Prerequisites: MATH 106/108H or (UNO) MATH 1950, or parallel.
Description: Introduction to DC circuit analysis and digital logic. Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, mesh and nodal analysis, Boolean algebra, logic gates, minimization, counters, and flip-flops. Uses of computer based resources for data analysis and report generation. Use of internet to locate and retrieve engineering resources.
Description: Introduction to assembly language programming of microprocessors / microcontrollers, assemblers, and debugging tool utilization. Microprocessor system hardware components, control signals, and 'C' language micro-controller programming.
Description: Introduction to basic electrical engineering concepts including energy, power systems, communications and signal processing.
Description: Introduction to several electrical engineering areas including digital, circuits, electromagnetics, materials and devices, and optics.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 220
Description: Individual study in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of a computer and electronics engineering faculty member. ECEN 192 (UNO - ECEN 1920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.
Prerequisites: Freshman standing.
Description: Special topics in the emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the computer and electronics engineering curriculum.
Description: Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for first-year students not covered in other courses.
Not for electrical engineering majors.
Description: Basic circuit analysis including direct and alternating currents and operational amplifiers. Digital signals and circuits.
Description: Electrical circuit theory, Kirchoff's and Ohm's laws, circuit analysis theorems, Norton and Thevenin equivalence. The analysis of resistor circuits, with capacitors and inductors, in DC and AC steady state. Transients and variable frequency responses are studied, including computer solutions to circuit problems.
Description: Introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits in sinusoidal steady states. The concepts of impedance, phasors, power, frequency response, resonance, magnetic circuits, and two-port networks. Transform techniques for circuit analysis.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite or parallel: MATH 208/(UNO) MATH 1970.
Description: Introduction to electrical engineering circuit theory. Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state DC resistive circuits. Analysis of transient RLC and sinusoidal steady-state circuits. Modern computer methods employed.
Description: Steady state power calculations for sinusoidal single-phase and balanced three-phase circuits. Mutual inductance. Frequency response. Introduction to fundamentals of semiconductor theory and their application to p-n junction devices. Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state diode circuits. Modern computer methods employed.
Prerequisites: ECEN 213 or (UNO) ECEN 2130
This course is for computer engineering majors only.
Description: Analysis of first and second order RLC circuits using differential equations and Laplace transforms. Variable frequency network performance analysis.
Prerequisites: ECEN 213/(UNO) ECEN 2130 or parallel.
Description: The use of laboratory tools for measurement and verification of electrical concepts. Experiments using both passive and semiconductor devices at audio frequencies. Analysis verification with computer simulation.
Description: Basic hardware and software concepts of embedded microprocessor systems and interfacing with other hardware components. Simple circuits are designed and drivers to run them are written. Design and build hardware and write drivers in assembly or C programming languages.
Description: Analysis and design of modern electronic circuits. Diode circuits, bipolar and field effect transistor switching and amplifier circuits, and operational amplifier circuits.
Description: The use of mathematical and digital computation tools key to engineering applications. Auditory and visual senses are used in the presentation and study of sinusoidal signals, sampling, frequency response and filtering theory.
Prerequisites: ECEN 103 or (UNO) ECEN 1030.
Description: An overview of computer, electronics and telecommunication fields. There will be information on professional careers available upon graduation. Professionalism and ethics are addressed as well as the need for lifelong learning experiences.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 213
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.
ECEN 292 (UNO - ECEN 2920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.
Description: Individual study in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.
Description: Special topics in the emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the Electrical & Computer Engineering curriculum.
Description: Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for second-year students not covered in other courses.
Description: Mathematical modeling of physical systems and signals. Representation of signals in terms of basis functions. Fourier series expansions, Fourier Transforms, Laplace and z-Transforms. Input-output relations, convolution. Transfer functions. System Stability. Poles/zeros and s- and z-plane methods. Applications.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 305
Description: Complex vectors. Maxwell's equations. Uniform plane waves. Wave reflection and transmission at interfaces. Waveguides and resonators. Transmission line principles. Antennas. Topics in waves.
ECEN 310/3100 lab exercises provide practical experience with design tools and the design process.
Description: Digital design from both the circuit and system perspectives. The structure and analysis of digital integrated circuits, interface signal integrity, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design and synthesis, and software simulation.
Prerequisites: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060.
Description: Combinational circuit analysis and design. State machine analysis and design. Synchronous/clock mode circuits and asynchronous sequential circuits. Minimization, race, and hazard elimination are covered. Circuits are implemented in discrete logic and in CPLD and FPGA devices. VHDL hardware description language is used to describe circuits. Circuits are implemented in discrete logic and in CPLD/FPGA devices.
Prerequisites: ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160 with a grade of 'C' or better.
Description: Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state transistor circuits. Frequency response of filters and amplifiers. Basic power amplifier types. Advanced operational amplifier circuits. Introduction to the fundamentals of semiconductor theory and their application to p-n junction and field devices.
Description: Lab work on electromagnetic fields and waves, solid state devices, discrete systems, control systems, and communications.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 494
Description: Transmission lines. Discontinuities, different termination, and matching methods. Application of vector analysis to Maxwell's equations. Uniform plane waves including reflection/transmission. S-parameters. Principles of antennas. LW, MW, SW, USW propagation.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 329
Prerequisites: ECEN 328 or (UNO) ECEN 3280.
