Electrical Engineering (EEE)

EEE 437 Optoelectronics. (3) N
Basic operating principles of various types of optoelectronic devices which play important roles in commercial and communication electronics; light emitting diodes, injection lasers and photodetectors. Prerequisites: ECE 352; EEE 436.

EEE 440 Electromagnetic Engineering II. (4) F, S
Second half of an introductory course in electromagnetic theory and its application in electrical engineering. Analytical and numerical solution of boundary value problems. Advanced transmission lines; waveguides; antennas; radiation and scattering. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: EEE 340 or equivalent.

EEE 453 Experiments in Materials Synthesis and Processing II. (2) F
A continuation of EEE 354, with emphasis on characterization. Small groups complete 3 experiments supervised by selected faculty members. Lab. Cross-listed as MSE 453. Prerequisites: EEE/MSE 353 and 354 or equivalents.

EEE 454 Advanced Materials Processing and Synthesis. (3) S
Case studies from published literature of current techniques in materials processing and synthesis. Student participation in classroom presentations. Lecture, recitation. Cross-listed as MSE 454. Prerequisites: EEE/MSE 353 and 354 or equivalents.

EEE 506 Digital Spectral Analysis. (3) S
Principles and applications of digital spectral analysis, least squares, random sequences, parametric, and non-parametric methods for spectral estimation. Prerequisites: EEE 407, 554.

EEE 511 Artificial Neural Computation Systems. (3) F
Networks for computation, learning function representations from data, learning algorithms and analysis, function approximation and information representation by networks, applications in control systems and signal analysis. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

EEE 523 Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits. (3) F
Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits: analog circuit blocks, reference circuits, operational-amplifier circuits, feedback, and nonlinear circuits. Prerequisite: EEE 433 or equivalent.

EEE 525 VLSI Design. (3) F, S
Analysis and design of Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Circuits. Physics of small devices, fabrication, regular structures, and system timing. Open only to graduate students.

EEE 526 VLSI Architectures. (3) F
Special-purpose architectures for signal processing. Design of array processor systems at the system level and processor level. High-level synthesis. Prerequisite: CSE 330 or EEE 407 or instructor approval.

EEE 530 Advanced Silicon Processing. (3) S
Thin films, CVD, oxidation, diffusion, ion-implantation for VLSI, metallization, silicides, advanced lithography, dry etching, rapid thermal processing. Pre- or corequisite: EEE 435.

EEE 531 Semiconductor Device Theory I. (3) F
Transport and recombination theory, pn and Schottky barrier diodes, bipolar and junction field-effect transistors, and MOS capacitors and transistors. Prerequisite: EEE 436 or equivalent.

EEE 532 Semiconductor Device Theory II. (3) S
Advanced MOSFETs, charge-coupled devices, solar cells, photodetectors, light-emitting diodes, microwave devices, and modulation-doped structures. Prerequisite: EEE 531.

EEE 533 Semiconductor Modeling. (3) S
Process and device modeling, device parameter extraction, process integration, and exposure to current modeling software. Prerequisite: EEE 436 or equivalent.

EEE 534 Semiconductor Transport. (3) S
Carrier transport in semiconductors. Hall effect, high electric field, Boltzmann equation, correlation functions, and carrier-carrier interactions. Prerequisites: EEE 434, 436 (or 531).

EEE 535 Solar Cells. (3) N
Photovoltaic devices, including homojunctions and heterojunctions. Photogeneration of carriers, spectral response, electrical characteristics, and efficiency. Prerequisite: EEE 436 or equivalent.

EEE 536 Semiconductor Characterization. (3) S
Measurement techniques for semiconductor materials and devices. Electrical, optical, physical, and chemical characterization methods. Prerequisite: EEE 436 or equivalent.

EEE 537 Semiconductor Optoelectronics I. (3) N
Electronic states in semiconductors, quantum theory of radiation, absorption processes, radiative processes, nonradiative processes, photoluminescence, and photonic devices. Prerequisites: EEE 434, 436 (or 531).

EEE 538 Semiconductor Optoelectronics II. (3) N
Material and device physics of semiconductor lasers, light-emitting diodes, and photodetectors. Emerging material and device technology in III-V semiconductors. Prerequisite: EEE 537.

EEE 539 Introduction to Solid State Electronics. (3) F
Crystal lattices, reciprocal lattices, quantum statistics, lattice dynamics, equilibrium, and nonequilibrium processes in semiconductors. Prerequisite: EEE 434.

