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Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
ECE Building, Room 255
(520) 621-2434

Professors Kenneth F. Galloway, Head, John R. Brews, Robert N.
Carlile (Emeritus), Thomas C. Cetas (Radiation Oncology), Donald
G. Dudley, Walter H. Evans (Emeritus), Walter J. Fahey
(Emeritus), Jack D. Gaskill (Optical Sciences), Glen C. Gerhard,
Douglas J. Hamilton (Emeritus), Charles R. Hausenbauer
(Emeritus), Robert A. Hessemer, Jr. (Emeritus), Fredrick J. Hill,
Stuart A. Hoenig (Emeritus), Lawrence P. Huelsman (Emeritus),
Bobby R. Hunt, Roger C. Jones (Emeritus), William J. Kerwin
(Emeritus), Granino A. Korn (Emeritus), H. Angus Macleod (Optical
Sciences), Roy H. Mattson (Emeritus), Pitu B. Mirchandani
(Systems and Industrial Engineering), Kenneth C. Mylrea, Olgierd
A. Palusinski, John L. Prince, John A. Reagan, Harry E. Stewart
(Emeritus), Malur K. Sundareshan, Miklos Szilagyi, James R. Wait
(Emeritus), John V. Wait, James C. Wyant (Optical Sciences),
Bernard Zeigler

Associate Professors Reginald L. Call (Emeritus), Andreas
Cangellaris, Francois E. Cellier, William G. Gensler (Emeritus),
Vern R. Johnson, Raymond K. Kostuk, Ralph Martinez, John F.
O'Hanlon, Harold G. Parks, Jerzy W.  Rozenblit, Larry C.
Schooley, Robert A. Schowengerdt, Ronald D. Schrimpf, Robin N.
Strickland, Sarma B. K. Vrudhula, Theodore L. Williams
(Emeritus), Richard W. Ziolkowski

Assistant Professors Jo Dale Carothers, William P. Delaney,
Steven L. Dvorak, Ming-Kang Liu, Ahmed Louri, Michael W.
Marcellin, Michael Marefat, Mark A. Neifeld, Pamela A. Nielsen,
Jeffrey J. Rodriguez, William H. Sanders, Hal S. Tharp, Arthur F.
Witulski, Christopher Wolff

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the
College of Engineering and Mines offers the degrees of Bachelor
of Science in Electrical Engineering, in Computer Engineering,
and in Optical Engineering, and Master of Science and Doctor of
Philosophy with a major in electrical engineering.

All three of the undergraduate curricula have the goal of
educating immediately productive engineers who are also qualified
to pursue further education as necessary to keep pace with these
rapidly changing areas. The electrical engineering program
prepares students for careers in such areas as electronics,
microelectronics, communications, controls, electromagnetics, and
signal processing. The computer engineering program prepares
students for computer-related careers including microcomputer-
based design, computer-aided VLSI design, computer networks, and
artificial intelligence applications. The optical engineering
program, offered in cooperation with the Optical Sciences Center,
supports careers in areas involving optical design, optical
fabrication and testing, lasers, optical detectors, optical
instrumentation, optical fiber communications, etc. (See the
College of Engineering and Mines section of this catalog for
specific undergraduate program requirements.) 

The department participates in the honors program.

For graduate admission and degree requirements, consult the
Graduate Catalog.

207. Elements of Electrical Engineering (3) I II S CDT
Introductory survey of electrical engineering, with emphasis on
electric power. 3ES. P, MATH 125a, PHYS 116.

208. Elements of Electronics (3) I II S CDT Introductory survey
of electronic principles and instrumentation. 3ES. P, 207.

210. Geometrical Optics (3) I (Identical with OPTI 210)

210L. Geometrical Optics Laboratory (3) I (Identical with OPTI

220a-220b. Basic Circuits (4-4) I II S CDT 220a: Analysis of
elementary linear circuits, with laboratory. 3R, 1D, 3L. 4ES. P,
CR, PHYS 116, MATH 223. 220b: Transient and sinusoidal analysis
of linear circuits with laboratory. 2R, 1D, 3L. P, CR, MATH 254.
Both 220a and 220b are offered each semester. Credit will be
allowed for only one of the following sequences: 220a-220b or

226. Physical Optics (3) II (Identical with OPTI 226)

226L. Physical Optics Laboratory II (1) II (Identical with OPTI

274. Digital Logic  (3) I II S CDT Number systems and coding,
logic design, sequential systems, register transfer language.
2ES, 1ED. P, CR, PHYS 116. 

