Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering.
Description: Applications of analog and digital devices to electronic instrumentation. Includes transducers, instrumentation amplifiers, mechanical and solid-state switches, data acquisition systems, phase-lock loops, and modulation techniques. Demonstrations with working circuits and systems.
Description: Symmetrical components and fault calculations, power system stability, generator modeling (circuit view point), voltage control system, high voltage DC transmission, and system protection.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 957
Description: Economic evaluation, load forecasting, generation planning, transmission planning, production simulation, power plant reliability characteristics, and generation system reliability.
Description: Applied electromagnetics: Transmission lines in digital electronics and communication. The quasistatic electric and magnetic fields: electric and magnetic circuits and electromechanical energy conversion. Guided waves: rectangular and cylindrical metallic waveguides and optical fibers. Radiation and antennas: line and aperture antennas and arrays.
Description: Probability space, random vectors, multivariate distributions, moment generating functions, conditional expectations, discrete and continuous-time random processes, random process characterization and representation, linear systems with random inputs.
Prerequisites: ECEN 424/824 (UNO ECEN 4240/8240) or permission
Description: Topics covering the spatial and spectral analysis of digital image processing systems, the design of multi-dimensional digital filters and systems, and advanced theories and technologies in digital image processing systems.
Prerequisites: PHYS 212/(UNO) PHYS 2120.
Description: Survey of fundamentals and applications of devices used for memory, logic, and display. Magnetic, superconductive, semiconductive, and dielectric materials.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing.
Description: Physics of plasmas and gas discharges developed. Includes basic collisional theory, the Boltzman equation and the concept of electron energy distributions. Results are related to specific gas discharge systems used in semiconductor processing, such as sputtering, etching, and deposition systems.
Prerequisites: PHYS 213/(UNO) PHYS 2130.
Description: Introduction to semiconductor fundamentals, charge carrier concentration and carrier transport, energy bands, and recombination. PN junctions, static and dynamic, and special PN junction diode devices.
Description: Introduction to structural, thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties of solids, based on concepts of atomic structure, chemical bonding in molecules, and electron states in solids. Principles underlying molecular design of materials and solid-state devices.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
Description: Engineering principles of both the mechanical/aero dynamical and electrical components and systems, along with economic and environmental considerations for citing and public policy, to appropriately cover the relevant topics associated with all scales of wind energy implementations.
Description: Microprocessor based systems: architecture; design; and interfacing. Hardware topics: memory design; input/output ports; serial communications; and interrupts. Software topics: generating assembly ROM code; assembly/C firmware generation; and designing device drivers.
Description: Microcontroller architecture: design, programming, and interfacing for embedded systems. Timing issues, memory interfaces, serial and parallel interfacing, and functions for common microcontrollers.
Description: Provides a solid background in electric machine analysis, covering fundamental concepts, techniques, and methods for analysis and design. Discussion of transformers and presentation of some new systems and applications.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 932
Prerequisites: ECEN 435/835 or (UNO) ECEN 4350/8366.
Description: Parallel and distributed processing concepts, principles, techniques, and machines.
Description: Introduction to the basics of computer architectural details under the context of computer system programming. Topics include representing and manipulating information, machine level representation of programs, processor architecture and pipelining, compiling and linking, optimizing program performance from the system level, memory hierarchy, dynamic memory allocation and exceptional control flow. Linux system programming tool chain will also be introduced.
Prerequisites: MATH 221/(UNO) MATH 2350.
Description: Applications of partial differential equations, matrices, vector analysis, complex variables, and infinite series to problems in electrical engineering.
Prerequisites: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040.
Description: Classical (transfer function) and modern (state variable) control techniques. Both time domain and frequency domain techniques are studied. Traditional proportional, lead, lag, and PID compensators are examined, as well as state variable feedback.
Description: Principles of engineering economy including time value of money, net present value and internal rate of return. Use of influence diagram and ecision tree to structure and analyze decision situations under uncertainty including use of stochastic dominance, value of information, and utility theory. Fundamentals of two-person matrix games including Nash equilibrium.
Description: Examination of how information is organized in biological sequences such as DNA and proteins and computational techniques which make use of this structure. Various biochemical processes that involve these sequences are studied to understand how these processes affect the structure of these sequences. In the process bioinformatics algorithms, tools, and techniques which are used to explore genomic and amino acid sequences are also introduced.
Prerequisites: ECEN 310 or (UNO) ECEN 3100.
Description: The concepts, principles, and methodology at all levels of digital VLSI system design and focused on gate-level VLSI implementation.
Prerequisites: ECEN 310 or (UNO) ECEN 3100.
Description: The concepts, simulation techniques and methodology in computer-aided digital design at system and logic levels.
Prerequisites: ECEN 338/(UNO) ECEN 3380.
