EE 1000. FRESHMAN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 0 Hours.
Freshman level undergraduate research. Prerequisite: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.
EE 1106. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING FRESHMAN PRACTICUM. 1 Hour.
A project based course in which basic concepts in electrical engineering, such as electrical systems, power and energy, circuit laws, measurements, and data analysis will be introduced. Student teams will engage in laboratory experiments, application hands-on projects, which cover areas of study in electrical engineering including analog and digital electronics, robotics, semiconductors, electromagnetics, signal processing, photonics, energy management, and telecommunication systems. Prerequisite: EE 1201.
EE 1201. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 2 Hours.
After an introduction to different branches of Engineering, we focus on Electrical Engineering to illustrate concepts, methods, problem solving approach, and tools common to all Engineering, and those unique to Electrical Engineering. Various areas within Electrical Engineering will be introduced, with examples from analog and digital electronic circuits, control and robotics, microwave and optical engineering, telecommunication, energy systems, and biosensors. Students will be introduced to skills they need to succeed in subsequent Engineering courses, and ethical responsibilities. The emphasis is to engage students in active learning through exercises, mini-projects, and team activities. Selected speakers from across the College of Engineering will make presentations and emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of Engineering.
EE 1311. EMBEDDED SYSTEM PROGRAMMING. 3 Hours.
Introduction to general computer hardware architecture and how to program a system using C or other programming languages. Data types, both simple and complex, along with control statements required to implement and debug algorithmic processes. A command line compiler to implement simple programs that execute directly on a system as well as a cross-complier within an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to target a small embedded system and to control general purpose IO.
EE 2000. SOPHOMORE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 0 Hours.
Sophomore level undergraduate research course. Prerequisites: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.
EE 2181. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS LABORATORY. 1 Hour.
EE 2320. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.
For non-electrical engineering majors. Basic principles of R, L, and C components. Kirchhoff's laws, network analysis, loop and node equations, basic network theorems. Steady-state Alternating Current (AC) phasor analysis, operational amplifiers, filtering, and digital circuits. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in each MATH 2425 or HONR-SC 2425 and PHYS 1444.
EE 2347. MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Introduction and application of mathematical and algorithmic thinking to solve electrical engineering problems and interpret the results. Analytical, numerical, and graphical analysis, utilization of complex numbers, vectors, matrices, and arrays to represent EE variables and special functions. Transform methods to solve differential and integral equations, linear and nonlinear equations, advanced vector and 3D integral and differential calculus applied to EE problems. Sources of error when using arithmetic operations, data structures, sorting and searching. Problems and numerical examples using MATLAB will be covered during recitation and computer laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in each of CSE 1311, MATH 2326, and MATH 3319.
EE 2403. ELECTRONICS I. 4 Hours.
Introduction to semiconductors, carrier statistics, drift and diffusion, semiconductor diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and field-effect transistors (FETs). Circuit applications of diodes. Direct Current (DC) biasing and stability of circuits containing diodes, BJTs, and FETs. Introduction to mid-band single stage small signal analysis of BJT and FET circuits. Laboratory experiments to complement concepts learned in class. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2415 and MATH 2326.
EE 2415. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I. 4 Hours.
Basic circuit concepts of resistor, inductor, and capacitor (RLC) components. Kirchhoff's laws, resistive network analysis, power calculations, loop and node equations, topology, basic network theorems. Dependent sources and operational amplifiers. Computer-assisted solution of circuit problems. Elementary transient time-domain analysis. Introduction to frequency domain analysis and Bode plots. Steady state A-C phasor analysis, including element laws and phasor diagrams. Problems and experimental demonstrations will be covered during recitation and laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in EE 1205, MATH 2425. Co-requisite: MATH 3319, PHYS 1444.
EE 2440. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS WITH LAB. 4 Hours. (TCCN = ENGT 1401)
For non-electrical engineering majors. Basic principles of R, L, and C components. Kirchhoff's laws, network analysis, loop and node equations, basic network theorems. Steady-state AC phasor analysis, operational amplifiers, filtering, and digital circuits. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement lecture topics. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 2425 and PHYS 1444.
EE 2441. DIGITAL DESIGN AND PROGRAMMABLE MICROCONTROLLERS. 4 Hours.
Theory and design of digital logic circuits. Number systems and binary arithmetic. Boolean algebra theorems. Optimization by algebraic and mapping methods. Logic gates, arithmetic logic units, decoders, analysis and synthesis of combinatorial logic circuits, sequential circuits. Introduction of hardware description language (VHDL). Synchronous and asynchronous state machines, hazards and races conditions with sequential circuits. Implementation of finite state machine on an embedded system microcontroller. Laboratory consists of "proof of concept" experiments using digital components and a final project using an embedded system microcontroller. Prerequisite: EE 1311 with grade of C or better.
EE 3000. JUNIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 0 Hours.
Junior level undergraduate research. Prerequisite: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.
EE 3140. JUNIOR PROJECT LABORATORY. 1 Hour.
Introduction to electrical engineering design concepts and strategies. Students must complete semester long projects from the areas of sensors, analog, digital, and mixed signal circuits, modules, and systems. Students are expected to use knowledge and skills previously obtained from lecture and laboratory courses (electronics, digital logic and microprocessors, and circuit analysis II) to complete their projects. The project must be well planned with clear performance objectives and constraints. Students are expected to show competency in technical writing and presentation. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 2403, EE 2441, EE 3446.
EE 3302. FUNDAMENTALS OF POWER SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Introduction to power systems, three-phase circuit analysis, symmetrical components, transformer, polyphase induction motors, synchronous generators, synchronous motors, diode and diode circuits, thyristor and thyristor circuits, DC-DC switching converters, and DC-AC switching converters, Renewable energy sources. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement the course lecture topics. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in EE 3446. Corequisite: EE 3407.
EE 3310. ADVANCED MICROCONTROLLERS. 3 Hours.
Principles of operation for microcontroller, including assembly language programming, internal architecture of microcontroller, timing analysis, and interfacing techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on hardware-software interactions, design of memory systems for microcontroller and utilization of programmable peripheral devices. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CSE 1311 or EE 1311, EE 2441 and EE 2403.
EE 3316. CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Time-domain transient analysis of continuous and discrete signals. Continuous and discrete-time convolution, state-space analysis, frequency domain analysis, Laplace transforms and transfer functions, signal flow and block diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, Fourier series and transforms. Stability analyses of causal and non-causal systems using the Z-transform. Sampling and Introduction to Digital Control. Finite Impulse Response (FIR) digital filter design. Design of frequency selective Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) digital filters using frequency transformations and the bilinear transform. Applications from control systems and signal processing. Problems and numerical examples using MATLAB. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2347 and EE 2415.
EE 3317. LINEAR SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
For non-electrical engineering majors. Time-domain transient analysis, convolution, Fourier Series and Transforms, Laplace Transforms and applications, transfer functions, signal flow diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, and sampling. Classes meet concurrently with EE 3417. ME Majors Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 3330, ME Majors Corequisite: EE 2320 or equivalent. BE Majors Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 3319.
