University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Electrical Engineering (EE)

EE 209 - Transient Phenomena
Study of complex variable basis of Laplace and Fourier Transforms; applications to transient behavior of lumped and distributed parameter systems, root locus. Nyquist criterion and two-dimensional field problems. Prerequisite: MATH 271.
Credits: 3.00
EE 210 - Control Systems
Analysis and design of continuous and discrete-time control systems; stability, signal flow, performance criteria, classical and state variable methods, simulation design tools, computer-based realizations. Prerequisites: EE 171 or ME 111. Cross-listed with: ME 210.
Credits: 3.00
EE 212 - Computer Vision
Introduction to computer vision systems for interactive and industrial applications using both hard/software computational approaches. Pre/co-requisites: MATH 124 or MATH 271 and CS 026, or Instructor permission. Cross-listing: CS 212.
Credits: 3.00
EE 215 - Electric Energy Systems Analys
Transmission line, generator, transformer modeling and control, per-unit conversion, power flow calculations and software, symmetric components and fault analysis, protection/relaying, stability analysis, smart grid. Prerequisite: EE 113. Co-requisite: MATH 124.
Credits: 3.00
EE 221 - Prin VLSI Digital Circuit Des
Design of VLSI circuits using a modular approach with industrial grade software: schematic capture; circuit design languages (HDL); full-custom layouts; mixed signals; synthesis. Laboratory. Pre/co-requisites: EE 131, EE 163, EE 121.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
EE 222 - Prin VLSI Analog Cir Design
The design, layout, and simulation of VLSI analog circuits. Emphasis on small signal models and circuits used in operational amplifiers. Prerequisites: EE 163, EE 121, Instructor permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
EE 224 - Principles VLSI System Design
Survey of VLSI design. Architecture and partitioning of functions. Design for testability. Simulation including timing. Synthesis. Design verification; manufacturing interface. Required team project and report. Prerequisites: EE 221 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EE 227 - Biomed Measmnts Instrum & Sys
Biomedical and clinical engineering in research, industry, and health care institutions. Measurement techniques and instrumentation. Integrated biomedical monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic systems. Co-requisites: EE 121, ANPS 020; Instructor permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
EE 228 - Sensors
Sensor design, interrogation, and implementation. A wide variety of electrical, electronic, optical, mechanic, and cross-disciplinary devices. System designs, measurement techniques, and methodologies. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Engineering or Physics.
Credits: 3.00
EE 231 - Digital Computer Design I
Hardware organization and realization, hard-wired and microprogrammed control units, interrupt and I/O systems. Hardware design language introduced and used for computer design. Prerequisites: EE 131, either EE 134 or CS 101.
Credits: 3.00
EE 232 - Digital Computer Design II
Memory designs, error control, high-speed addition, multiplication, and division, floating-point arithmetic, cpu enhancements, testing and design for testability. Prerequisites: EE 231.
Credits: 3.00
EE 233 - Microprocessor Systems & Appl
Basic principles of mini/microcomputers; A/D; D/A; channels, magnetic devices, display devices, mechanical devices; interface designs of analog systems to mini/microcomputers; principles of microprogramming; bit-slice-based microcomputers. Prerequisites: Department permission; CS 101 desirable.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
EE 241 - Electromagnetic Wave Theory
Electromagnetic radiation and wave propagation in complex media and systems: angular spectrum of plane waves, dispersive pulse propagation, applications to communications, imaging and remote sensing. Prerequisite: EE 141 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
EE 245 - Quantum Electronics
A theoretical description of light-matter interactions in photon emitting resonant cavities. A practical understanding of laser design and operation. Prerequisite: EE 141.
Credits: 3.00
EE 247 - Physical Optics
Fundamental properties of the optical field. Molecular optics and the Ewald-Oseen extinction theorem. Foundations of geometrical optics. Diffraction and aberration theory. Prerequisite: EE 141.
Credits: 3.00
EE 250 - Test Engineering
Parametric, structural, functional, characterization and stress testing of components and subsystems. Test methods, strategies, planning, and economics. Test equipment hardware and software. Prerequisites: EE 121, EE 131.
Credits: 3.00
EE 251 - Digital Syst Testing & Design
Circuit failures, fault models, testing and test pattern generation, logic and fault simulation, design for testability, scan design, test interfaces, design for built-in self-test. Prerequisite: EE 131.
Credits: 3.00
EE 261 - Solid State Mat & Devices I
Energy band theory, effective mass, band structure and electronic properties of semiconductors. Transport of electrons and holes in bulk materials and across interfaces. Homojunctions, heterojunctions, and Schottky barriers. Prerequisite: EE 163.
Credits: 3.00
EE 262 - Solid State Mats & Devices II
Multijunction and interface devices. Heterostructure and optical devices. Dielectric and optical properties solids. High-frequency and high-speed devices. Prerequisite: EE 261.
Credits: 3.00
EE 266 - Science & Tech Integrated Cir
Science and technology of integrated circuit fabrication. Interaction of processing with material properties, electrical performance, economy, and manufacturability. Prerequisites: EE 163 or EE 261; concurrent registration in EE 164 or EE 262.
