Electrical Engineering (EE)


EE 223  Linear Circuits Analysis I  3 Credits (3,0)

Volt-ampere characteristics for passive circuit elements, resistive network circuit theory, and simplification. Kirchoff's current and voltage laws. Introduction to linear network theorems and transformations. Transient response of RC, RL, and RLC circuits. Steady state and impedance circuit analysis for sinusoidal sources.
Corequisites: EE 224 and MA 345 and PS 250.

EE 224  Electrical Engineering Laboratory I  1 Credit (0,3)

Problem sessions, electrical instrumentation and measurement, verification of theory presented in EE 223, working knowledge of electronic test equipment.
Corequisites: EE 223.

EE 240  Survey of Electronics, Software and Control Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides an omnibus introduction to the basics of electronics, software and control systems. The intended student is UAS majors who demand cognizance of these subjects and a facility to communicate or direct others who have expertise in these subjects, but does not need a facility in analysis or design. The three subject areas are covered in a concurrent fashion so the student can see their interrelationship. This course will enable the student to converse in and understand the structures, terminology, methodology and issues of linear and digital systems. Open to Unmanned Aircraft Systems majors only.

EE 299  Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  1-6 Credit

Directed studies of selected topics in electrical engineering.

EE 302  Electronic Devices and Circuits  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to basic semiconductor theory and semiconductor device characteristics. Diode and transistor models used in the analysis and design of electronic circuits. Basic amplifier circuits. Single and multi-stage amplifier analysis, design, and frequency response. Integrated circuit implementation of differential stages and operational amplifier circuits.
Prerequisites: Students in CE/EE must have C or better in EE 223.

EE 304  Electronic Circuits Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments in the measurement of electronic device characteristics. Design of biasing networks, small signal amplifiers, and switching circuits.
Corequisites: EE 302.

EE 309  Signal and Linear System Analysis  4 Credits (3,1)

This course includes discussions of signals and systems, convolution, continuous time signals, spectra of continuous time signals, time-domain and spectral analysis of continuous time signals, Laplace transforms, discrete time signals, spectra of discrete time signals, time-domain and spectral analysis of discrete time signals, and the Z-transform.
Prerequisites: Students in CE/EE must have C or better in EE 223.

EE 335  Electrical Engineering I  2 Credits (2,0)

Introduction of the fundamentals of electrical engineering. Circuit theory and variables. Voltage-current relationship for passive elements. Circuit analysis and network solutions. Phasors and frequency-domain analysis. Transient analysis of first and second order systems. Equivalent circuits and power. The Electrical Engineering Lab, EE 336, must be taken during the same semester as EE 335.
Corequisites: MA 345 and PS 250 and EE 336.

EE 336  Electrical Engineering I Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments and techniques in electrical engineering. The Electrical Engineering Lab EE 336 must be taken during the same semester as EE 335.
Corequisites: EE 335.

EE 340  Electric and Magnetic Fields  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces the study of time-varying electromagnetic fields and the relevant analysis in electrical engineering, electrostatics and magneto-statics. Topics discussed include the study of magnetic and dielectric material properties; Maxwell's equations; energy and radiation of plane waves; introduction of electromagnetic waves, transmission lines, the Smith chart, and radiation from antennas.
Prerequisites: MA 441 and PS 250.

EE 399  Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  1-6 Credit

Directed studies of selected topics in electrical engineering.

EE 401  Control Systems Analysis and Design  3 Credits (3,0)

Modeling, analysis, and design of analog and digital linear control systems using time and frequency domain techniques. Topics include feedback control system characteristics performance analysis and stability, Z-transforms, and controller design.
Prerequisites: Students in CE/SE must have C or better in EE 309.

EE 402  Control Systems Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments involving the principles of operation and design of linear control systems. Experiments to support theory introduced in EE 401.
Corequisites: EE 401.

EE 406  Digital Signal Processing  3 Credits (3,0)

Discrete-time description of signals and systems. D/A and A/D conversion, sampling, and aliasing. Fourier transform of discrete signals, the discrete Fourier transform, and the Z-transform. Digital filter structures, filter implementation, and synthesis techniques. Digitization, quantization, and finite precision effects. Discrete system simulation and DSP applications.
Prerequisites: EE student must have C or better in EE 309 and CEC 320.

EE 407  Digital Signal Processing Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Analog and digital filter design using MATLAB. Digital filter implementation with C programming and assembly code. Input/output, filtering, and waveform generation with a 32-bit floating-point DSP development system.
Corequisites: EE 406.

EE 410  Communication Systems  3 Credits (3,1)

Theory and application of electronic communication systems; spectral analysis; modulation and demodulation techniques; transmitting and receiving systems. Behavior of receivers and transmitters in the presence of noise. Study of avionic radio systems currently in use, such as NAV, COMM, DME, ATCRBS, ILS, and others.
Prerequisites: EE students must have a C or better in EE 309 and EE 340.

EE 412  Communication Systems Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments involving design and analysis of electronic communication; circuitry and measuring performance characteristics; and limitations of various communication components and systems.
Corequisites: EE 410.

EE 420  Avionics Preliminary Design  3 Credits (3,0)

Study of FAA requirements governing design of airborne electronic equipment. Study of component and subsystem specification and design practices. Application of the above in the preparation of a proposal/design plan for an airborne electrical/electronic subsystem. Integrate the knowledge gained throughout the curriculum with practical aspects of the practice of engineering to enable the student to comprehend engineering as a pivotal aspect of the business cycle and to responsibly participate in society by the practice of his/her profession. The course will introduce the combination of hardware and software requirements and preliminary design, preparation of project, and testing plans following established industry standards. Pre-Requisite: Senior Standing
Prerequisites: EE students must have C or better in CEC 320 and CEC 322 and EE 401 or AE 430.

EE 421  Avionics Detail Design  3 Credits (3,0)

Continuation of EE 420 or EE 428. Senior-level project. Students will work as members of a team in the execution of winning proposals from EE 420/428. The course incorporates the combination of hardware and software detailed design, implementation, and testing following established industry standards.
Prerequisites: EE students must have C or better in EE 401 and EE 410 and EE 420.

EE 450  Elements of Power Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

Electrical power conversion and control. Use of electronic devices as switches. Power computations for linear and nonlinear circuits, single and three-phase power distribution, and transformers. Controlled and uncontrolled rectification. AC voltage controllers, DC-DC converters, DC power supplies, DC-AC inverters, and resonant converters. Pre-Requisite: Senior standing
Prerequisites: EE students must have C or better in EE 302 and EE 401 or AE 430.

EE 452  Power Systems Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory projects in power conversion and control. Measurement techniques of average and apparent power, power factor, average and RMS voltage and current, and harmonics. PWM control circuits, power electronic circuit design, and thermal management techniques.
Prerequisites: Students in EE must have a C or better in EE 304.

EE 460  Advanced Control and System Integration  3 Credits (3,0)

Continuation of EE 401. Study of modern control methods including state variables, controllability and observability, and modern design techniques. Integration of avionics systems by different avionics bus protocols including ARINC-429, ARINC-629, Mil Std 1553, and RS-232. Study of avionics systems common to modern aircraft. Design project.
Prerequisites: Students in EE must have C or better in EE 401.

EE 499  Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  1-6 Credit

Directed studies of selected topics in electrical engineering.