EE 3318. REAL-TIME DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3 Hours.
Time and frequency domain analyses of linear time invariant systems. Discrete-time convolution. Stability analysis of causal and non-causal systems using the Z-transform and Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT). Sampling and reconstruction. Finite Impulse Response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) digital filter design. Discrete Fourier transform and fast Fourier transform algorithm. Discrete time random processes and spectrum estimation. The use of a practical DSP algorithm implementation running on an embedded microcontroller and FPGA. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both EE 2441 and EE 3316 or EE 3417.
EE 3330. PROBABILITY AND RANDOM SIGNALS. 3 Hours.
Probability, random variables, functions of random variables, random signals, noise. Statistical techniques and random variables for characterizing system response to noisy signals. Rigorous mathematical concepts will be tied to engineering system issues such as characterizing uncertainty due to measurement error, component and system tolerances, and noise sources such as device noise, quantization noise, communication channel noise, and thermal noise. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 2347.
EE 3407. ELECTROMAGNETICS. 4 Hours.
Time varying electric and magnetic fields, displacement current, Maxwell's equations and transverse electromagnetic waves; plane waves in an unbounded medium, waves in media with planar interfaces, boundary conditions, reflection and transmission, plane waves in lossless and lossy media; electromagnetic waves in a bounded medium, guided waves, wave guides, propagation modes; transmission lines, circuit models of transmission lines, transmission line equations, reflection at discontinuities, terminations, transient response, steady state waves on transmission lines, open and short circuited lines, power flow, impedance matching and the Smith chart, antennas. Problems and experimental demonstrations will be covered during recitation and laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: C or better in both EE 2347 and PHYS 1444. Co-requisite is EE 3446.
EE 3417. CONTINUOUS SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS. 4 Hours.
Time-domain transient analysis, convolution, state-space analysis, frequency domain analysis, Laplace transforms and transfer functions, signal flow and block diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, Fourier series and transforms. Applications from control systems and signal processing. Problems and numerical examples using MATLAB will be covered during recitation and computer laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2347 and EE 2415.
EE 3444. ELECTRONICS II. 4 Hours.
Low and high frequency characteristics and circuit models for diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and field effect transistors (FETs). Analysis and design of full spectrum small signal BJT and FET circuits. Analysis and transistor level design of active filters, oscillators, feedback configurations, and multistage differential and operational amplifiers. Concurrent laboratory exercises in support of the topics covered in class. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2403 and EE 3446.
EE 3446. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS II. 4 Hours.
Analysis and design of filters, oscillators, feedback configurations, and operational amplifiers. Dependent sources, device models, two-port networks, and mutual inductance and transformers. Network response functions, poles and zeros, network theorems, resonance, and the analysis and design of active filters. Application of phasors in steady-state circuit analysis. Introduction to distributed networks and transmission lines. Introduction to single-phase and three-phase balanced and unbalanced power networks, complex power, power factor correction, and maximum power transfer. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement lecture topics. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2347 and EE 2415.
EE 4000. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. 0 Hours.
EE 4301. POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND CONTROL. 3 Hours.
This course includes an introduction to synchronous machines, power flow analysis, short circuit analysis, power system controls, and the fundamentals of transient stability analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3302 or consent of instructor.
EE 4302. ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP. 3 Hours.
Topics include special problems of newly formed firms, planning, start-up business considerations, business strategy, management basics, and business plan design. Students will engage in business and entrepreneurship training or discussion, become aware of basic business operations, and learn about inventions, intellectual property, and the patenting process. Other topics include assessment of possible markets, venture feasibility, teambuilding, and leadership. Opportunities in university environments will be discussed including incubation centers and patent licensing. We address legal issues, SBIR proposal design, SBIR funding from NSF, NIH, and others, the review process, reporting, local high-tech business accelerators, venture plans, and venture capital. Course taught as EE 4302, ENGR 4302 and ENGR 5302; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: Student must be in an engineering professional program.
EE 4313. CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR NON-EE MAJORS. 3 Hours.
For non-electrical engineering majors. Analyses of closed loop systems using frequency response, root locus, and state variable techniques. Analog and digital control design methods. System modeling, identification, and control design based on analytic and computer methods. Classes meet at the same time as EE 4314. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in either EE 3317 or MAE 3319.
EE 4314. CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Analyses of closed loop systems using frequency response, root locus, and state variable techniques. Analog and digital control design methods. System modeling, identification, and control design based on analytic and computer methods. Use of laboratory experiments with mechatronic systems to complement the course lectures. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3316 or EE 3417. Co-requisite EE 3318.
EE 4315. INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS. 3 Hours.
Overview of industrial robots. Study of principles of kinematics, dynamics, and control as applied to industrial robotic systems; robotic sensors and actuators; path planning; programming of industrial robot in the laboratory; survey of robotic applications in various modern and traditional fields; and guidelines to robot arm design and selection. Offered as MAE 4345 and EE 4315. Credit will be granted in only one department. Prerequisite: For MAE 4345: Must be in the professional ME or AE program and C or better in MAE 3318 (or EE 4314). For EE 4315: EE 4314 with C or better.
EE 4316. OP AMPS IN ANALOG SIGNAL PATHS. 3 Hours.
The course covers fundamental concepts involved in the analysis and design of a wide variety of linear and non-linear circuits that use bipolar and CMOS integrated circuit operational amplifiers (op-amps). Applications of these components in practical circuit designs are emphasized. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3446.
EE 4317. ANALOG CMOS IC DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Analysis and design of CMOS analog integrated circuits; MOS device structure and models; single-state and differential amplifiers; current mirror and Operational Amplifier design; noise analysis and feedback; comparators and voltage references. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in EE 2403 and in EE 3444.
EE 4318. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3 Hours.
Discrete time convolution. Fast convolution using the fast Fourier transform (FFT). Amplitude and phase of digital filters. Stability analyses using the Z-transform. Design of finite impulse response (FIR) digital filters through windowing and optimization approaches. Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) digital filter design approaches using transformation and optimization. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both EE 3316 or EE 3417 and EE 3318.
EE 4320. DIGITAL VLSI DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Introduction to Very Large Scale Integration circuit design and fabrication technology. Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) device models and digital integrated circuit design with Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFETs). Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) tools for VLSI design. Processing models and process flow. MOS integrated circuits for logic gates and digital systems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3444.
EE 4327. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ANTENNAS. 3 Hours.
Basic theory of antennas with emphasis on design and engineering application. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3407.
EE 4328. CURRENT TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
To introduce current topics into the curriculum prior to the creation of permanent course numbers. A notice listing a descriptive course title, a course description, and the name of the instructor will be posted outside the departmental office each time the course contents are changed. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
EE 4329. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES. 3 Hours.
Introduction to semiconductors in terms of atomic bonding and electron energy bands. Equilibrium statistics of electrons and holes. Carrier dynamics; continuity, drift, and diffusion currents; generation and recombination processes, including important optical processes. Introduction to P-N junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions, light detectors and emitters; bipolar junction transistors, junction and Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs). Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3444.
