Academic Catalog

Electrical Engineering (4400)

4400:101. Tools for Electrical Engineering. (3 Credits)

Corequisite: 3450:221 or 3450:149. Orientation to degree programs and design practice in electrical and computer engineering. Introduction to computer applications and resources for engineering studies.

4400:230. Circuits I Laboratory. (1 Credit)

Corequisite: 4400:231. Computation, computer aided circuit analysis, circuit theorem confirmation, report writing to include data analysis and reduction, introduction to electrical measurements.

4400:231. Circuits I. (3 Credits)

Corequisite: 4400:230, 3450:223, 3650:292. DC and AC linear circuit analysis. Operational amplifier circuits. Loop and nodal analyses. Network theorems. Phasor techniques, steady-state AC power, three-phase systems.

4400:301. Undergraduate Research I: Electrical Engineering. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: 4400:230, 4400:231, 4400:330, 4400:332, 4450:220, [4400:101 or 4450:101] with a combined average grade of 3.0 or higher, admission to the College of Engineering, and permission. Research project, supervised by faculty member of the department; requires oral research presentation and written report.

4400:302. Undergraduate Research II: Electrical Engineering. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: [4400:301 or 4450:301], admission to the College of Engineering and permission. Research project, supervised by faculty member of the department; requires oral research presentation and written report.

4400:303. Undergraduate Research III: Electrical Engineering. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: [4400:302 or 4450:302], admission to the College of Engineering and permission. Research project, supervised by faculty member of the department; requires oral research presentation and written report to the department, and presentation of work in a research venue outside the department.

4400:304. Undergraduate Research IV: Electrical Engineering. (1 Credit)

(May be repeated. May not be applied to degree requirements.) Prerequisite: 4400:303 or 4450:303, and permission. Research project, supervised by faculty member of the department; requires oral research presentation and written report.

4400:307. Basic Electrical Engineering. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3650:292; corequisite: 3450:335. Covers fundamental aspects of electrical circuits, electronics and electrical machinery. Not open to an electrical or computer engineering major.

4400:309. Design Project Seminar: Electrical Engineering. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: junior standing, admission to the College of Engineering and permission. Project selection and proposal. Project specifications and alternative design. Professional ethics. Intellectual property. Societal impact issues in engineering design. Senior Design Project II presentations.

4400:330. Circuits II Laboratory. (1 Credit)

Corequisite: 4400:332. Computation, computer aided circuit analysis, circuit theorem confirmation, report writing to include data analysis and reduction, intermediate electrical measurements.

4400:332. Circuits II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:231 with a grade of C- or better. Corequisites: 3450:335 and 4400:330. Coupled magnetic circuits. Transient and frequency domain analyses of linear circuits. Bode plots, Laplace transforms, transfer functions, resonance, passive and active filters.

4400:340. Signals & Systems. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: [3460:209 or 4450:208 or 4800:220], 3450:335, 4400:332 and admission to the College of Engineering. Linear systems theory and transform analysis techniques for continuous and discrete systems. Convolutions, Laplace transforms, continuous and discrete Fourier transforms. Difference equations and Z transforms.

4400:341. Introduction to Communication Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:340 and admission to the College of Engineering. Introduces analog and digital communication systems and signal processing. Time-sampling and filtering. Modulation and demodulation techniques. Noise and bandwidth requirements. System design and performance analysis.

4400:353. Electromagnetics I. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:231 and admission to the College of Engineering. Corequisite: 3450:335. Vector analysis. Electrostatics: electrostatic field, scalar potential, dielectrics, boundary-value problems. Magnetostatics: magnetic circuits. Maxwell's equations: Faraday's law, time-harmonic fields. Introduction to plane waves.

4400:354. Electromagnetics II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:353 and admission to the College of Engineering. Theory and application of transmission lines: transient and steady-state waves. Plane EM waves: propagation, reflection, and refraction. Waveguides open and closed-boundary guiding structures.

4400:360. Physical Electronics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:332, 4450:220 and admission to the College of Engineering. PN junction, diffusion, tunneling, FET and BJT device physics, equivalent circuits for electronic devices, time and frequency analysis, biasing and logic families.

4400:361. Electronic Design. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:340, 4400:360 and admission to the College of Engineering. Power amplification, feedback, oscillators, linear integrated circuits, modulation and demodulation circuits.