275. Computer Programming for Engineering Applications (3) I II
Fundamentals of C, complexity and efficiency analysis, numerical
precision and representations, intro to data structures,
structured program design, application to solving engineering

301. Electrical Engineering Laboratory (3) I II CDT Emphasis on
measurement techniques, lab procedures, and operating principles
of instruments. Experiments deal primarily with basic circuit and
electronic concepts and basic design techniques. 3ES. P, CR, 320,

302. Electrical Engineering Design Laboratory (3) I II S CDT
Design-oriented lab. Exercises in circuits, electronics and
fields. 3ED. P, 301.

320. Circuit Theory (3) I II S CDT Electric circuits in the
frequency domain, using sinusoidal steady-state, Laplace and
Fourier methods, and including single-phase and three-phase
power; time domain methods and convolution; transformed networks;
natural frequencies; poles and zeros; two-port network
parameters; and Fourier series analysis. 2ES, 1ED. P, 220b.

340. Engineering Systems Analysis (3) I II S CDT Basic concepts
in the modeling and analysis of engineering systems and
fundamental topics in communications, controls, and signal
processing. Includes classification of systems; signal
characterization in frequency domain, Fourier and Laplace
transforms; representation of continuous-time systems by I/O
models; system diagrams; state variable models; stability
analysis and Bode plots; feedback system characteristics;
discrete-time systems; and digital signal processing. 2ES, 1ED.
P, 320.

350. Radiometry, Sources, and Detectors (3) I (Identical with
OPTI 350)

351a-351b. Electronic Circuits (3-3) I II S CDT 351a: Operational
amplifiers, diode circuits; PSPICE, circuit characteristics of
bipolar and MOS transistors; differential amplifiers; MOS and
bipolar digital circuits. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 220b. 351b:
Amplifiers, frequency response and feedback; output stages,
analog integrated circuits; filters, signal generators. 1.5ES,

352. Device Electronics (3) I II S CDT Electronic properties of
semiconductors; carrier transport phenomena; P-N junctions;
bipolar, unipolar, microwave and photonic devices. 1.5ES, 1.5ED.
P, 351a.

369. Fundamentals of Computer Architecture (3) I II Fundamentals
of computer architecture and organization, processor organization
and design, control design, microprogramming memory hierarchy,
including caches and virtual memory input/output. P, 274.

370. Lasers and Electro-Optical Devices (3) II (Identical with
OPTI 370)

371. Engineering Software Design (3) I II Machine structure,
system development tools, programming languages, data structures,
single-task monitors, input/output routines, process scheduling.
2R, 3L. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 274, C SC 227.

372. Computer System Hardware (3) I II Computer components and
circuits, random and sequential memory devices, peripherals and
interface design, case studies of computer systems. 2R, 3L.
1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 371.

381. Introductory Electromagnetics(3) I II Electrostatic and
magnetostatic fields; Maxwell's equations; introduction to plane
waves, transmission lines, and sources. 2ES, 1ED. P, MATH 322.

412. Optical Instrumentation (3) I (Identical with OPTI 412)

415. Instrumentation and Measurement (3) I II Basic concepts of
instrumentation and measurement; principles of transducers,
operational amplifiers and instrument systems, with emphasis on
biomedical applications; lab, experiments with transducers,
amplifiers, computers, and medical equipment. 2R, 3L. 1ES, 2ED.
P, senior standing in engineering. May be convened with 515.

416. Optical Design, Fabrication and Testing (4) II (Identical
with OPTI 416)

418. Physiology for Engineers (4) I (Identical with PSIO 418)

419. Physiology Laboratory (2) I (Identical with PSIO 419)

422. Active and Passive Filter Design (3) I Approximation;
methods for realizing Butterworth, Chebychev, Thomson and
Elliptic filters; verification and testing of realizations.
0.5ES, 2.5ED. P, 320. May be convened with 522.

