Millions of engineers and scientists worldwide use MATLAB to analyze and design the systems and products transforming our world. Such huge usage leads to some very interesting prospects in designing. This list of 20 MATLAB projects ideas range over some of the solutions that use or can use MATLAB. After all, the list of applications of such a software is endless.
MATLAB Projects Ideas: Antenna Analysis and Design
Today, almost all applications are expected to be wireless, consume very little power and have high data retention capability. A good design of the antenna can result in a high degree of efficiency, better directivity and more beamwidth for long-distance transmission without much loss of information. This program written in MATLAB helps in designing antenna arrays.
This project is available at: Antenna Analysis and Design
NASA might get a fancy digital-count display, retire the analogue clock from Apollo era but the passion for the analogue clock does not end. An analogue clock has moving hands. The smaller (hours) hand and travels 30° in one hour whereas the longer (minutes) hand travels 360° in an hour. The seconds hand rotates with a step of 6°. Using this in MATLAB, you could design this for yourself. MATLAB has a good collection of graphics commands for plotting and analysing complex signals.
This project is available at: Analogue Clock
Real-Time Face Detection
Object detection and tracking are important in many computer vision applications, including activity recognition, automotive safety and surveillance. Presented here is an object detection system that can detect a human face, eyes and upper body. This program can be used to detect on pressing corresponding buttons.
This project is available at: Real-Time Face Detection
Circuit Design Calculator
While designing electronic circuits, component values are calculated using formulae from the circuit’s theory. These calculations waste a lot of time. This circuit design calculator software developed in MATLAB helps you solve, analyse and determine circuit design with capacitors, inductors, resistors, diodes, transistors and other components. The software can provide answers to many complex analogue and digital circuit design problems.
This project is available at: Circuit Design Calculator
Lossless Image Compression
Cameras are nowadays being provided with more and more megapixels to improve the quality of captured images. With improvement in image quality, size of the image file also increases. One of the applications of image compression with MATLAB using a graphical user interface is described in this project. This project proposes a technique to compress the captured image to reduce its size while maintaining its quality.
This project is available at: Lossless Image Compression
For more interesting MATLAB projects ideas like huffman coding and colour sensing, turn to next page.