Description: Characteristics and generating units. Control of generation, economic dispatch, transmission losses, unit commitment, generation with limited supply, hydrothermal coordination, and interchange evaluation and power pool.
Prerequisites: Prior programming experience
Description: Labview as a programming language and for applications to acquire and analyze data, to access the network, control lab instruments, and for video and sound applications.
Description: Topics related to the transport of bit streams from one geographical location to another over various physical media such as wire pairs, coaxial cable, optical fiber, and radio waves. Transmission characteristics, media interfacing, delay, distortion, noise, and error detection and correction techniques.
Description: Mathematical descriptions of signals in communication systems. Principles of analog modulation and demodulation. Performance analysis of analog communication systems in the presence of noise.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 911
Description: Introduction to the concepts of Information Theory and Redundancy removal. Simulation of various data compression schemes such as Delta Modulation, Differential Pulse Code Modulation, Transform Coding and Runlength Coding.
Description: Standard telecommunications protocols, architecture of long distance integrated data networks, local area networks, wide area networks, radio and satellite networks. Network management, internetworking, system modeling and performance analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 496
Prerequisites: ECEN 361/(UNO) ECEN 3610.
Description: Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits both bipolar and MOS. Basic circuit elements such as differential pairs, current sources, active loads, output drivers used in the design of more complex analog integrated circuits.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 913
Prerequisites: ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160.
Description: Introduction to VLSI design techniques for analog and digital circuits. Fabrication technology and device modelling. Design rules for integrated circuit layout. LSI design options with emphasis on the standard cell approach of digital and analog circuits. Lab experiments, computer simulation and layout exercises.
Description: High-speed access control protocols, routing protocols, traffic management, and network topologies. Giga-bit Ethernet, ATM, and TCP/IP. Performance modeling and simulation techniques.
Description: Concepts on mobile and personal communications. Modulation techniques for mobile radio, equalization, diversity, channel coding, and speech coding.
Prerequisites: ECEN 325 OR (UNO) ECEN 3250.
Description: The fundamental concepts of satellite communications. Orbits, launching satellites, modulation and multiplexing, multiple access, earth stations, coding, interference and special problems in satellite communications.
Description: The fundamental concepts of wireless communications. Basic communications concepts such as multiple access and spectrum. Propagation, radio standards and internet working. Current issues in wireless communications.
Prerequisites: ECEN 461/861 or (UNO) ECEN 4610/8616
Description: Fundamentals of lightwave communication in optical fiber waveguides, physical description of fiber optic systems. Properties of the optical fiber and fiber components. Electro-optic devices: light sources and modulators, detectors and amplifiers; optical transmitter and receiver systems. Fiber optic link design and specification; fiber optic networks.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 979
Prerequisites: PHYS 213/(UNO) PHYS 2130.
Description: Physics of electronic transition production stimulated emission of radiation. Threshold conditions for laser oscillation. Types of lasers and their applications in engineering.
Prerequisites: ECEN 328 or (UNO) ECEN 3280.
Description: Fundamental theory of antennas and radio propagation for wireless communications. Basic antenna characteristics and various antennas and antenna arrays. Basic propagation mechanisms and various channel models, such as Friis free space model, Hata model, lognormal distribution, and multipath model. Includes practical antenna design for high radio frequency (RF) with modeling software tools such as Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC) and Advanced Design System (ADS). Design projects will be assigned as the main part of course.
Description: Network security and cryptographic protocols. Classical encryption techniques, block ciphers and stream cyphers, public-key cryptography, authentications digital signatures, key management and distributions, network vulnerabilities, transport-level security, IP security.
Prerequisites: ECEN 461/861 (UNO ECEN 4610/8616)
Description: Introduction to the theory of spread spectrum communications: direct sequence, frequency and time hopping techniques. Topics include properties of pseudo-random binary sequences, low-probability-of-intercept (LPI) and anti-jamming (AJ) methods, performance of spread spectrum systems, applications of spread spectrum techniques in radio frequency and optical code-division multiple access (CDMA) systems.
Prerequisites: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060 or permission.
Description: Introduction to the use of electromagnetic radiation for performing optical measurements in engineering applications. Basic electromagnetic theory and light interaction with matter are covered with corresponding laboratory experiments conducted.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 986
Description: A comprehensive overview on the recent advances in wireless network and system security. Covers security issues and solutions in emerging wireless access networks and systems as well as multihop wireless networks.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
Description: Special topics in the emerging areas of electrical, computer, and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
ECEN 492 (UNO - ECEN 4920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.
Description: Individual study in a selected electrical, computer, or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an electrical and computer engineering faculty member.
Prerequisites: Departmentally approved proposal.
Description: Individual study at the graduate level in a selected electrical or computer engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member.
Description: Special topics in the newly emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering not covered in the other courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.