Description: Metallic wave guides with rectangular, circular, and coaxial cross section, antennas, free space, propagation in free space, applications.
Prerequisites: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060
Description: Introduction to the architecture and assembly language programming of 80 x 86 microprocessors. Assemblers and debugging tool utilization.
Description: Energy sources, environmental impacts, power systems principles, three-phase circuits, transmission lines, transformers, per unit analysis, generators, loads, and power system modeling.
Description: Introduction to the primary issues spanning the field of mobile robotics, including robotics history, robot components (sensors, actuators), robot system design considerations, low-level control (feedback control) and robotics control architectures. The lab focuses on the practical implementation of autonomous robot control on a real mobile robot using behavior-based methods in the C language.
Prerequisites: Open to Electrical Engineering majors only. Approval of faculty sponsor prior to the internship or Co-op is required.
Description: For Internships or Cooperatives primarily technical in nature lasting 4.5 months or greater. Weekly communication and/or final report required. Must be taken during or after the semester in which the Internship/Co-op occurs.
Prerequisites: CEEN 222/(UNO) CEEN 2220.
Description: Operational amplifier circuit design and analysis feedback and stability. Design and analysis of large signal power amplifiers. Other integrated devices such as: regulators, comparators, Schmitt triggers, oscillators, and active filters.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 362
Description: Continuous and discrete representations of signals. System modeling and analysis using differential and difference equations. Fourier, Laplace, and Z transforms. State description of continuous and discrete time transfer functions. The primary mathematical tools used in the analysis of continuous and discrete time systems.
Prerequisites: ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160.
Description: Analog and digital electronics for discrete and integrated circuits. Multistage amplifiers, frequency response, feedback amplifiers, simple filters and amplifiers, MOS and bipolar logic gates and families, A/D and D/A converters.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 361
Description: Noise and signal distortions in communication systems, impedance matching techniques, high frequency measurement techniques, design of high frequency amplifiers and oscillators, PLL and frequency synthesizers, data synchronization and multiplexing techniques, Antennas and their arrays.
Description: Combinational and sequential logic circuits. MSI chips, programmable logic devices (PAL, ROM, PLA) used to design combinational and sequential circuits. CAD tools. LSI and PLD components and their use. Hardware design experience.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Description: Individual study in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of a computer and electronics engineering faculty member.
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Description: Special topics in the merging areas of electrical & computer engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the Electrical & Computer Engineering curriculum.
Description: Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for third-year students not covered in other courses.
Prerequisites: Electrical engineering seniors or approval.
Description: Research accompanied by a written report of the results.
Description: Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in a written thesis or report and an oral presentation. For electrical engineering majors selecting the research option. ECEN 399/(UNO) ECEN 3990 and ECEN 399R/(UNO) 3990R should be taken in consecutive semesters.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering or permission.
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.
Prerequisites: ECEN 338/(UNO) ECEN 3380 or ECEN 838/(UNO) ECEN 8386.
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: 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 or permission
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 496
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.
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
Prerequisites: ECEN 462/(UNO) ECEN 4620
Description: Principals of digital transmission of information in the presence of noise. Design and analysis of baseband PAM transmission systems and various carrier systems including ASK, FSK, PSK.
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 internetworking. 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 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 and computer 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 selected electrical and computer engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member.
Prerequisites: ECEN 317/(UNO) ECEN 3170 or (UNO) ECEN 2220 and (UNO) ECEN 3040 and (UNO) ECEN 3060 and (UNO) ECEN 3130; completed ACE 1 requirement or (UNO) ENGL 3980 or permission; admission to the College of Engineering.
The first in a two semester capstone senior design course sequence.
Description: A substantial design project that allows application of electrical engineering skills to a multidisciplinary project. Requires project definition, planning and scheduling, effective written and oral communication of technical ideas, incorporation of realistic constraints and engineering standards, functioning effectively on a multidisciplinary team, and applying new ideas as needed to meet project goals.
Prerequisites: ECEN 494/(UNO) ECEN 4940 or permission; admission to the College of Engineering.
The second in a two semester capstone senior design course sequence.
Description: Continuation of a substantial design project that allows application of electrical engineering skills to a multidisciplinary project. A project that meets specifications and that is completed according to a pre-determined schedule and within budget. Requires effective written and oral communication of technical ideas, incorporation of realistic constraints and engineering standards, functioning effectively on a multidisciplinary team, and applying new ideas as needed to meet project goals.
For Computer Engineering and Electronics Engineering students.
Description: Preliminary investigation into topics for the capstone course. Defining deliverables, scheduling, interdisciplinary team design.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 499
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: ECEN 496 or (UNO) ECEN 4960.
Description: ECEN 499/(UNO) ECEN 4990 requires the completion of a design project that demonstrates the ability to combine the knowledge from individual courses in the program to complete a design task. The capstone design course for the B.S. in computer engineering and electronics engineering.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in electrical engineering; admission to the University Honors Program
Description: Honors thesis research project meeting the requirements of the University Honors Program. Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in the presentation of an honors thesis to the department and college.