University Bulletin

Graduate Degree Programs

E E 400
**Engineering Design Concepts ** (3) Engineering design and modelling, engineering economy, project planning, capstone project selection, and technical communication skills.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 313W;E E 316;E E 352;E E 380 ; seventh-semester standing

E E 401
**Electrical Design Projects ** (3) Group design projects in the areas of electronics and electrical/computer systems.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 400 ; eighth-semester standing

E E 403W
**Capstone Design ** (3) Design projects in the various areas and subdisciplines of electrical engineering, with an emphasis on technical communication skills.

Effective: Fall 2015

Prerequisite:
E E 300W;ENGL 202C

E E 405
**Capstone Proposal Preparation ** (1) Performing the initial research needed for the capstone course, and the preparation of the written project proposal.

Effective: Fall 2012

Prerequisite:
senior level standing;ENGL 202C;CAS 100

E E 406W
**Electrical Engineering Capstone Design ** (3) Project designs of analog and digital systems, interfacing, and relevant electronic circuits, with an emphasis on technical communications skills.

Effective: Fall 2012

Prerequisite:
E E 405

E E 410
**Linear Electronic Design ** (3) Linear circuit design via integrated circuit processes; A/D converters, switched capacitor filters, phase lock loops, multipliers, and voltage- controlled oscillators.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 311

E E 413
**Power Electronics ** (3) Switch-mode electrical power converters. Electrical characteristics and thermal limits of semiconductor switches.

Effective: Fall 2012

Prerequisite:
E E 310;E E 350 orE E 352

E E 416
(CMPEN 416)
**Digital Integrated Circuits ** (3) Analyses and design of digital integrated circuit building blocks, including logic gates, flip-flops, memory elements, analog switches, multiplexers, and converters.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 310

E E 417
(CMPEN 417)
**Digital Design Using Field Programmable Devices ** (3) Field programmable device architectures and technologies; rapid prototyping using top down design techniques; quick response systems.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
CMPEN 331

E E 420
**Electro-optics: Principles and Devices** (3) Spatially linear system and transform; diffraction theory, partial coherence theory, optical image detection, storage and display, holography.

Effective: Spring 1997

Prerequisite:
E E 320

E E 421
**Optical Fiber Communications ** (3) Operational principles of optical components, including sources, fibers and detectors, and the whole systems in optical fiber communications.

Effective: Spring 2014

Prerequisite:
E E 320;E E 350;E E 340 orE E 341 orE SC 314

E E 422
**Optical Engineering Laboratory** (3) Hands-on experience covering areas of optical transforms, electro-optics devices, signal processing, fiber optics transmission, and holography.

Effective: Fall 1993

Prerequisite:
E E 320

E E 424
**Principles and Applications of Lasers** (3) Principles of lasers--generation, propagation, detection and modulation; applications in fiber optics communication, remote sensing, holography, optical switching and processing.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 330, E SC 400H orPHYS 400

E E 430
**Principles of Electromagnetic Fields** (3) Laws of electrodynamics, boundary value problems, relativistic effects, waves in dielectrics and ferrites, diffraction and equivalence theorems.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 330

E E 432
**RF and Microwave Engineering** (3) Transmission line and waveguide characteristics and components; design of RF and microwave amplifiers, oscillators, and filters; measurement techniques; design projects.

Effective: Fall 2013

Prerequisite:
E E 310, E E 330

E E 438
**Antenna Engineering ** (3) Radiation from small antennas, linear antenna characteristics, arrays of antennas, impedance concepts and measurements, multifrequency antennas, and aperture antennas.

Effective: Spring 2001

Prerequisite:
E E 330

E E 439
**Radiowave Propagation in Communications** (3) Radiowave propagation in mobile, terrestrial, and satellite communications; applications at microwave and lower frequencies.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 330

E E 441
**Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Technology** (3) An overview of fundamentals of processes involved in silicon integrated circuit fabrication through class lectures and hands-on laboratory.

Effective: Spring 2014

Prerequisite:
E E 310;E E 340 orE E 341 orE SC 314

E E 442
**Solid State Devices** (3) The physics of semiconductors as related to the characteristics and design of solid state electronic devices.

