ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Introduction to discrete and continuous time signals and systems. Time-domain signal representations, impulse response of linear time-invariant (LTI) systems, and convolution. Frequency domain signal representations, frequency response of LTI systems, and Fourier analysis. Filtering of continuous and discrete time signals. Sampling and discrete time processing of analog signals. Laplace-transform domain analysis of continuous-time LTI systems. Exercises using MATLAB.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: MATH. 107 or consent of instructor

Introduction to circuit theory and analysis. Analog and digital circuits. First and second order circuits. Laplace transform; Steady state and transient responses; Filter Design. Laboratory practice and instruments.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: ELEC. 201

Computer technology, digital hardware, boolean algebra, logic functions and gates, canonical forms, simplification of boolean functions, Karnaugh maps, number systems, conversions, complement arithmetic, adders, multiplexers, tri-state outputs, decoders, encoders, sequential logic, flip-flops, sequential circuit analysis, sequential circuit design, registers and counters, memory and programmable logic, central processing unit. A design project.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: consent of the instructor

Review of vector calculus; electrostatics, Gauss’ law, Poisson’s equation, dielectric materials, electrostatic energy, boundary-value problems; magnetostatics, law of Biot and Savart, Ampere?s law, magnetic forces and materials, magnetic energy; electromagnetic induction; Faraday?s law; Maxwell?s equations, Poynting?s theorem.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: (PHYS. 102 and MATH. 204) or consent of the instructor

Review of discrete-time Fourier transform and sampling theory. Interpolation and decimation. Sampling in the frequency domain. The discrete Fourier transform and FFT, computation of FFT, Fourier analysis of signals using the FFT, spectral estimation and windows. The Z-transform, digital filtering, minimum-phase and generalized linear phase systems, structures for digital filters, FIR filter design methods, IIR filter design methods.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 201

Dynamic modeling using state space descriptions and transfer functions. Dynamic response analysis. Feedback control theory.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 202 or consent of the instructor

Basic concepts of microelectronic circuits. MOS field-effect transistors and bipolar junction transistors; amplifiers in integrated circuits.

Credits: 4

Prerequisites: ELEC. 202 or consent of the instructor

Introduction to digital Circuits and Fabrication Technologies. Principles of MOS transistors and the Characteristics. Principles of MOS Digital Gates & Circuits. CMOS Circuits and Logic (layout) Design. CMOS Gate Circuits and the Analysis. Junction Diodes, switching transient, and Diode Circuits. BJT modes of Operation & Charge-control analysis. BJT, Digital DTL & TTL Gate Circuits. ECL & (Schottky) I2L Gates. Regenerative Logic Circuits. Sample and Hold Circuits and Data Converters. Semiconductor Memories and the Circuit Analysis. Introduction to LSI & VLSI circuit Design.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 310 or consent of the instructor

Review of Maxwell’s equations; conservation laws; electromagnetic waves; propagation of electromagnetic waves in conductors and dielectrics; transmission lines; waveguides; potentials and fields; radiation theory; electrodynamics and special theory of relativity.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: (PHYS. 302 or ELEC. 206) or consent of the instructor

Introduction to semiconductors: crystals, energy bands, charge carriers and doping, the Fermi level, carrier lifetime and mobility, optical properties. Electronic devices: p-n junctions, diodes, transistors; Optoelectronic devices: LED’s, diode lasers, detectors.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PHYS. 203 or consent of the instructor

Review of the active and passive circuit components: design and construction of various electrical and electronic devices such as power supplies, audio amplifiers, radio receivers, temperature controllers, and motion detectors. Practical aspects of electronic circuit design. Familiarity with basic electronics at the level of Physics 102 is required.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PHYS. 102 or consent of the instructor

Random Processes, Information Sources and Source Coding, Analog Signal Transmission and Reception: AM & FM, Effect of Noise on Analog Communication Systems, Digital Transmission Through an Additive White Gaussian Channel, Carrier Modulation. Design oriented exercises using computer aids.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 201 and ENGR. 200

Microcomputer fundamentals including architecture and operation of a typical microprocessor; bus organization; instruction set; addressing modes; analysis of clocks and timing; interrupt handling; memory (RAM and ROM); DMA, serial and parallel input/output; assembly language programming.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 204 or consent of the instructor

Fundamentals of optics and applications of the optical technology, including explanation of the operation of various optical instruments and understanding everyday optics phenomena, such as colors of the sky at different times of the day, rainbows, optics of the eye, principles of compact discs (CD), principles of holography, principles of fiber optic communications, etc. The course will be supplemented with lab demonstrations and project assignments that require the use of spreadsheet programs and optical design software.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor

Investigation of one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research proposal at the end of the term.