EE 4330. FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Examines analog and digital communication techniques including amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and pulse code modulation. Time domain and frequency domain multiplexing. Analog and digital noise analysis, information theory. Design of communications systems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3316. Co-requisite EE 3318.
EE 4331. DATA COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Data communications network planning, design, and analysis. The OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) layered model, interface standards, signals and protocols, modem and LAN (Local Area Network) standards. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 4330.
EE 4333. MODERN TELECOMMUNICATIONS. 3 Hours.
Basics of telecommunications and telephone networks, switching and transmission systems. Circuit and packet switching. Call processing. Common channel signaling systems. Queuing theory and applications. OSI-layered (Open Systems Interconnection) reference architecture. ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network ). Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 4330.
EE 4334. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Design of digital systems using programmable logic devices and high-level techniques. The course emphasizes the understanding of state-of-the-art hardware devices as well as design and simulation tools. Hardware description language will be taught and used for digital system design. Various design options and compromises will be explored for typical tasks. Projects will be assigned to develop design proficiency. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3310.
EE 4336. FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICAL IMAGING. 3 Hours.
This course introduces the engineering, physics, mathematics, and signal processing methods fundamental to medical image acquisition and processing. X-ray projection, X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound imaging. Brief introduction to optical and infrared imaging and nuclear imaging (SPECT/PET) will be included. Open to students in an engineering or science professional program. Prerequisite: EE 3317 or EE 3417, or EE 3316, or equivalent.
EE 4339. RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Analysis of waves on ideal transmission lines, assorted practical transmission line systems, and hollow waveguides. Circuit theory for transmission line systems involving scattering parameters and the Smith chart. Microwave impedance matching techniques. Design of lumped element amplifiers from VHF to microwave frequencies. Real world microwave characterization techniques. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3444 and EE 3407.
EE 4340. CONCEPTS & EXERCISES IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE. 3 Hours.
Integration of technical knowledge and skills with project planning, teamwork, and communication skills (written and oral). A project-oriented approach is used including the preparation of literature-based research reports, research proposals, product development proposals, and project management plans. Supporting topics: technical information resources, ethics, safety, intellectual property. Students will begin their engineering capstone design experience, including team formation, project selection, background research, and preparation of preliminary project plan. Must be taken in the semester prior to EE 4349 (Engineering Design Project). An EE Proficiency Test will be administered on first day of class. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in each of COMS 2302, EE 3330, EE 3446, and EE 3407. Corequisite ECON 2305.
EE 4344. INTRODUCTION TO MEMS AND DEVICES. 3 Hours.
Develops the basics for microelectromechanical devices and systems including microsensors, and micromotors, principles of operation, different micromachining techniques, and thin-film technologies as they apply to MEMS. Prerequisite: EE 3407.
EE 4349. ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT. 3 Hours.
A practicum resulting in the design, construction, and evaluation of a device or system, building on electrical or electronic knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, and incorporating appropriate engineering standards. The application of project management techniques in order to meet design specifications through the effective allocation of team resources, scheduling, and budgetary planning. The demonstration of the finished product/prototype through both oral presentation and a written project report. Mode of Instruction: Practicum. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 4340. Grade of C or better in all prior 3000 and 4000 level EE coursework.
EE 4357. PATTERN RECOGNITION. 3 Hours.
Introduction to statistical pattern recognition. Deformation invariant and deformation variant feature extraction for class separability. Decision theory and statistical learning theory. Classifier design using Bayes, nearest neighbor, and regression-based approaches. Sensor fusion. Feature selection using transformation and subsetting approaches. Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in EE 3318.
EE 4362. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS. 3 Hours.
Fundamental principles underlying the transmission of digital data over noisy channels. Basics of source coding techniques including entropy coding, Lempel-Ziv. Channel capacity. Spectral analysis of digital modulation techniques. Optimum receiver design and error probability performance of commonly used modulation schemes. Applications to lightwave and wireless systems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3318 and in EE 4330.
EE 4375. INTRODUCTION TO POWER ELECTRONICS. 3 Hours.
This course discuses conceptualization, analysis, and design of power electronics components, circuits, and systems. It discusses different classes of switching converters (dc-dc, ac-dc, dc-ac) and elements of power electronics (magnetic design, loads, and capacitors). Applications of power electronics in renewable energy systems and vehicular electronics are discussed. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 2403 and EE 3446.
EE 4378. INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty.
EE 4379. UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT. 3 Hours.
Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: EE 4378.
EE 4380. PRINCIPLES OF OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Optical fields with applications to laser, optical fibers, and photonic signal processing. Encoding, manipulating, transmitting, storing, and retrieving information using light. Light propagation including isotropic and birefringent optical media, dielectric interfaces, interference and diffraction, Gaussian beams, optical cavities and principles of laser action, optical waveguides and fibers, electro- and acousto- optic modulation, and holography. Design, analysis and application of optical devices in communications and signal processing. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3407.
EE 4382. OPTICAL BIOSENSORS. 3 Hours.
Introduction to modern biological and chemical sensing for in-vivo and in-vitro disease diagnosis. Photonics and nanotechnologies for biomolecular analysis. Bio/chemical sensor principle, instrumentation, and applications. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3407, or PHYS 3445, or PHYS 4324.
EE 4391. ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
A research project under the direction of a faculty supervisor. May be taken as a technical elective with the permission of the department.
EE 5190. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE SEMINAR. 1 Hour.
Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit.
Graded F, P. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of the department.
EE 5191. ADVANCED STUDY IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 1 Hour.
Individual research projects in electrical engineering. Prior approval of the EE Graduate Advisor is required for enrollment. A written report is required. Graded F, I, P.
EE 5301. ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.
Analytical and numerical techniques for solving various types of engineering problems. Topics include matrix reduction by Gaussian elimination, similarity transformation, singular value decomposition, Jordan normal form, etc. Analysis techniques include Fourier series and transforms, fast Fourier transform, discrete convolution, complex analysis, least squares, and others.
EE 5302. RANDOM SIGNALS AND NOISE. 3 Hours.
Probability, random variables, and stochastic processes in physical systems. Topics include probability space, discrete and continuous random variables, density and conditional density functions, functions of random variables, mean-square estimation, random signals, system response, optimum system design, and Markov processes.
EE 5303. ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.
The management of the engineering function in high-technology industry with principal emphasis on the historical development of industrial management principles, decision-making, and planning.
EE 5304. NETWORK SYNTHESIS. 3 Hours.
Introduction to network synthesis of circuits using lumped, linear, passive, and operational amplifiers. Topics include realizability theory, synthesis of driving point impedances and two port circuits, passive and active filters, and Hilbert Transforms.
EE 5305. ADVANCED ELECTRONICS. 3 Hours.
Advanced study of solid-state devices and integrated circuits. Analysis, design and simulation of analog integrated circuits including biasing, gain stages, active loads, power amplifiers, operational amplifiers and wideband amplifiers.
EE 5306. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY. 3 Hours.
