University Bulletin 2017-2018

Electrical Engineering

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  • EE 220
    Circuit Analysis I
    3 cr

    Resistive networks with independent and dependent sources: Ohm's law; Kirchhoff's law; nodal and loop analysis; network theorems; energy storage elements (capacitors and inductors); operational amplifiers; steady state AC analysis; and introduction to PSpice. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: (MA 125 Minimum Grade of D or MA 132 Minimum Grade of D)
  • EE 223
    Network Analysis
    3 cr

    Transient analysis of RLC circuits; Three-phrase systems; power-factor correction in three-phase power systems; magnetically coupled networks; Operational amplifiers; network frequency response functions and resonance; Fourier series.

    Pre-requisite: EE 220 Minimum Grade of C and MA 227 Minimum Grade of D and MA 238 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 227
    Circuits and Devices Lab
    1 cr

    Introduction to electrical laboratory equipment and instrumentation; analog and digital meters, oscilloscopes, bridges, power supplies, function generators. Measurement of voltage, current and power in DC networks and in single-phase and three-phase AC networks. Verification of Kirchoff's laws. Measurement of resistance, capacitance, and inductance. Corequisite: EE 223 and credit for or concurrent registration in EH102. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 223 Minimum Grade of D and (EH 102 Minimum Grade of D or EH 105 Minimum Grade of D)
  • EE 263
    Digital Logic Design
    3 cr

    Number systems, introduction to basic logic circuits, analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits, HDL based logic circuit simulation and design. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CIS 210 Minimum Grade of C and EE 220 Minimum Grade of C
  • EE 264
    Microprocessor Sys-Interfacing
    3 cr

    Small computer organization, assembly and machine level programming, microprocessor architectures and instruction sets, microprocessor and microcontroller system design, and microprocessor based peripheral interfacing.

    Pre-requisite: EE 263 Minimum Grade of D or CSC 228 Minimum Grade of D or CSC 228 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 268
    Digital Logic Design Lab
    1 cr

    A series of digital logic circuit experiments and simulations using TTL/CMOS integrated circuits designed to reinforce the material presented in EE 263. Design projects include standard SSI and MSI digital circuit based simulation and experiments. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 263 Minimum Grade of D and EE 227 Minimum Grade of D or CSC 228 Minimum Grade of D or CSC 228 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 302
    Computer Methods in EE - CpE
    1 cr

    Introduction to the use of computer softwares such as MATHCAD/ MATLAB and PSPICE/ ELECTRONIC WORKBENCH for the analysis of engineering related problems and the solution of electric/ electronic circuits.

    Pre-requisite: EE 223 Minimum Grade of C and EE 263 Minimum Grade of C
  • EE 321
    Signals, Systems & Transforms
    3 cr

    Modeling of analog and discrete-time signals and systems, time domain analysis, Fourier series, continuous and discrete time Fourier transforms and applications, sampling, z-transform, state variables, analysis of signals and systems and basic filter design, filter implementation using MatLab. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 223 Minimum Grade of D and MA 238 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 322
    Prob, Rand Sigs & Stat Anlys
    3 cr

    Discrete and continuous probability distributions; random variables; Bernoulli trials; hypothesis testing; confidence intervals; Anova multiple comparisons; Bayes' theorem; estimation; sampling; random processes and random signals in linear systems. Probability applications in computer and electrical engineering. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: (MA 238 Minimum Grade of D or MA 338 Minimum Grade of D) and EE 321 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 328
    Feedback Control Systems
    3 cr

    Review of the Laplace Transform. Transfer functions; block diagrams; signal-flow graphs and Mason's Gain Formula. Introduction to the state-space representation. Stability of feedback control systems; Routh-Hurwitz criterion; root-locus technique and the Nyquist criterion. Bode plots; gain and phase margins. PI, PD and PID controller design. Introduction to the use of Matlab for analysis and design.

    Pre-requisite: EE 321 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 331
    Physical Electronics
    3 cr

    Introduction to quantum concepts; particles in one dimensional potential well; tunneling. Silicon band structure, electrons and holes. Drift and diffusion current density; band bending; Einstein diffusion coefficient; recombination/generation. The pn junction; step and linear junctions; depletion layer. I-V characteristics of a pn junction and steady-state carrier concentrations at junctions. Bipolar junction transistor fundamentals; pnp and npn types; common emitter configuration, biasing and gain. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: MA 238 Minimum Grade of D and PH 202 Minimum Grade of D and CH 131 Minimum Grade of C
  • EE 334
    Analog and Digital Electronics
    4 cr

    Diode circuits, bipolar junction transistor (BJT), and basic BJT amplifiers. Field-effect transistor (FET) and basic FET amplifiers. Amplifier frequency response. Operational amplifiers, NMOS, PMOS, and CMOS digital circuits. NMOS and CMOS Transmission gates. Bipolar digital circuits, timing diagrams, propagation delays, fan-in, and fan-out. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 331 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 337
    Electronics Lab
    1 cr

    Computer analysis and measurement of the characteristics and parameters of power supplies; operations amplifiers; voltage and power amplifiers; oscillators and active filters. Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 334.

