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ECE 5140: Electrical Energy Engineering

3-Credits

Introduction to electrical energy and power sources, distribution and consumption; economics, device, instrumentation, and systems analysis/design.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5220: Electro-optical Engineering

3-Credits

Explores optical principles; image formation; electro-optical materials and components; electro-optical detectors, radiometry, and photometry; electro-optical devices and instruments; and electro-optical systems analysis and design. Designed for senior-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3870 or PHYS 3600

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5230: Spacecraft Systems Engineering

3-Credits

Spacecraft communications, telemetry systems, and command and data handling. Introduction to astrodynamics and orbit design. Electrical power generation and storage. Spacecraft subsystems (e.g., guidance, navigation, and control).

Prerequisite/Restriction: MATH 2270, MATH 2280.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5240: Space System Design

3-Credits

Students in teams perform a space system design involving all aspects, including technical, cost, and schedule. Class is linked to national design competitions and/or current USU spacecraft design projects.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5230 or MAE 5520.

Cross-listed as: MAE 5530.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5310: Control Systems

3-Credits

Study of analog and computer controlled systems, classical and modern control system design methods, s-domain and z-domain transfer function models, state space, dynamics of linear systems, and frequency domain analysis and design techniques. Introduction to controllability, observability, and full-state pole placement controller design. Laboratory work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3640.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5320: Mechatronics

4-Credits

Principles, modeling, interfacing, and signal conditioning of motion sensors and actuators. Hardware-in-the-loop simulation and rapid prototyping of real-time closed-loop computer control of electromechanical systems. Modeling, analysis, and identification of discrete-time or sampled-data dynamic systems. Commonly used digital controller design methods. Introduction to nonlinear effects and their compensation in mechatronic systems. Laboratory work and a design project required. Three lectures and one lab.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5310.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5410: Semiconductor Devices

3-Credits

Introduction to semiconductor physics and devices. Students receive an introduction to the operation of the most important devices used in integrated circuit technology. Emphasis placed on understanding device operation.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3410.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5420: Microelectronics II

3-Credits

Design of electronic circuits for applications in instrumentation, communication, control, and power systems.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3410.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5440: Analog VLSI I

3-Credits

Introduces design principles and techniques for fully-integrated CMOS analog circuits. Topics include advanced MOSFET device modeling, design and verification of operational amplifiers, and switched-capacitor circuits.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5420.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5460: VLSI Design Automation

3-Credits

Introduces students to basic algorithms and methodologies used for automating the design of modern VLSI circuits. Emphasizes physical design problems, including partitioning, floorplanning, and placement and routing of VLSI circuits. Students learn to identify and formulate CAD design problems using algorithmic paradigms, such as simulated annealing, dynamic programming, and mathematical programming. Students will also gain experience in the development of VLSI-CAD tools.

Cross-listed as: ECE 6460

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5470: VLSI Design

3-Credits

Introduces the standard cell library-based design flow in VLSI, including design methodology and IP design, CMOS circuit design styles, and design technology for low power and thermal aware designs.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5460/ECE 6460 or equivalent.

Cross-listed as: ECE 6470

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5600: Introduction to Computer Networks

3-Credits

Introduction to computer network terminology, network applications, network technologies and internetworking. Protocol stacks are introduced, and each layer is studied. Particular attention is paid to the TCP/IP protocol stack.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3620 and MATH 5710 , or graduate standing.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5630: Digital Signal and Image Processing

3-Credits

Theory and applications of digital signal and image processing, including filter design, multi-rate processing, filter banks, array processing, and 2D systems, signals and transforms. Some lab and computational work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3640 or equivalent. Not available to pre-majors.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5640: Real-Time Processors

4-Credits

Real-time processor architectures and methods used for digital signal processing. Includes C and assembly language programming, modern DSP architectures, tools for real-time system development, and finite word-length effects. Laboratory includes implementation of hardware-based real-time systems. Three lectures, one lab.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3640 and ECE 3710.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5660: Communication Systems I

3-Credits

Explores fundamentals of analog and digital communication systems. Focuses on modulation, demodulation, detection, and synchronization.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3640 and MATH 5710; or graduate standing.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5680: Transceiver Systems Engineering

3-Credits

Systems engineering approach to the design of transmitters and receivers, focusing on the design using off-the-shelf components. System-level cascades and system architectures are considered. Students design, build and demonstrate a system of their own.

Corequisite: ECE 3640 or equivalent. Not available to pre-majors.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5700: Introduction to Microfabrication

3 credits

Materials, wet chemical cleaning and etch, photolithography, metal deposition, doping, carrier density and conductivity, microfluidics, micro-electronic-mechanical-systems.

