Department of

Electrical Engineering

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Course Descriptions

First-Year Seminar Courses

EE 007 – ADVENTURES IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (1)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Exploration of electrical engineering through several hands-on activities that cover a broad spectrum of applications and fundamental concepts.

Prerequisites: none.

Taught Spring semesters.

EE 008S – INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MUSIC (1)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Lab-oriented introduction to digital signal processing as it is applied to the field of digital music. No musical talent or experience is necessary.

Prerequisites: none.

Taught Fall semesters.

EE 009S – E E 1ST-YEAR SEMINAR (1)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

First-year seminar covering a variety of Electrical Engineering topics that vary from year to year.

Some recent/planned seminar courses are as follows:

EE 009S – INTRODUCTION TO AMATEUR (HAM) RADIO (1)

Fall 2012 Syllabus

Official Course Outline

Demonstrations and lectures to introduce the student to the world of Amateur "Ham" Radio. Additionally, this course will provide the knowledge necessary for the student to pass the FCC exam to obtain a first Ham Radio license.

Prerequisites: none.

Teaching pattern varies

EE 009S – WORLD OF WIRELESS (1)

Official Course Outline

The essentials of RF and Wireless technology are examined to interest students in the area and motivate them to continue in engineering. Practical knowledge about cell phone and wireless local area networks is stressed throughout the course with concepts of design of wireless systems with readings that explain radio receivers on a block-by block basis.

Prerequisites: none.

Teaching pattern varies

EE 009S – LOUDSPEAKER DESIGN (1)

Official Course Outline

This first-year seminar will provide students with an opportunity to build and test a novel two-way bookshelf loudspeakers system (enclosure, woofer, tweeter and cross-over electronics) that will significantly upgrade the performance of their audio systems.

Prerequisites: none.

Teaching pattern varies

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Undergraduate Required (Core) Courses

EE 200 – DESIGN TOOLS (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

A working knowledge of electrical engineering design tools and hardware realization of electrical engineering systems.

Prerequisites: E E 210, CMPEN 270 or CMPEN 271 or CMPEN 275, CMPSC 201 or CMPSC 121; Prerequisite or concurrent: E E 310

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 210 – CIRCUITS & DEVICES (4)

Official Course Outline

Introduction to electrical circuit analysis, electronic devices, amplifiers, and time-domain transient analysis.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite: PHYS 212. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MATH 250.

Taught Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

EE 300W – DESIGN PROCESS (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Introduction to the electrical engineering design process, project teaming and management, and technical communication.

Prerequisite: E E 200; Prerequisite or Concurrent: ENGL 202C

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 310 – ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DESIGN I (4)

Official Course Outline

Properties of fundamental electronic devices, analysis of DC, AC small-signal and nonlinear behavior, analog and digital circuit design applications.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite: EE 210.

Taught Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

EE 330 – ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS (4)

Official Course Outline

Static electric and magnetic fields; solutions to static field problems, Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; boundary conditions; engineering applications.

Prerequisites: MATH 230 or 232, EE 210.

Taught Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

EE 340 – INTRODUCTION TO NANOELECTRONICS (4)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Introduction to the physics and technology of nanoelectronic devices.

Prerequisites: PHYS 214, E E 210

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 350 – CONTINUOUS-TIME LINEAR SYSTEMS (4)

Official Course Outline

Introduction to continuous-time linear system theory: differential equation models, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, convolution, Laplace transform and Fourier analysis.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisites: MATH 220, MATH 250, EE 210.

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 403W – CAPSTONE DESIGN (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Design projects in the various areas and subdisciplines of electrical engineering, with an emphasis on technical communication skills.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisites: EE 300W, ENGL 202C

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

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Undergraduate 300 Level Electives

EE 311 – ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DESIGN II (3)

Official Course Outline

Electronic circuit design with consideration to single and multi-device subcircuits, frequency response characteristics, feedback, stability, efficiency, and IC techniques.

Prerequisites: EE 310, EE 350.

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 320 – INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRO-OPTICAL ENGINEERING (3)

Official Course Outline

An introduction covering several fundamental areas of modern optics, optical processes, and devices.

Prerequisite: EE 330.

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 351 – DISCRETE-TIME LINEAR SYSTEMS (3)

Official Course Outline

Introduction to discrete-time signal processing; sampling, linear time-invariant systems, Discrete-Time Fourier Transform and Discrete Fourier Transform, z-transform.

