Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses

Fred D. Barlow, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (214 Buchanan Engr. Lab. 838441023; phone 208/8856554).
ECE 101 Foundations of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2 cr)
Course is geared toward freshmen ECE students with little or no fundamental electrical/computer engineering knowledge and is highly interactive and handson; includes introductory coverage of basic signal characteristics, amplifier applications and design, fundamental circuit analysis, data analysis, digital logic and computer architecture, electromagnetics, semiconductor physics and solar cells, and VLSI, etc.; nontechnical topics relevant to freshmen will also be included.
ECE 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
ECE 210 Electrical Circuits I (3 cr)
Intro to d.c. and transient electrical circuits; mesh and nodal analysis; dependent sources; circuit theorems; transient analysis with differential equations. Three lec and one recitation a wk.
Prereq: Math 175 with a grade of 'C' or better
Coreq: ECE 211, Math 310 and Phys 212/212L
ECE 211 Electrical Circuits Lab I (1 cr)
Lab to accompany ECE 210. Lab experiments and computer simulations. One 3hr lab a wk.
Coreq: ECE 210 and Phys 212/212L
ECE 212 Electrical Circuits II (3 cr)
Continuation of ECE 210. Intro to sinusoidal steady state circuits; time and frequency domain analysis; Laplace transforms; Fourier series; transfer functions; Bode plots, filters. Three lec and one recitation a wk.
Prereq: ECE 210, Math 310, and Phys 212/212L; a grade of 'C' or better is required for all prerequisite courses
Coreq: ECE 213
ECE 213 Electrical Circuits II Lab (1 cr)
Lab to accompany ECE 212. Continuation of ECE 211. Lab experiments and computer simulations. One 3hr lab a wk.
Prereq: ECE 211 and Phys 212/212L
Coreq: ECE 212
ECE 240 Digital Logic (3 cr)
Number systems, truth tables, logic gates, flipflops, combinational and synchronous sequential circuits; intro to digital systems and basic microprocessor architecture; certification exam not reqd.
Prereq: Phys 212/212L
Coreq: ECE 241
ECE 241 Logic Circuit Lab (1 cr)
Open lab to accompany ECE 240. Design and construction of combinational and synchronous sequential logic circuits; certification exam not reqd.
Prereq: Phys 212/212L
Coreq: ECE 240
ECE 292 Sophomore Seminar (0 cr)
Curriculum options, elective courses, preparation for graduate study, professional ethics, and current technical topics. Field trip may be reqd. Graded P/F.
ECE 310 Fundamentals of Electronics (3 cr)
Operational amplifier fundamentals and applications, introduction to electronic devices such as diodes, bipolar junction and field effect transistors, large and smallsignal modeling of nonlinear electronic devices, DC and smallsignal analysis of circuits with nonlinear electronic devices, biasing of electronic circuits, introduction to the analysis, design, and applications of electronic circuits such as rectifiers, power supplies, and lowfrequency singlestage amplifiers. Practical limitations of amplifiers of electronic circuits.
Coreq: ECE 311
ECE 311 Fundamentals of Electronics Lab (1 cr)
Lab to accompany ECE 310.
Coreq: ECE 310
ECE 320 Energy Systems I (3 cr)
Singlephase AC measurements, transformer parameters, transformer performance, rotating DC machines, DCDC PE converters. Three lec a wk.
Prereq: ECE 212 and Phys 212/212L
Coreq: ECE 321
ECE 321 Energy Systems I Laboratory (1 cr)
Lab to accompany ECE 320. Lab experiments and computer simulations. One 3hr lab a wk.
Prereq: ECE 213, Phys 212/212L, Math 310
Coreq: ECE 320
ECE 330 Electromagnetic Theory (3 cr)
Vector mathematics; charge and current; fields as forces; work, potential and electromotive force; Faraday's law of induction; Gauss's and Ampere's laws; material modeling; waves in isotropic media.
Prereq: Math 275, Math 310, and Phys 212/212L
Coreq: ECE 331
ECE 331 Electromagnetics Laboratory (1 cr)
Lab to accompany ECE 330. Lab experiments and computer simulations. One 3hr lab a wk.