    Pre-requisite: EE 334 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 354
    Electromagnetics I
    3 cr

    Coulomb's law, electrostatic field, potential and gradient, electric flux and Gauss's Law and divergence. Metallic conductors, Poisson's and Laplace's equations, capacitance, dielectric materials. Electrostatic energy and forces. Steady electric currents, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws, charge conversation and the continuity equation, Joule's Law. Biot-Savart's law and the static magnetic field. Ampere's Law and curl. Vector magnetic potential and magnetic dipole. Magnetic materials, forces and torques. Faraday's Law, magnetic energy, and displacement current. Maxwell's equations. Plane waves in lossless and lossy media. Skin effect. Flow of electromagnetic power. Ponthing's theorem. Simulations and demonstrations included for reinforcement of material. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: (MA 215 Minimum Grade of D or MA 237 Minimum Grade of D) and (MA 238 Minimum Grade of D or MA 338 Minimum Grade of D) and (PH 202 Minimum Grade of D or PH 217 Minimum Grade of D)
  • EE 355
    Electromagnetics II
    2 cr

    Lumped versus distributed circuits. Transient response of transmission lines with resistive and reactive loads. Reflection, transmission, attenuation and dispersion. Steady-state waves on transmission lines. Standing wave ratio, impedance matching, and power flow. Reflection and refraction of waves at planar boundaries. Snell's law, Brewster's law, polarization and total internal reflection. Reflection and refraction from lossy media. Guided waves. Parallel-plate and dielectric-slab waveguides. Hollow wave-guides, cavity resonators, microstrip waveguides, optical fibers. Interaction of fields with matter and particles. Antennas and radiation of electromagnetic energy. Simulations and demonstrations included for reinforcement of material. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 354 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 356
    Electromagnetics Laboratory
    1 cr

    Computer-aided and experimental field mapping; shielding techniques; field measurement of elementary radiating structures and waveguide circuits; terminal characteristics of klystrons and space wave propagation losses. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 355 Minimum Grade of C
  • EE 368
    Microprocessor Sys Interf Lab
    1 cr

    This Laboratory is designed to reinforce the material covered in EE 264 and to provide practical hands-on experience with microprocessor software, hardware and interfacing. Topics include integration of microprocessor software, hardware and peripheral devices; assembly level programming and hardware interfaces for control and instrumentation.

    Pre-requisite: EE 268 Minimum Grade of D and EE 264 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 372
    Introduction to Communications
    3 cr

    Introduction to communication systems; analog, digital, deterministic and stochastic messages; modulation; redundancy coding. Signal energy and power; correlation; orthogonal signal set and Fourier series. Fourier transforms; signal transmission through linear systems; ideal and practical filters; signal distortion; Parseval's theorem; essential band-width and energy and power spectral density. Amplitude modulation: DSB, SSB, AM, QAM and VSB; phase and frequency modulation and the basic design of a FM transmitter. Sampling theorem; pulse code modulation and differential pulse code modulation.

    Pre-requisite: EE 322 Minimum Grade of D and EE 321 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 381
    Electromech Energy Conversion
    3 cr

    Introduction to the principles of electromechanical energy conversion. Energy balance, force, and torque of electromagnetic systems; magnetic circuits and ferromagnetic losses; transformers and their connections three-phase induction motors; synchronous generators and motors; non-salient machines. Parallel operation of synchronous generators. Dynamics of electric machines. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 354 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 385
    Energy Conversion Lab
    1 cr

    Laboratory experiments based on: Faraday's Law and magnetic coupling; magnetic circuits; transformers (single and three phase) their connections and tests. Three phase induction motors-tests and performance characteristics; synchronous generators and motors. Machine data acquisition methods and processing using a computer. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 381 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 401
    Intro Elec and CpE Design - W
    1 cr

    Specification of design criteria. Written and oral presentations of design proposals. Coverage of professional and contemporary issues and students are required to become members of the IEEE or ACM and attend two technical meetings of IEEE/ACM. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CA 110 Minimum Grade of D and EE 321 Minimum Grade of D and EE 334 Minimum Grade of D and EE 368 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 404
    Elec and Comp Eng Designs-W
    3 cr

    Implementation of design project from the field of Electrical or Computer Engineering in the broadest sense and under the guidance of a project director from the electrical and computer engineering faculty. Written and oral presentations of project proposals, interim and final reports. Students are required to be current members of the IEEE/ACM and attend two technical meetings. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 401 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 422
    Adv Feedback Control Systems
    3 cr

