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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (ECE)

426-3 HIGH FREQUENCY DESIGN. High frequency circuit design with elements of RF engineering. Amplifiers, oscillators, modulators, impedance matching, switching, signal integrity and tuning. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 326.

427-3 KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS. (Same as IME 427) Engineering-oriented perspective on artificial intelligence (AI) technology. General AI concepts specifically knowledge-based (expert) systems applied to engineering problem solving. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, skills in one of the common programming languages (BASIC, C, Fortran, or Pascal) or consent of instructor.

433-3 FUZZY LOGIC AND APPLICATIONS. (Same as ME 433) Fundamentals of fuzzy sets, basic operations, fuzzy arithmetic, and fuzzy systems. Examples of applications in various fields of engineering and science. Prerequisite: declared major in an engineering discipline.

436-3 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING. Discrete-time signals and systems, sampling, Z-transforms, discrete Fourier transform, design and implementation of digital filters. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 351.

438-3 IMAGE ANALYSIS & COMPUTER VISION. Image formation, geometrical and topological properties of binary images, image filtering, boundary detection, image segmentation, pattern recognition. Two hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 351.

439-3 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING. Fundamentals of human perception, sampling and quantization, image transforms, enhancement, restoration, and coding. Two hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 351.

445-3 POWER DISTRIBUTION. Distribution system planning, load characteristics, application of distribution transformers, design of distribution system, voltage-drop and power-loss calculations, voltage regulation, protection and reliability. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 341.

446-3 POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS. Synchronous machines, power transformers, transmission lines, system modeling, load-flow study, economic operation of power systems, symmetrical components, symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, power system stability. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 341.

447-3 RADAR SYSTEMS. Principles of radar systems including antenna fundamentals, radar signals and systems, CW radar, FM-CW radar, pulse radar, tracking radar. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 340, ECE 351.

455-3 SYSTEM MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION. Mathematical modeling of engineering systems, dynamic response of electrical and mechanical systems, optimization models in electrical engineering. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 351.

465-3 CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN. Root-locus analysis, frequency-response analysis, design and compensation techniques, describing-function analysis of nonlinear control systems, analysis and design by state-space methods. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 365.

466-3 DIGITAL CONTROL. (Same as ME 466) Topics include finite difference equations, z-transforms and state variable representation, analysis and synthesis of linear sampled-data control systems using classical and modern control theory. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 365 or ME 450.

467-3 ROBOTICS-DYNAMICS AND CONTROL. (Same as ME 454) Robotics, robot kinematics and inverse kinematics, trajectory planning, differential motion and virtual work principle, dynamics and control. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, consent of instructor.

475-3 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. Digital transmission through band-limited channels; optimum receiver principles; symbol synchronization; channel capacity and coding; bandpass digital modulation; case studies of communication systems. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 375.

476-ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS II. Small signal analysis and frequency response; operational amplifier design; feedback system analysis, stability and compensation; oscillators; and A/D and D/A converters. Student must be a declared major in an engineering discipline.

477-3 NETWORK ENGINEERING. This course provides the principles and practice of network engineering. The ISO-OSI reference model is used as a framework for examining Internet communication issues. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 282.

482-3 MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS. Design of microprocessor systems using VLSI building blocks. Several microprocessors and peripheral ICs studied. Laboratory experiments with microprocessor systems using logic analyzers. Three hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 282.

483-3 ADVANCED DIGITAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING. Design of digital systems using a hardware description language, logic synthesis tools, and field programmable gate arrays. Prerequisites: ECE 282.

484-3 VLSI DESIGN. Discussion CMOS circuits, MOS transistor theory, CMOS processing technology, circuit characterization and CMOS circuit and logic design. Prerequisites: declared major in an engineering discipline, grade of C or better in ECE 326.

492-2 to 4 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING. Selected topics of special interest; course schedule will include name of topic. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: ECE and consent of instructor.

510-3 ENGINEERING RESEARCH METHODS. Engineering research methods, experimental design, statistical analysis of experimental results, presentation of results, research tools, and technical writing.