Credits: 3

Investigation of one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research proposal at the end of the term.

Credits: 1.5

High-frequency techniques; Maxwell’s equations and wave phenomenon; characterization of high-frequency circuits via S-parameters; concepts of group velocity and dispersion, and their effects on high-speed digital circuits; analysis and design of microstrip lines and other transmission media; microwave passive and active components; design of matching networks and high frequency amplifiers.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor

Elementary crystal structure; the reciprocal lattice; lattice dynamics and phonons; thermal properties of materials; electron gas; Fermi-Dirac statistics and the Fermi surface; band theory, semiconductor physics and properties, semiconductor devices.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PHYS. 102 or consent of the instructor

Sound and human speech systems, phonetics and phonology, speech signal representations, role of pitch and formants, pitch-scale and time-scale modifications, basics of speech coding and VoIP systems, fundamentals of pattern and speech recognition, search algorithms for speech recognition.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 201 or consent of the instructor

Linear Algebra Review, Normal Matrices, Quadratic Forms and Semidefinite Matrices, Inner Product and Norm Spaces, State Space Descriptions for Continuous and Discrete Time Systems, Controllability, Observability, Stability, Realization Theory.

Credits: 3

Review of multi-dimensional sampling theory, aliasing, and quantization, fundamentals of color, human visual system, 2-D Block transforms, DFT, DCT and wavelets. Image filtering, edge detection, enhancement, and restoration. Basic video file formats, resolutions, and bit rates for various digital video applications. Motion analysis and estimation using 2D and 3D models. Motion-compensated filtering methods for noise removal, de-interlacing, and resolution enhancement. Digital image and video compression methods and standards, including JPEG/JPEG2000 and MPEG-1/2 and 4. Content-based image and video indexing and MPEG-7.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 303 or consent of the instructor

Study of computational models of visual perception and their implementation in computer systems. Topics include: image formation; edge, corner and boundary extraction, segmentation, matching, pattern recognition and classification techniques; 3-D Vision: projection geometry, camera calibration, shape from stereo/silhouette/shading, model-based 3D object recognition; color texture, radiometry and BDRF; motion analysis.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 201 or consent of the instructor

Characterization of communication signals & systems, digital modulation schemes, optimum reception for the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel, signal design for band-limited channels, Nyquist criterion, intersymbol interference (ISI), optimum reception for channels with ISI and AWGN, linear equalization, decision feedback equalization, adaptive equalization, channel capacity & coding, linear block codes, convolutional codes, multichannel and multicarrier systems, spread spectrum signals for digital communications, multiuser communications. Design oriented exercises using computer aids.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor

Adaptive Filtering, LMS, RLS and Fast Algorithms, Array Signal Processing, Blind Algorithms & Subspace Methods for Channel Identification and Equalization, Convex Optimization and Its Applications, Multirate Signal Processing and Filter Banks.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor

The cellular concept, channel assignment strategies, frequency reuse, handoff strategies, interference sources, mobile radio propagation, large-scale path loss, small-scale fading and multipath, modulation techniques for mobile radio, diversity combining, transmit and receive antennas for wireless communication systems, multiple access techniques in wireless, wireless system design for delay intolerant services, wireless system design for delay tolerant services, error correction coding and ARQ schemes, wireless networking, wireless systems & standards: GSM, IS-95, cdma2000, W-CDMA, 3GPP2 1xEV-DO, 3GPP2 1xEV-DV, fourth generation wireless system proposals. Design oriented exercises using computer aids.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 411 or consent of the instructor

Principles of data communications and computer networks; ISO/OSI reference model with emphasis on data link, network and transport layers; TCP/IP protocol suite; asynchronous and synchronous transmission; data link control; multiplexing; wide area networks; routing; congestion control; local area networks; communications architecture and transport protocols; distributed applications.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: COMP. 132 or consent of the instructor

Issues in digital integrated circuit design. The devices. CMOS Inverter. Combinational logic gates in CMOS. Designing sequential logic circuits. Designing arithmetic building blocks. Timing issues in digital circuits. Memories and array structures. Design verification and testing. Design projects using computer aided design tools: SPICE, MAGIC, IRSIUM, OCTTOOLS. Project design requirements include architectural design, logic and timing verification, layout design, and test pattern generation. The resulting chips may be fabricated.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 311 or consent of the instructor