Advanced study of electromagnetic theory, its content, methods, and applications. Topics include theorems in electromagnetic theory, cylindrical and spherical wave functions, waveguides, integral equation methods, scattering and diffraction.
EE 5307. LINEAR SYSTEMS ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Topics include state-space description of dynamic systems, analysis and design of linear systems, similarity transformation, state feedback, state observers, and matrix characterization of multivariable systems.
EE 5308. POWER SYSTEM MODELING AND ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.
Fundamental concepts for modeling transmission lines, distribution lines, power system generators, power transformers and power system load. The method of symmetrical components is discussed. Simulation of power systems during normal and abnormal conditions are presented. The philosophy of deregulation regarding separation of power systems into generation, transmission and distribution companies is introduced.
EE 5309. TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Material may vary from semester to semester. Topics are selected from current areas of electrical engineering interest. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5310. DIGITAL VLSI DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Introduction of VLSI digital circuit design methodology and processing technology. Application of various design software packages for circuit analysis and layout. Design of basic CMOS digital logic circuits. Implementation of digital logic design at the transistor level.
EE 5311. VLSI SIGNAL PROCESSING ARCHITECTURES. 3 Hours.
Design and synthesis of DSP and telecommunication systems using integrated modeling, design, and verification tools. Exploration of high-level architectural transformations that can be used to design families of DSP architectures for a given signal processing algorithm. Prerequisite: EE 5350.
EE 5312. CMOS RFIC DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Transceiver design for wireless communications using advanced CMOS technology. Emphasis on full-custom chip design, RFIC design concepts. Transceiver architectures. Topics include low noise amplifier, mixer, oscillator, frequency synthesizer, and power amplifier. A project is required, including design, simulation and layout using an IC design tool. Prerequisite: EE 5305 or EE 5318.
EE 5313. MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Hardware/software development techniques for microprocessors and their programmable peripherals, with emphasis on multi-byte width memory design, throughput issues including DMA controller design, co-processor operation, interrupt-driven i/o, oscillators and timer peripherals, analog signal interfacing, and digital buses and interfaces. Topics include: code efficiency issues, hardware-software interactions, and design of memory systems, DMA controllers, and real-world interfacing.
EE 5314. EMBEDDED MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Hardware/software development techniques for microcontroller systems with emphasis on hardware-software interactions, programming internal peripherals, and real-time control and conditioning of external devices. Other topics include: code efficiency, pin reuse, interrupt-driven processing, USART operations, 12C and SPI bus peripherals, and use of internal peripherals.
EE 5315. DSP MICROPROCESSORS. 3 Hours.
Device architectures and various aspects of hardware/software design will be presented for dominant families of function-specific, application-specific and general-purpose digital signal processors (DSPs) from leading manufacturers. Special attention will be given to problems related to real-time acquisition and processing of analog data (audio, video, RF, etc.), including design principles for the state-of-the-art data conversion interfaces.
EE 5316. CMOS MIXED SIGNAL IC DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Design of CMOS mixed signal ICs with emphasis on full custom chip design. Comparators, switched-capacitor circuits, converter architectures, analog-to-digital converters, digital-to-analog converters, integrator-based filters. A project is required, including design, simulation and layout using an IC design tool. Prerequisite: EE 5305 or EE 5318.
EE 5317. ADVANCED DIGITAL VLSI DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Design of logical gates using CMOS technologies; static and dynamic circuit techniques; advanced techniques in logic circuits; general VLSI system components design; arithmetic circuits in VLSI; low power design; chip layout strategies. A design project using computer tools is required. Prerequisite: EE 5310.
EE 5318. ANALOG CMOS IC DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Analysis and design of CMOS analog integrated circuits; MOS device structure and models; single-state and differential amplifiers; current mirror and opamp design; noise analysis and feedback; comparators and voltage references.
EE 5319. TOPICS IN DIGITAL SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Formal instruction in selected topics in digital systems and microcomputers. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5320. CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Design, analysis, and computer simulation of digital and continuous control systems. Controller design using classical techniques and modern state-variable techniques, including linear quadratic regulator, polynomial, and observer design. Discrete systems and Z-transform theory. Use of high-level computer programs in system analysis and design will be emphasized. A prior introductory systems course, such as EE 5307, is desirable.
EE 5321. OPTIMAL CONTROL. 3 Hours.
Design of optimal control systems. Topics include optimization under constraints, linear quadratic regulators, Ricatti's equation, suboptimal control, dynamic programming, calculus of variations, and Pontryagin's minimum principle. A prior introductory systems course, such as EE 5307, is desirable.
EE 5322. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Principles of intelligent control including adaptive, learning, and self-organizing systems. Neural networks and fuzzy logic systems for feedback control. Mobile robots. Discrete event systems and decision-making supervisory control systems. Manufacturing work-cell control. Advanced sensor processing including Kalman filtering and sensor fusion. A prior introductory systems course, such as EE 5307, is desirable.
EE 5323. NONLINEAR SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Analysis and design of nonlinear systems. A general course in nonlinear systems with examples from multiple engineering and science disciplines. Topics include phase planes, Lyapunov's theory, describing functions, iterative maps, chaos and fractals, and nonlinear optimization methods.
EE 5324. DESIGN OF DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Sampling and data reconstruction. Z-transforms and state variable descriptions of discrete-time systems. Linear quadratic optimal control and state estimation. Quantization and other nonlinearities. Real-time control systems. Digital feedback control systems. Constructing discrete-time mathematical model system. Analysis of system behavior using discrete-time model and evaluation of the system performance. Discrete controller design techniques such as root locus, frequency response, and state space techniques. Evaluation and testing of system performance using digital simulations. (Also listed as AE 5380 and ME 5380).
EE 5325. ROBOTICS. 3 Hours.
Principles of kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators and mobile robots. Analysis of dynamical equations and design of robot control systems using modern nonlinear systems techniques. Computer simulation of robotic and mobile robot systems. Path planning, workcell coordination and control. Also listed as ME 5337.
EE 5326. FUZZY LOGIC. 3 Hours.
Introduction to FLS (fuzzy logic system) systems theory, design, and applications. Topics include fuzzy logic and crisp logic, fuzzy rules and interference, fuzzification, defuzzification, non-singleton FLS, type 1 and type 2 FLS, TSK (The Sleuth Kit) FLS, applications to signal processing, telecommunications, control, and decision making.
EE 5327. SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION AND ESTIMATION. 3 Hours.
Introduction to parametric and non-parametric modeling and identification and estimation methods for linear and nonlinear systems. Methods covered include linear and non-linear least squares, LTI (linear time-invariant) black-box models, empirical transfer function estimate, state-space and frequency domain model reduction methods, Kalman filtering and self-tuning adaptive control. Introductory systems and signals courses, such as EE 5302 and EE 5307, are desirable.
EE 5328. INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT. 3 Hours.
Measurement principles and design of sensor and measurement systems. Topics include computer-based measurement systems, sensor design, signal conditioning, data acquisition, smart sensors, and mechatronics. Techniques for measuring quantities encountered in robotics and automation, manufacturing, biomedical, and other applications. A previous course in analog or digital electronics is desirable.