    Sensors, encoders and DC motors in control systems. The performance and design of feedback control systems. System bandwidth; Nichol's Chart and the stability of control systems with time delays. State variable analysis and design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE522) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 328 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 423
    Modern Control Theory
    3 cr

    Simulation and modeling; introduction to linear systems theory; concepts of controllability and observability; specifications; structures and limitations; review of classical design methods; state feedback design methods; multivariable control; robust stability and sampled data implementation. Introduction to the use of MATLAB for design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 523) and requires a minimum G.P.A of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 328 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 424
    Nonlinear Control Systems
    3 cr

    State space description; methods of linearization; isoclines; stability of nonlinear systems; Lyapunov's direct method; harmonic linearization; describing functions; dual input describing functions; Popov's method; circle criterion and computer aided analysis. This graduate-level course is dually listed with an equivalent course (EE524) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 328 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 425
    Prog Logic Controller Lab
    1 cr

    PLC overview; ladder logic; programming of timers and counters; programming control; data manipulation and math; instructions; sequencers and shift register instructions; data acquisition methods.

    Pre-requisite: EE 334 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 427
    Digital Control Systems
    3 cr

    State space and transfer function description of discrete-time systems; solution of discrete state equation; discrete-time model of analog plants; frequency domain analysis; design of discrete state-feedback regulators; observers and tracking systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 527) and requires a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 or the instructors permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 328 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 430
    Power Semiconductor Dev
    3 cr

    Characteristics of power devices; physics of transport phenomena; breakdown voltage; power rectifiers; bipolar transistors; power MOSFET; insulated-gate bipolar transistor and MOS-gated thyristors.

    Pre-requisite: EE 331 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 431
    Adv Electronic Devices
    3 cr

    Semiconductor electronics; semiconductor diode circuit analysis; bipolar and field effect transistors; analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog circuits and active filters. This course is dually listed with and equivalent graduate-level course (EE 531) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 334 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 432
    Microelectronic Devices
    3 cr

    Introduction to semiconductor material properties; semiconductor diodes; structure and operation; diode circuit applications; bipolar transistor; structure and operation; junction field effect transistors (JFETs); metal oxide field effect transistors (MOSFETs) fabrication technology and construction of semiconductor devices; biasing and stability of amplifiers. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 532) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 334 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 438
    Virtual Instrumentation
    3 cr

    Transducers; measurement techniques; measurement errors; digital signal processing; noise sources and reduction; introduction to LabVIEW software, data acquisition and processing using computer-controlled data acquisition hardware.

    Pre-requisite: EE 334 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 439
    VSLI Technology-Fabrication
    3 cr

    Introduction to semiconductor devices; crystal growth and wafer preparation; chemical and physical vapor deposition; oxidation; diffusion; ion implantation; lithography; etching metallization, process integration of CMOS and bipolar technologies; diagnostic techniques and measurements; packaging; yield and reliability. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 539) and requires a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 331 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 440
    HDL Logic Synthesis
    3 cr

    Introduction to the syntax and elements of the basic VHDL language such as entities and architectures; creating combinational, synchronous logic and state machines using both structural and behavioral VHDL; using hierarchy in large designs; synthesizing and implementing designs. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 540) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Credit for both EE 440 and EE 443 not allowed toward a degree. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 264 Minimum Grade of D and EE 268 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 441
    Computer Networks
    3 cr

    Introduction to design and analysis of computer networks. Polling networks and ring networks. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 541) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 264 Minimum Grade of D and EE 268 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 443
    HDL Logic Simulation
    3 cr

    Introduction to the syntax and elements of the basic Verilog language such as modules and ports; hierarchical modeling; gate-level modeling; dataflow modeling; switch-level modeling; tasks and functions; timing and delays; user-defined primitives; synthesizing and implementing designs. Emphasis is on the simulation and test-bench aspects. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 543) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Credit for both EE 440 and EE 443 not allowed toward a degree. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 264 Minimum Grade of D and EE 268 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 444
    Wireless Networks
    3 cr

    Introduction to modern wireless networks/systems, the cellular concept, frequency reuse, interference and system capacity improvement, trunking and grade of service, multiple access techniques, wireless/wireline interworking, and advanced networks (i.e. ad hoc networks). This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 544) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 441 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 446
    Embedded System Design Lab
    1 cr

    Design projects utilizing 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessor hardware and software; interfaces to memory and peripheral devices. Prior credit for or concurrent registration in EE447.

    Pre-requisite: EE 457 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 447
    Programmable Logic Devices Lab
    1 cr

    Digital design projects utilizing simulation and synthesis CAD tools and targeting programmable logic devices.