EEE 541 Electromagnetic Fields and Guided Waves. (3) F
Polarization and magnetization; dielectric, conducting, anisotropic, and semiconducting media; duality, uniqueness, and image theory; plane wave functions, waveguides, resonators, and surface guided waves. Prerequisite: EEE 440 or equivalent.

EEE 542 Selected Microwave Devices. (3) N
Use of ferrite, semiconductor, and piezoelectric materials in microwave systems. Prerequisites: ECE 352; EEE 445 or equivalents.

EEE 543 Antenna Analysis and Design. (3) F
Impedances, broadband antennas, frequency independent antennas, miniaturization, aperture antennas, horns, reflectors, lens antennas, and continuous sources design techniques. Prerequisite: EEE 443 or equivalent.

EEE 544 High Resolution Radar. (3) N
Fundamentals; wideband coherent design, waveforms, and processing; stepped frequency; synthetic aperture radar (SAR); inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR); imaging. Prerequisites: EEE 303, 340 or equivalents.

EEE 545 Microwave Circuit Design. (3) S
Analysis and design of microwave attenuators, in-phase and quadrature-phase power dividers, magic tee's, directional couplers, phase shifters, DC blocks, and equalizers. Prerequisite: EEE 445 or instructor approval.

EEE 546 Advanced Fiber-Optics. (3) S
Theory of propagation in fibers, couplers and connectors, distribution networks, modulation, noise and detection, system design, and fiber sensors. Prerequisite: EEE 448 or instructor approval.

EEE 547 Microwave Solid State Circuit Design I. (3) N
Application of semiconductor characteristics to practical design of microwave mixers, detectors, limiters, switches, attenuators, multipliers, phase shifters, and amplifiers. Prerequisite: EEE 545 or instructor approval.

EEE 548 Coherent Optics. (3) N
Diffraction, lenses, optical processing, holography, electro-optics, and lasers. Prerequisite: EEE 440 or equivalent.

EEE 549 Lasers. (3) N
Theory and design of gas, solid, and semiconductor lasers. Prerequisite: EEE 448 or instructor approval.

EEE 550 Transform Theory and Applications. (3) N
Introduction to abstract integration, function spaces, and complex analysis in the context of integral transform theory. Applications to signal analysis, communication theory, and system theory. Prerequisite: EEE 303.

EEE 551 Information and Coding Theory. (3) N
Fundamental theorems of information theory for sources and channels; convolutional and burst codes. Prerequisites: EEE 451, 554.

EEE 552 Coherent Communications. (3) N
Systems analysis and design of telecommunication systems using phase-locked loops. Prerequisite: EEE 554.

EEE 554 Random Signal Theory I. (3) F
Application of statistical techniques to the representation and analysis of electrical signals and to communications systems analysis. Prerequisite: EEE 303, 350 or instructor approval.

EEE 555 Random Signal Theory II. (3) S
Processing of signals in the presence of noise. Random signals, correlation, frequency spectra, estimation, filtering, noise, prediction, and transients. Prerequisite: EEE 554.

EEE 556 Detection and Estimation Theory. (3) N
Combination of the classical techniques of statistical inference and the random process characterization of communication, radar, and other modern data processing systems. Prerequisites: EEE 455, 554.

EEE 558 Modulation Theory. (3) N
Noise performance of analog and digital modulation systems. Emphasis on modern digital techniques in terrestrial and satellite communications systems. Prerequisites: EEE 455, 554.

EEE 571 Power System Transients. (3) N
Simple switching transients. Transient analysis by deduction. Damping of transients. Capacitor and reactor switching. Transient recovery voltage. Travelling waves on transmission lines. Lightning. Protection of equipment against transient overvoltages. Introduction to computer analysis of transients. Prerequisite: EEE 471.

EEE 572 Advanced Power Electronics. (3) N
Analysis of device operation, including thyristors, gate-turn-off thyristors, and transistors. Design of rectifier and inverter circuits. Applications such as variable speed drives, HVDC, motor control, and uninterruptable power supplies. Prerequisite: EEE 470.

EEE 573 Power System Control. (3) N
Concepts of economic and secure operation of power systems; load frequency control, economic dispatch, unit commitment; state estimation, contingency analysis, optimal power flow; power system control centers. Prerequisites: EEE 471.

