BME Phys Found Human Systems Identification Lab 2008 Guide C Della Santina
Physiological Foundations for Biomedical Engineering -
Human Systems Identification Laboratory Exercise
Charley C. Della Santina, Ph.D. M.D.
Work in your usual lab groups for this exercise. Complete all the experiments with the same one
person as the subject first, then go back and have a second lab group member act as a subject to
get another complete data set. (Obtaining and analyzing the second data will be relatively quick
and easy once you've done the first pass.)
Write up and submit one lab report for your group.
Don’t worry too much if your data don’t fit your expectations – reports will be graded on analysis,
answers to each question in this guide, and presentation of data, not on the particular data
(It’s not your fault if your visual processing time delay is slow!)
Please explicitly label
each answer with the corresponding question number from this guide.
Please be sure to find the TA and check your name off on the roll sheet, since lab
attendance and participation is required to receive credit for the lab report.
On an otherwise blank cover/title sheet (which we'll use for grading and notes), put each
lab group member's name. Each person should initial the report next to his/her name.
Please limit the
of your report to 4 pages or less, 12 point font, 1 inch margins, plus a
mostly blank cover/title sheet.
If you can answer all the questions thoughtfully in less
space than that, great. Please number the response to each question.
Figures should be 1 or 2 per page, all at the end of the report, numbered sequentially and
cited in the text.
You will have a total of 4 figures: a (very simple) hand-drawn signal flow
diagram for Q1, a Bode plot for a pure delay in Q4, a Bode plot in Q9, a Bode plot for
Q13, with the same plot axes used for the plot requested in Q15.
To save paper, you do
need to show all the screen-shot results of your data and
model step responses in your report, but save them to refer to as you write your report.
If each member contributed about equally, please write "equal effort" on the title page.
Otherwise, please put the approximate %effort contributed by each person to generation
of the report.
(The sum should be 100%.)
Total of 100 points.
Points for each question are in parentheses after the question; 5
points for discussion of the second data set; 5 points for overall report quality.
Please feel free to contact the course T.A.’s (Lu Zhao
and Neha Malhotra
) or Dr. Della Santina (
) with questions about the
Please email Dr. Della Santina with constructive feedback about the lecture, lab guide
and lab exercises.
Grades will be the same for each member of a lab group (except when
%effort is very unequal), and will be factored into the overall course grade by the course director.
Lab reports are due in Clark 318 by noon on the Friday after lab. (They will be accepted until 5