425. Image Science and Engineering (3) II Properties of optical
images and image forming systems; acquisition and manipulation of
digital images; two-dimensional Fourier representation; image
quality criteria; introduction to image processing. 2ES, 1ED. P,
340. May be convened with 525.

426. Modern Filtering and Signal-Processing Techniques (3) II
Operational amplifier circuits, nonideal amplifier limitations,
active RC filter design, nonlinear wave shaping, switching; A/D
and D/A components; interfacing. 1ES, 2ED. P, 320. May be
convened with 526.

429. Digital Signal Processing (3) I II Discrete-time signals and
systems, z-transforms, discrete Fourier transform, fast Fourier
transform, digital filter design. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 340, MATH 322.
May be convened with 529.

430. Optical Communication Systems (3) II Physics of optical
communication components and applications to communication
systems. Topics include fiber attenuation and dispersion, laser
modulation, photo detection and noise, receiver design, bit error
rate calculations, and coherent communications. 1ES, 2ED. P, SIE
230, ECE 340, 352, 381; CR, 431. May be convened with 530.

431. Principles of Communication Systems (3) I II Signal analysis
techniques associated with modulation and demodulation in systems
such as AM, FM, and PCM, with special emphasis on digital
communication. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 340, 351a.

434. Electrical and Optical Properties of Semiconducting
Materials (3) I 1993-94 (Identical with MSE 434)

435. Noise in Communication Systems (3) II Principles of
communication in the presence of noise; discussion of basic
statistical techniques, noise sources, SNR, and error rates. 2ES,
1ED. P, 431, SIE 230. May be convened with 535.

436. Introduction to Coding Techniques (3) I Error-correcting
codes used in modern digital communications systems, with
emphasis on hardware implementations and performance on real
channels. 2ES, 1ED. P, SIE 274 and 230. May be convened with 536.

441. Automatic Control (3) I II Linear control system
representation in time and frequency domains, feedback control
system characteristics, performance analysis and stability,
design of control. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 340.

442. Digital Control Systems (3) II Modeling, analysis, and
design of digital control systems; A/D and D/A conversions, Z-
transforms, time and frequency domain representations, stability,
microprocessor-based designs. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 44l. May be
convened with 542.

446. Photovoltaic Systems Engineering (3) I (Identical with NEE
446) May be convened with 546.

447. Direct Energy Conversion (3) II (Identical with NEE 447) May
be convened with 547.

451. Fundamentals of Device Electronics (3) I Introductory device
aspects of semiconductors. Crystal structures, one-dimensional
quantum theory, parabolic bands, carrier statistics, SRH centers,
drift and diffusion. 2.5ES, 0.5ED. P, 352.

453. Active Linear Circuit Design (3) I Design of discrete and
integrated analog solid-state circuits, DC, wide-band, power
transconductance, and operational amplifiers; computer
simulations; applications. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 351a-351b, 352. 

455. Elementary Digital Circuit Design (3) II Emphasis on first-
order analysis and design; integrated bipolar and MOS digital
circuits. 0.5ES, 2.5ED. P, 351a-351b.

456. Optoelectronics (3) I Properties and applications of
optoelectronic devices and systems. Topics include radiation
sources, detectors and detector circuits, fiber optics, and
electro-optical components. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 352, 381. May be
convened with 556.

457. Integrated Circuit Laboratory (3) I II Experiments in
diffusion, oxidation, processing, etc. Fabrication of an
integrated circuit. P, 458 or equivalent (Identical with MSE 457)
May be convened with 557. 

458. Solid-State Circuits (3) I Introduction to unit step
processes in semiconductor manufacturing. Introduction to various
semiconductor processes, with emphasis on process and device
integration issues for major integrated circuit processes. Basic
circuit and design techniques including subsystem design and
device scaling. Fundamentals of chip layout and integrated
circuit design methodology for solid state circuits. 1ES, 2ED. P,

459. Laser Principles and Devices (3) I Introduction to the
characteristics of laser radiation including Gaussian beam
propagation, ABCD Law, beam guiding, and resonators. Material
requirements for stimulated emission, light amplification and
threshold. Also covered: basic types of laser systems with an
emphasis on semiconductor lasers. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 352, 381; CR,
482. May be convened with 559.