EE 5329. TOPICS IN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Formal instruction in selected topics in systems engineering, such as advanced controls, systems performance, manufacturing, graphics subsystems design, stochastic control, decision and information theory, hierarchical or distributed parameter control. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5331. MICROWAVE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Topics include frequency planning, design and performance analysis of transmitter and receiver circuits for communications and radar. Emphasis is on design using commercially available mixers, amplifiers, oscillators, and modulation circuits. Analysis includes receiver noise figure, distortion and path loss effects.
EE 5332. ANTENNA SYSTEM ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.
Fundamental study of antennas and antenna design techniques. Topics include numerical analysis of wire antennas; aperture antennas; geometrical theory of diffraction; horns and reflector antennas; and antenna synthesis and measurements. Prerequisite: EE 5306.
EE 5333. WAVE PROPAGATION AND SCATTERING. 3 Hours.
Fundamentals of VHF, UHF, and microwave propagation in radar and communications. Propagation over irregular terrain. Propagation in built-up areas. Propagation modeling and prediction tools. Multipath phenomena. Signal statistics. Prerequisites: EE 5302 and EE 5306.
EE 5334. FUNDAMENTALS OF RADAR REMOTE SENSING. 3 Hours.
Active and passive remote sensing systems, platforms for remote sensing, radar equation, interaction of electromagnetic wave with matter, radar cross section, scattering from area extensive targets, surface scattering, volume scattering, radiative transfer theory, radar data collection and analysis, retrieval of target parameters.
EE 5335. FUNDAMENTALS OF RADAR IMAGING. 3 Hours.
Radar system, antenna system, radar equation, electromagnetic waves scattering from targets, radar signal and noise, detection and extraction of signal from noise or clutter, range and Doppler profiles, radar image formation, real aperture radar imaging, SAR imaging, ISAR imaging, image distortion, superresolution radar imaging techniques.
EE 5336. FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICAL IMAGING. 3 Hours.
This course introduces the engineering, physics, mathematics, and signal processing methods fundamental to medical image acquisition and processing: X-ray projection, X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound imaging. Brief introduction to optical and infrared imaging and nuclear imaging (SPECT/PET) will be included. Open to graduate students in College of Engineering or College of Science.
EE 5337. THEORY AND LABS OF MICROWAVE MEASUREMENTS. 3 Hours.
Circuit parameters and measurement techniques at microwave frequencies. The labs include standing wave pattern measurement using slotted lines and automated measurements using vector network analyzers.
EE 5338. Computational Methods in Electrical Engineering. 3 Hours.
A few mathematical and computational methods to analyze physical phenomena in electrical engineering, including Fourier transformation, finite difference method, finite element method, and integral equation method.
EE 5339. TOPICS IN ELECTROMAGNETICS. 3 Hours.
Formal instruction in selected topics in electromagnetics. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5340. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE THEORY. 3 Hours.
Quantum mechanics applicable to semiconductor theory. Energy band theory, density of states and effective mass theory. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, equilibrium statistics for electrons and holes. Transport, generation and recombination of excess carriers. Device equations and physics. Theory and performance of p-n and Schottky diodes, bipolar and MOS transistors.
EE 5341. ELECTRONIC MATERIALS: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS. 3 Hours.
Fundamental theory required for the study of electronic materials: waves and particles, quantum mechanics, crystal structures, chemical bonds, and band theory. Materials and properties considered will be metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics including effective mass, doping, and carrier statistics, and electronic, dielectric, magnetic, and optical properties of materials as applied to integrated circuits, wireless communication, optoelectronics, optical communication, and data storage.
EE 5342. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MODELING AND CHARACTERIZATION. 3 Hours.
Device models and characterization procedures for the pn junction and Schottky diodes, the BJT, JFET, MOSFET, HBT, and optical sources and detectors. SPICE derived and higher level circuit simulator models will be presented. Prerequisite: EE 5340 or EE 5341.
EE 5343. SILICON INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY. 3 Hours.
Basic integrated circuit fabrication processes: crystal growth (thin film and bulk), thermal oxidation, dopant diffusion/implantation, thin film deposition/etching, and lithography. Introduction to process simulators, such as SUPREM. Fabrication and characterization of resistors, MOS capacitors, junction diodes and MOSFET devices. Prerequisite: Pass the NanoFAB Safety and Clean Room Protocol test.
EE 5344. INTRODUCTION TO MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) AND DEVICES. 3 Hours.
Develops the basics for microelectromechanical devices and systems including microsensors, and micromotors, principles of operation, different micromachining techniques, and thin-film technologies as they apply to MEMS.
EE 5345. INTRODUCTION TO BIO-NANOTECHNOLOGY. 3 Hours.
Introduction to the area of bio-nanotechnology. Basics of nanotechnology as applicable to biological and biomedical sensing, therapy and diagnostics. Theory, fabrication, techniques and uses of nano-scale devices and objects in biomedical and biology.
EE 5346. MICROWAVE DEVICES. 3 Hours.
Device physics and applications of microwave semiconductor devices and vacuum tubes. Topics include operation, modeling and characterization of MESFETs and HEMTs, microwave diodes, and microwave vacuum tubes. Prerequisite: EE 5340 and EE 5341.
EE 5347. MICROWAVE CIRCUITS. 3 Hours.
Theory of microwave circuit design; techniques include use of Kuroda identities, Richard's transformation, and ABCD parameters; topics include design of couplers, impedance transformers, filters, and resonators incorporating coupled transmission lines. Design of coaxial lines, strip lines, and microstrip is addressed. Prerequisite: EE 5348.
EE 5348. RADIO-FREQUENCY CIRCUIT DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Design of lumped- and distributed-element radio-frequency circuits operating at frequencies to 2 GHz, such as impedance-matching circuits, low noise and power amplifiers, and oscillators. S parameters will be used in determining gain, noise figure, and stability of an amplifier. Prerequisite: EE 5305 or EE5304.
EE 5349. TOPICS IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY. 3 Hours.
Formal instruction in selected topics in integrated circuit technology. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5350. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3 Hours.
Time and frequency domain analyses of linear time invariant systems. Stability analyses of causal and non-causal systems using the Z-transform. FIR digital filter design. Design of frequency selective IIR digital filters using frequency transformations and the bilinear transform. Design of infinite and finite impulse response filters.
EE 5351. DIGITAL VIDEO CODING. 3 Hours.
Fundamentals, principles, concepts and techniques of data compression such as Huffman, Lempel-Ziv, Arithmetic, Facsimile, Transform, DPCM, VQ, and Hybrid coding and applications in ITU, ISO, and IEC standards related to audio, video, and image compression.
EE 5352. STATISTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3 Hours.
Estimation of autocorrelations, cross-correlations and power spectral densities. Least squares filter design via Toeplitz recursion and AR modeling. Adaptive noise cancellation. Algorithm development using maximum likelihood and minimum mean square error approaches. Lower bounds on estimation error variance. Prerequisites: EE 5350.