Prerequisite/Restriction: PHYS 2210, PHYS 2215, PHYS 2220 and PHYS 2225 or permission of instructor

Cross-listed as: BENG 5700 and PHYS 5700

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5720: Computer Systems Programming and Architecture

3 credits

Advanced assembly language and systems programming concerned with performance. Study of modern computer architecture issues, such as caching, pipelining, concurrent instruction execution, and virtual memory.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3710.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5750: High-Performance Microprocessor Architecture

3-Credits

Modern architecture fundamentals, instruction set analysis and design, pipelined and superscalar architectures, software-hardware interaction, memory hierarchy, virtual memory stresses, and evaluation of multi-level systems.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5720 or equivalent.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5770: Microcomputer Interfacing

4-Credits

Design of hardware and software interfaces to microcomputers for instrumentation and control applications. Three lectures, one lab.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3710.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5780: Real-Time Systems

4-Credits

Real-time system design and implementation of basic concepts, including modeling, scheduling, resource access control, synchronization, and communication. Emphasis placed on both theory and practice. Exploration of open topics and current challenges in designing real-time systems. Includes hands-on implementation. Three lectures, one lab.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5720.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5800: Electromagnetics II

3-Credits

General plane wave solution of Maxwell’s equations, potential functions, radiation, 2-D solution to Laplace’s equation, and fundamental electromagnetic theory.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3870.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5810: Microwaves I

3-Credits

Impedance matching, microwave network analysis, waveguides, nonlinear elements, analysis and design of power dividers, filters, and ferromagnetic circuits. Laboratory work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3870.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5850: Antennas I

3-Credits

Theory and application of electromagnetic radiation and radiating structures. Emphasis on antenna designs for modern wireless communications and radar systems. P.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3870.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5930: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

1-4 Credits

Independent or group study of engineering problems not covered in regular course offerings.

Repeatable for credit.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Spring 2014 : ECE 5930-005 -  Advanced Electrical Energy Engineering


ECE 6010: Stochastic Processes in Electronic Systems

3-Credits

Introduction to stochastic processes in communications, signal processing, digital and computer systems, and control. Topics include continuous and discrete random processes, correlation and power spectral density, optimal filtering, Markov chains, and queuing theory.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Graduate status.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 6030: Mathematical Methods for Signals and Systems

3-Credits

Signal representation using vector spaces. Linear algebraic techniques for signal modeling and estimation. Optimal detection and estimation algorithms, with applications.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Graduate status.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 6040: Convex Optimization

3-Credits

The theory of convex optimization and applications, as applied to engineering. Numerical methods for solving convex optimization problems are presented. Computational work required.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 6140: ADVANCED ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING

3-Credits

Computer-aided design of electromechanical, solar, chemical, hydroelectric, hydrocarbon, wind, nuclear, geothermal, oceanic, transmission, and distribution systems. Priority assessment is given to efficiency, reliability, cost effectiveness, and reduced environmental impact (renewable and nonrenewable energy).

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5140

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 6240: Space Environment and Engineering

3-Credits

Study of space environment and models used for engineering analysis. Topics include considerations for engineering in the space environment, such as plasma interactions, debris, chemical reactions, radiation effects, and thermal issues.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MATH 2270, MATH 2280.

Corequisite: ECE 5230.

Cross-listed as: PHYS 6240.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 6250: Graduate Internship/Co-op

1-3 Credits

Planned work experience in industry. Detailed program; must have prior approval. Written report required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Permission of instructor.

Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

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ECE 6320: Linear Multivariable Control

3-Credits

Modeling, analysis, and design of multi-input, multi-output control systems, including both state space and transfer matrix approaches, with an emphasis on stability.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5310 or MAE 5310.

Cross-listed as: MAE 6320.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 6340: Spacecraft Attitude Control

3-Credits

Spacecraft attitude dynamics and controls. Spin stabilized, three axis, and dual spin modes. Attitude determination techniques.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5310 or MAE 5310

Cross-listed as: MAE 6340

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 6460: VLSI Design Automation

3-Credits

Introduces students to basic algorithms and methodologies used for automating the design of modern VLSI circuits. Emphasizes physical design problems, including partitioning, floorplanning, and placement and routing of VLSI circuits. Students learn to identify and formulate CAD design problems using algorithmic paradigms, such as simulated annealing, dynamic programming, and mathematical programming. Students will also gain experience in the development of VLSI-CAD tools.

Cross-listed as: ECE 5460.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 6470: Digital VLSI System Design II

3-Credits

Introduces the standard cell library-based design flow in VLSI, including design methodology and IP design, CMOS circuit design styles, and design technology for low power and thermal aware designs.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5460/ECE 6460 or equivalent.

Cross-listed as: ECE 5470

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 6560: Spacecraft Navigation

3-Credits

Fundamentals of aircraft and spacecraft navigation systems. Techniques in celestial and inertial navigation. Global Positioning System (GPS) principles. Least squares estimation and Kalman filtering for optimal estimation of stochastic systems.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MAE 5310 or ECE 5310 or equivalent.

Cross-listed as: MAE 6560.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 6600: Wireless and Mobile Networking

3-Credits

Structure, system aspects and protocols of wireless networks, and basic performance evaluation capabilities. The focus is on the generations of cellular networks, satellite networks, wireless LANs, WANs, and PANs.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5600

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 6800: Electrical Engineering Colloquium

0.5-Credits

Weekly seminars or colloquia. Students are normally required to enroll for two semesters.