460. Aerosol Science and Engineering (3) I 1993-94 (Identical
with CH E 460) May be convened with 560.

461. Energy Conversion (3) I Principles and operating
characteristics of rotating machinery and electromagnetic
transducers, single-phase and polyphase transformer operation,
laboratory demonstrations and tests of transformers and rotating
machinery. 2ES, 1ED. P, 320, 381.

464. Operating System Concepts (3) I Fundamental issues in the
design, implementation and evaluation of operating systems.
Topics include process models, concurrency control algorithms,
resource management and an introduction to distributed system
concepts. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 371, 372. May be convened with 564.

465. Microelectronics Packaging Materials (3) II (Identical with
MSE 465) May be convened with 565.

470a-470b. Optics Laboratory (3-3) (Identical with OPTI 470a-

472a-472b. Continuous-System Simulation (3-3) 472a: Techniques
for modeling systems described by differential equations and
difference equations. Physical modeling, mass and energy balance
equations, bond graphs, system dynamics, qualitative modeling,
inductive reasoning, neural networks. 1ES, 2ED. P, CR, 340. 472b:
Techniques for simulating systems described by differential
equations and difference equations. Numerical integration,
parameter estimation, random number generation, simulation
software, simulation hardware. 2ES, 1ED. (Identical with C SC
472a-472b) May be convened with 572a-572b.

473. Software Engineering Concepts (3) II In-depth consideration
of each of the phases of the software project life code. Object-
oriented design and programming. Includes a large-scale software
development project involving groups of students. 2R, 3L. 1ES,
2ED. P, 371. May be convened with 573.

474a-474b. Computer-Aided Logic Design (3-3) I II 474a: Tabular
minimization of single and multiple output Boolean functions,
NMOS and CMOS realizations, synthesis of sequential circuits, RTL
description, laboratory exercises. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 271a. 474b:
Standard cell layout, gate and switch level simulation, level
mode sequential circuits. VLSI testing, CAD tools, laboratory
projects. 1ES, 2ED. (Identical with C SC 474a-474b) May be
convened with 574a-574b.

475. Microcomputer-Based Design (3) I Design of microprocessor-
based real-time test and control systems, use of development
systems and emulators. 2R, 3L. 0.5ES, 2.5ED. P, 372.

478. Fundamentals of Computer Networks (3) I Introduction to
computer networks and protocols. Study of the ISO open systems
interconnection model, with emphasis on the physical, data link,
network, and transport layers. Discussion of IEEE 802, OSI, and
Internet protocols. 2ES, 1ED. P, 371, 372, SIE 230. May be
convened with 578.

479. Principles of Artificial Intelligence (3) I Provides an
introduction to problems and techniques of Artificial
Intelligence (AI). Problem solving; basic problem solving methods
and techniques; search and game strategies, knowledge
representation using predicate logic; structured representations
of knowledge; semantic nets, system entity structures, frames and
scripts; planning; learning, expert systems; implementing AI
systems. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 371, 473. May be convened with 579.

481. Microwave Measurements (3) II Measurement techniques and the
application of hardware and test equipment in the modern
microwave laboratory. 2R, 3L. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. CR, 482 or consult
department before enrolling.

482. Electromagnetics (3) I II Electromagnetic waves in complex
media, waveguides, cavity resonators, and antennas. 1.5ES, 1.5ED.
P, 381 or PHYS 415a.

484. Antenna Theory and Design (3) II 1993-94 Review of
infinitesimal dipole, line current radiator, directivity and
gain. Antenna impedance, radiation efficiency, polarization and
other properties. Design of arrays, wire, antennas, and aperture
antennas. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 482.

485. Radio Waves (3) II 1994-95 Geometrical ray tracing,
diffraction and scattering, ground waves propagation, magneto-
ionic theory, random media effects, topographic influences,
satellite communications, and fiber optic transmission. 1.5ES,
1.5ED. P, 482. May be convened with 585.