Prereq: Math 275, Math 310; Phys 212/212L
Coreq: ECE 330
ECE 340 Microcontrollers (3 cr)
Introduction to use of embedded microcontrollers and microprocessors; processor architecture; assembly language programming; use of development systems and/or emulators for system testing and debugging; software and hardware considerations of processor interfacing for I/O and memory expansion; programmed and interrupt driven I/O techniques. Three lec a wk.
Prereq: ECE 212, ECE 213, ECE 240, ECE 241, and CS 112 or CS 120
Coreq: ECE 341
ECE 341 Microcontrollers Lab (1 cr)
Lab to accompany ECE 340.
Coreq: ECE 340
ECE 350 Signals and Systems I (3 cr)
Continuous and discrete linear time invariant systems. Differential and difference equations. Convolution integrals and sums. Fourier and Laplace transforms. Discrete time Fourier transforms and Z transforms. Emphasis on practical applications to engineering systems.
Coreq: ECE 351
ECE 351 Signals and Systems I Lab (1 cr)
Laboratory to accompany ECE 350. Software and hardware laboratories. Introduction to Matlab.
Coreq: ECE 350
ECE 398 Electrical Engineering Cooperative Internship (13 cr, max arr)
Supervised internship in industry in professional engineering settings, integrating academic study with work experience; requires weekly progress reports, a final written report, and a talk/presentation and additional details to be worked out with the faculty supervisor. Cannot be counted as a technical elective toward the B.S.E.E. or B.S.Comp.E. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission
ECE 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
ECE 410 Advanced Electronics (3 cr)
Introduction to analog integrated circuit implementation and design, differential and commonmode signal concepts, differential amplifiers, multistage amplifiers, operational amplifier design, frequency response of electronic circuits, feedback in electronic circuits, largesignal amplifiers.
ECE 411 Advanced Electronics Laboratory (1 cr)
Lab to accompany or follow ECE 410.
Prereq or Coreq: ECE 410
ECE J412/J512 Analog Filter Design (3 cr)
Second order, Butterworth, Chebychev, Elliptic and Bessel filter functions and active realizations for highpass, lowpass, bandpass, notch and allpass filters; frequency and impedance scaling; frequency transformations; phase and group delay; filter sensitivity to passive and active elements; introduction to switched capacitor filters. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ECE 310 or Permission
ECE J413/J513 Communication Circuits (3 cr)
Impedance transforms and matching networks, smallsignal high frequency amplifiers, distortion in amplifiers, noise calculations and considerations, sinewave oscillators, mixers and frequency translators, phaselocked loops, and power amplifiers. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ECE 410 or Permission
ECE J415/J515 Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3 cr)
Analog integrated circuit analysis, design, simulation, and layout, advanced biasing techniques, voltage references, operational amplifiers, compensation techniques, and comparators. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Prereq: ECE 410 or Permission
ECE 416 Applications of Linear Integrated Circuits (3 cr)
Theory and practical implementation of operational amplifiers, comparators, voltage regulators, and selected integrated circuits. Nonideal characteristics of opamps and comparators and circuit considerations, stability and compensation, active filters, nonlinear circuits.
Prereq: ECE 310 or Permission
ECE J417/J517 Pulse and Digital Circuits (3 cr)
Electronic switching, timing, and pulseshaping techniques; logic functions, realization with diodes, transistors, and FETs. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: ECE 310 or Permission
ECE J418/J518 Introduction to Electronic Packaging (3 cr)
This course serves as an introduction to electronic packaging and "backend" microelectronic processes. Topics include substrate design & fabrication, SMT & first level assembly, clean room protocol, thermal design, simulation, and process considerations. Additional project work will be required for students enrolled in 518.
Prereq: ECE 310
ECE J419/J516 Image Sensors and Systems (3 cr)
This course introduces various concepts and fundamentals related to semiconductor image sensors. Topics cover light production and detection, video image formats, image sensor characteristics and performance metrics, basic and advanced operation principals and types of semiconductor image sensors (CCD and CMOS), noise in imagers, image and color processing, and issues related to camera system design, integration and signal processing. Recommended preparation: ECE 410 or equivalent.
Prereq: ECE 310
ECE 420 Energy Systems II (3 cr)
Threephases, threephase transformers, winding theory, rotating waves, steady state operation of threephase synchronous and steady state operation of single and threephase induction machines, and AC drives. Labs: threephase measurements, threephase transformers, synchronous machines, induction machines. ECE 420 cannot be counted as a graduate depth area course.