Review of electromagnetism; electromagnetic nature of light, radiation, geometrical optics, Gaussian beams, transformation of Gaussian beams; electromagnetic modes of an optical resonator, interaction of light with matter, classical theory of absorption and dispersion, broadening processes, Rayleigh scattering, quantum theory of spontaneous and stimulated emission, optical amplification, theory of laser oscillation, examples of laser systems, Q switching and mode locking of lasers.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: (ELEC. 206 or PHYS. 302) or consent of the instructor

Introduction to Microsystems, MEMS and its integration with optics; Microfabrication and process integration; MEMS Modeling and design; Actuator and sensor design; Mechanical structure design; Optical system design basics; Packaging; Optical MEMS application case studies; Scanning systems (Retinal Scanning Displays, Barcode scanners); Projection display systems (DMD and GLV); Infrared imaging cameras; Optical switching for telecommunications.

Credits: 3

Review of 2-D linear system theory and 2-D Fourier transforms. Integral transforms used in optical signal processing; Fundamentals of physical optics and diffraction theory; Fourier and imaging properties of optical systems; Coherent and Incoherent optical image processing; Fundamental architectures for correlation and spectrum analysis; Interferometry; Discrete analog optical processors; Holography; Review of 3D Display technologies.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: (ELEC. 201 and ELEC. 321) or consent of the instructor

Introduction to optical fiber communication systems. Transmission properties of optical fibers. Optical amplifiers. Lasers and photo-detectors. Analog and digital modulation schemes. Modulator, transmitter and receiver design. Dense and ultra-dense wavelength division multiplexing. Transmission impairments, noise, nonlinearities, dispersion compensation and management, modeling and simulation. Optical fiber communication networks, optical interconnect for high-speed VLSI.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: (ELEC. 206 and ELEC. 316) or consent of the instructor

Applications of Maxwell’s equations. Electrostatic versus electrodynamic phenomena, and concept of electromagnetic radiation; radiation from a moving point charge; definitions of some radiation parameters like the input impedance, gain and radiation patterns of antennas; radiation from Thin-Wire Antennas and their electrical characteristics; concept of arrays and their applications; microstrip antennas and their roles in emerging telecommunication systems; Propagation for wireless communications systems; cellular network design based on propagation studies.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 401 or consent of the instructor

Wireless network applications, wireless channel and communication fundamentals, medium access control protocol, routing protocol, topology control, time synchronization, data-centric networking, wireless communication standards.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: consent of the instructor

Hypothesis Testing, Signal Detection, Parameter Estimation, Cramer-Rao Lower Bound, Maximum Likelihood/ Maximum a Posteriori Estimation, Stochastic Least Squares Estimation and Kalman Filtering.

Credits: 3

Review of multimedia (image, video and audio) source coding/compression techniques and standards (JPEG, MPEG, H26x); Review of communication and networking architectures and IP networks; QoS, delay, jitter, rate control, scheduling, and traffic engineering for real-time multimedia delivery; Reliability, error control, error concealment and resilience techniques; Streaming media and real-time communication techniques and protocols, RTP/RTCP, IntServ, DiffServ, MPLS; Transmission of multimedia over Internet, wireless channels, mobile cellular networks, GSM, 3G, 4G wireless systems, and satellite networks; Current and future applications of multimedia communications, e.g., voice-over-IP (VoIP), Internet Video conferencing, SIP, IMS, video-on-demand, digital video broadcasting systems, real-time delivery of 3DTV; Current state-of-the-art and future visions in multimedia communications research.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 416 or consent of the instructor

Quantum description of light-matter interactions and advanced photonic devices; review of Quantum mechanics, Schrödinger and Heisenberg representations, harmonic oscillator, operator formalism, Fermi?s golden rule, semiclassical theory of stimulated emission, quantization of the electromagnetic field, blackbody radiation, quantum theory of spontaneous emission, Rabi oscillations; Selected topics in semiconductor lasers, photonic waveguides, noise, and light modulators.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: (PHYS. 302 or ELEC. 206) or consent of the instructor

Examine the technologies, environmental impacts and economics of main energy sources of today and tomorrow including fossil fuels, nuclear power, biomass, geothermal energy, hydropower, wind energy, and solar energy. Comparison of different energy systems within the context of sustainability. Hydrogen economy and fuel cells.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: CHBI. 204 or consent of the instructor

A capstone design project on an industrially relevant problem. Students work on teams in consultation with various faculty and industrial members.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: ELEC. 310 or consent of the instructor

A capstone design project on an industrially relevant problem. Students work on teams in consultation with various faculty and industrial members.

Credits: 3