486. Microwave Engineering (3) II Waveguides; cavities; S-
parameter representation of microwave components and networks;
transistor and MESFET amplifiers; IMPATT diode and Gunn
oscillators; microwave integrated circuits. 1.5ES, 1.5ED.  P,

487. Fiber Optics Laboratory (3) II (Identical with OPTI 487) May
be convened with 587.

493. Internship
a. Manufacturing (3) I II S  P, junior standing.

494. Practicum
a. Senior Practicum in Design (3) I II 0.5ES, 2.5ED. P, 302.
Writing-Emphasis Course.*

495. Colloquium
a. Technical Communications (1) I II P, CR, 494a and senior
standing. Writing-Emphasis Course.*
c. Professional Preparation (5) I II P, 302. Writing-Emphasis

*Writing-Emphasis Course. P, satisfaction of the upper-division 
writing-proficiency requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses"
in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements section of
this catalog).

501. Linear Systems Theory (3) I Mathematical descriptions of
linear systems, state-variable models, analysis methods-
stability, controllability and observability, state feedback
techniques, design of feedback controllers and observers.

502. Analytical Methods in Electrical Engineering (3) I Linear
vector spaces, analytic function theory, Green's functions,
eigenfunction expansions.

503. Random Processes for Engineering Applications (3) I II
Probability, random variables, stochastic processes, correlation
functions and spectra with applications to communications,
control, and computers. P, SIE 230.

515. Instrumentation and Measurement (3) I II For a description
of course topics, see 415. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 415.

522. Active and Passive Filter Design (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 422. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 422.

524. Active RC Filters (3) II Modern techniques for realizing
active RC filters using passive elements and operational
amplifier gain blocks; determination of sensitivity; effects of

525. Image Science and Engineering (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 425. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. P, 340. May be convened
with 425.

526. Modern Filtering and Signal-Processing Techniques (3) II For
a description of course topics, see 426. Graduate-level
requirements include additional homework and a term project. May
be convened with 426.

527. Holography (3) II 1994-95 (Identical with OPTI 527)

528. Advanced Digital Signal Processing (3) II Random discrete
signals, power spectrum estimation, FFT methods, Yule-Walker
method, estimation of signals in noise, Wiener and Kalman
filters, adaptive filters, waveform coding, speech synthesis. P,
429/529, 503.

529. Digital Signal Processing (3) I II For a description of
course topics, see Graduate-level requirements include May be
convened with 530.  Optical Communication Systems (3) II For a
description of course topics, see 430. Graduate-level
requirements include additional homework and a term paper. P,
STAT 361, ECE 340, 352, 381; CR, 431. May be convened with 430.

531. Image Processing Laboratory for Remote Sensing (3) I
Techniques and applications of digital image processing in remote
sensing, multispectral image enhancement and analysis,
classification, feature extraction for cartography, rule-based
systems for mapping from imagery. 3R, 1L. (Identical with OPTI

532. Computer Vision (3) II Computer pattern recognition and
scene analysis. Theory, algorithms, and applications of computer
vision and artificial intelligence. Biological vision models. P,
340. (Identical with OPTI 532)

533. Digital Image Processing (3) I Image statistics, models,
transforms; enhancement and restoration; coding; tomography. P,
425/525, 503. (Identical with OPTI 533)

534. Advanced Topics in Electronic Materials (3) I [Rpt./2] 1994-
95 (Identical with MSE 534)

535. Noise in Communications Systems (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 435. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. Credit is allowed for
this course or for 538 but not for both. P, 431, SIE 230. May be
convened with 435.

536. Introduction to Coding Techniques (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 436. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. P, SIE 274 and 230. May
be convened with 436.

537. Digital Transmission and Telephony (3) I Spectrum control,
synchronization, and multiplexing in digital transmission
systems. Topics include line coding, scrambling, spread spectrum,
time-division multiplexing, frequency division multiplexing,
timing recovery, frame synchronization, jitter, and echo
cancellation. P, SIE 230 and ECE 431.

538. Digital Communications Systems (3) II Digital modulation
techniques for the Gaussian white noise channel, emphasizing
optimal demodulation methods, analysis of error rates, and
signaling techniques over finite bandwidth channels. Credit is
allowed for this course or for 535 but not for both. P, 503.

539. Algebraic Coding Theory (3) II 1993-94 (Identical with MATH

540. dvanced Microelectronic Processing (3) I Theory of
diffusion, oxidation, deposition and processing, etc. and process
integration. P, 458.

541. Synthesis of Control Systems (3) I State feedback control,
stabilization and pole placement, observers, optimal control by
calculus of variations and Pontryagin's minimum principle,
dynamic programming. P, CR 501.