ECE 421 Introduction to Power Systems (3 cr)
One line diagrams, regulating transformers, calculation of transmission line parameters, line models, Ybus, power flow, power flow studies using commercial software, contingency studies, and power system control. (Fall only)
Prereq: ECE 420
ECE 422 Power Systems Analysis (3 cr)
Balanced and unbalanced faults, Zbus methods, transient generator models, stability analysis, fault analysis using commercial software, and introduction to power system protection. (Spring only)
Prereq: ECE 421
ECE 425 Power Electronics Lab (1 cr)
Measurement of operating characteristics of power semiconductors; experiments include testing of typical power converter circuits with emphasis on control, gating, protection requirements, and measurement techniques.
ECE 427 Power Electronics (3 cr)
Characteristics, limitations, and application of solid state power devices; practical aspects of power electronic converters, including rectifiers and inverters; choppers, AC phase control, and device gating techniques. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
Prereq: ECE 420
ECE 430 Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits (3 cr)
Telegrapher's and wave equations; characteristic impedance, wave velocity and wave number; physical transmission lines, including coax, microstrip and stripline; circuit analysis techniques, reflection coefficient and power flow; impedance analysis, impedance matching techniques and Smith Chart; Sparameters; Wilkinson power dividers, circulators and hybrid couplers; transformers and filters.
Prereq: ECE 330 or Permission
ECE 432 Propagation of Wireless Signals (3 cr)
Maxwell's Equations, including Poynting's vector and Poynting's theorem; Wave equation with solutions, Helmholz equation, plane waves; Reflection and refraction; Theory of guided waves, ray theory and mode theory; Atmospheric and ionospheric effects on wave propagation; Multipath effects and fading; Ground waves and surface waves. Course will be offered every third semester.
Prereq: ECE 330 or Permission
ECE 434 Antenna Principles and Design (3 cr)
Maxwell's equations, vector potential theory, radiation patterns, antenna efficiency and bandwidth, polarization, dipole and loop antennas, line sources, patch antennas, lineal arrays, antenna systems, radar equation.
Prereq: ECE 330 or Permission
ECE 440 Digital Systems Engineering (3 cr)
Design of digital systems using a hardware description language and fieldprogrammable gate arrays; projects emphasize a topdown design process using software tools; topics include datapath optimization, pipelining, static and dynamic memory, technology issues, intrasystem communication, and design for testability.
Prereq: ECE 240, 241, or Permission
ECE J441/J541 Advanced Computer Architecture (3 cr)
See CS J451/J551.
Prereq: ECE 240
ECE 443 Distributed Processing and Control Networks (3 cr)
This course has three major parts: realtime computing, distributed processing, and control networks. Analysis of hardware and software performance with respect to speed, accuracy, and reliability. Investigation ways of maximizing the three essential processors resource, member, CPU Time, and Input/output. Methods for writing error free programs and designing fault tolerant computing systems.
Prereq: ECE 340, 341, 350, and 351
ECE J444/J544 Supervisory Control and Critical Infrastructure Systems (3 cr)
Principles of networkbased distributed realtime control and critical infrastructure systems. Integration of dedicated control protocols with wide area networks (e.g. the Internet). Issues of reliability, cost, and security. Application to selected industries, such as electric power distribution and waste and water management. Recommended preparation: ECE 340, CS 240, ME 313, CE 330, or CE 372. (Spring, alt/yrs.)
Prereq: Senior or Graduate standing in the College of Engineering
ECE 445 Introduction to VLSI Design (3 cr)
Principles of design of very large scale integrated circuits; CMOS logic design; transistor sizing and layout methodologies; intro to IC CAD tools.
Prereq: ECE 310, 240 or Permission
ECE 449 FaultTolerant Systems (3 cr)
See CS J449/J549
ECE 450 Signals and Systems II (3 cr)
Continuation of ECE 350. Twosided Laplace transform. Relationships among Fourier series, Fourier transform, and Laplace transform. Feedback, modulation, filtering, sampling, state space analysis, and modeling of systems. Emphasis on practical applications of theory to solve engineering problems.