Prerequisite: EE 350.

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 360 – COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS I (3)

Official Course Outline

Generic communication system; signal transmission; digital communication systems; amplitude modulation; angle modulation.

Prerequisite: EE 350.

Taught Fall, Spring, and most Summer semesters.

EE 362 (CMPEN 362) – COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Data transmission, encoding, link control techniques; communication network architecture, design; computer communication system architecture, protocols.

Course contains a significant programming component.

Prerequisite: CMPEN 270/271. Prerequisite or Concurrent: STAT 401 or STAT 414 or STAT 418.

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 380 – LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS (3)

Official Course Outline

State variables; time-domain and frequency-domain design and analysis; design of feedback control systems; root locus.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite: EE 350.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 387 – ENERGY CONVERSION (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Electromechanical energy conversion; magnetic circuits; transformers; transducers, commutators ; synchronous, induction, and D.C. machines.

Prerequisite: EE 350.

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

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Senior/Graduate 400-Level Electives

EE 410 – LINEAR ELECTRONIC DESIGN (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Linear circuit design via integrated circuit processes. Analog/digital converters, switched capacitor filters, phase lock loops, multipliers, and voltage-controlled oscillators.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite: EE 311.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 413 – POWER ELECTRONICS (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Switch-mode electrical power converters. Electrical characteristics and thermal limits of semiconductor switches.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisites: EE 310, EE 350.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 416 (CMPEN 416) – DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Analyses and design of digital integrated circuit building blocks, including logic gates, flip-flops, memory elements, analog switches, multiplexers, and converters.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite: EE 310.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 417 (CMPEN 417) – DIGITAL DESIGN USING FIELD PROGRAMMABLE DEVICES (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Field programmable device architectures and technologies; rapid prototyping using top down design techniques; quick response systems.

Prerequisite: CMPEN 331.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 420 – ELECTRO-OPTICS: PRINCIPLES AND DEVICES (3)

Official Course Outline

Spatially linear system and transform; Diffraction theory, partial coherence theory, optical image detection, storage and display, holography.

Prerequisite: EE 320.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 421 – OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Operational principles of optical components, including sources, fibers and detectors, and the whole systems in optical fiber communications.

Prerequisites:EE 350, EE 320, EE 340 or E SC 314

Taught Fall semester.

EE 422 – OPTICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY (3)

Official Course Outline

Hands-on experience covering areas of optical transforms, electro-optics devices, signal processing, fiber optics transmission, and holography.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite: EE 320.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 424 – PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF LASERS (3)

Official Course Outline

Principles of lasers—generation, propagation, detection and modulation; applications in fiber optics communication, remote sensing, holography, optical switching and processing.

Prerequisite: EE 330 or E SC 400H or PHYS 400.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 430 – PRINCIPLES OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS (3)

Official Course Outline

Laws of electrodynamics, boundary value problems, relativistic effects, waves in dielectrics and ferrites, diffraction and equivalence theorems.

Prerequisite: EE 330.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 432 – UHF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING (3)

Official Course Outline

Transmission line and wave guide characteristics and components; design UHF-microwave amplifiers, oscillators, and filters; measurement techniques; design projects.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisites: EE 330, EE 310.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 438 – ANTENNA ENGINEERING (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Radiation from small antennas, linear antenna characteristics, array of antennas, impedance concepts and measurements, multifrequency antennas, and aperture antennas.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite: EE 330.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 439 – RADIOWAVE PROPAGATION IN COMMUNICATIONS (3)

Official Course Outline

Radiowave propagation phenomena and problems encountered in practice; effects of the earth and atmosphere on radiowaves.

Prerequisite: EE 330.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 441 – SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY (3)

Official Course Outline

An overview of fundamentals of processes involved in silicon integrated circuit fabrication through class lectures and hands-on laboratory.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisites: EE 310, EE 340 or E SC 314

Taught Fall and Spring semester.

EE 442 – SOLID STATE DEVICES (3)

Official Course Outline

The physics of semiconductors as related to the characteristics and design of solid state devices.

Prerequisites: EE 310, EE 340 or E SC 314

Taught Fall semester.

EE 453 – FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Design of FIR and IIR filters; DFT and its computation via FFT; applications of DFT; filter implementation, finite arithmetic effects.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite: EE 351.

