2005-2006 UAF Catalog


Degrees and Program Index


Electrical Engineering

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EE 102 3 Credits
Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Basic modern devices, concepts, technical skills and instruments of electrical engineering. Course fee: $45. (Co-requisite: MATH 200.) (2+3) Offered Spring


EE 203 4 Credits
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I

Analysis of alternating-current circuits using complex notation and phasor diagrams, resonance, transformers, Laplace analysis, the complex frequency plane and three-phase circuits. Introduction to network and system analysis. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: MATH 200X, EE 102.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 204 4 Credits
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals II

Electronics of solid state devices, amplifier design, digital circuits, electromechanics, control systems and instrumentation. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 203.) (3+3) Offered Spring


EE 303 4 Credits
Electrical Machinery

Electromechanical energy conversion principles, characteristics and applications of transformers, synchronous and induction machines, DC machines, and special machines. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 204.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 311 3 Credits
Applied Engineering Electromagnetics

Analysis and design of transmission lines and distributed linear circuits using impedance concepts. Development of electromagnetic field equations and their relation to circuit models. Magnetostatics and the magnetic circuit. Electromagnetic wave propagation. Application of the wave equation to engineering systems. (Prerequisites: PHYS 212, MATH 302, EE 204.) (3+0) Offered Fall


EE 312 3 Credits
Electromagnetic Waves and Devices

Theory and design of antennas, waveguides and other periodic structures. Antenna arrays, broadband design techniques and related topics. Theory and design of practical communication links. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: EE 311, 331, MATH 302.) (3+0) Offered Spring


EE 331 1 Credit
High Frequency Lab

Laboratory experiments in transmission lines, impedances, bridges, scattering parameters, hybrids and waveguides. Course fee: $45. (Co-requisite: EE 311.) (0+3) Offered Fall


EE 332 1 Credit
Electromagnetics Laboratory

Use of Maxwell's equations in analysis of waveguides, cavity resonators, transmission lines, antennas and radio propagation. (Co-requisite: EE 312.) (0+3) Offered Spring


EE 333W 4 Credits
Physical Electronics

Basic properties of semiconductors. Principles of semiconductor devices, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: EE 204; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 334 4 Credits
Electronic Circuit Design

Application of semiconductor devices in circuit design in computation, automatic control and communication. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 333.) (3+3) Offered Spring


EE 341 4 Credits
Digital and Computer Analysis and Design

Modular structure of computer systems. Analysis, design and implementation of combinational and sequential logic machines. Introduction to microprocessor architecture and microprocessor programming. Design with traditional and hardware description language techniques. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: CS 201 and one year of college physics.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 343 4 Credits
Digital Systems Analysis and Design

Fundamental principles and practices of digital design. Analysis, design and implementation of combinational and sequential logic machines. Introduction to microprocessor architecture and microprocessor programming. Analysis of digital data transmission techniques and microprocessor interfacing. Design with traditional and Hardware Description Language techniques. Implementation with both Medium and Large Scale Integrated (M/LSI) chips and Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs). Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: ES 201 or CS 201; EE 204 and EE 333. EE 333 may be taken concurrently.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 353 3 Credits
Circuit Theory

Analysis by Laplace transform, state variable and Fourier methods, convolution, frequency selective networks and two-port circuits. (Prerequisite: EE 204.) (3+0) Offered Fall


EE 354 3 Credits
Engineering Signal Analysis

Analog signals and Fourier transform. Discrete time signals and FFT. Probability theory and random variables. Random signals and noise. (Prerequisites: EE 353, MATH 302.) (3+0) Offered Spring


EE 404 4 Credits
Electrical Power Systems

Electrical power transmission and distribution systems, power flow, symmetrical faults and economic dispatch with computer-aided analysis. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 303.) (3+3) Offered Spring


EE 406 4 Credits
Electrical Power Engineering

Economic operation of power systems, symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, power system protection, dynamic power system stability, and computer aided fault and transient stability analysis. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 404 or equivalent.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 408 3 Credits
(Stacked with EE 608)
Power Electronics

Study of past and current technology used in power conversion and control equipment. Topics will include the theory and application of thyristors, rectifiers, DC-DC converters, inverters, resonant converters, AC and DC switches and regulators, power supplies, DC drives and adjustable-speed drives, including variable-frequency drives and cycloconverters. (Prerequisites: EE 303 and EE 333 or permission of the instructor.) (3+0) Offered Spring


EE 434W,O 4 Credits
Instrumentation Systems

Analysis and design of instrumentation systems: static and dynamic characteristics; accuracy, noise, reliability; sensors; signal conditioning; typical measurement systems; and microprocessor applications. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: EE 334, 343, 354; COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor; and senior standing.) (3+3) Offered Spring