Repeatable for credit.
Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
Fall, Spring

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ECE 6930: Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

1-6 Credits

Independent or group study in electrical engineering topics, such as automated systems, optics and laser engineering, electro-acoustics, solid-state materials, devices, and intelligent systems engineering.

Repeatable for credit.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer


ECE 6950: Design Project

3-Credits

Repeatable for credit.
Pass/Fail only.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

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ECE 6970: Thesis Research, MS

1-6 Credits

Repeatable for credit.
Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
Fall, Spring, Summer


ECE 6990: Continuing Graduate Advisement

1-6 Credits

Prerequisite/Restriction: Permission of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Repeatable for credit.
Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
Fall, Spring, Summer


ECE 7030: Detection and Estimation Theory

3-Credits

Foundations of detection theory, including Neyman-Pearson, Bayes, and Minimax Bayes detection. Maximum likelihood and Bayes estimation theory. Recursive estimation and Kalman filtering and smoothing. Expectation maximization and hidden Markov models.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 6010, ECE 6030.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 7210: Spacecraft Instrumentation

3-Credits

Theory, engineering, and data reduction techniques of spacecraft instrumentation for space science and spacecraft systems.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 6240/PHYS 6240.

Cross-listed as: PHYS 7210.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 7330: Nonlinear and Adaptive Control

3-Credits

Methods of nonlinear and adaptive control system design and analysis. Includes qualitative and quantitative theories, graphical methods, frequency domain methods, sliding surface design, linear parameter estimation methods, and direct and indirect adaptive control techniques.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 6320/MAE 6320.

Cross-listed as: MAE 7330.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 7360: Optimal and Robust Control

3-Credits

Advanced methods of control system analysis and design. Operator approaches to optimal control, including LQR, LQG, and L1 optimization techniques. Robust control theory, including QFT, H-infinity, and interval polynomial approaches.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 6320/MAE 6320 or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed as: MAE 7360.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 7430: VLSI Projects

3-Credits

Team-oriented design of large VLSI systems using a combination of CAD tools. Projects include mixed signal circuits incorporating custom and standard cell VLSI and analog VLSI.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5430/ECE 6430, ECE 5440, or ECE 5470/ECE 6470.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall


ECE 7440: Mixed-Signal VLSI Systems

3-Credits

Covers specification, design, and verification of integrated systems with both analog and digital components. Particular emphasis given to data converter circuits (ADC and DAC), focusing on current research problems in the field.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5440.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall


ECE 7600: Advanced Wireless Networks

4-Credits

Wireless network definition, characterization, design, and optimization. Methods for improving network capacity, including interference management, power, control, carrier sense turning, radio resource management, temporal/spatial and diversity and scheduling. Other topics include mobility management, energy efficiency, and QoS.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 6600 and ECE 6010.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall


ECE 7630: Advanced Digital Signal and Image Processing

3-Credits

Advanced digital signal and image processing theory and methods. Topics selected from: optimal filter design, adaptive filtering, spectral estimation, beamforming, tomography, data compression, restoration/superresolution, etc.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5630, ECE 6010, ECE 6030

Corequisite: ECE 6030 (prerequisite or corequisite)

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring


ECE 7670: Coding Theory and Practice in Communication

3-Credits

Examination of codes employed in digital communications, including discussion of error correction codes over finite fields. Reed-Solomon, convolutional, and trellis coding. Advanced coding techniques.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 6010 or ECE 6030 and ECE 5660 (may be taken concurrently).

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 7720: Parallel Computer Architecture

3-Credits

Covers parallelism and the design of parallel computer architectures. Explores various hardware techniques designed to support parallel execution across a range of real-world applications. Examines various components of parallel computer systems and design trade-offs in the light of underlying circuit characteristics.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5750 or equivalent or permission of instructor

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 7850: Antennas II

3-Credits

Topics include: apertures, reflectors and lens, finite and infinite arrays, broadband antennas, Fresnel Fraunhofer regions, and Huygens’ principle. Concepts for synthetic aperture radar and radar cross section.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5800 and ECE 5850.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring


ECE 7860: Computational Electromagnetics A

3-Credits

Using Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) and Finite Element Method (FEM) methods to solve electromagnetics problems that includes waveguides, scattering problems, and electromagnetic wave propagation in different media.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5800

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 7890: Computational Electromagnetics B

3-Credits

Modeling electromagnetic problems with integral equations and solve using Methods of Moments (MOM). Solving complex electromagnetic problems using Boundary Integral Finite Element Method (BI-FEM), which is a hybrid computational electromagnetic method by integration MOM and Finite Element Method (FEM).

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring


ECE 7930: Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

1-6 Credits

Independent or group study in electrical engineering topics, such as automated systems, laser engineering, electroacoustics, solid-state materials, devices, and intelligent systems engineering.

Repeatable for credit.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
Fall, Spring, Summer

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ECE 7970: Dissertation Research

1-12 Credits

Repeatable for credit.
Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
Fall, Spring, Summer


ECE 7990: Continuing Graduate Advisement

1-9 Credits

Prerequisite: Permission of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Repeatable for credit.
Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
Fall, Spring, Summer


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