ECEN 498/898 (UNO ECEN 4980/8986) is offered as the need arises for electrical engineering topics for fourth-year and graduate students not covered in other courses.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser.
Description: Masters thesis work.
Description: Fundamentals of error correction and detection in digital communication and storage systems. Linear and algebraic block codes; Hamming, BCH and Reed-Solomon codes; algebraic decoding techniques; structure and performance of convolutional codes, turbo codes, and trellis coded modulation; MAP, Viterbi, and sequential decoding techniques.
Prerequisites: ECEN 869/(UNO) ECEN 8696 and permission
Description: Advanced current mirrors and op-amps. Comparators and sample/hold (S/H) circuits. Band-gap reference circuits. Trans-linear circuits and analog multipliers. Voltage controlled oscillators. Operational trans-conductance amplifiers (OTA's). Switched capacitor circuits. Data converters. Non-linearity, mismatch, and short-channel effects. Continuous time domain integrated filters. Current conveyors. Phase locked loops. Analog CAD.
Description: Adaptive filtering algorithms, frequency and transform domain adaptive filters, and simulation and critical evaluation of adaptive signal processing for real world applications.
Description: Statistical signal processing and applications for wireless communications: the characteristics of random signals; optimum linear filters; statistical parameter estimation using maximum likelihood (ML) and minimum mean-square error (MMSE) methods; adaptive signal processing using least-mean-square (LMS) and recursive least-square (RLS) approaches; Kalman filtering; and eigenanalysis.
Description: Analysis and design of power electronic circuits and their applications, including: snubber circuits, resonant converters and soft switching techniques, pulse-width modulation techniques, control of power electronic circuits, power electronics and control for electric machines and wind energy systems, flexible AC-transmission system (FACTS) devices, and high-voltage DC (HVDC) transmission.
Description: Computational intelligence paradigms and their applications, including: artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic systems, swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation (e.g., genetic algorithms), machine learning (e.g., supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning), neurocontrol and adaptive critic designs, and applications of computational intelligence for system identification, state estimation, time series prediction, signal processing, adaptive control, optimization, diagnostics, prognostics, etc.
Prerequisites: ECEN 810/(UNO) ECEN 8106; or permission
Description: Techniques for optimally extracting information about the past, present, or future status of a dynamic system from noise-corrupted measurements on that system.
Prerequisites: ECEN 806/(UNO) ECEN 8066
Description: Power system matrices, sparsity techniques, network equivalents, contingency analysis, power flow optimization, state estimation, and power system restructuring examined via computer methods.
Prerequisites: ECEN 864/(UNO) ECEN 8646 and permission
Description: Principles of wireless communications, including: description of the wireless channel characteristics; ultimate performance limits of wireless systems; performance analysis of digital modulation techniques over wireless channels; diversity techniques; adaptive modulation; multiple-antenna communications; multi-carrier modulation; and multi-user wireless communications.
Prerequisites: ECEN 315/(UNO) ECEN 3150 or equivalent
Description: Gallium arsenide and silicon devices. Device properties based on structure and physical properties of the materials.
Prerequisites: ECEN 967/(UNO) ECEN 9670 or permission
Description: Quantitative development of the fundamentals of the quantum-mechanical theory of electrons in solids.
The content of the course will be updated annually based on new scientific findings.
Description: Topics in nanotechnology as defined by the National nanotechnology Initiative, with emphasis on topics related to electrical engineering.
Prerequisites: ECEN 967/(UNO) ECEN 9670 or equivalent, or permission
Description: Quantum mechanical description of the optical properties of solids (complex refractive index and its dispersion, effects of electric and magnetic fields, temperature, stress; additional special topics as desired).
Description: Theory of space-time (ST) wireless communication systems. Spatial diversity, smart antenna systems, MIMO capacity of multi-antenna fading channels, space-time signaling, space-time receivers, and interference mitigation. Overview of more advanced topics such as MIMO-OFDM. Current trends in research and in the industry.
Prerequisites: ECEN 479/879 (UNO ECEN 4790/8796) or permission
Description: Linear and non-linear propagations in optical fibers. Topics include fiber non-linearity, fundamentals of optical amplifiers, semiconductor and fiber amplifiers, soliton communications. Applications include high capacity and long distance transmissions, all-optical networks.
Prerequisites: ECEN 886/(UNO) ECEN 8866
Description: Modern phenomena associated with optoelectronics. Electro-optical effect such as Pockel effect, Kerr effect, and nonlinear optical phenomena. Material and devices used in modern communications, femtosecond lasers, and optical computer systems.
Description: Selected topic under the direction and guidance of a faculty member.
Prerequisites: Permission and graduate standing.
Description: Supervised non-thesis research and independent study.
Description: Selected topics in electrical engineering.
Description: Advanced topics in computer and electronics engineering.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair.
Description: Dissertation research.