EE 443 4 Credits
Computer Engineering Analysis and Design

Advanced digital design and principles and practices of computer engineering. Analysis and design of computer architecture and organization. Digital signal processing techniques and hardware. Microprocessor operation, control and interfacing. Design with traditional and Hardware Description Language techniques. Implementation with both Medium and Large Scale Integrated (M/LSI) chips and Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs). Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 343 or EE 341.) (3+3) Offered Spring


EE 444W,O 4 Credits
Embedded Systems Design
(Stacked with EE 645)

Focus on issues surrounding the design and construction of a microcontroller evaluation board. Issues include hardware architecture and glue logic, circuit design and circuit layout, hardware/firmware partitioning, firmware architecture and firmware design. Includes laboratory exercises using evaluation board and then extending the capabilities of that board in a significant project. Emphasis on robust designs and proper documentation. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or 213X; COMM 131X or 141X; EE 443; and senior standing. Recommended: CS 301.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 451 4 Credits
Digital Signal Processing
(Stacked with EE 651)

Time, frequency and Z-transformation domain analysis of discrete time systems and signals; Discrete Fourier Transformation (DFT) and FFT implementations; FIR/IIR filter design and implementation techniques; discrete time random signals and noise analysis; and quantization and round off errors; spectral analysis. Includes applications to medical, speech, electromagnetic and acoustic signal analysis. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 354 or equivalent.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 461 4 Credits
Communication Systems

Theory design and implementation of communication systems. Measurement of modulation, noise, channel spectrum, satellite link budget and microwave path design. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: EE 354 and senior standing.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 463 3 Credits
Communication Networks

Design of voice and data networks. Traffic measurement, network topology, circuit sizing and network performance measures. Tariffs and economic considerations. Cost-performance relationships. Cannot take both EE 463 and EE 464 for credit. (Prerequisites: EE 354 and senior standing.) (3+0) Offered Spring


EE 464W,O 4 Credits
Communication Networks Design

Design of voice and data networks. Traffic measurement, network topology, circuit sizing and network performance measures. Tariffs and economic considerations. Cost-performance relationships. Cannot take both EE 464 and EE 463 for credit. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: EE 354; COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor; and senior standing.) (3+3) Offered Spring


EE 471 3 Credits
Fundamentals of Automatic Control

Linear system representation by transfer functions, signal flow graphics and state equations. Feedback, time and frequency response of linear systems. Identification. Controllability and observability. Stability analysis by Routh-Hurwitz criterion and frequency domain methods. Specifications of higher order linear systems. System design and compensation. (Prerequisites: EE 353 and MATH 302.) (3+0) Offered Spring


EE 488 1-3 Credits
Undergraduate Research

Advanced research topics from outside the usual undergraduate requirements. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Recommendations: A substantial level of technical/scientific background.) Offered Fall, Spring


EE 603 3 Credits
Advanced Electric Power Engineering

Selected advanced topics in electric power generation, transmission, utilization, optimization, stability and economics. (Prerequisite: EE 404 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall


EE 604 3 Credits
Electric Power Systems Transients

Power system transient analysis, use of the Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP), insulation coordination, transient recovery voltage phenomena and resonance conditions. (Prerequisite: EE 406 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall


EE 605 3 Credits
Power System Stability and Control

Advanced power system stability analysis, including generator steady state and dynamic models, voltage and power control equipment, load models, network constraints, numerical methods, supplemental control via power system stabilizers and static var systems, and software tools. (Prerequisite: EE 406 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring


EE 606 3 Credits
Electric Power System Protection

Principles and applications of electric power systems protective relaying. Topics include fault analysis, relay types, instrumentation transformers, protection schemes, grounding, stability and computer aided design. (Prerequisite: EE 404, EE 406, or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring


EE 608 3 Credits
(Stacked with EE 408)
Power Electronics

Study of past and current technology used in power conversion and control equipment. Topics will include the theory and application of thyristors, rectifiers, DC-DC converters, inverters, resonant converters, AC and DC switches and regulators, power supplies, DC drives and adjustable-speed drives, including variable-frequency drives and cycloconverters. (Prerequisites: EE 303 and EE 333; graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Spring


EE 610 3 Credits
Linear Systems

Methods of representation and analysis for discrete time and continuous time. Topics include deterministic, random, continuous and discrete inputs, two sided Laplace and Z-transforms, discrete and fast Fourier transformers, and state variable theory. (Prerequisites: EE 354, MATH 302 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall


EE 611 3 Credits
Waves

Introduction to waves and wave phenomena. Includes electromagnetic, acoustic, seismic, atmospheric and water waves and their mathematical and physical treatment in terms of Hamilton's principle. Discusses propagation, attenuation, reflection, refraction, surface and laminal guiding, dispersion, energy density, power flow, and phase and group velocities. Treatment limited to plane harmonic waves in isotropic media. (Prerequisites: MATH 302 or MATH 421 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006--07.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring


EE 632 3 Credits
Quantum Electronics

Application of quantum mechanical concepts to problems in optical electronics. Study of principles and practices in design and operation of semiconductor devices, lasers and optical propagation systems. Survey of applications in science and engineering. (Prerequisite: EE 332, 333 and MATH 302; or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants


IEE 634 3 Credits
Microwave Design
I
Analysis, design, fabrication, and measurement of passive microwave components and circuits using microstrip construction techniques. Theoretical and computer-aided design of transmission lines, power dividers, hybrids, directional couplers and filters. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 312, EE 332, and EE 334 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2005--06.) (2+3) Offered Alternate Fall


EE 635 3 Credits
Microwave Design II

Analysis and design of solid-state microwave circuits. Amplifier and oscillator circuits are designed and fabricated using microstrip construction techniques and computer-aided design tools. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: EE 634 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2005--06.) (2+3) Offered Alternate Spring


EE 645 4 Credits
Embedded Systems Design
(Stacked with EE 444W,O)

Focus on issues surrounding the design and construction of a microcontroller evaluation board. Issues include hardware architecture and glue logic, circuit design and circuit layout, hardware/firmware partitioning, firmware architecture and firmware design. Includes laboratory exercises using evaluation board and then extending the capabilities of that board in a significant project. Emphasis on robust designs and proper documentation. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 651 4 Credits
Digital Signal Processing
(Stacked with EE 451)

Time, frequency and Z-transformation domain analysis of discrete time systems and signals; Discrete Fourier Transformation (DFT) and FFT implementations; FIR/IIR filter design and implementation techniques; discrete time random signals and noise analysis; and quantization and round off errors; spectral analysis. Includes applications to medical, speech, electromagnetic and acoustic signal analysis. Course fee: $45. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3+3) Offered Fall


EE 652 3 Credits
Adaptive Systems and Neural Networks

Self-optimizing systems whose performance is improved through contact with their environments. Feedback models for least mean square error adaptation processes. Multiple-layer adaptive neural networks. Competitive learning back propagation, self organization, associative memory. (Prerequisites: EE 451 or equivalent.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall


EE 653 3 Credits
Random Signals and Systems

Study of random variables and processes as signals, their interaction with linear and nonlinear systems, their estimation and properties of their estimators, and the detection of such processes in noisy environments. The course begins with a review of probability and characterization of random processes, and then proceeds to study linear and nonlinear systems with random excitations, optimum estimation theory, spectral representation and estimation, and detection theory. (Prerequisites: EE 354, MATH 371, or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall


EE 656 3 Credits
Space Systems Engineering
(Cross-listed with ME 656)

A multidisciplinary team of students will perform a preliminary design study of a major space system. Design considerations will include requirements for project management, spacecraft design, power, attitude control, thermal control, communications, computer control and data handling. The students will present their final design in a written report and a public seminar. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring


EE 662 3 Credits
Digital Communication Theory

Probability in communication systems, power spectral density, baseband formatting, bandpass modulation and demodulation, link analysis, coding and channel models. Sections of this course offered in Anchorage have a $50 fee. (Prerequisite: EE 461 or permission of instructor. Next Offered: 2006--07.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall


EE 665 3 Credits
Antennas

Fundamental principles of antenna theory. Application to the analysis, design and measurement of many different antenna structures. (Prerequisites: EE 312 and EE 461 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2006--07.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring


EE 667 3 Credits
Satellite Communications

Satellite orbital parameters, satellite hardware, link budgets, modulations and multiple access techniques, operational considerations, operating and proposed satellite communication systems. (Prerequisites: EE 461 and either graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2005--06.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall


EE 669 3 Credits
Radiowave Propagation

A study of the effects of the earth, atmosphere, ionosphere and atmospheric hydrometeors such as raindrops, snow and hail on the propagation of radiowaves. Satellite to earth propagation effects will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: EE 461 and either graduate standing or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2005--06.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring


EE 671 3 Credits
Digital Control Systems

Study of digital control theory. Topics will include signal conversion, Z-transforms, state variable techniques, stability, time and frequency domain analysis and system design. (Prerequisites: EE 471 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants


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