    Pre-requisite: EE 264 Minimum Grade of D and EE 268 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 449
    Control and Communications Lab
    1 cr

    Computer-aided modeling, design and performance analysis in time and frequency domain of analog and digital communication end-to-end systems, and automatic control systems.

    Pre-requisite: EE 328 Minimum Grade of D and EE 372 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 450
    Fundamentals of Fourier Optics
    3 cr

    Two-dimensional Fourier analysis; linear systems; sampling theory; scalar diffraction theory. Fourier transform imaging properties of lenses; frequency analyses of diffraction-limited coherent and incoherent imaging systems; aberrations and resolution analysis; Vander Lugt filters and frequency domain analysis and synthesis; SAR and pattern recognition applications.

    Pre-requisite: EE 331 Minimum Grade of D and EE 355 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 452
    Microwave Engineering
    3 cr

    Generation and transmission of high frequency electromagnetic energy; magnetrons, klystrons, masers, parametric amplifiers, traveling wave tubes and solid-state devices; waveguides and resonators. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course(EE 552) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 355 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 453
    Antenna Theory and Design
    3 cr

    Radiation fundamentals; linear antennas; loop antennas; aperture antennas; reflector antennas; antenna impedance and measurements; computer-aided design of antenna systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 553).

    Pre-requisite: EE 355 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 454
    Digital Computer Architecture
    3 cr

    Computer organization; instruction set design; ALU design; control unit design; I/O and interrupt designs; memory organization; DMA; microprogramming; introduction to multi-processors; performance analysis. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 554) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 264 Minimum Grade of D and EE 268 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 455
    Optoelectronics
    3 cr

    Wave propagation in free-space and in wave guides; optical resonators; interaction of radiation and atomic systems; laser oscillation; solid-state lasers. He-Ne and Argon lasers, integrated optics including integration of emitters and detectors; optical interconnects; spatial light modulators; optoelectronic materials and devices; and applications of optoelectronics. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 555) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission of admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 355 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 456
    Fiber Optic Communication Sys
    3 cr

    Review of optical principles, dielectric waveguides, signal propagation, degradations and attenuation of fibers. Fiber interconnection devices, active and passive components, optical transmitters and receivers, power budget, fiber optic communication systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 556).

    Pre-requisite: EE 355 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 457
    Embedded System Design
    3 cr

    Architecture and software of 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessor hardware and software; interface design to memory and peripheral devices; multiprocessing. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 557) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 264 Minimum Grade of D and EE 368 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 458
    Radar Systems
    3 cr

    Introduction to radar signal processing. Continuous wave and pulsed radars. Clutter and radio wave propagation. Moving target indicator, target surveillance and tracking radar systems. Side-looking, synthetic aperture, interferometric and other airborne radars. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 558) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 355 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 465
    Digital Signal Processing
    3 cr

    Review of discrete Fourier and Z-transforms; review of analog filter design; design of IIR and FIR digital filters. Fast Fourier transform (FFT) and applications; Hardware implementation and quantization effects. Advanced digital filter structures and design. DSP algorithm design and implementation. Analysis of finite word length effects of DSP applications. Extensive use of MatLab for analysis and design.

    Pre-requisite: EE 321 Minimum Grade of C
  • EE 468
    Programmable Logic Controllers
    3 cr

    Hardware and software principles of PLC devices, ladder logic, hardware components of PLC systems and controller configuration, basic PLC operation, program construction and manipulation, advanced operation and networking. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 264 Minimum Grade of D and EE 268 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 469
    Signal Integrity
    3 cr

    Design techniques for high-speed digital interfaces and circuit boards; signal integrity including crosstalk and ground bounce; electromagnetic aspects of high-speed digital design; frequency-domain analysis of power-system integrity; state-of-the-art buses and standards. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 569) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 264 Minimum Grade of D and EE 268 Minimum Grade of D and EE 334 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 470
    Synth Active-Passive Networks
    3 cr

    Reliability of network functions (high-pass, band-pass, low-pass, band reject and equalizing filters); approximation techniques; sensitivity analysis; passive and active synthesis; positive and negative feedback and biquads. Computer techniques for the realization of standard filter forms (Butterworth, Chebyshev, Bessel, Sallen and Key, and other forms).

    Pre-requisite: EE 321 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 471
    Wireless Communication
    3 cr

    Introduction to wireless communications propagation in mobile radio channels, large, small scale fading and multipath; diversity and diversity combining techniques and modulation techniques. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 571) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 372 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 473
    Advanced Communication Systems
    3 cr

    Digital line coding; pulse shaping; partial response signaling; scrambling; M-ary communication; digital carrier systems and digital multiplexing. Probability; random variables; quantization error in PCM; random processes; white noise and the behavior of analog systems in the presence of noise. Information theory; compact codes and error correcting codes. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 573) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 372 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 481
    Electrical Machines
    3 cr

    DC machines-motors and generators. Single-phase motors; unbalanced two-phase motors; servo-motors; commutator motors; stepper motors; synchros; shaded pole motors; reluctance and hysteresis motors and brushless DC motors. Dynamic circuit analysis of rotating machines.