EE 5353. NEURAL NETWORKS. 3 Hours.
Introduction to nonlinear networks for regression/approximation, classification, and clustering. Statistical learning theory and support vector machines. First and second order training algorithms and their properties. Methods for evaluating network performance. Applications in classification, estimation and forecasting.
EE 5354. WAVELETS AND FILTER BANKS. 3 Hours.
Fundamentals of signal decomposition, discrete multirate systems and polyphase structures. Time-frequency analysis and multiresolution signal representation. Two-channel filter banks, dyadic wavelets, and scaling and wavelet functions. M-channel filter banks and their lattice structures. Applications in signal de-noising, compression and communications. Prerequisite: EE 5350.
EE 5355. DISCRETE TRANSFORMS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS. 3 Hours.
Principles and properties of discrete transforms such as discrete Fourier, discrete cosine, Walsh-Hadamard, slant, Haar, discrete sine, discrete Hartley, LOT and Wavelet transforms, and their applications in signal and image processing.
EE 5356. DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING. 3 Hours.
Digital image processing as applied to image sampling and quantization, image perception, image enhancement, image restoration, image reconstruction from projections, and filtering and image coding.
EE 5357. STATISTICAL PATTERN RECOGNITION. 3 Hours.
Introduction to statistical pattern recognition. Deformation invariant and deformation variant feature extraction for class separability. Decision theory and statistical learning theory. Classifier design using Bayes, nearest neighbor, and regression-based approaches. Sensor fusion. Feature selection using transformation and subsetting approaches.
EE 5358. COMPUTER VISION. 3 Hours.
Techniques for the interpretation, analysis, and classification of digital images. Methods for segmentation, feature extraction, object recognition, stereo vision and 3-D modeling. A research project will be assigned.
EE 5359. TOPICS IN SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3 Hours.
Formal instruction in selected topics in signal processing. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5360. DATA COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Principles underlying communication network design, including physical layer, MAC (media access control) layer modeling and engineering, and data link layer. Queuing theory. Internet structure, Internet protocol models and engineering. Physical layer description will include modulation, FEC (forward error correction), cyclic and Trellis coding. MAC layer modeling will include CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection), ALOHAS, and other splitting algorithms.
EE 5361. FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Analysis of analog and digital communication techniques including amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and pulse code modulation. Time-domain and frequency domain multiplexing. Analog and digital noise analysis, information theory, design of communication systems.
EE 5362. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS. 3 Hours.
Fundamental principles underlying the transmission of digital data over noisy channels. Basics of source coding techniques including entropy coding, Lempel-Ziv. Channel capacity. Spectral analysis of digital modulation techniques. Optimum receiver design and error probability performance of commonly used modulation schemes. Applications to lightwave and wireless systems.
EE 5363. TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Basics of telecommunications and telephone networks. Switching and transmission systems. Circuit and packet switching. Call processing. Common channel signaling systems. Queuing theory and applications. OSI-layered (Open Systems Interconnection) reference architecture. ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network ).
EE 5364. INFORMATION THEORY AND CODING. 3 Hours.
Transmission of information over noisy channels, Shannon's coding theorems, techniques of coding and decoding for reliable transmission over noise channels, error-detecting, and error-correcting codes.
EE 5365. FIBER OPTIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Propagation in optical fibers, characteristics and manufacture of fibers, semiconductor lightwave sources and detectors, optical transmitters and receivers, lightwave transmission systems for wide area and local area networks.
EE 5366. COMMUNICATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Introduction of space communications, satellite orbits and their effect on communication system design. Atmospheric propagation effects. Communication link analysis, modulation, multiplexing, multiple access, encoding and forward error correction in satellite links. Design of communication satellites, earth station and their principal subsystems. Prerequisite: EE 5361.
EE 5367. WIRELESS SYSTEMS AND PROPAGATION MODELING. 3 Hours.
Fundamental principles and techniques of electromagnetic wave propagation as it applies to current wireless and cellular systems, development of models of propagation and their application in wireless system design, characteristics of microwave devices used in wireless systems, system and traffic design techniques used in wireless systems.
EE 5368. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Fundamental principles of radio system design and propagation. Basics of cellular systems, environment, propagation models, traffic models and spectral capacity. Multiple-access techniques including FDMA (frequency division multiple access ), TDMA (time division multiple access), CDMA (code division multiple access). Analog and digital modulation techniques used in wireless communication and problems with RF (radio frequency) interference.
EE 5369. TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS. 3 Hours.
Formal instruction in selected topics in communications. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5370. ELECTRIC MOTOR DRIVES. 3 Hours.
This course presents selected topics in electric motor drives. In particular, this course covers different circuit topologies and control strategies for electromechanical energy conversion.
EE 5371. POWER SYSTEM PLANNING, OPERATION, AND CONTROL IN A DEREGULATED ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.
Current market structure and practices are discussed. The issues of system planning, operation, and control in a deregulated environment are addressed. Prerequisite: EE 5308.
EE 5372. CONGESTION MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.
Phenomena of congestion and transmission pricing are presented. Thermal related congestion, such as power flow, and stability related congestion, such as voltage stability, transient stability, and dynamic stability, are covered. The effects of reactive power are discussed. Reliability and security issues of power transmission systems are presented. Congestion management and congestion relief measures are discussed. Prerequisite: EE 5308.
EE 5373. UNBUNDLING SERVICES OF A DEREGULATED POWER SYSTEM. 3 Hours.
The fundamental operating functions of a deregulated power system are presented. Unbundling of these functions and cost allocations are discussed. Topics of ancillary services, power marketing, price forecasting, and load forecasting are covered. Prerequisite: EE 5308.
EE 5374. POWER SYSTEM PROTECTIVE RELAYING. 3 Hours.
Fundamental understanding of symmetrical components, applications of symmetrical components in system protection, philosophy of power system protection, various protective relay systems, and the special considerations in applying the microprocessor based relays are covered. Experiments utilizing the Power System Simulation Laboratory are required.
EE 5375. POWER SYSTEM DISTRIBUTION. 3 Hours.
The basic functions of a Distribution Company are presented. Load representation, distribution load flow and the philosophy of simulation for a distribution system are discussed in detail.
EE 5376. POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY IN PLANNING AND OPERATION. 3 Hours.
Loss of Load indices, Loss of Energy indices, Frequency and Duration methods, Interconnected Reliability methods, and Composite Generation and Transmission Reliability methods will be covered.
EE 5377. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS IN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION. 3 Hours.
The application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in industrial automation and energy systems monitoring will be covered. Transducers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) will be discussed. Material covered is also applicable to various mechanical and civil engineering fields, thus enrollment of graduate engineering students from other disciplines is welcome. Experiments utilizing the Power System Simulation Laboratory are required.
EE 5378. POWER QUALITY. 3 Hours.
Principles of harmonics and filtering, source of voltage surges and surge protection, causes of voltage sags, flickers, and interruptions, and voltage supporting devices, and utility and end-user strategies for improving power quality are covered.
