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Electrical Engineering Courses

E E 531 - Communication Theory I (3 hours)
Orthogonal signal representation; review of Fourier series and Fourier transform; basic probability theory; random processes; power spectral density; Shannon's channel capacity; sampling theorem; baseband signaling; bandpass signaling; complex envelop representation of signals and systems; analog modulations; binary and M-ary digital modulations; phase locked loops, demodulation circuits; matched filter; error performance in digital communications. Prerequisites: a minimum grade of C in both EE 301 and EE 302 or equivalents.

E E 532 - Communication Theory II (3 hours)
Digital communication systems; modulation; demodulation; maximum likelihood detection; trade-offs between bandwidth and power; bit error rate; channel coding techniques: block coding, convolutional coding, and iterative decoding; mutual information; channel capacity; trelllis-coded modulation; synchronization. Prerequisite: EE 531.

E E 533 - Digital Image Processing (3 hours)
Design of computer-based imaging systems; multidimensional filtering and quantization methods for image enhancement, restoration, and pattern recognition. Prerequisite: EE 302 or MTH 325.

E E 534 - Digital Signal Processing (3 hours)
Representation and analysis of discrete time signals and systems. Finite and infinite impulse response filter design; computer-aided-design; Fast Fourier Transform; implementation of digital filters. Prerequisite: EE 302.

E E 535 - Engineering Applications of Neural Networks (3 hours)
Provides a working knowledge of the theory, design, and engineering applications of artificial neural networks. Emphasis will be directed to low-level implementation such as embedded microcontrollers and integrated circuits. Specific architectures such as correlation matrix memory, perceptron, adaline, multilayer networks, radial-basis function networks, and Hopfield networks will be examined as well as their corresponding learning rules. Prerequisite: EE 302 or graduate standing.

E E 550 - Electromagnetic Theory (3 hours)
Time-varying electric and magnetic fields; Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic potentials, electromagnetic boundary conditions, plane-wave propagation in unbounded conducting and non-conducting media, wave polarization, Poynting vector, reflection and transmission of waves at boundaries; radiation and antennas. Prerequisite: EE 381 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

E E 551 - Radio Frequency Circuits and Systems (3 hours)
Review of transmission lines, impedance matching and transformations, S-parameters, passive R.F. junctions, R.F. amplifier design, R.F. systems, and front end design. Prerequisites: EE 205, 206.

E E 555 - Optical Fiber Communication (3 hours)
EM wave propagation in silica glass and step index optical fibers, LP modes, multimode and singlemode fibers, optical transmitters and receivers, design of optical fiber communication systems meeting industry standards. Prerequisite: EE 381 or consent of instructor.

E E 561 - Digital Systems: Logic Design (3 hours)
Boolean algebra; logical design; storing and switching phenomena. Prerequisite: EE 304 or graduate standing.

E E 562 - Digital Systems: Computer Structures (3 hours)
Use of hardware programming language to design a small computer or other digital system: busing; control units; interfacing; transfer design. Prerequisite: EE 201.

E E 563 - Advanced Electronics-Vlsi System Design (3 hours)
Design and implementation of very-large-scale-integrated systems (VLSI). Integrated circuit devices, subsystems, and architecture. Computer-aided-design (CAD) and design testing. Prerequisite: EE 304 or graduate standing.

E E 565 - Digital Systems: Microprocessor and Pc Architecture (3 hours)
Architecture of PC-compatible computers; 32-bit processor architecture and assembly language programming; standard buses. Design of peripheral cards to interface with the standard PC bus architectures. Prerequisites: EE 365 or consent of instructor.

E E 566 - Digital Systems: Memory and Interfacing (3 hours)
Design of single-board computers using 32-bit processors; processor architecture and assembly language programming. Introduction to RISC processors. Prerequisites: EE 365 or consent of instructor.

E E 567 - Advanced Vlsi Design (3 hours)
Addresses the testability of integrated systems, using very large scale integration or VLSI, which includes topics on devices, circuits, and digital subsystems in CMOS technology. Includes the concept and methodology for the design for testability of digital integrated systems. Prerequisite: EE 563

E E 568 - Vhdl: Digital System Design (3 hours)
A structured guide to the modeling of the design of digital systems, using VHDL, a hardware description language. VHDL is designed to fill a number of needs in the design process. It allows description of the structure of a system, and the specification of the function using familiar programming language forms. As a result it allows the design of a system to be simulated and synthesized.

E E 575 - Power Systems I (3 hours)
Analysis of electric power systems: fault studies; load flow; economic loading; stability; relaying; high voltage DC transmission; lightning and switching transients. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing in EE.

E E 582 - Medical Imaging (3 hours)
Introduction to the common methods and devices employed for medical imaging, including conventional x-ray imaging, x-ray computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine (single photon planar imaging), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultra-sound imaging. The physics and design of systems, typical clinical applications, medical image processing, and tomographic reconstruction. Cross-listed as ME 582. Prerequisites: senior standing in engineering or consent of instructor.

E E 630 - Random Variables and Signals (3 hours)
Axiomatic probability; probability distributions; correlation functions; power spectral density; random processes; Markov chains and Markov processes; linear and non-linear systems with random inputs; linear mean square estimation; Wiener and Kalman filtering; applications to signal processing problems. Prerequisites: a minimum grade of B in both EE 301 and EE 302 or equivalents; completion of a senior or graduate-level course in the area of signals and systems with a minimum grade of C.

E E 631 - Advanced Communication Theory (3 hours)
Continuation of Electrical Engineering 531. Prerequisites: EE 531, 540.

E E 640 - Dynamic Systems Analysis (3 hours)
Advanced techniques for analysis of electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical systems. State function concepts are emphasized with applications for determining state equations, system stability, and control. Prerequisite: EE 301 or equivalent. Completion of a senior- or graduate-level signals and systems course with a minimum grade of C.

E E 642 - Advanced Control Systems (3 hours)
Continuation of EE 540. Prerequisite: EE 540.

E E 643 - Optimal Control Systems (3 hours)
Analysis and design of multivariable control systems: stability, observability and controllability, deterministic/stochastic linear optimal regulator and observers, and multivariable stability robustness. Prerequisite: EE 540 or permission of instructor.

E E 651 - Advanced Electrodynamics (3 hours)
Continuation of EE 550. Special theory of relativity; plasma dynamics. Prerequisites: EE 540, 550.

E E 681 - Research (3-6 hours)
Graduate research on a project selected by student and advisor.

E E 682 - Research (3-6 hours)
Graduate research on a project selected by student and advisor.

E E 691 - Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-3 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes.

E E 692 - Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-3 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes.

E E 699 - Thesis (3-6 hours)
Advanced electrical engineering research or design under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Required of students choosing thesis option. Total of 6 semester hours to be taken in one or two semesters. Prerequisites: consent of department chair; unconditional status.