    Pre-requisite: EE 381 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 482
    Switch Mode Power Conversion
    3 cr

    Design and analysis of switch mode power converters; design of magnetic components; stability considerations; input filter interactions; performance measurements and evaluations. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 582) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 334 Minimum Grade of D and EE 381 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 483
    Power Systems I
    3 cr

    Principles of power system analysis. Synchronous machines, transformers and loads; transmission line parameters and analysis. Impedance/admittance matrix representation of power systems. Power flow analysis. Symmetrical fault studies and protective devices. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 381 Minimum Grade of D and EE 385 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 484
    Power Systems II
    3 cr

    Symmetrical components and sequence networks; computer studies of transmission lines; fault studies using a computer; state estimation of power system and power system stability, Economic analysis. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 483 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 485
    Power Distrib and Utilization
    3 cr

    Principles and characteristics of generating stations; transformers; conversion equipment; primary and secondary distribution systems; short-circuit calculations; selection of protective devices; system grounding and over current protection; voltage control; power factor control and correction; load and cost estimating.

    Pre-requisite: EE 483 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 486
    Power Electronics
    3 cr

    Power semiconductor diodes and thyristors; commutation techniques; rectification circuits - uncontrolled and controlled; AC voltage controllers; DC chopper; pulse-width modulated inverters and resonant pulse inverters. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 586) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 334 Minimum Grade of D and EE 381 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 487
    Switch Mode Power Conversion
    3 cr

    Design and analysis of switch mode power converters; design of magnetic components; stability considerations; input filter interactions; performance measurements and evaluation. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 334 Minimum Grade of D and EE 381 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 488
    Illumination Engineering
    3 cr

    Photometric units and definitions; light sources and luminaires; interior lighting and artificial illumination design techniques; daylight lighting design; exterior lighting design and the theory of color. Optics and control of lighting. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 489
    Renewable Energy
    3 cr

    Introduction to renewable energy sources. Fuel cells: classification , configuration and operation. Hydrogen: production, purification and storage. Photovoltaic cells: solar cells and operational characteristics. Wind turbines: operational characteristics. Energy from water sources: hydroelectric, wave and tidal energy. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate course and requires a minimum GPA 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission.

    Pre-requisite: EE 381 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 490
    Special Topics
    1 TO 3 cr

    Topics of current electrical and computer engineering interest. This course requires permission of the department chair and a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission. (Prerequisites: PCS and Instructor's permission.)

  • EE 494
    Dir Independent Study
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed study under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of electrical and/or computer engineering, not offered in a regularly scheduled course. This course requires permission of the Department Chair and a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission. Pre-requisite: PCS. Fee.

  • EE 499
    Honors Senior Project - H
    1 TO 6 cr

    Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors student will identify and carry out a research project, relevant to the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering which will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty chaired by the honors mentor. Students are required to become members of IEEE/ACM and attend two technical meetings. This course is required for Honors recognition. A minimum of 4 credit hours is required, but students may enroll for a maximum of 6 credit hours over two semesters. Prerequisites: an approved project prospectus.

    Pre-requisite: EE 401 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 522
    Adv Feedback Control Systems
    3 cr

    Sensors; encoders and D.C. motors in control systems. The performance and design of feedback control systems. System bandwidth; Nichol's Chart and the stability of control systems with time delays. State variable analysis and design. Use of MatLab for analysis and design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level Electrical/Computer Engineering course.

  • EE 523
    Modern Control Theory
    3 cr

    Simulation and modeling; introduction to linear system theory; concepts of controllability and observability; specifications, structures and limitations; review of classical design methods; state feedback design methods; multivariable control; robust stability and sampled data implementation. Introduction to the use of MATLAB for design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 423).

  • EE 524
    Nonlinear Control Systems
    3 cr

    State space description; methods of linearization; isoclines; stability of nonlinear systems; Lyapunov's direct method; harmonic linearization; describing functions; dual input describing functions; Popov's method; circle criterion, computer aided analysis. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course(EE 424).

    Pre-requisite: EE 523
  • EE 525
    Optimal Control Systems
    3 cr

    Static optimization; method of Lagrange multipliers; adaptive controllers; dynamic optimization; calculus of variations; the principle of optimality and dynamic programming; Pontryagin's maximum principle; quadratic optimal control.

