|Thesis abstract: |
The area of the research project is across-the-board in several fields of application from medicine to biotechnology, from environmental monitoring to security systems. In fact, the measurements of signal parameters such as time of occurrence with very high-efficiency, for instance in term of resolution, need oriented and customized processing procedures.
For this reason digital solutions have been focused, because they are the most efficient for realizing configurable elaboration architectures that can be application-oriented.
The efficiency is dependent on the application, e.g. the efficiency could be the resolution in case of measurement of energy spectra or bit-rate and bit-error-rate in communication systems.
In particular, in order to settle actual design principles and rules that are at the state-of-art in one of the most dynamic branches of very high-efficiency measurement, the research activity is finalized to develop high resolution time measurement systems in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices with the target of optimizing resolution, linearity and speed of processing.