EE 5379. TOPICS IN POWER SYSTEM ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Formal instruction in selected topics in power system engineering. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5380. PRINCIPLES OF PHOTONICS AND OPTICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Optical fields with applications to laser, optical fibers, and photonic signal processing. Encoding, manipulating, transmitting, storing, and retrieving information using light. Light propagation including isotropic and birefringent optical media, dielectric interfaces, interference and diffraction, Gaussian beams, optical cavities and principles of laser action, optical waveguides and fibers, electro- and acousto- optic modulation, and holography. Design, analysis and application of optical devices in communications and signal processing.
EE 5381. FOUNDATIONS IN SEMICONDUCTORS. 3 Hours.
Electronic properties of semiconductors affecting semiconductor devices: quantum behavior; Kronig-Penny model; energy bands; carrier statistics; density of states; one, two, and three dimensional systems; carrier transport; thermoelectric effects; surface and bulk generation-recombination statistics; continuity equations and their solutions; optical properties; semiconductor characterization techniques.
EE 5382. OPTICAL DETECTORS AND RADIATION. 3 Hours.
Basic principles of optical detectors used in imaging and communications. The course focuses on infrared detectors. Geometric optics, blackbody radiation, radiometry, photon detection mechanisms, thermal detection mechanisms, noise in optical detectors, figures of merit for detectors, photovoltaic detectors, photoconductive detectors, bolometers, pyroelectric detectors, and quantum well detectors.
EE 5383. SOLAR ELECTRICITY & PHOTOVOLTAICS. 3 Hours.
Solar radiation and other forms of renewable energy: wind, tide, biomass and hydropower. Fundamental theory of photovoltaics: crystal structures, band theory, semiconductors, doping, carrier statistics, optical absorption, and p-n junctions. Status of solar cell, including cost, optical design, system engineering, silicon solar cells and thin film solar cells. Prospects of solar cells, regarding low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells. Prerequisite: EE 5340 or EE 5341.
EE 5384. OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR COMMUNICATION. 3 Hours.
Electronic and optical processes in semiconductors. Light emitting diodes. Laser diodes: structures, properties and operating principles. Photodetectors and solar cells. Noise and the photoreceiver. Optoelectronic modulators and switching devices. Systems needs and new device challenges.
EE 5385. NONLINEAR OPTICS. 3 Hours.
Nonlinear optical processes and applications in crystals, optical fibers and waveguides. Second- and third- order nonlinear susceptibility, symmetry properties, coupled-wave propagation,phase-matching techniques, sum- and difference-frequency generation, parametric amplification, four-wave mixing, self- and cross-phase modulation, soliton propagation, and Raman scattering.
EE 5386. INTEGRATED OPTICS. 3 Hours.
Theory and techniques of integrated optics including optical waveguiding, coupling, modulation, grating diffraction, detection and integrated systems.
EE 5387. FOURIER OPTICS AND HOLOGRAPHY. 3 Hours.
Theory of Fourier optics and holography including scalar diffraction theory, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, Fourier transforming properties of lenses, optical imaging systems, spatial filtering, and the theory and applications of holography. Prerequisite: EE 5306.
EE 5388. LASERS. 3 Hours.
Propagation of optical rays and waves, Gaussian laser beams, laser resonators, atomic systems, lasing and population inversion, laser amplifiers, practical gas and solid-state lasers including continuous-wave and pulsed lasers, mode locking, Q-switching, frequency doubling, tunable lasers, semiconductor lasers, vertical-cavity lasers and applications of lasers.
EE 5389. TOPICS IN OPTICS. 3 Hours.
Formal instruction in selected topics in optics. May be repeated when topic changes.
EE 5391. ADVANCED STUDY IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Individual research projects in electrical engineering. Prior approval of the EE Graduate Advisor is required for enrollment. A written report is required. Graded F,P,R.
EE 5392. PROJECT IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Individual research projects performed for fulfilling the requirements of the thesis substitute option. Prior approval of the EE graduate advisor is required for enrollment. A written and oral report is required. Graded F, P, R.
EE 5398. THESIS. 3 Hours.
Graded F, R. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in electrical engineering.
EE 5698. THESIS. 6 Hours.
Graded F, P, R. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in electrical engineering.
EE 6313. ADVANCED MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Study of the advanced microprocessor architectures including 32/64-bit RISC and CISC families of microprocessors will be compared based on detailed architectural analysis of the selected devices. Topics include: address/instruction pipelines, burst cycles, memory caching and cache coherency issues, register renaming, speculative instruction execution and other performance-oriented techniques. Prerequisite: EE 5313.
EE 6314. ADVANCED EMBEDDED MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Study of advanced microcontroller system designs with an emphasis on multi-tasking, real-time control of devices. Topics include: design of real-time control systems, programmable logic controller (PLC) hardware, USB peripherals and network appliances. Prerequisite: EE 5314.
EE 6318. ADVANCED ANALOG VLSI SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Data converter design: Nyquist rate D/A and A/D converters and oversampling converters; continuous time filters; phase lock loops; low power analog circuit design techniques.
EE 6321. INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Introduction to UVS (Unmanned Vehicle Systems) such as UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), UGS (Unmanned Ground System) and UMS (Unmanned Maritime System), their history, missions, capabilities, types, configurations, subsystems, and the disciplines needed for UVS development and operation. UVS missions could include student competitions sponsored by various technical organizations. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty.
EE 6322. UNMANNED VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT. 3 Hours.
Introduction to the technologies needed to create an UVS (Unmanned Vehicle System). Integration of these technologies (embodied as a set of sensors, actuators, computing and mobility platform sub-systems) into a functioning UVS through team work. UVS could be designed to compete in a student competition sponsored by various technical organizations or to support a specific mission or function defined by the instructors. This course is team-taught by engineering faculty. Prerequisite: EE 6321.
EE 6323. NONLINEAR AND ADAPTIVE CONTROL. 3 Hours.
Advanced design of nonlinear and adaptive systems. Topics include phase planes, Lyapunov's theory, describing function, feedback linearization, parameter estimation, self-tuning, and model reference adaptive systems. Also offered as AE 5337, ME 5374. Credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: EE 5323.
EE 6327. KALMAN FILTERING. 3 Hours.
Kalman filter design and implementation. Optimal filtering for discrete-time and continuous-time dynamical systems with noise. Wiener filtering. State-space determination. Also offered as AE 5336/ME 5336. Credit will be granted only once. Prior introductory systems or identification course, such as EE 5307 or EE 5327, is desirable. Credit will be granted only once.
EE 6340. INTRO TELE NETW. 3 Hours.
EE 6341. FEEDBACK AMPL. 3 Hours.
EE 6342. ADVANCED QUANTUM DEVICES. 3 Hours.
Advanced concepts in quantum theory of semiconductors. Epitaxial growth and characterization of heterostructures, quantum wells, and superlattices including strained layers; electronic and optical properties of these structures; electronic and optoelectronic devices based on quantum wells and superlattices. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
EE 6343. QUANTUM WELL LASERS. 3 Hours.