Credits: 3.00
EE 272 - Information Theory
Introduction to probability concepts of information theory; entropy of probability models; theoretical derivations of channel capacity; coding methods and theorems, sampling theorems. Prerequisites: STAT 143/STAT 151/STAT 153.
Credits: 3.00
EE 273 - Digital Communications
Digital modulation/demodulation methods and BER performance; source entropy and channel capacity; optimal detection; convolutional codes and decoding algorithms. Pre/co-requisites: EE 174 and STAT 151.
Credits: 3.00
EE 274 - Intro Wavelets & Filter Banks
Continuous and discrete-time signal processing. Continuous wavelet transform. Series expansion of continuous and discrete-time signals. Perfect reconstruction, orthogonal and biorthogonal filter banks. Wavelets from filters. Prerequisites: 171, or instructor's permission. Cross-listing: Math 278.
Credits: 3.00
EE 275 - Digital Signal Processing
Sampling and reconstruction of signals. DFT, FFT and the z-transform. FIR and IIR filter design. Speech coding. Accompanying lab: EE 289. Pre/co-requisites: EE 171; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EE 276 - Image Processing & Coding
Image enhancement techniques by point and spatial operations. Data compression techniques to include scalar quantization, entropy coding, transform and sub-band coding. Labs on PC hardware; PC and Unix-based software. Prerequisite: EE 275.
Credits: 3.00
EE 277 - Image Anyl&Pattern Recognition
Image, shape, and texture analysis. Statistical pattern recognition methods. Pattern recognition and computer vision techniques for machine parts recognition and automatic visual inspection. Prerequisite: EE 276.
Credits: 3.00
EE 278 - Wireless Communication
Modern wireless systems, including cellular design, propagation modeling, multiple access and equalization techniques. Pre/co-requisites: EE 174 and STAT 151.
Credits: 3.00
EE 281 - Materials Science Seminar
Presentation and discussion of advanced electrical engineering problems and current developments. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate Engineering enrollment.
Credits: 1.00
EE 295 - Special Topics
Special topics in developing areas of Electrical Engineering. Prerequisites: Senior standing; or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
EE 301 - System Theory
Basic cncepts in system theory; linear vector spaces; state variable representation; phase plane analysis of nonlinear dynamic systems; limit cycles; Lyapunov stability. Applications in engineering. Prerequisites: MATH 230 or MATH 271, MATH 124, EE 171.
Credits: 4.00
EE 302 - Stochastic Processes
Probability theory, random variables and stochastic processes. Response of linear systems to random inputs. Applications in engineering. Prerequisites: EE 171 and STAT 151.
Credits: 4.00
EE 310 - Digital Control Systems
Digital control system analysis and design using transform, algebraic, and state space methods. Sampled data systems, stability, quantization effects, sample rate selection, computer-based realization. Prerequisite: EE 210 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EE 312 - Intro Optimum Control Systems
Optimal control problem formulation and solution; including the calculus of variations, Pontryagin's maximum principle, Hamilton-Jacob theory, dynamic programming, and computational methods. Prerequisite: EE 210.
Credits: 3.00
EE 314 - Nonlinear System Theory
Basic nonlinear methods including computational and geometrical techniques for analysis of nonlinear systems. Describing function methods and bifurcation and catastrophe theory. Sensitivity and stability considerations. Prerequisite: EE 201 or MATH 230.
Credits: 3.00
EE 338 - Semiconductor Dev Model&Simul
Analysis and application of computer models for semiconductor process and device simulation. Strategies for development of device models for circuit simulation. Prerequisite: EE 262; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EE 341 - ST:Electromagnetic Field Thry
For advanced students in the field of electromagnetism. Topics selected from special interests of staff with lectures and readings from current literature.
Credits: 3.00
EE 352 - Adv Semicond Device Phys & Des
MOSFET, bipolar, and CMOS device parameters, their characterization, and their relation to process technology. Description and use of computer-aided process and device models. Prerequisite: EE 262. Alternate years. Spring semester.
Credits: 3.00
EE 354 - MOS Analog Intergrtd Circ Dsgn
Analysis and design of MOS analog integrated circuits. Each student will design, layout, test, and document an analog integrated circuit using computer-aided-design techniques. Prerequisite: EE 338, EE 339.
Credits: 3.00
EE 365 - Optoelectronic Devices
Optical and electro optical properties of semiconductors. Applications to photodetectors, solar cells, light emitting diodes and lasers. Prerequisites: EE 142, EE 261.
Credits: 3.00
EE 366 - Solid State & Semicond Thry I
Energy band theory for electrons and phonons in crystalline solids. Brillouin zones. Conservation laws. Elements of statistical mechanics. Transport properties. Applications to semiconductor electronics. Prerequisite: EE 261, PHYS 273 or CHEM 263.
Credits: 3.00
EE 371 - Estimation Theory
Foundations of linear and nonlinear least squares estimation, smoothing and prediction, computational aspects, Kalman filtering, nonlinear filtering, parameter identification, and adaptive filtering. Applications to students' research. Pre/co-requisite: EE 302.
Credits: 3.00
EE 373 - Adv Topics in Communications
Advanced topics of current interest in communication systems. Topics may include channel coding/decoding, software radio, ad-hoc networks, wireless systems, etc. Prerequisites: EE 273 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EE 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
EE 395 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced topics of current interest in electrical engineering. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EE 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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