EEE 574 Computer Solution of Power Systems. (3) S
Algorithms for digital computation for power flow, fault, and stability analysis. Sparse matrix and vector programming methods, numerical integration techniques, stochastic methods, solution of the least squares problem. Prerequisite: EEE 471.

EEE 577 Power System Planning. (3) F
Load forecasting, reliability assessment, unit commitment, economic dispatching, hydrothermal coordination. Generation and bulk transmission planning, synchronous machine dynamic simulation, and system stability assessment and simulation. Prerequisite: EEE 471.

EEE 579 Power Transmission and Distribution. (3) S
High voltage transmission line electric design; conductors, corona, RI and TV noise, insulators, clearances. DC characteristic, feeders voltage drop, and capacitors. Prerequisite: EEE 470.

EEE 581 Filtering of Stochastic Processes. (3) N
Modeling, estimation, and filtering of stochastic processes, with emphasis on the Kalman filter and its applications in signal processing and control. Prerequisites: EEE 482, 550, 554.

EEE 582 Linear System Theory. (3) S
Controllability, observability, and realization theory for multivariable continuous time systems. Stabilization and asymptotic state estimation. Disturbance decoupling, noninteracting control. Prerequisite: EEE 482.

EEE 585 Digital Control Systems. (3) F
Analysis and design of digital and sampled data control systems, including sampling theory, z-transforms, the state transition method, stability, design, and synthesis. Prerequisites: EEE 482, 550.

EEE 586 Nonlinear Control Systems. (3) N
Stability theory, including phase-plane, describing function, Liapunov's method, and frequency domain criteria for continuous and discrete, nonlinear, and time-varying systems. Prerequisite: EEE 482.

EEE 587 Optimal Control Systems. (3) N
Application of calculus of variations, Pontryagin's principle, and dynamic programming to control problems. Computational techniques for solving optimal control problems. Prerequisite: EEE 482.

EEE 606 Adaptive Signal Processing. (3) F
Principles/applications of adaptive signal processing, adaptive linear combiner, Wiener least-squares solution, gradient search, performance surfaces, LMS/RLS algorithms, block time/frequency domain LMS. Prerequisites: EEE 506, 554.

EEE 631 Heterojunctions and Superlattices. (3) F
Principles of heterojunctions and quantum well structures, band line-ups, optical, and electrical properties. Introduction to heterojunction devices. Prerequisites: EEE 436, 531.

EEE 632 Heterojunction Devices. (3) N
Principles of semiconductor heterojunctions and quantum wells are applied to the analysis of advanced electronic and optical devices. Devices studied are modulation doped field effect transistors (MODFETs), pseudomorphic MODFETs, heterojunction bipolar transistors, quantum well and superlattice optical detectors, modulators, and lasers. Prerequisites: EEE 434, 436, 531, 631.

EEE 641 Advanced Electromagnetic Field Theory. (3) N
Cylindrical wave functions, waveguides, and resonators; spherical wave functions and resonators; scattering from planar, cylindrical, and spherical surfaces; Green's functions. Prerequisite: EEE 541 or equivalent.

EEE 643 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetic Radiation. (3) N
High-frequency asymptotic techniques, geometrical and physical theories of diffraction (GTD and PTD), moment method (MM), radar cross section (RCS) prediction, Fourier transforms in radiation, and synthesis methods. Prerequisite: EEE 543.

EEE 645 Microwave Filter Design. (3) N
Analysis and design of microwave low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-stop filters and microwave diplexers/multiplexers. Prerequisite: EEE 545 or instructor approval.

EEE 647 Microwave Solid State Circuit Design II. (3) F
Practical design of microwave free-running and voltage-controlled oscillators using Gunn and Impatt diodes and transistors; analysis of noise characteristics of the oscillator. Prerequisites: EEE 545, 547.

EEE 731 Advanced MOS Devices. (3) S
Threshold voltage, subthreshold current, scaling, small geometry effects, hot electrons, and alternative structures. Prerequisite: EEE 531.

EEE 732 Advanced Bipolar Devices and Circuits. (3) N
Critical examination of new bipolar device and circuit technologies. Performance trade-offs, scaling effects, and modeling techniques. Prerequisite: EEE 531.

EEE 770 Advanced Topics in Power Systems. (3) N
Power system problems of current interest, approached at an advanced technical level, for mature students. Prerequisites: EEE 577, 579 or equivalents; instructor approval.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

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