Department of Computer Science
California State University, Channel Islands
Communications and Signal Processing (CSP) Laboratory
Communications and Signal Processing (CSP) Laboratory is a part of the Computer Science Department at the California State University Channel Islands. It is located in room 1432 of the Sierra Hall.
We focus on a broad range set of problems ranging from theoretical problems to developing systems. To learn more about our research, you can contact Dr. Vida Vakilian.
In this laboratory, students have access to the following equipment:
Leo Rover mobile robotic platform which is an open-source, all-terrain and waterproof mobile robot, based on Raspberry Pi.
V5 Classroom Starter Kit: is a STEM robotics classroom and competition starter solution.
Robot Car Kits for getting hands-on experience about programming, electronics assembling and robotics knowledge.
NI myRIO Kits for learning about the use and integration of sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, and various types of software required to interact with hardware.
LPKF ProtoMat circuit board plotter for manufacturing high-performance circuit boards. They also have access to LPKF ProtoFlow reflow oven for lead-free SMD soldering.
ProtoFlow Reflow Oven is LPKF's premiere convection oven, ideal for lead-free reflow soldering, meeting the stringent demands of rapid PCB soldering applications.
Altera DE4 Development Boards: provide the ideal hardware platform for system designs that demand high-performance, serial connectivity, and advanced memory interfacing. Developed specifically to address the rapidly evolving requirements in many end markets for greater bandwidth, improved jitter performance, and lower power consumption. The DE4 is powered by the Stratix® IV GX device and supported by industry-standard peripherals, connectors and interfaces that offer a rich set of features that is suitable for a wide range of compute-intensive applications.
Altera DE2-115 Development and Education Boards: high-performance FPGA boards equipped with a Cyclone IV E Series device.
Rigol DG4062 Waveform Generators: utilized in a wide range of applications because of the many functions combined into one instrument. With capabilities including function generation, arbitrary waveform generation, pulse generation, harmonic generation, analog/digital modulation source, and counter.
Rigol MSO2202A Oscilloscopes: one of the Best-In-Class instrument that brings advanced triggering, large display, and decoding features.
Tektronix DPO 2002B Oscilloscopes: one of the most versatile, feature-packed oscilloscopes in its class, offering a wide variety of automated capabilities, including the ability to automate triggering on specific packet content, then display data in analog waveforms and bus views for quick insights.
NI ELVIS III boards which are modular engineering educational laboratory platforms developed specifically for academia.
Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Board: critical component of any mechatronics course or program is an understanding of the theory and application of sensors used in mechatronic systems. The Quanser Mechatronic Sensors Board introduces students to various sensors that measure pressure, strain, temperature, contact, distance, angular displacement, and dynamics.