    Pre-requisite: EE 523
  • EE 526
    Introduction to Robotics
    3 cr

    Basic mathematics of robotic systems; coordinate transformations: forward and inverse kinematics; velocity kinematics; path planning and trajectory generation; numerical methods; mobile robots. Fee

  • EE 527
    Digital Control Systems
    3 cr

    State space and transfer function description of discrete time systems; solution of the discrete state equation; discrete-time model of analog plants; frequency domain analysis; designing of discrete state-feedback regulators; observers and tracking systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 427).

  • EE 528
    Advanced System Theory
    3 cr

    Review of linear spaces and operators; state variable description of time varying and time invariant linear systems. Controllability and observability of linear dynamical systems; state feedback and state estimators; stability of linear systems; arbitrary pole assignment for multivariable case. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 530
    Nanotechnology
    3 cr

    Nanotechnology fundamentals and principles; quantum wires and dots; single electron effects and coulomb blockade; nanomagnets and spintronics; spin based electronics (magnetic memories, magnetic field sensors); nanofabrication; nanoelectronics (QCQ); organic electronics (carbon fullerenes and nanotubes, polymers); advanced characterization techniques; applications especially those related to nanotechnology; MEMS and microsystems (sensors); QWIP technology and its associative nanoscience; photonic crystal; advances in nanostructured materials. Requires instructor's permission.

  • EE 531
    Advanced Electronic Devices
    3 cr

    Semiconductor electronics; semiconductor diode circuit analysis; bipolar and field effect transistors; analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog circuits and active filters. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 431). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission

  • EE 532
    Microelectronic Devices
    3 cr

    Introduction to semiconductor material properties; semiconductor diodes: structure and operation; diode circuit applications; semiconductor heterojunctions; metal-semiconductor junctions; bipolar transistor: structure and operation; junction field effect transistors (JFETs); metal oxide field effect transistors (MOSFETs); metal semiconductor field effect transistors (MESFETs); fabrication technology and construction of semiconductor devices; photodetectors; light-emitting diodes; laser diodes; solar cells; image sensors; spice based microelectronic circuit design. This course is dually listed with equivalent 400-level course (EE 432).

  • EE 534
    VLSI Design Systems
    3 cr

    Review of fabrication of microelectronic devices; introduction to MOS technology; basic physical and electrical properties of field effect transistors; CMOS fabrication; layout of CMOS integrated circuits; MOSFETS; concepts of VLSI chip design; physical design of CMOS integrated circuit.

  • EE 535
    Electronic Materials Prop-Appl
    3 cr

    Schrodinger's equation, potential wells and barriers; crystallographic geometry; Kronig-Penny model; energy bands in crystalline solids; density of states - Fermi statistics; intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors; conductivity and Hall effects; interfaces; magnetic materials; superconducting materials; optical materials. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 536
    Intro to Superconductivity
    3 cr

    Microscopic theory of superconductivity; BCS theory; superconduction tunneling phenomena; superconducting device; superconducting materials; High-Tc superconductors. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 537
    Adv Plasma Process Elect Mat
    3 cr

    Analysis, design and application of DC, RF and microwave plasma in microelectronic material processing; sputtering; etching; deposition; surface modification; diagnostic and characterization techniques. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 538
    Magnetic Recording Media
    3 cr

    Magnetostatic fields; magnetization processes; demagnetizing factors; magnetic circuits; hard disk / tape media; inductive and MR heads; magnetic data storage systems. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 539
    VLSI Technology - Fabrication
    3 cr

    Introduction to semiconductor devices; crystal growth and wafer preparation; chemical and physical vapor deposition; oxidation; diffusion; ion implantation; lithography; etching; metallization; process integration of CMOS and bipolar technologies; diagnostic techniques and measurements; packaging; yield and reliability. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 439).

  • EE 540
    HDL Logic Synthesis
    3 cr

    Introduction to the syntax and elements of the basic VHDL language such as entities and architectures; creating combinational, synchronous logic and state machines using both structural and behavioral VHDL; using hierarchy in large designs; synthesizing and implementing designs. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate-level course (EE 440) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Credit for both EE 540 and EE 543 not allowed toward a degree.

  • EE 541
    Computer Networks
    3 cr

    Introduction to design and analysis of computer networks. Polling networks and ring networks. Networking applications. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course.

  • EE 542
    Adv Top Digital Design - HDLs
    3 cr

    Current topics of interest in digital design. State-of-the-art software tools used in digital design. Advanced topics in HDLs.

  • EE 543
    HDL Logic Simulation
    3 cr

    Introduction to the syntax and elements of the basic Verilog language such as modules and ports; hierarchical modeling; gate-level modeling; dataflow modeling; behavioral modeling; switch-level modeling; tasks and functions; timing and delays; user-defined primitives; synthesizing and implementing designs. Emphasis is on the simulation and test-bench aspects. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate-level course (EE 443) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission. Credit for both EE 540 and EE 543 not allowed toward a degree.