532-3 APPLICATIONS OF DSP. Parametric signal modeling with direct and indirect methods, classical and modern spectral estimation, multi-rate processing of discrete signals, adaptive signal processing, VLSI signal processor applications. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ECE 352; ECE 436, or consent of instructor.

538-3 IMAGE ANALYSIS & COMPUTER VISION II. Applications of pattern recognition, image analysis, multi-spectral computer vision. Group projects. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 438.

539-3 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING II. Applications of image enhancement, image restoration, image coding and compression, multi-dimensional image processing. Group projects. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 439.

545-GENERATOR CONTROL AND PROTECTION. Synchronous generator basics including construction and theory of operation. Types of excitation systems and control architectures. Supplemental controls. Power systems stability, introduction to generator protection. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 341.

552-3 ADVANCED STOCHASTIC PROCESSES. Intensive review of random variable concepts, emphasizing moments, characteristic functions, large number and convergence concepts. In-depth study of stochastic processes, including Poisson, Gaussian, Markov Processes. Spectral analysis. Kalman filtering, renewal processes. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 352 or equivalent.

562-3 MODERN CONTROL. Analysis and design of control systems; state-variable description; controllability, observability, non-linearities and perturbation theory; stability, state feedback design, robust control. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 465 or consent of instructor.

563-3 OPTIMAL CONTROL. (Same as ME 563 and MATH 563) Description of system and evaluation of its performance, dynamic programming, calculus of variations and Pontryagin's minimum principle, iterative numerical techniques. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 365 or ME 450.

570-3 COMMUNICATION THEORY. Circuit and packet switching, local-area networks, network performance, performance of light-wave, analog and digital communication systems, detection theory, information theory, error coding. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 375 or consent of instructor.

572-3 COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. Analysis and design of communication networks. Packet-switched and circuit-switched networks. Network routing, capacity design and flow control multi-access techniques. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 352 or consent of instructor.

574-3 DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS. Fundamental blocks in digital communication systems. Channel capacity, source, and channel coding. Detection and estimation. Robust quantization for PCM. Coding speech at low bit rates. Digital modulation techniques. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 475 or consent of instructor.

575-3 DETECTION AND ESTIMATION. Bayes decision strategy, simple composite hypothesis, Gaussian problem, orthogonal random processes, detection in Gaussian noise, linear estimation using Weiner and Kalman-Bucy filters. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 475 or 552; or consent of instructor.

577-3 ADVANCED NETWORK ENGINEERING. The principles and practice of network engineering are applied to real systems in a wide variety of environments with emphasis on network technology integration issues. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 477, or CS 447, or consent of instructor.

580-3 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION. Discussion of digital circuit technologies, evolution of microprocessors, and wireless communications. Introduction to workstation technology, UNIX, X-Windows, and networking principles.

581-3 HIGH PERFORMANCE ARCHITECTURES I. Advanced computer architectures memory-system design, pipeline design, and parallel processing mechanisms. Design issues and various example machines. Evaluation of performance increases dependency on algorithms. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 483.

582-3 HIGH PERFORMANCE ARCHITECTURES II. Parallel processing architectures with emphasis on identifying common underlying structure of applications and architectures. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ECE 483.

584-3 ANALOG CMOS INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN. Operating principles of CMOS analog integrated circuits, physics of MOS devices, linearized models MOSFETS, and circuit design techniques for realizing CMOS operational amplifiers. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ECE 327, ECE 484; consent of instructor.

585-3 MIXED-SIGNAL DESIGN AND MODELING Circuit techniques and design issues for mixed-signal integrated circuits, switched capacitor circuits, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters and an introduction to modeling using VerilogA. Prerequisites: ECE 327, ECE 483, ECE 484, or consent of instructor.

591-1 to 6 INDEPENDENT STUDY. Independent investigation of a topic in electrical engineering to be agreed upon with the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

592-3 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Topic of special interest; course schedule will define the topic. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

595-3 MASTER'S PROJECT. Design and development of a graduate-level final project in Electrical Engineering. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

599-1 to 6 THESIS. Individual research in electrical engineering. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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