Taught Fall and Spring semester.

EE 454 (CMPEN 454) – FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER VISION (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Introduction to topics such as image formation, segmentation, feature extraction, matching, shape recovery, object recognition, and dynamic scene analysis.

Course contains a significant programming component.

Prerequisites: MATH 230 or MATH 231, CMPSC 201 or CMPSC 121.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 455 (CMPEN 455) – AN INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Overview of digital image processing techniques and their applications, image sampling, enhancement, restoration, and analysis; computer projects.

Course contains a significant programming component.

Prerequisites: EE 350 or EE 353 (EE 317), CMPSC 201 or CMPSC 121.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 456 (E SC 456, EGEE 456) – INTRODUCTION TO NEURAL NETWORKS (3)

Extended Course Description

Artificial Neural Networks as a solving tool for difficult problems for which conventional methods are not applicable.

Course contains a significant programming component.

Prerequisite: CMPSC 201 or CMPSC 121, MATH 220.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 460 – COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS II (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Probability fundamentals, digital/analog modulation/demodulation, system noise analysis, SNR and BER calculations, optimal receiver design concepts, introductory information theory.

Prerequisite: EE 360.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 466 – SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

An overview of the principles of software-defined radio systems with laboratory component.

Prerequisite: EE 351, EE 360. (Concurrent enrollment in EE 453 is recommended).

Taught Spring semester.

EE 471 (AERSP 490, NUC E 490) – INTRODUCTION TO PLASMAS (3)

Official Course Outline

Plasma oscillations; collisional phenomena; transport properties; orbit theory, typical electrical discharge phenomena.

Prerequisite: EE 330 or PHYS 467.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 472 (AERSP 492) – SPACE ASTRONOMY AND INTRODUCTION TO SPACE SCIENCE (3)

Official Course Outline

The physical nature of the objects in the solar system; the earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, radiation belts, magnethere, and orbital mechanics.

Prerequisite: PHYS 400 or EE 330.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 474 – SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Overview of satellite communications systems, principles, space platforms, orbital mechanics, up/down links and link budgets, modulation techniques.

Prerequisite: EE 330, EE 360.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 477 (METEO 477) – FUNDAMENTALS OF REMOTE SENSING SYSTEMS (3)

Official Course Outline

The review of fundamental physical properties leads into discussions of various techniques, including imaging, spectroscopy, radiometry, and active sensing.

Prerequisite: EE 330 or METEO 436.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 482 – INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Sampling and hold operations; A/D and D/A conversions; modeling of digital systems; response evaluation; stability; basis of digital control; examples.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisites: EE 380, EE 351.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 487 – ELECTRIC MACHINERY AND DRIVES (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Analysis of variable-speed drives comprised of AC electric machines, power converters, and control systems.

Course contains a significant laboratory component.

Prerequisite:EE 387.

Taught Spring Semester.

EE 488 – POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I (3)

Official Course Outline

Fundamentals, power transformers, transmission lines, power flow, fault calculations, power system controls.

Prerequisite: EE 387.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 497 – SPECIAL TOPICS (COURSES VARY FROM SEMESTER TO SEMESTER—SEE ON-LINE SCHEDULE FOR CURRENT OFFERINGS)

EE 497B – PROBABILITY AND RANDOM PROCESSES FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS (3)

Official Course Outline

Set theory and axioms, discrete and continuous random variables, functions of random variables, expectations and moments, multivariate distributions, introduction to random processes, linear filtering of stationary processes.

Prerequisite: EE 350.

Taught Spring semester.

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Graduate 500-Level Courses

EE 500 – COLLOQUIUM (1)

Taught Fall and Spring semesters.

EE 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.

Prerequisite: EE 441, EE 410.

Taught odd-year Spring semester.

EE 520 – ELECTRO OPTICS – SYSTEMS AND COMPUTING (3)

Synthetic aperture radar, spatial light modulators, optical interconnection, optical computing, neural networks and medical optics imaging.

Prerequisite: EE 420.

Taught Spring semester odd years.

EE 521 – FIBER OPTICS AND INTEGRATED OPTICS (3)

Theories and applications of linear and nonlinear optical phenomena in optical fibers and integrated optical devices.

Prerequisite: EE 421.

Not taught on a regular basis.

