs 3/16, 5072 ECEB (Lect 18): Reciprocity calibration with probe mic verification
- Lab 5, Thurs 3/30, 5072 ECEB (Lect 20): Thevenin Equivalent circuit via 2 acoustic loads (Duct Tape cavities)
- Lab 6, Thurs 4/11, 5072 ECEB (Lect 23): Measure speaker acoustic radiation impedance {$Z_{rad}$}
- Lab 7, Thurs 4/25, 5072 ECEB (Lect 27): Optional lab (team's choice): a) earbud in ear simulator, b) Wave horn baffle, c) AR-3 Acoustic Supension baffle

Note: Final written report DUE May 5; final group presentations May 8, 1:30-4:30pm.

- Each team's final report will be due on the first day of exams (Friday May 5, 2017). The final report is broken down into 25 topics each worth 1 points, for a total of 25 points. Up to 5 points is given as extra credit if the report is formatted correctly (e.g., using LaTeX, quality figures, etc.). Your personal final report grade may also include self- and team-evaluations, and your performance in the oral presentation.

- The final grades are computed as follows: Each homework counted for 5 points (25). The two exams were each worth 25 points, for a total of 50 points. The lab project is worth 25 points. This adds to 100 points.

- Carlin Network postulates pdf
- Conversion tables for 2-ports (page 1 of Vanvalkenburg, 1965) and ABCD tables (pages 2-3 of Pipes, 1953): pdf

- Passive Radiator speaker
- UIUC Physics 406
*Acoustical Physics of Music*Lecture Notes; This popular course provides a*very*different approach to many of the same topics we discuss in ECE403 and in ECE537. - HP scattering-matrix application notes pdf Δ, link
- A Vinyl record grove magnified 1000 times jpg Δ image
- Stiff piano strings by Richard Feynman djvu Δ
- Old guitar strings by Jont B Allen (1976) "On the aging of steel guitar strings"; Catgut Acoustical Society Newsletter, Nov., Vol 26, pp 27-29 (pdf)
- Audio projects that failed (it seems the website failed. Toobad it was great!)
- Q sound 3D audio
- Neural Audio DTS
- Holosonics Nonlinear-Ultrasonic Loudspeaker
- You can use SYSRES (windows zip, linux-bin) to take frequency response measurements at home.
- Nonlinear acoustics: Bernoulli's Equation and conservation laws Navier-Stokes
- 3D Middle ear and cochlea view
- AAC+ encoding Slate article
- All-pass filters: a helpful explanation
- Prof. Haken's Continuum Fingerboard
- Coursera
**Introduction to Digital Sound Design**

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