ECE J451/J551 Electroacoustic Sensors and Systems (3 cr)
Review linear systems. Derive and solve wave equation for strings, membranes, plates, acoustic waveguides. Radiation, reflection, transmission of sound. Analogies among electrical, magnetic, mechanical, acoustical systems. Strong emphasis on 2port networks. Modeling transducers: loudspeakers, microphones, hydrophones. Sound perception and models of human hearing. Applications to voice communication systems, medical imaging, sonar, spatial listening, seismology, hearing protectors and hearing aids, materials inspection, room acoustics, etc. Additional projects/assignments required for grad credit. (Fall only)
Prereq: ECE 350 or ME 313 or Permission
ECE 452 Communication Systems (3 cr)
Introduction to modern communication systems; baseband pulse and data communication systems; communication channels and signal impairments; filtering and waveform shaping in the time and frequency domain; carriermodulation for AM and FM transmission; bandpass digital and analog communication systems; comparison of system performance. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq: ECE 450
ECE 455 Information and Coding Theory (3 cr)
Introduction to information theory; information content of messages; entropy and source coding; data compression; channel capacity data translation codes; fundamentals of error correcting codes; linear block and convolutional codes; introduction to trelliscoded modulation.
ECE 460 Semiconductor Devices (3 cr)
Introduction to semiconductor physics and basic semiconductor devices; intro to electrooptical devices.
Prereq: ECE 350
ECE J462/J562 Semiconductor Theory (3 cr)
Fundamental theory and behavior of modern semiconductor devices. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq for ECE 462: ECE 460
Prereq for ECE 562: Permission
ECE J465/J565 Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication (3 cr)
This course serves as an introduction to the fabrication of microelectronic devices. Topics include the basics of IC structures, clean room protocol, photolithography, film growth and deposition, as well as IC interconnect technologies. Additional projects/assignments required for graduate credit.
Prereq: ECE 310
ECE 470 Control Systems (3 cr)
See ME 481.
ECE 476 Digital Filtering (3 cr)
Design methods for recursive and nonrecursive filters; frequency domain characteristics; computeraided design; applications.
Prereq: ECE 450
ECE 477 Digital Process Control (3 cr)
See ChE 445.
ECE 480 EE Senior Design I (3 cr)
The capstone design sequence for electrical engineering majors. Course topics include design, research, simulation, and experimental methods; specifications, prototyping, troubleshooting and verification; report writing, documentation and oral presentations. Topics are considered in the context of a major design project involving a team of students. Projects incorporate realistic engineering constraints; i.e. environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, safety, social and political considerations.
Prereq: ECE 240, 241, 310, 311, 320, 321, 340, 341, 350, 351 and Stat 301, or Permission
ECE 481 EE Senior Design II (3 cr)
May be used as general education credit in J3d. The capstone design sequence for electrical engineering majors. Course topics include design, research, simulation, and experimental methods; specifications, prototyping, troubleshooting and verification; report writing, documentation and oral presentations. Topics are considered in the context of a major design project involving a team of students. Projects incorporate realistic engineering constraints; i.e. environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, safety, social and political considerations.
Prereq: ECE 330, 331 and 480, or Permission
ECE 482 Computer Engineering Senior Design I (3 cr)
The capstone design sequence for computer engineering majors. Application of formal software and hardware design techniques, hardware/software interface considerations, project management; specifications, prototyping, troubleshooting and verification; report writing, documentation and oral presentations. Topics are considered in the context of a major design project involving a team of students. Projects incorporate realistic engineering constraints; i.e. environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, safety, social and political considerations.
Prereq: CS 240, 270, ECE 240, 241, 310, 311, 340, 341, 350, 351 and Stat 301; or Permission
Coreq: ECE 440
ECE 483 Computer Engineering Senior Design II (3 cr)
May be used as general education credit in J3d. The capstone design sequence for computer engineering majors. Application of formal software and hardware design techniques, hardware/software interface considerations, project management; specifications, prototyping, troubleshooting and verification; report writing, documentation and oral presentations. Topics are considered in the context of a major design project involving a team of students. Projects incorporate realistic engineering constraints; i.e. environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, safety, social and political considerations.