  • EE 544
    Wireless Networks
    3 cr

    Introduction to modern wireless networks/systems, the cellular concept, frequency reuse, interference and system capacity improvement, trunking and grade of service, multiple access techniques, wireless/wireline interworking, and ad hoc networks). This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 444) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75.

    Pre-requisite: EE 541
  • EE 545
    Optical Network
    3 cr

    Digital transmission using fiber optics as point-to-point link. Wavelength-division-multiplexing concepts and components, LAN, WAN, and MAN, SONET/SDH, FDDI Networks, Broadcast-and-select WDM Networks, Wavelength-routed Networks, and Performance of WDM and EDFA systems. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 456 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 546
    Neural Networks
    3 cr

    Introduction to neural networks and their application to electrical engineering. Concept learning and the general-to-specific ordering, decision tree learning, linear perceptrons, back propagation networks, recursive networks, radial basis networks, neural network-based control systems, unsupervised learned networks.

  • EE 548
    Computer-Network Security
    3 cr

    Cyptography; Symmetric and asymmetric encryption; authentication and identification schemes; MACs and Digital Signatures; applications of security.

  • EE 552
    Microwave Engineering
    3 cr

    Generation and transmission of high frequency electromagnetic energy-magnetrons, klystrons, maser, parametric amplifiers, traveling wave tubes and solid-state devices. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 452). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 553
    Antenna Theory and Design
    3 cr

    Radiation fundamentals; linear antennas; loop antennas; aperture antennas; reflector antennas; antenna impedance and measurements; computer-aided design of antenna systems. This course is dually listed with an undergraduate level course (EE 453).

  • EE 554
    Digital Computer Architecture
    3 cr

    Computer organization; instruction set design; ALU design; control unit design; I/O and interrupt designs; memory organization; DMA; microprogramming; introduction to multi-processors; performance analysis. This course is dually listed with an undergraduate level course (EE 454).

  • EE 555
    Optoelectronics
    3 cr

    Wave propagation in free-space and in wave guides; optical resonators, interaction of radiation and atomic systems; laser oscillation; solid-state lasers. He-Ne and Argon ion lasers, integrated optics including integration of emitters and detectors; optical interconnects; spatial light modulators; optoelectronic materials and devices; and applications of optoelectronics. This course is dually listed with a 400-level course (EE 455).

  • EE 556
    Fiber Optic Communication Sys
    3 cr

    Review of optical principles, dielectric waveguides, signal propagation, degradations and attenuation of fibers. Fiber interconnection devices, active and passive components, optical transmitters and receivers, power budget, fiber optic communication systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate-level course (EE 456). Fee.

  • EE 557
    Adv. Embedded System Design
    3 cr

    Architecture and software of 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessor hardware and software; interface design to memory and peripheral devices; multiprocessing. This course is dually listed with an undergraduate level course (EE 457).

  • EE 558
    Radar Analysis
    3 cr

    Introduction to radar signal processing. Continuous wave and pulsed radars. Clutter and radio wave propagation. Moving target indicator, target surveillance and tracking radar systems. Side-looking, synthetic aperture, interferometric and other airborne radars. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level (EE458).

  • EE 559
    Optical Info Process-Holograph
    3 cr

    Parallel optical information processing in Fourier transform systems; nonlinear optical image processing in a linear optical processing; optical image equidensity and pseudo-color using techniques; wave-front reconstruction; on-axis and off-axis holography, effects of film MTF and nonlinearities; holographic memory, display and non-destructive testing; and optical computing. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 560
    Adv Computer Architecture
    3 cr

    Overview of software/hardware architectures of selected RISC/CISC microprocessors, advanced pipelining and instruction level parallelism, superscalar techniques, memory hierarchy design, cache coherency, introduction to multiprocessor systems and interconnection networks.

    Pre-requisite: EE 554 Minimum Grade of C
  • EE 565
    Adv Digital Signal Processing
    3 cr

    Review of discrete Fourier and z-transforms; review of analog filter design; canonical digital filter forms; design of IIR and FIR digital filters. Fast Fourier Transforms (FET) and their applications; hardware implementation and quantization effects. Advanced digital filter structures and design. DSP algorithm design and implementation. Analysis of finite wordlength effects of DSP applications. Extensive use of MatLab for analysis and design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course (EE465).

  • EE 566
    Digital Image Processing
    3 cr

    Review of digital image fundamentals; different image transforms; image enhancement techniques; image restoration methods; detection of discontinuities and thresholding.