4400:371. Control Systems I. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:340 and admission to the College of Engineering. Introduction to servomechanisms and feedback. Modeling and response of feedback control systems. Stability of linear systems. Experiments include analog simulation and basic servomechanism.

4400:381. Energy Conversion. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:332 and admission to the College of Engineering. Corequisite: 4400:353. Nonelectrical to electrical energy conversions and vice versa: thermal, chemical, solar. Fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion. Principles of operation of transformers, commutator machines, induction and synchronous machines.

4400:401. Senior Design Project I - Electrical Engineering. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:309, senior standing, admission to the College of Engineering and 4400:341, 4400:354, 4400:361, 4400:371, and 4400:381 with a combined average grade of 2.0 or higher. Design and preparation phase of an engineering project. Requires project presentation, approval of a written proposal, and ordering of required parts.

4400:402. Senior Design Project II - Electrical Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:401 and admission to the College of Engineering. Implementation and evaluation phases of an engineering design project. Requires a project presentation and report.

4400:434. Active Circuits. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:340. Applications of operational amplifiers including bilinear transfer functions, scaling, cascade design, biquad circuits, lowpass, high pass, bandpass-filters, Butterworth and Chebyshev response, sensitivity, delay filters, frequency transformations, ladder design, simulated element design, leapfrog simulation and switched-capacitors.

4400:441. Digital Communication. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:341 or 4450:440. Introduction to digital communications theory and systems. Sampling, formatting and baseband communications. Digital modulation techniques and optimal receivers. Error performance analysis. Error control.

4400:445. Wireless Communications. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:441. Theory and analysis of wireless communication systems, wireless propagation, multiple access, modulation, demodulation, multipath channel characterization, diversity, cellular and PCS services and standards.

4400:447. Random Signals. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:340. Applications of set theory, discrete and continuous sample spaces; probability, random variables, distribution functions, density functions, stochastic processes, random signals, system function, power spectrum and correlation functions.

4400:448. Optical Communication Networks. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:360. Optical waveguides and integrated components. Optical transmitters and receivers. Optical communications network design.

4400:451. Electromagnetic Compatibility. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:360. Introduction to electromagnetics, electromagnetic compatibility, crosstalk and effects on computers, communication lines and systems.

4400:453. Antenna Theory. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:354. Theory of EM radiation. Wire antennas, arrays, receiving antennas, reciprocity. Integral equations for induced currents, self and mutual impedances. Equivalence principle, radiation from aperture antennas.

4400:455. Microwaves. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:354. Dynamic fields, Maxwell's equation and wave equations. Field analysis of wave guides, microwave components, techniques and systems.

4400:461. Optical Electronics & Photonic Devices. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4400:360. Lightwave engineering, photonic principles and optical electronic device technology.

4400:469. Introduction to Sensors and Actuators. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: senior standing or permission. Introduction to the theory and practice of sensors and actuators; sensing and actuation technologies; performance, and interfacing.

4400:472. Control Systems II. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:371. Sampled-data control system analysis and design. Discrete-time representation of sampled-data systems. Cascade, feedforward and state-variable compensation techniques. Digital computer implementation.

4400:481. Modern Power Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:381. Introduction to electricity utility load flow, faulty analysis, stability, surge protection and relaying.

4400:483. Power Electronics I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:360. Steady-state analysis and design of power electronic converters: AC/DC converters (rectifiers), DC/DC converters, DC/AC PWM and resonant converters, AC/AC converters and cycloconverters.

4400:484. Power Electronics Laboratory & Design Project. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:483, 4400:583 or equivalent. Experiments on different types of power electronic converters: AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC, and AC/AC. Design project to include design, simulation, building, and testing of a power electronic circuit.

4400:485. Electric Motor Drives. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4400:381. Application of electric machines, choice of motor for particular drive. Application of power semiconductor circuits in electric machinery.

4400:486. Dynamics of Electric Machines. (3 Credits)

See department for course description.

4400:487. Electromagnetic Design of Electric Machines. (3 Credits)

See department for course description.

4400:488. Control of Machines. (4 Credits)

See department for course description.

4400:489. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3450:335. Basic principles of electric and hybrid vehicles. Characteristics of electric machines, internal combustion engines, transmissions, batteries, fuel cells, ultracapcators. Vehicle control strategies, communication networks, and overall system integration.

4400:498. Special Topics: Electrical Engineering. (1-3 Credits)

(May be taken more than once) Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Special topics in electrical engineering.