Prereq: ECE 440 and 482; or Permission
ECE 490 Near Space Engineering Leadership (1 cr, max 6)
This course is for students in the Near Space Engineering program who are in the position of Flight Director, Assistant Flight Director, Project Systems Engineer, Launch and Recovery Manager, or leading one of the four flight engineering teams. The course emphasizes important leadership skills, including communication, planning and scheduling, and delegation. Students are expected to make oral technical presentations of goals, activities, progress, and accomplishments at technical meetings and conferences, work closely with research engineers and scientists in industry and NASA, and work with other high altitude scientific ballooning and near space engineering programs throughout the State. Recommended preparation: Prior experience and concurrent enrollment in University of Idaho Near Space Engineering Program.
Prereq: Permission
ECE 491 Senior Seminar (0 cr)
Technical topics, professional ethics, employment practice, and interviewing. One lec a wk; one 36 day field trip may be required. Graded P/F.
ECE 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
ECE 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
ECE 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
ECE 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
ECE 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
ECE 512 Analog Filter Design (3 cr)
See ECE J412/J512.
ECE 513 Communication Circuits (3 cr)
See ECE J413/J513.
ECE 515 Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3 cr)
See ECE J415/J515.
ECE 516 Image Sensors and Systems (3 cr)
See ECE J419/J516.
ECE 517 Pulse and Digital Circuits (3 cr)
See ECE J417/J517.
ECE 518 Introduction to Electronic Packaging (3 cr)
See ECE J418/J518.
ECE 520 Advanced Electrical Machinery (3 cr)
Synchronous machines and transformers, machine transient and subtransient reactances, excitation and voltage regulation, power curves, transformer connections, impedance, harmonics, and impulse characteristics.
Prereq: ECE 422
ECE 521 Power System Stability (3 cr)
Understanding, modeling, and analysis of power system transient and voltage stability; techniques for improving power system stability; use of computer tools. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq: ECE 520 or Permission
ECE 522 Induction Machines (3 cr)
Winding theory, reference frame theory, induction machine models, complex vector methods, small signal analysis, induction machine capability, simulation, introduction to variable speed drives.
Prereq: ECE 350, ECE 422, or Permission
ECE 523 Symmetrical Components (3 cr)
Concepts of symmetrical components, sequence impedances of devices and lines, circuit equivalents for unbalanced faults, management during faults.
Prereq: ECE 422
ECE 524 Transients in Power Systems (3 cr)
Analysis and simulation of electromagnetic transients on electric power systems; switching transients; lightning transients; mitigation of transient overvoltages; surge protection; modeling power systems apparatus for transient studies.
Prereq: ECE 421
ECE 525 Power System Protection and Relaying (3 cr)
Power systems protection fundamentals; dynamic response of current voltage measurement devices; numerical relay fundamentals; review of symmetrical components; application of overcurrent elements, distance elements and differential elements for the real time protection and monitoring of transmission, distribution and generation apparatus.
Prereq: ECE 422 or Permission
ECE 526 Protection of Power Systems II (3 cr)
Protection of electrical equipment as related to electric power systems with emphasis on digital algorithms. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
Prereq: ECE 525 or Permission
ECE 527 Dynamics and Control of AC Drives (3 cr)
Review of machine modeling techniques and simulation methods, principles of power converters for motor drive applications; analytical modeling and dynamic behavior of machinedrive systems; modulation, regulation, and control techniques; simulation of drive systems; case studies.
Prereq: ECE 320 and 470, or Permission
ECE 528 Understanding Power Quality (3 cr)
Electrical fundamentals in the context of power quality; origins and characterization of power quality problems on distribution systems; applications of standards; advanced ground techniques; case study approach to common situations.
ECE 529 Utility Applications of Power Electronics (3 cr)
HVdc transmission, static VAr compensators, FACTS devices, Custom Power devices, electrical energy storage systems, power quality, harmonic compensation, and alternative energy supply interfacing.
Prereq: ECE 422
ECE 530 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I (3 cr)
Maxwell's equations, potential theory, wave propagation and scattering, canonical problems, guided wave theory, antenna concepts, boundary value problems. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
Prereq: ECE 432 or Permission
ECE 531 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory II (3 cr)
Boundary value problems in nonCartesian systems, diffraction, perturbation techniques, variational techniques, wave transformations.