Effective: Spring 2014

Prerequisite:
E E 310;E E 340 orE E 341 orE SC 314

E E 453
**Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing ** (3) Design of FIR and IIR filters; DFT and its computation via FFT; applications of DFT; filter implementation; finite arithmetic effects.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 351 orE E 352 orE E 353

E E 454
(CMPEN 454)
**Fundamentals of Computer Vision ** (3) Introduction to topics such as image formation, segmentation, feature extraction, shape recovery, object recognition, and dynamic scene analysis.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
MATH 230 orMATH 231;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121

E E 455
(CMPEN 455)
**An Introduction to Digital Image Processing ** (3) Overview of digital image processing techniques and their applications; image sampling, enhancement, restoration, and analysis; computer projects.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 350 orE E 353;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121

E E 456
(E SC 456, EGEE 456)
**Introduction to Neural Networks ** (3) Artificial Neural Networks as a solving tool for difficult problems for which conventional methods are not applicable.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202;MATH 220

E E 458
**Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision** (3) Principles of DSP and computer vision, including sensing preprocessing, segmentation, description, recognition, and interpretation.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 352

E E 460
**Communication Systems II ** (3) Probability fundamentals, digital/analog modulation/demodulation, system noise analysis, SNR and BER calculations, optimal receiver design concepts, introductory information theory.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 360

E E 461
**Communications I** (4) Element of analog and digital communication systems, AM, FM, and digital modulation techniques, receivers, transmitters, and transmission systems, noise.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 352

E E 466
**Introduction to Software-Defined Radio ** (3) An overview of the principles of software-defined radio systems with laboratory component.

Effective: Spring 2015

Prerequisite:
E E 351 orE E 352 orE E 353, E E 360 orE E 461

E E 471
(AERSP 490, NUC E 490)
**Introduction to Plasmas** (3) Plasma oscillations; collisional phenomena; transport properties; orbit theory; typical electric discharge phenomena.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 330

E E 472
(AERSP 492)
**Space Astronomy and Introduction to Space Science** (3) The physical nature of the objects in the solar system; the earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, radiation belts, magnetosphere, and orbital mechanics.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 330 orPHYS 400

E E 474
**Satellite Communications Systems ** (3) Overview of satellite communications systems, principles, space platforms, orbital mechanics, up/down links and link budgets, modulation techniques.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 330 andE E 360

E E 477
(METEO 477)
**Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Systems** (3) The review of fundamental physical properties leads into discussions of various techniques, including imaging, spectroscopy, radiometry, and active sensing.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 330 orMETEO 436

E E 480
**Linear Systems: Time Domain and Transform Analysis ** (3) Signals and systems representations, classifications, and analysis using; Difference and Differential equations, Laplace transform, z-transform, Fourier series, FT, FFT, DFT.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
graduate standing

E E 481
**Control Systems ** (4) Classical/modern approaches to system analysis/design; time/frequency domain modeling, stability, response, optimization, and compensation.

Effective: Spring 2016

Prerequisite:
PHYS 211;E E 352

E E 482
**Introduction to Digital Control Systems ** (3) Sampling and hold operations; A/D and D/A conversions; modeling of digital systems; response evaluation; stability; basis of digital control; examples.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 380;E E 351 orE E 352

E E 483
**Introduction to Automation and Robotics Systems ** (3) Introduction to robotics systems with emphasis on robotic motion and control, and robotic components such as actuators and sensors.

Effective: Summer 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 481

E E 484
**Control System Design** (3) Analysis and design of automatic control systems using time, frequency domain and state variable methods.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 481

E E 485
**Energy Systems and Conversion ** (3) Overview of energy alternatives available, and study of theory of operation and models of major energy conversion devices.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 314 orE E 315;MATH 250

E E 487
**Electric Machinery and Drives ** (3) Analysis of variable-speed drives comprised of AC electric machines, power converters, and control systems.

Effective: Summer 2007

Prerequisite:
E E 387

E E 488
**Power Systems Analysis I** (3) Fundamentals, power transformers, transmission lines, power flow, fault calculations, power system controls.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 387 orE E 485

E E 489
**Power Systems Analysis II** (3) Symmetrical components, unbalanced networks, unsymmetrical faults, unbalanced operation of rotating machines, transient transmission line modeling, system protection.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 488

E E 494
**Senior Thesis** (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 494H
**Senior Thesis** (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.

Effective: Spring 2008

E E 495
**Internship** (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor

E E 496
**Independent Studies** (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 497
**Special Topics** (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 499
(IL)
**Foreign Studies ** (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

Effective: Summer 2007

E E 500
**Colloquium** (1) Continuing seminars that consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.

Effective: Spring 2008

E E 510
**Linear Integrated Circuits** (3) Design of monolithic, thin-film, and hybrid linear integrated circuits; D.C., video, tuned, r.f., and microwave applications. Emphasis on reliability.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 410;E E 441

E E 520
**Electro Optics--Systems and Computing** (3) Synthetic aperture radar, spatial light modulators, optical interconnection, optical computing, neural networks, and medical optics imaging.