542. Digital Control Systems (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 442. Graduate-level requirements include additional
homework and a term project. May be convened with 442.

543. Nonlinear Control Systems (3) II 1994-95 Qualitative
features of nonlinear systems, analysis by perturbation,
averaging and graphical methods, describing functions, stability
analysis by Lyapunov and Popov techniques, design of nonlinear
control systems. P, 501.

544. Computer-Aided Control Systems Design (3) II 1993-94
Analysis and design of multivariable systems in time- and
frequency-domain by using the digital computer. Numerical aspects
of linear algebra and polynomial matrix operations in control
design algorithms, familiarization with computer-aided control
system design software. Emphasis on continuous time systems. P,

545. Decentralized Control and Large-Scale Systems (3) II 1993-94
Introduction to large-scale systems, definitions and special
problems, modeling/model reduction, structural properties,
decentralization of control and information, hierarchical and
multi-level controllers. P, 501.

546. Photovoltaic Systems Engineering (3) I (Identical with NEE
546) May be convened with 446.

547. Direct Energy Conversion (3) II (Identical with NEE 547) May
be convened with 447.

548. Adaptive Control Systems (3) II Introduction to adaptive
control, parameter estimation, model reference adaptive systems,
stability, convergence, self-tuning regulators, practical
aspects, and implementation. P, 441, 501.

550. Analog Integrated Circuits (3) I Nonswitching aspects of
analog integrated circuits using bipolar or CMOS technologies.
Biasing, DC behavior, small signal behavior. Emphasis on use of
physical reasoning, identification of circuit functions, and use
of suitable approximations to facilitate understanding and

551. Advanced Physical Electronics (3) I Advanced device aspects
of semiconductors. Waves in periodic structures, effective
Hamiltonians, quantum transitions and scattering. P, 451.

552. Solid-State Devices (3) II Basic semiconductor physics and
materials, PN junctions, metal semiconductor junctions/contacts.
BJTs and MOSFETs, device operation, terminal behavior and
frequency response, device models. P, 352, 451.

554. Electronic Packaging Principles (3) I II Introduction to
problems encountered at all levels of packaging: thermal,
mechanical, electrical, reliability, materials and system
integration. Future trends in packaging. (Identical with MSE 554)

555. VLSI Chip Engineering (3) I Layout methods and tools for
MOSFET and bipolar ICS, statistical circuit design techniques,
circuit models for SPICE simulation, ESD and latch-up protection,
exercises and term project in design of a chip, including SPICE
simulation on mainframe computer and chip layout using modern CAD
system on work station. P, 458.

556. Optoelectronics (3) I For a description of course topics,
see 456. Graduate-level requirements include additional homework
and a term project. May be convened with 456.

557. Integrated Circuit Laboratory (3) I II For a description of
course topics, see 457. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. P, 458 or 540, or
equivalent. (Identical with MSE 557) May be convened with 457.

558. Vacuum System Engineering (3) II 1993-94 Rarefied gas
dynamics, pumping, gauging and systems as they apply to
microelectronic device and thin-film fabrication. Materials and
techniques for ultraclean and ultrahigh vacuum processing. P, 557
or consult department before enrolling.

559. Laser Principles and Devices (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 459. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 459.

560. Aerosol Science and Engineering (3) I 1993-94 (Identical
with CH E 560) May be convened with 460.

561. Power Electronics (3) I II Design and analysis of switching
converters: topologies, state-space averaging, feedback, power
bipolar transistor and MOSFET characteristics, magnetic modeling
and design. P, 320, 340.

562. Plasma Processing (3) II Practical methodology of plasma
etching, sputtering, and plasma enhanced CVD. Plasma physics and
plasma chemistry. RF and DC discharges. P, 557 or consult
department before enrolling.

563. Engineering Applications of Graphic Theory (3) I Topics will
emphasize engineering applications of graph theory. Terminology,
algorithms and complexity analysis will be included. Application
areas will include, but are not limited to, communication
networks, VLSI routing and layout, analog circuits, and mapping
of sequential and parallel algorithms onto computer

564. Operating System Concepts (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 464. Graduate-level requirements include additional
homework and a term project. P, 371, 372. May be convened with

565. Microelectronics Packaging Materials (3) II (Identical with
MSE 565) May be convened with 465.

566. Computer Network Design (3) II Fundamental issues in the
design, implementation and evaluation of distributed computer
programs. Focus on understanding, using, and designing upper-
level network protocols and interfaces. Topics include OSI,
TCP/IP and SNA protocols, and the TLI and socket interfaces. P,
564, 578.

