Electromagnetics, optics, and remote sensing

Research in electromagnetics involves the creation, transmission, and recognition of electromagnetic energy. Traditionally considered a sub-discipline of electromagnetics, optics harnesses the properties of light to perform a variety of actions. Remote sensing uses electromagnetics to collect data about distant activities and has many applications, including predicting weather.

Current research projects in these areas include development of fast algorithms and high-order numerical methods in computational electromagnetics; development of numerical techniques for multi-scale and multi-physics modeling that can be used to study electromagnetic phenomena and improve system performance; reconfigurable antennas that can be used in multifunctional, cognitive, and sensing systems; and remote sensing of the atmosphere to analyze and predict performance problems with GPS and other communication systems; electrical performance of integrated systems and packages; and development of computer-aided design tools for high-speed circuits and communication networks.

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Number Title Prerequisites
ECE 329 Fields and Waves I Credit in ECE 210 Website
ECE 350 Fields and Waves II Credit in ECE 329 Website
ECE 437 Sensors and Instrumentation Website
ECE 447 Active Microwave Circuit Design Credit in ECE 350
Credit in ECE 453
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ECE 451 Advanced Microwave Measurements Credit in ECE 350 Website
ECE 452 Electromagnetic Fields Credit in ECE 350 Website
ECE 453 Wireless Communication Systems Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 342
Credit in ECE 329
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ECE 454 Antennas Credit in ECE 350 Website
ECE 456 Global Nav Satellite Systems
ECE 457 Microwave Devices & Circuits Credit in ECE 340
Credit in ECE 350
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ECE 458 Applications of Radio Wave Propagation Credit in ECE 350 Website
ECE 460 Optical Imaging Credit in ECE 329
Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 313 or STAT 400 or STAT 410
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ECE 468 Optical Remote Sensing Credit in PHYS 214
Credit in ECE 210
Credit in ECE 329
Credit in ECE 313 or IE 300 or STAT 400 or STAT 410
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ECE 520 Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems Credit in ECE 452 Website
ECE 531 Theory of Guided Waves Credit in ECE 520
ECE 540 Computational Electromagnetics Credit in CS 357
Credit or concurrent registration in ECE 520
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ECE 569 Inverse Problems in Optics Credit in ECE 460 Website
ECE 570 Nonlinear Optics Credit in ECE 520
ECE 571 Electromagnetic Waves in Inhomogeneous Media Credit in MATH 446
Credit in ECE 520 or PHYS 505
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ECE 577 Advanced Antenna Theory Credit in ECE 520