ELEN 238 – Model Predictive Control (cross-listed with MECH 318) (2 units)
State-space model, linear and nonlinear plant, prediction, stability, optimal control, optimal estimation, measurable and un-measurable disturbance, MPC formulation and design. Prerequisites: ELEN 130/230 or MECH 142 or equivalent.
Friday 7:10-9:00 a.m.
ELEN 249 – Topics in Communication: Communication Systems Modeling Using Simulink (2 units)
Principles of operation and implementation of modern digital communication modulation and synchronization using Simulink. Topics include M-ary PAM and QAM, PLL, and carrier and timing recovery. Prerequisites: ELEN 243 and ELEN 233
Wednesday 5:10-7:00 p.m.
ELEN 289 – Topics in Energy Systems: Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics (2 units)
This course focuses on photovoltaic solar cells using nanotechnology. The contents of the course include introduction to solar cell device physics, technologies and applications, Photovoltaic device physics on the nanoscale, various types of solar cells using nanotechnology such as organic, quantum wells, nanowires & nanotubes and quantum dots. Luminescent solar concentrators will also be discussed. Prerequisites: ELEN 282 and ELEN 284
Tuesday 5:10-7:00 p.m.
ELEN 379 - Topics in Micro/Nanoelectronics - Characterization Techniques for Electronic, Photovoltaic, and Nano Materials (2 units)
Interactions of electrons, ions and photons with bulk and nano-phase materials and interpretation of the signals to gain insights into materials properties. Contact and non-contact probes of electrical conduction, carrier recombination and leakage current in semiconductor materials. Choice and use of complementary analytical methods for efficient problem solving. Course will include a field trip to a local analytical lab and conclude with student presentations of the use of materials characterization methods for solution of a particular question related to IC and PV device materials. Prerequisite: ENGR 260 or equivalent.
Monday 5:10-7:00 p.m.