569. Modern Computer Architecture (3) I Overview of uniprocessor
architectures, introduction to parallel processing, pipelining,
vector processing, multi-processing, multicomputing, memory
design for parallel computers, cache design, communication
networks for parallel processing, algorithms for parallel
processing. P, 369.

570. Computer Aided Engineering for Integrated Circuits (3) I CAD
systems for integrated circuits; terminal models of bipolar and
MOS devices, computerized circuit analysis, methods, programs,
SPICE simulation. P, 352, SIE 270, MATH 275.

571a-571b. Digital Systems Design (3-3) 571a: Computer
organization and architecture; control unit design,
microprogramming, input-output. 571b: Advanced I/O, bus
arbitration, interface design, fault tolerance, associative,
cache, and virtual memory, RISC architectures. (Identical with C
SC 571a-571b)

572a-572b. Continuous-System Simulation (3-3) For a description
of course topics, see 472a-472b. Graduate-level requirements
include more difficult homework and separate grade normalization.
(Identical with C SC 572a-572b) May be convened with 472a-472b.

573. Software Engineering Concepts (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 473. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 473.

574a-574b. Computer-Aided Logic Design (3-3) I II For a
description of course topics, see 474a-474b. Graduate-level
requirements include additional homework and term projects.
(Identical with C SC 574a-574b) May be convened with 474a-474b.

575. Object-Oriented Simulation/Discrete Event Models (3) II
Introduction to object-oriented simulation methodology and its
implementation on multi-processors. Modular hierarchical discrete
event model design and mapping onto distributed simulator
architectures. Prior course in simulation recommended.

576. Knowledge-Based System Design (3) II Provides a framework
for systematic design of systems and for constructing computer-
aided environments to support engineering design activities.
Characterization of design methodologies; introduction to
knowledge-based design; system design and simulation modeling,
knowledge-based model of design, representing designs and design
knowledge, design model synthesis, concepts for design
evaluation, learning and creativity in design systems. A large-
scale term project is central to the course. P, 479, 473.

577. Computer System and Network Evaluation (3) II Models and
methods for the evaluation of computer systems and networks.
Review of probability theory, discussion of Markov processes,
queueing networks, and stochastic extensions to Petri nets.
Applications to computer systems and networks. P, 503.

578. Fundamentals of Computer Networks (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 478. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and assignments. May be convened with 478.

579. Principles of Artificial Intelligence (3) I For description
of course topics, see 479. Graduate-level requirements include
additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 479.

581a-581b. Electromagnetic Field Theory (3-3)  581a: II Time-
harmonic fields; fundamental theorems and concepts; rectangular
and circular waveguides and resonators; apertures in ground
planes, cylinders, and wedges; scattering by cylinders and
wedges. P, 502 or MATH 422b; 482 or PHYS 415b.  518b: I Spherical
geometries: interface problems; perturbational techniques;
integral equations; asymptotic techniques; introduction to
transient fields.

583. Remote Sensing Instrumentation and Techniques (3) II
Development of instrumentation, measurement and signal processing
techniques required for electromagnetic remote sensing
applications with emphasis on atmospheric remote sensing. P, 482.
(Identical with ATMO 583)

584. Advanced Antenna Theory and Design (3) II 1994-95
Electromagnetic radiation and diffraction; dipoles, slots, open
wave guides, and horns; apertures, reflectors, and arrays;
mechanical and electronic scanning; applications to practical
radar and communications problems. P,581a.

585. Radio Waves (3) II 1994-95 For a description of course
topics, see 485. Graduate-level requirements include a research
report on a topic selected by the instructor from the course
material. P, 482. May be convened with 485.

587. Fiber Optics Laboratory (3) II (Identical with OPTI 587) May
be convened with 487.

589. Atmospheric Electricity (3) II 1993-94 (Identical with ATMO

631. Neural Networks (3) I Theory and application of parallel
distributed computation via elementary processing elements; PE
models and neural analogies; statistical classification,
supervised/unsupervised; neural net models; associative memories;
training algorithms.