EE 522 – ELECTRO-OPTICS LABORATORY (3)

Basic concepts and fundamentals of light diffraction, optical signal processing, and holography.

Prerequisite: EE 420.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 524 – LASERS AND OPTICAL ELECTRONICS (3)

Study of several advanced nonlinear optical phenomena, laser propagation, optical and optoelectronic devices, principles, and applications.

Prerequisite: EE 424.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 526 – NONLINEAR OPTICAL MATERIALS (3)

Extended Course Description

Mechanisms of polarization nonlinearity, nonlinear optical processes and analyses, optoelectronic materials and their device application.

Prerequisite: EE 420 or MATSE 435.

Taught even-year Spring semester.

EE 531 – ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS (3)

Electromagnetic field theory fundamentals with application to transmission lines, waveguides, cavities, antennas, radar, and radio propagation.

Prerequisite: EE 430.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 534 – CONFORMAL ANTENNAS (3)

Introduction to advanced analysis and design techniques as well as applications for conformal antennas mounted on planar and curved surfaces.

Prerequisite: EE 432.

Taught even-year Fall semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisites: EE 430, EE 432, EE 438.

Taught odd-year Spring semester.

EE 537 – NUMERICAL AND ASYMPTOTIC METHODS OF ELECTROMAGNETICS (3)

Finite difference in time domain, geometric theory of diffraction and method of moments applied to antennas and scattering.

Prerequisite: none.

Taught even-year Spring semester.

EE 538 – ANTENNA ENGINEERING (3)

In-depth studies of synthesis methods, aperture sources, broadband antennas, and signal-processing arrays.

Prerequisite: EE 438.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 541 – MANUFACTURING METHODS IN MICROELECTRONICS (3)

Methods, tools, and materials used to process advanced silicon integrated circuits.

Prerequisite: EE 441.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 542 – SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES (3)

Characteristics and limitations of bipolar transistors, diodes, transit time, and bulk-effect devices.

Prerequisite: EE 442.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 543 – FERROELECTRIC DEVICES (3)

Theoretical background of ferroelectric devices, practical materials, device design, drive/control techniques, and typical applications.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 544 – MICROMECHATRONICS (3)

Theoretical background of solid state actuators, practical materials, device design, drive/control techniques, and typical applications.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 545 (MATSE 545) – SEMICONDUCTOR CHARACTERIZATION (3)

Physical principles and experimental methods used to characterize the electrical, optical, structural and chemical properties of semiconductor materials.

EE 546 – FIELD-EFFECT DEVICES (3)

The physical background, characteristics, and limitations of surface field-effect and junction field-effect devices and related structures.

Prerequisite: EE 442.

Taught Spring semester odd years.

EE 547 – DIELECTRIC DEVICES (3)

Applications of insulator physics and devices based on insulator properties.

Prerequisite: EE 442.

Taught odd-year Spring semester.

EE 549 – ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES (3)

Examines materials commonly used for acoustic wave devices, fundamentals of acoustic waves and resonance models, and characteristics of these devices.

Taught even-year Spring semester.

EE 550 (ME 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.

Prerequisite: MATH 436.

Taught Fall semesters.

EE 551 – WAVELETS, FILTER BANKS AND MULTI-RESOLUTION ANALYSIS (3)

Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization and orthonormal bases, filter banks, orthogonal wavelets and multiresolution analysis, fast wavelet transforms, various applications.

Prerequisite: EE 453, MATH 220.

Taught even-year Spring semester.

EE 552 (CSE 583) – PATTERN RECOGNITION—PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS (3)

Principles and applications of decision-theoretic classification, discriminant functions, pattern processing and feature selection, syntactic pattern recognition, shape analysis and recognition.

Prerequisite: none.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 553 – TOPICS IN DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3)

Parametric modeling, spectrum estimation, efficient transforms and convolution algorithms, multirate processing, and selected applications involving non-linear and time-variant filters.

Prerequisite: EE 453.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 554 (CSE 586) – TOPICS IN COMPUTER VISION (3)

Discussion of recent advances and current research trends in computer vision theory, algorithms and their applications.

Prerequisite: EE (CMPEN) 454.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 555 (CSE 585) – DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING II (3)

Advanced treatment of image processing techniques; image restoration, image segmentation, texture, and mathematical morphology.

Prerequisite: EE (CMPEN) 455.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisite: none.

