- Peak Detection
your work during the class to get the credit. If you can't get it done,
you still have a chance to work it in the next class or you can
checkout a board to work on it afterwards.
Task 1: (20 points)
the serial signal communication techniques you learned in the past
lectures, to collect a voltage series that have sharp peak like the
Task 2: (40 points)
your data on your hard drive. Load the data and use 'findpeaks()'
function to find out the peaks and the
locations of the data.
prominence of a peak measures how much the peak stands out due to its
intrinsic height and its location relative to other peaks. A low
isolated peak can be more prominent than one that is higher but is an
otherwise unremarkable member of a tall range.
prominence, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'MinPeakProminence' and a real scalar. Use this argument to have
findpeaks return only those peaks that have a relative importance of at
Use the peak
method to mark all the peaks in your signal. Make sure you
customize the following features in your plot and make it looks
presentable: labels, titles, proper font size for the labels, marker
size, line width, and the plot frame line width (set gca).
Use the following script to collect your data:
the two versions of the peak-finder below, adjust the
'MinPeakProminence' and the 'movmean' functions until you are happy
with your peak detector.
An example of the results:
Note that you must have correct
X and Y axis labels in your figures in your report.
Task 3: (40 points) (No Arduino board is needed for this)
the following code to label the peaks that are higher than 1.2 in the
figure. (the data is in the Matlab library, so feel free to
Modify the figure title/frame/line width/font size/marker size/lables
make it looks more presentable.