Prereq: ECE 530 or Permission
ECE 533 Antenna Theory (3 cr)
Maxwell's equations, reciprocity, equivalence theorems; wire antennas, antenna arrays, aperture antennas; analysis and design techniques; hardware considerations. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
Prereq: ECE 432 or Permission
ECE R538 EM Simulation (3 cr)
Computer simulation of electromagnetics using the finitedifference timedomain (FDTD) method; theory of finitedifference simulation, techniques for modeling EM propagation in lossy and dispersive media, boundary conditions for timedomain simulation.
Prereq: Permission
ECE 539 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics (3 cr)
Topics include computational and analytical methods, remote sensing, nonlinear optics, guided wave theory, antenna theory.
Prereq: ECE 530 or Permission
ECE 541 Advanced Computer Architecture (3 cr)
See ECE J441/J541.
ECE 544 Supervisory Control and Critical Infrastructure Systems (3 cr)
See ECE J444/J544.
ECE 545 Advanced VLSI Design (3 cr)
CMOS circuit techniques, analysis, modeling, performance, processing, and scaling; design of CMOS logic, gate arrays, data and signal processors, and memory. May not be used with ECE 546 for graduation.
Prereq: ECE 445
ECE 551 Electroacoustic Sensors and Systems (3 cr)
See ECE J451/J551.
ECE 556 Adaptive Signal Processing (3 cr)
Theory and applications of adaptive signal processing; adaptive linear combiner; performance surfaces; adaptive optimization of performance by gradient search; learning curve behavior, adaptation rates, and misadjustment; applications to filtering, prediction, estimation, control, and neural networks.
Prereq: ECE 350, Math 330, and ECE 450 or ECE 452 or ECE 476 or ECE 477, or Permission
ECE 557 Biological Signal Processing (3 cr)
See Neur 521.
ECE 562 Semiconductor Theory (3 cr)
See ECE J462/J562.
ECE 565 Introduction to Microelectronics Fabrication (3 cr)
See ECE J465/J565.
ECE 570 Random Signals (3 cr)
Probability, random variables, and random signals in engineering systems; stochastic calculus, stationarity, ergodicity, correlation, and power spectra; propagation of random signals through linear systems; Kalman filter theory and applications. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
Prereq: ECE 350, and Stat 301 or Stat 451, or Permission
ECE 571 Estimation Theory for Signal Processing, Communications, and Control (3 cr)
Identification of dynamic system models from test data; methods to be considered include leastsquares, prediction error, maximum likelihood, instrumental variables, correlation, and extended Kalman filter; practical applications and computerbased exercises emphasized within a mathematically rigorous framework. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
Prereq: ECE 570 or Permission
ECE 572 Linear System Theory (3 cr)
Same as ME 580. Linear spaces and linear operators; descriptions of dynamic systems; inputoutput descriptions; statespace concepts; canonical forms; controllability and observability; minimal realizations; application to control and general systems analysis; pole assignment; observers. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
Prereq: ECE 470 or Equivalent
ECE 574 Optimal Control Theory (3 cr)
Intro to optimization, parameter optimization, optimization of dynamic systems, optimization of dynamic systems with path constraints, optimal feedback control and dynamic programming, linear quadratic regulators, second variation methods, singular control problems, differential games. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
Prereq: ECE 572 or Permission
ECE 578 Neural Network Design (3 cr)
Same as CS 578 and ME 578. Introduction to neural networks and problems that can be solved by their application; introduction of basic neural network architectures; learning rules are developed for training these architectures to perform useful functions; various training techniques employing the learning rules discussed and applied; neural networks used to solve pattern recognition and control system problems.
Prereq: Permission
ECE 579 Engineering Acoustics (3 cr)
See ME J413/J513. Cooperative: open to WSU degreeseeking students.
ECE 591 Electrical Engineering Research Colloquium (0 cr)
Graded P/F. Weekly colloquia on topics of general interest in electrical engineering and related fields; speakers will be from UI Electrical Engineering Department, other departments on campus, WSU, the local community, and outside agencies and universities.
ECE 598 (s) Cooperative Internship (cr arr)
Supervised internship in industry in professional engineering settings, integrating academic study with work experience; requires a final written report and possible additional requirements to be worked out with the faculty supervisor. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Permission
ECE 599 (s) Nonthesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
Prereq: Permission
ECE 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)