Taught even-year Fall semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisite: EE 453.

Not taught on a regular basis.

EE 560 – PROBABILITY, RANDOM VARIABLES AND STOCHASTIC PROCESSES (3)

Extended Course Description

Review of probability theory and random variables; mathematical description of random signals; linear system response; Wiener, Kalman, and other filtering.

Prerequisite: EE 350, STAT 418.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 561 – INFORMATION THEORY (3)

Mathematical measurement of information; information transfer in discrete systems; redundancy, efficiency, and channel capacity; encoding systems.

Prerequisite: EE 460 or STAT 418.

Taught odd-year Spring semester.

EE 562 – DETECTION AND ESTIMATION THEORY (3)

Extended Course Description

Detection decision theory, Bayes and Neyman -Pearson criteria, optimal receivers, classical estimation theory, signal-noise representations, optimum linear signal parameters estimation.

Prerequisite: E E 560.

Taught even-year Fall semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisite: EE 362.

Taught Spring semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisites: EE 362, STAT 418

Taught Fall semester.

EE 567 – WIRELESS AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS (3)

Extended Course Description

Development of key wireless networks systems analysis and design tools utilizing telecommunications principles; current and emerging mobile wireless techniques.

Prerequisites: E E 460, E E 560.

Taught odd-years Spring

EE 568 – DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS I (3)

Extended Course Description

Linear and nonlinear digital modulation techniques; performance in additive Gaussian noise channel; continuous phase modulation; carrier acquisition and recovery.

Prerequisite: EE 460; Prerequisite or Concurrent:EE 560.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 569 – DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS II (3)

Extended Course Description

Baseband pulse transmission; baseband systems optimization; bandlimited channels performance in ISI; equalization; MLSE and ISI; fading channels; diversity; CDMA.

Prerequisites:EE 560, EE 568.

Taught even-years Spring semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisite: EE 430 or EE 439 or EE 477 or PHYS 457.

Taught odd-years Spring semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisites: EE 430 or EE 439 or EE 477, STAT 418.

Taught even-year Fall semester.

EE 579 – MICROWAVE RADAR REMOTE SENSING (3)

Scientific and engineering principles of microwave radar remote sensing of land, sea, and the atmosphere.

Prerequisites: EE 430 or EE 438 or EE 439.

Taught odd-year Fall semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisites: EE 380 or ME 455.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 581 – OPTIMAL CONTROL (3)

Variational methods in control system design; classical calculus of variations, dynamic programming, maximum principle, optimal digital control systems, state estimation.

Prerequisite: EE 580.

Taught odd-year Spring semester.

EE 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.

Prerequisite: EE 580.

Taught even-year Fall semester.

EE 584 (ME 558) – ROBUST CONTROL THEORY (3)

Fundamentals of Robust Control Theory with emphasis on stability and performance analysis and design.

Prerequisite: EE 580 or ME 555.

Taught even-year Spring semester.

EE 587 (ME 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.

Prerequisite: EE 380 or M E 455.

Taught Fall semester.

EE 588 – POWER SYSTEMS CONTROL AND OPERATION (3)

Steady-state and dynamic model of synchronous machines, excitation systems, unit commitment, control of generation, optimal power flow.

Prerequisites: EE 488.

Not taught on a regular basis.

EE 597 – SPECIAL TOPICS (COURSE NAMES AND NUMBERS VARY FROM SEMESTER TO SEMESTER.)

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Service Courses

EE 211 – ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND POWER DISTRIBUTION (3)

Official Course Outline

D.C. and A.C. circuits, transformers, single and three-phase distribution systems, A.C. motors and generators.

Intended for non-Electrical Engineering students.

Prerequisite: PHYS 212.

Taught Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

EE 212 – INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEASURING SYSTEMS (3)

Official Course Outline

Electronic devices and characteristics, amplifiers and feedback, electronic instruments and recording systems.

Intended for non-Electrical Engineering students.

Prerequisite: PHYS 212.

Taught Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

EE 353 – SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS: CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE-TIME (3)

Extended Course Description

Official Course Outline

Fourier series and Fourier transform; discrete-time signals and systems and their Fourier analysis; sampling; z-transform.

Intended for Computer Engineering majors only.

Prerequisites: CMPSC 201 or CMPSC 121, E E 210, MATH 250.

Taught Fall semester.

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