Effective: Summer 1997

Prerequisite:
E E 420

E E 521
**Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics** (3) Theories and applications of linear and nonlinear optical phenomena in optical fibers and integrated optical devices.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 421

E E 522
**Electro-Optics Laboratory** (3) Basic concepts and fundamentals of light diffraction, optical signal processing, and holography.

Effective: Fall 1993

Prerequisite:
E E 420

E E 524
**Lasers and Optical Electronics** (3) Study of several advanced nonlinear optical phenomena, laser propagation, optical and optoelectronic devices, principles, and applications.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 424

E E 526
**Nonlinear Optical Materials** (3) Mechanisms of polarization nonlinearity, nonlinear optical processes and analyses, optoelectronic materials and their device application.

Effective: Spring 2012

Prerequisite:
E E 420 orMATSE 435

E E 531
**Engineering Electromagnetics** (3) Electromagnetic field theory fundamentals with application to transmission lines, waveguides, cavities, antennas, radar, and radio propagation.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 430

E E 534
**Conformal Antennas ** (3) Introduction to advanced analysis and design techniques as well as applications for conformal antennas mounted on planar and curved surfaces.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 538

E E 535
**Boundary Value Methods of Electromagnetics** (3) Theory and application of boundary value problems in engineering electromagnetics; topics include microwave and optical waveguides, radiation, and scattering.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 430 orE E 432 orE E 438 orE E 439

E E 537
**Numerical and Asymptotic Methods of Electromagnetics** (3) Finite difference time domain, geometric theory of diffraction and method of moments applied to antennas and scattering.

Effective: Summer 1995

E E 538
**Antenna Engineering** (3) In-depth studies of synthesis methods, aperture sources, broadband antennas, and signal-processing arrays.

Effective: Fall 1993

Prerequisite:
E E 438

E E 541
**Manufacturing Methods in Microelectronics** (3) Methods, tools, and materials used to process advanced silicon integrated circuits.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 441

E E 542
**Semiconductor Devices** (3) Characteristics and limitations of bipolar transistors, diodes, transit time, and bulk-effect devices.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 442

E E 543
**Ferroelectric Devices ** (3) Theoretical background of ferroelectric devices, practical materials, device designs, drive/control techniques, and typical applications.

Effective: Summer 2009

E E 544
**Micromechatronics ** (3) Theoretical background of solid state actuators, practical materials, device designs, drive/control techniques and typical applications.

Effective: Summer 2009

E E 545
(MATSE 545)
**Semiconductor Characterization ** (3) Physical principles and experimental methods used to characterize the electrical, optical, structural and chemical properties of semiconductor materials.

Effective: Spring 2014

E E 546
**Field-Effect Devices** (3) The physical background, characteristics, and limitations of surface field- effect and junction field-effect devices and related structures.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 442

E E 547
**Dielectric Devices** (3) Applications of insulator physics and devices based on insulator properties.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 442

E E 549
**Acoustic Wave Devices ** (3) Examines materials commonly used for acoustic wave devices, fundamentals of acoustic waves and resonance modes, and characteristics of these devices.

Effective: Fall 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 310 andE E 442

E E 550
(M E 550)
**Foundations of Engineering Systems Analysis** (3) Analytical methods are developed using the vector space approach for solving control and estimation problems; examples from different engineering applications.

Effective: Fall 2012

Prerequisite:
MATH 436

E E 551
**Wavelets, Filter Banks, and Multi-resolution Analysis** (3) Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization and orthonormal bases, filter banks, orthogonal wavelets and multiresolution analysis, fast wavelet tranforms, various applications.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 453, MATH 220

E E 552
(CSE 583)
**Pattern Recognition--Principles and Applications** (3) Principles and applications decision-theoretic classification, discriminant functions, pattern processing and feature selection, syntactic pattern recognition, shape analysis and recognition.

Effective: Spring 2008

E E 553
**Topics in Digital Signal Processing** (3) Parametric modeling, spectral estimation, efficient transforms and convolution algorithms, multirate processing, and selected applications involving non-linear and time-variant filters.

Effective: Fall 1993

Prerequisite:
E E 453

E E 554
(CSE 586)
**Topics in Computer Vision** (3) Discussion of recent advances and current research trends in computer vision theory, algorithms, and their applications.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 454 orCMPEN 454

E E 555
(CSE 585)
**Digital Image Processing II** (3) Advanced treatment of image processing techniques; image restoration, image segmentation, texture, and mathematical morphology.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 455 orCMPEN 455

E E 556
**Graphs, Algorithms, and Neural Networks** (3) Examine neural networks by exploiting graph theory for offering alternate solutions to classical problems in signal processing and control.