  • EE 567
    Biomedical Imaging
    3 cr

    Introduction to biomedical imaging, projection radiography, computer aided tomography, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and fMRI), ultrasound imaging, optical imaging techniques including confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 566 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 568
    Pattern Recognition
    3 cr

    Introduction to pattern recognition, statistical, syntactic and neural pattern recognition; Decision procedures; Parameter estimation and supervised learning; Non-parametric techniques; Feature extraction and nonlinear mapping; Fuzzy systems in pattern recognition; Methods of testing

  • EE 569
    Signal Integrity
    3 cr

    Design techniques for high-speed digital interfaces and circuit boards; signal integrity including crosstalk and ground bounce; electromagnetic aspects of high-speed digital design; frequency-domain analysis of power-system integrity; state-of-the-art buses and standards. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate-level course (EE 469).

  • EE 571
    Wireless Communications
    3 cr

    The cellular concept and system design fundamentals, propagation in mobile radio channels, large scale fading; small-scale fading and multi-path statistical distributions, distributions, diversity and diversity combining techniques. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate level course (EE 471) and requires instructor's permission for admission. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 322 Minimum Grade of D and EE 372 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 573
    Advanced Communication Systems
    3 cr

    Digital line coding; pulse shaping; partial response signaling; scrambling; M-ary communication; digital carrier systems and digital multiplexing. Probability; random processes; white noise and the behavior of analog systems in the presence of noise. Information theory; compact codes and error correcting codes. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 473).

  • EE 574
    Digital Communications
    3 cr

    Analysis and design of digital communication systems based on probability theory; signal space representation and optimum detection principles; Digital modulation techniques and their performance in additive white Gaussian noise.

    Pre-requisite: EE 573
  • EE 575
    Stochastic Processes
    3 cr

    Introduction to estimation theory. Markov chains - finite, countable, continuous time, optimal stopping; Martingales; renewal processes, reversible Markov chains, Brownian motion and stochastic integration.

  • EE 576
    Optical Communications
    3 cr

    Light sources, detectors, fiber components and optical systems for fiber communication; free-space inter-satellite optical networks for high-speed global communication; coding problems in optical fiber data transmission; three-dimensional optical data storage for database processing; propagation losses and fiber amplifiers; and optical free-space interconnections in future computers. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 577
    Information Theory
    3 cr

    Self-information; entropy; mutual information and channel capacity; encoding; error detecting and correcting codes. Sampling theorem. Discrete and continuous channels. Band-limited channels.

  • EE 578
    Error Correction Codes
    3 cr

    This course is designed to introduce the students to error correcting codes, their construction and properties, encoding and decoding.

  • EE 579
    Wireless Sensor Networks
    3 cr

    Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks; Network deployment; Network Topologies; Localization; Tracking; Time synchronization techniques; Wireless characteristics; Energy considerations; MAC layer protocol and sleep scheduling; Routing; Sleep-based topology control; Latest development in the field. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: EE 544 Minimum Grade of D
  • EE 582
    Switch-Mode Power Conversion
    3 cr

    Design and analysis of switch mode power converters-design of magnetic components; stability considerations; input filter interactions; performance, measurements and evaluation. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 482). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 585
    Advanced Power Systems
    3 cr

    Special topics that are not covered in traditional power systems courses, such as: Optimization techniques, computer methods, unified fault (short circuit) analysis, protection and control of power systems. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 586
    Power Electronics
    3 cr

    Power semiconductor diodes and thyristors; commutation techniques; rectification circuits - uncontrolled and controlled; AC voltage controllers; DC chopper; pulse-width modulated inverters and resonant pulse inverters. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate level course (EE 486).

  • EE 588
    Power Semiconductor Drives
    3 cr

    Rectifier control of DC motors; chopper control of DC drives; closed-loop control of DC drives; induction motor speed control and multiquadrant control; control of induction motors by AC controllers and frequency-controlled drives; slip power control of induction motors; synchronous motor drives - brushless DC and AC motor drives. Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 589
    Renewable Energy
    3 cr

    Introduction to renewable energy sources. Fuel cells: classification , configuration and operation. Hydrogen: production, purification and storage. Photovoltaic cells: solar cells and operational characteristics. Wind turbines: operational characteristics. Energy from water sources: hydroelectric, wave and tidal energy.

  • EE 590
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Topics of current electrical engineering interest. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 592
    Directed Independent Study
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • EE 594
    Project in Electrical Engr
    1 TO 3 cr

    An investigation of an original problem in electrical engineering under the guidance of the student's major professor. Prerequisites: Approval of the project prospectus by the student's advisory committee, and consent of the Director of Engineering Graduate Studies.

  • EE 599
    Thesis
    1 TO 6 cr

    An investigation of an original problem in electrical and/or computer engineering under the guidance of the student's major professor. Prerequisite: Approval of the thesis prospectus by the student's Advisory Committee and the Graduate School and consent of the Director of Engineering Graduate Studies.