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Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) ECE Building, Room 255 (520) 6212434 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, MingKang 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 computerrelated careers including microcomputer based design, computeraided 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 210L) 220a220b. Basic Circuits (44) 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: 220a220b or 207208. 226. Physical Optics (3) II (Identical with OPTI 226) 226L. Physical Optics Laboratory II (1) II (Identical with OPTI 226L) 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 problems. 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, 351a351b. 302. Electrical Engineering Design Laboratory (3) I II S CDT Designoriented 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 steadystate, Laplace and Fourier methods, and including singlephase and threephase power; time domain methods and convolution; transformed networks; natural frequencies; poles and zeros; twoport 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 continuoustime systems by I/O models; system diagrams; state variable models; stability analysis and Bode plots; feedback system characteristics; discretetime systems; and digital signal processing. 2ES, 1ED. P, 320. 350. Radiometry, Sources, and Detectors (3) I (Identical with OPTI 350) 351a351b. Electronic Circuits (33) 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, 1.5ED. 352. Device Electronics (3) I II S CDT Electronic properties of semiconductors; carrier transport phenomena; PN 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 ElectroOptical Devices (3) II (Identical with OPTI 370) 371. Engineering Software Design (3) I II Machine structure, system development tools, programming languages, data structures, singletask 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; twodimensional Fourier representation; image quality criteria; introduction to image processing. 2ES, 1ED. P, 340. May be convened with 525. 426. Modern Filtering and SignalProcessing 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 Discretetime signals and systems, ztransforms, 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 199394 (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 Errorcorrecting 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, microprocessorbased 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, onedimensional 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 solidstate circuits, DC, wideband, power transconductance, and operational amplifiers; computer simulations; applications. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 351a351b, 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, 351a351b. 456. Optoelectronics (3) I Properties and applications of optoelectronic devices and systems. Topics include radiation sources, detectors and detector circuits, fiber optics, and electrooptical 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. SolidState 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, 352. 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 199394 (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, singlephase 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. 470a470b. Optics Laboratory (33) (Identical with OPTI 470a 470b) 472a472b. ContinuousSystem Simulation (33) 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 472a472b) May be convened with 572a572b. 473. Software Engineering Concepts (3) II Indepth consideration of each of the phases of the software project life code. Object oriented design and programming. Includes a largescale software development project involving groups of students. 2R, 3L. 1ES, 2ED. P, 371. May be convened with 573. 474a474b. ComputerAided Logic Design (33) 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 474a474b) May be convened with 574a574b. 475. MicrocomputerBased Design (3) I Design of microprocessor based realtime 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 199394 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 199495 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, 482. 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. WritingEmphasis Course.* 495. Colloquium a. Technical Communications (1) I II P, CR, 494a and senior standing. WritingEmphasis Course.* c. Professional Preparation (5) I II P, 302. WritingEmphasis Course.* *WritingEmphasis Course. P, satisfaction of the upperdivision writingproficiency requirement (see "WritingEmphasis Courses" in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements section of this catalog). 501. Linear Systems Theory (3) I Mathematical descriptions of linear systems, statevariable 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. Graduatelevel 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. Graduatelevel 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 gainbandwidth. 525. Image Science and Engineering (3) II For a description of course topics, see 425. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework and a term project. P, 340. May be convened with 425. 526. Modern Filtering and SignalProcessing Techniques (3) II For a description of course topics, see 426. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 426. 527. Holography (3) II 199495 (Identical with OPTI 527) 528. Advanced Digital Signal Processing (3) II Random discrete signals, power spectrum estimation, FFT methods, YuleWalker 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 Graduatelevel requirements include May be convened with 530. Optical Communication Systems (3) II For a description of course topics, see 430. Graduatelevel 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, rulebased systems for mapping from imagery. 3R, 1L. (Identical with OPTI 531) 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. Graduatelevel 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. Graduatelevel 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, timedivision 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 199394 (Identical with MATH 539) 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. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 442. 543. Nonlinear Control Systems (3) II 199495 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. ComputerAided Control Systems Design (3) II 199394 Analysis and design of multivariable systems in time and frequencydomain by using the digital computer. Numerical aspects of linear algebra and polynomial matrix operations in control design algorithms, familiarization with computeraided control system design software. Emphasis on continuous time systems. P, 501. 545. Decentralized Control and LargeScale Systems (3) II 199394 Introduction to largescale systems, definitions and special problems, modeling/model reduction, structural properties, decentralization of control and information, hierarchical and multilevel 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, selftuning 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 analysis. 551. Advanced Physical Electronics (3) I Advanced device aspects of semiconductors. Waves in periodic structures, effective Hamiltonians, quantum transitions and scattering. P, 451. 552. SolidState 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 latchup 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. Graduatelevel 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. Graduatelevel 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 199394 Rarefied gas dynamics, pumping, gauging and systems as they apply to microelectronic device and thinfilm 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. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 459. 560. Aerosol Science and Engineering (3) I 199394 (Identical with CH E 560) May be convened with 460. 561. Power Electronics (3) I II Design and analysis of switching converters: topologies, statespace 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 architectures. 564. Operating System Concepts (3) I For a description of course topics, see 464. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework and a term project. P, 371, 372. May be convened with 464. 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, multiprocessing, 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. 571a571b. Digital Systems Design (33) 571a: Computer organization and architecture; control unit design, microprogramming, inputoutput. 571b: Advanced I/O, bus arbitration, interface design, fault tolerance, associative, cache, and virtual memory, RISC architectures. (Identical with C SC 571a571b) 572a572b. ContinuousSystem Simulation (33) For a description of course topics, see 472a472b. Graduatelevel requirements include more difficult homework and separate grade normalization. (Identical with C SC 572a572b) May be convened with 472a472b. 573. Software Engineering Concepts (3) II For a description of course topics, see 473. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 473. 574a574b. ComputerAided Logic Design (33) I II For a description of course topics, see 474a474b. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework and term projects. (Identical with C SC 574a574b) May be convened with 474a474b. 575. ObjectOriented Simulation/Discrete Event Models (3) II Introduction to objectoriented simulation methodology and its implementation on multiprocessors. Modular hierarchical discrete event model design and mapping onto distributed simulator architectures. Prior course in simulation recommended. 576. KnowledgeBased 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 knowledgebased design; system design and simulation modeling, knowledgebased 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. Graduatelevel 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. Graduatelevel requirements include additional homework and a term project. May be convened with 479. 581a581b. Electromagnetic Field Theory (33) 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 199495 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 199495 For a description of course topics, see 485. Graduatelevel 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 199394 (Identical with ATMO 589) 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 199495 Definition of a measure of information and study of its properties; introduction to channel capacity and errorfree 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, samplehold circuits, switchedmode 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 SolidState 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 boardlevel 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, 554. 656. Modeling and ComputerAided 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 recommended. 659. Advanced Topics in Microelectronics and SolidState 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. ComputerAided 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. RealTime Distributed Processing Systems (3) II Methodology and design approaches for realtime 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, Dalgorithm, branch and bound searching, partitioning and state assignment for sequential circuits, iterative networks, fault simulation, builtin selftest. P, 574a. (Identical with C SC 674) 675. FaultTolerant Digital Systems (3) II Redundancy techniques, fault diagnosis, selfchecking 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. ISObased 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 199394 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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