Introduction to semiconductor heterostructures and quantum wells. Quantum theory of optical processes and laser operation. Threshold, spectral, and dynamical behavior. Modern laser structures and technologies, including strained-layer and surface emitting lasers. Prerequisite: EE 5340 and EE 5341.
EE 6344. NANOSYSTEMS AND QUANTUM ELECTRONIC DEVICES. 3 Hours.
Design, analysis, and techniques for conceptualizing and fabricating nanoscale systems. Role of quantum confinement and mesoscopic behavior, phase coherence, quantum transport, single electron devices, semiconductor heterostructures, self-assembly and molecular electronic schemes, lithographic methods, atomic epitaxy, and surface analysis techniques. Prerequisite: EE 5340 and EE 5341.
EE 6345. ADVANCED MEMS -- MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and devices including micro-actuators and optical MEMS. Application strategy of MEMS; fabrication and design; actuation mechanism and architectures; optical sensor and communication applications. Mask layout and hands-on design, fabrication procedures, design rules, demonstrated examples, and integration architectures. Prerequisite: EE 5344.
EE 6352. DIGITAL COM SYS. 3 Hours.
EE 6356. IMAGE AND VIDEO CODING. 3 Hours.
Fundamentals, principles, concepts, and techniques of data (image/video/audio) compression such as Huffman coding, arithmetic coding, Lempel-Ziv coding, facsimile coding, scalar and vector quantization, DPCM, PCM, sub-band coding, transform coding, hybrid coding and their applications. Prerequisite: EE 5350.
EE 6360. DIGI SIGNAL PRO. 3 Hours.
EE 6362. ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS. 3 Hours.
Digital communication systems design with intersymbol interference. Partial response signaling. Adaptive equalization. Viterbi decoding. Digital signaling on fading multi-path channels and wireless channels. Applications of error detecting and correction coding. Spread spectrum systems. Prerequisite: EE 5362.
EE 6363. SPREAD SPECTRUM COMMUNICATION. 3 Hours.
Direct-sequence spread spectrum systems utilizing pseudonoise (PN) generators. PN sequences and their properties. Maximal length codes, Gold codes. Code acquisition techniques. Phase-locked loops and their applications in carrier tracking and code tracking. Performance of spread spectrum systems in jamming environments. Prerequisite: EE 5362.
EE 6364. ADVANCED DATA NETWORKS. 3 Hours.
Network performance analysis, link and upper layer. Internet and ATM protocols, Internet routing and traffic management, ATM switch design and ATM traffic management. Prerequisite: EE 5360.
EE 6365. ADVANCED FIBER OPTICS SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Course reviews the modern WDM systems and methods of their design. Topics include architecture of state-of-the-art WDM systems; design of optical amplifiers; signal-to-noise-ratio budget; estimation of various system impairments; popular modulation formats; transmitter and receiver design issues; balancing optical nonlinearity and dispersion; optical networking; and characterization of WDM system's performance. Familiarity with fiber optics and telecommunications is desirable.
EE 6367. ADVANCED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. 3 Hours.
Performance analysis of cellular systems with multipath propagation, diversity, equalization, smart antennas. Interference compensation and signal separation in multiuser systems. Micro- and pico-cell design. Allocation of channels, hard and soft handoffs. Data transmission on mobile networks. Review of selected current and proposed systems. Prerequisite: EE 5368.
EE 6368. SIMULATION OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Simulation methods of analysis of communications systems using C programming language and other languages. Analysis involving atmospheric point-to-point radio and cellular channels and fiber optic systems and their elements. Prerequisite: EE 5362, EE 5368, EE 5365, C, and UNIX.
EE 6371. ELECTRIC AND HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES. 3 Hours.
Dynamic modeling of vehicles, internal combustion engines, transmission, brake, electric motor drives, battery management and energy storage, vehicle to power grid interface, fuel economy, intelligent energy management system, fuel cell cars, vehicular communication.
EE 6372. HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Introduction to design, measurement and testing methods for high voltage systems. A study of electrical insulation materials and their properties, partial discharges and voltage breakdowns, electric field plotting methods, generation of high voltage test pulses, and high voltage measurement techniques.
EE 6373. RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Wind energy harvest, solar energy sources and harvesting, hydropower resources, geothermal, fuel cell and hydrogen economy, power grid interface and distributed generation, microscopic energy harvest from vibration and thermal, role of power electronics in integration of renewable energy systems. Familiarity with the principles of power electronics and electric power recommended.
EE 6374. ADVANCED ELECTRIC MOTOR DRIVES. 3 Hours.
Fundamentals of electromechanical energy converters, dc-brushed and permanent magnet dc motor drives, two axis theory of ac-electric machines, field oriented control of induction motor/generator drives, field oriented control of the brushless dc machines, switched reluctance motor drives, vector space pulse width modulated (PWM) power converters, electromagnetic interference / electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) issues and solutions in adjustable speed motor drives. Familiarity with the principles of power electronics and electric power recommended.
EE 6375. POWER ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Switched mode DC-DC converters, controlled rectifiers, commutated and resonant inverters. Also, performance evaluation of specific applications by means of state space analysis will be discussed. Prerequisite: Must have consent of instructor.
EE 6376. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
Laws of thermodynamic, electromechanical energy conversion, economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, Kyoto protocol, fossil fuels, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy.
EE 6377. ELECTRIC MOTOR DRIVES. 3 Hours.
Electrical energy conversion systems: actuators, transformers, induction machines, permanent magnet synchronous machines. Drive systems: switching converters, DC-AC inverters, switching patterns. Control strategies: scalar control, field-oriented control, hysteresis control. Simulation: transient analysis, numerical analysis, Matlab/Simulink.
EE 6381. NANOPHOTONICS. 3 Hours.
Introduction to nanophotonic materials, devices, systems integration, and applications. Principles of nanoscale structures, quantum dots, photonic crystals, near field optics, plasmonics and metamaterials. Design, modeling, synthesis and fabrication of nano-structures and devices. Scaling of photonic components and optoelectronic integration.
EE 6382. OPTICAL BIOSENSORS: INSTRUMENTATION AND TECHNIQUES. 3 Hours.
Introduction to modern biological and chemical sensing for in-vivo and in-vitro disease diagnosis. Photonics and nanotechnologies for biomolecular analysis. Bio/chemical sensor principle, instrumentation, and applications.
EE 6397. RESEARCH IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of electrical engineering. Graded F, P, R.
EE 6399. DISSERTATION. 3 Hours.
Graded F, R.
EE 6697. RESEARCH IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 6 Hours.
Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of electrical engineering. Graded F, P, R.
EE 6699. DISSERTATION. 6 Hours.
Graded F, R, P, W.
EE 6997. RESEARCH IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 9 Hours.
Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of electrical engineering. Graded F, P, R.
EE 6999. DISSERTATION. 9 Hours.
Graded F, P, R.
EE 7399. DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION. 3 Hours.
This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.
George V Kondraske
Frank L Lewis
Michael T Manry
Kamisetty R Rao
W Alan Davis
David A. Wetz
R Stephen Gibbs