Effective: Spring 1996

E E 557
**Multidimensional Signal Processing** (3) Multidimensional sampling, weak causality, recursibility, multidimensional transforms, stability, global and local state-space models, multidimensional filters, and multidimensional spectrum estimation.

Effective: Fall 1993

Prerequisite:
E E 453

E E 560
**Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes** (3) Review of probability theory and random variables; mathematical description of random signals; linear system response; Wiener, Kalman, and other filtering.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 350;STAT 418

E E 561
**Information Theory** (3) Mathematical measurement of information; information transfer in discrete systems; redundancy, efficiency, and channel capacity; encoding systems.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 460;STAT 418

E E 562
**Detection and Estimation Theory** (3) Detection decision theory, Bayes and Neyman-Pearson criteria, optimal receivers, classical estimation theory, signal-noise representations, optimum linear signal parameters estimation.

Effective: Summer 2000

Prerequisite:
E E 560

E E 564
(CSE 554)
**Error Correcting Codes for Computers and Communication** (3) Block, cyclic and convolutional codes; circuits and algorithms for decoding; application to reliable communication and fault-tolerant computing.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
Communication Networks

E E 565
(CSE 515)
**Reliable Data Communications** (3) Discussion of problems and solutions for ensuring reliable and efficient communication over wired and wireless links and data networks.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
Communication Networks;STAT 418

E E 567
**Wireless and Mobile Communications ** (3) Development of key wireless networks systems analysis and design tools utilizing telecommunications principles; current and emerging mobile wireless techniques.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 460;E E 560

E E 568
**Digital Communications I** (3) Linear and nonlinear digital modulation techniques; performance in additive Gaussian noise channel; continuous phase modulation; carrier acquisition and recovery.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 460
Concurrent:
E E 560

E E 569
**Digital Communications II** (3) Baseband pulse transmission; baseband systems optimization; bandlimited channels performance in ISI; equalization; MLSE and ISI; fading channels; diversity; CDMA.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 560;E E 568

E E 573
**Constitution of the Ionosphere** (3) Properties of neutral and ionized atmosphere above 60 km; photochemical processes; solar, meteoric perturbations of the ionosphere; large-scale movements in ionization.

Effective: Spring 2008

E E 574
**Propagation Through Random Media** (3) RF/optical wave propagation through turbulent, turbid, and heterogeneous media (atmosphere/ionosphere/sea). Impacts and mitigation discussed for various scenarios.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 430 orE E 439 orE E 477 orPHYS 457

E E 576
**Inversion Techniques in Remote Sensing** (3) Introduce skills to address a wide variety of inverse problems such as found in atmospheric sensing, geosciences, and acoustics.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 430 orE E 439 orE E 477;STAT 418

E E 579
**Microwave Radar Remote Sensing** (3) Scientific and engineering principles of microwave radar remote sensing of land, sea, and the atmosphere.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 430 orE E 438 orE E 439 orE E 473

E E 580
**Linear Control Systems** (3) Continuous and discrete-time linear control systems; state variable models; analytical design for deterministic and random inputs; time-varying systems stability.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 380

E E 581
**Optimal Control** (3) Variational methods in control system design; classical calculus of variations, dynamic programming, maximum principle; optimal digital control systems; state estimation.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 580

E E 582
**Adaptive and Learning Systems** (3) Adaptive and learning control systems; system identification; performance indices; gradient, stochastic approximation, controlled random search methods; introduction to pattern recognition.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 580

E E 584
(M E 558)
**Robust Control Theory** (3) Fundamentals of Robust Control Theory with emphasis on stability, performance analysis, and design.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 580 orM E 555

E E 587
(M E 559)
**Nonlinear Control and Stability** (3) Design of nonlinear automatic control systems; phase-plane methods; describing functions; optimum switched systems; Liapunov stability; special topics in stability.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 380

E E 588
**Power System Control and Operation** (3) Steady-state and dynamic model of synchronous machines, excitation systems, unit commitment, control of generation, optimal power flow.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 488

E E 594
**Research Projects** (1-9) Supervision of individual research projects leading to M.S. or M.Eng. papers. Written and oral reports are required.

Effective: Fall 2014

E E 596
**Individual Studies** (1-9) Creative projects including non-thesis research which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 597
**Special Topics** (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 599
**Foreign Studies** (1-2 per semester/maximum of 4) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

Effective: Spring 2008

E E 600
**Thesis Research** (1-15) No description.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 601
**Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time** (0) No description.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 602
**Supervised Experience in College Teaching** (3 per semester/maximum of 6) College Teaching Experience

Effective: Summer 2012

E E 610
**Thesis Research Off Campus** (1-15) No description.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 611
**Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time** (0) No description.

Effective: Fall 1993

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