636. Information Theory (3) II 1994-95 Definition of a measure of
information and study of its properties; introduction to channel
capacity and error-free communications over noisy channels; rate
distortion theory; error detecting and correcting codes. P,503.
(Identical with MATH 636)

639. Detection and Estimation in Engineering Systems (3) II 1993-
94 Communication, detection and estimation as statistical
inference problems. Optimal detection in the presence of Gaussian
noise. Extraction of signals in noise via MAP and MMSE
techniques. P, 503.

650. Advanced Analog Circuits (3) II Advanced topics in bipolar
and CMOS analog integrated circuits including both switching and
nonswitching applications. Voltage references, DAC and ADC
systems, instrumentation amplifiers, sample-hold circuits,
switched-mode power supply regulators. P, 550.

651. Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices (3) II Preparation
of approximately three research reports and presentation on
semiconductor topics of current interest. P, consult department
before enrolling.

652. Advanced Solid-State Devices (3) I Analysis and design of
devices including BJTs, MOSFETs, MESFETs, MODFETs, microwave
devices, and photonic devices. P, 552.

654. Electronic Packaging Design (3) I Analysis and design of
chip and board-level packaging and interconnection modules for
integrated circuit applications. Spectrum of configurations,
performance characteristics, manufacturing technologies and
costs. Development of fundamental analysis and design tools. P,

656. Modeling and Computer-Aided Analysis of Semiconductor
Devices (3) II Process modeling, simulation programs. Mobility,
carrier generation, and conductivity modeling. Simulation of
devices using MINIMOS, BAMBI, and PISCES programs. P, physical
electronics, elements of numerical methods; 451, 457 also

659. Advanced Topics in Microelectronics and Solid-State Devices
(3) [Rpt./9 units] Specialized topics, as announced, such as
submicron MOSFETS, radiation effects on devices, yield analysis,
advanced semiconductor processing technologies, and contamination
control. P, consult department before enrolling.

671. Parallel Processing: Architectures, Algorithms and
Technologies (3) II Parallel models of computation, dataflow,
reduction, rediflow, VLIW, Superscalar, superpipelining,
multithreaded processors, multiprocessing, distributed computing,
massively parallel systems, novel technologies, fundamentals of
optical computing, optical architectures, neural networks. P,
569, knowledge of computer architecture and digital systems.

672. Computer-Aided Design Algorithms and Techniques for VLSI (3)
I Introduction to VLSI design, combinational and sequential logic
synthesis, layout generation and optimization, logic and timing
simulation, design styles. P, 474/574.

673. Real-Time Distributed Processing Systems (3) II Methodology
and design approaches for real-time systems, using distributed
architectures. Multiple processors and interconnection networks,
sizing techniques, and parallel algorithm implementations. P,
475, 564. (Identical with C SC 673)

674. Test Generation for Automata (3) I Fault modeling, Boolean
differences, D-algorithm, branch and bound searching,
partitioning and state assignment for sequential circuits,
iterative networks, fault simulation, built-in self-test. P,
574a. (Identical with C SC 674)

675. Fault-Tolerant Digital Systems (3) II Redundancy techniques,
fault diagnosis, self-checking networks, software fault
tolerance, modeling and evaluation, reliable parallel computing
example system implementations. P, 574.

678. Integrated Telecommunication Networks (3) I Analysis and
design of integrated voice, data, and image networks for
integrated telecommunications applications. Protocols for LANs,
ISDNs, WANs, MANs and interoperable networks. ISO-based network
software design for applications. P, 566, 673.

679. Advanced Artificial Intelligence (3) I II Expert system
design, reasoning under uncertainty, advanced planning methods in
AI, care based reasoning, machine learning, logical foundations
of intelligent systems. P, 579.

688. Electromagnetics Boundary Value Problems (3) II 1993-94
Methods of solution of boundary value problems in
electromagnetics; Green's function and eigenfunction expansion
techniques; moment methods, asymptotics. P, 502, 581b.

696. Seminar
b. Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering (3) I II [Rpt./9
units] P, consult instructor before enrolling.


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