EECS researchers investigate electromagnetic phenomena-as described by Maxwell's theory-including radiation, propagation, and scattering. They develop mathematical tools to analyze and evaluate electromagnetic solutions to practical electrical engineering devices, systems, and problems. EECS research in Applied Electromagnetics encompasses communications and sensing.

Applied Electromagnetics

EECS Professor Ron Hui has more than 16 U.S. patents for his innovations in biosensors, photonic devices, and optical communication systems.

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Professor
785-864-8801
3024 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Lightwave/Photonics Systems and Devices
  • Radar Systems Design and Analysis
Professor
785-864-7395
3028 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Antennas and Lightwave Systems
Professor
785-864-8814
3026 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Optical/RF Measurement and Biosensors
  • Novel Photonic Devices
  • Optical Communication Systems
Associate Professor
785-864-8803
2001F Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Radar Remote Sensing of Vegetation
  • Propagation and Scattering in Random Media
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar
  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Applications of Information and Estimation Theory in Remote Sensing

Associated Facilities

  • Optical spectrum analyzer
  • 50GHz microwave network analyzer
  • 40GHz digital oscilloscope
  • Tunable laser sources and optical filters
  • 40Gb/s and 12 Gb/s BERTs
  • Electro-optic modulators, WDM multiplexers, demultiplexers
  • High-speed photodetectors
  • Commercial WDM systems
  • High-speed digital T/R rooftop antenna
  • 360 km of fiber installed for systems-level testing
  • DSP rapid prototyping system
  • Circuit board fabrication facility
  • Logic analyzers
  • Network analyzers
  • Spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function generators
  • Prototype PC board fabrication tools
  • RF signal generators
  • Variety of DSP and EM design tools

Program Objectives

  • Provide a firm understanding of electromagnetic phenomena—as described by Maxwell’s theory—including radiation, propagation, and scattering.
  • Provide the mathematical tools required to analyze and evaluate electromagnetic solutions to practical electrical engineering devices, systems, and problems.
  • Provide a rich understanding of how electromagnetic phenomenon is applied to create engineering solutions for problems such as communications, computation, and sensing.

Core Coursework (MS)

EECS 622 Microwave and Radio Transmission Systems
Introduction to radio transmission systems. Topics include radio transmitter and receiver design, radiowave propagation phenomenology, antenna performance and basic design, and signal detection in the presence of noise. Students will design radio systems to meet specified performance measure. Prerequisite: Corequisite: EECS 420 and MATH 526 or EECS 461. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EECS 721 Antennas
Gain, Pattern, and Impedance concepts for antennas. Linear, loop, helical, and aperture antennas (arrays, reflectors, and lenses). Cylindrical and biconical antenna theory. Prerequisite: EECS 360 and EECS 420, or EECS 720, or permission of the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stiles, James
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM LEA 3150 - LAWRENCE
3 73446
LEC Stiles, James
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM KS-ST OLTH - EDWARDS
3 74287
EECS 723 Microwave Engineering
Survey of microwave systems, techniques, and hardware. Guided-wave theory, microwave network theory, active and passive microwave components. Prerequisite: EECS 420. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stiles, James
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM LEA 3150 - LAWRENCE
3 64938
LEC Stiles, James
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM KS-ST OLTH - EDWARDS
3 68939
EECS 820 Advanced Electromagnetics
A theorem-based approach to solving Maxwell's equations for modeling electromagnetic problems encountered in microwave systems, antennas, scattering. Topics include waves, source modeling, Schelkunoff equivalence principle, scattered filed formulations, electromagnetic induction, reciprocity principles, Babinet's principle, and construction of solutions in various coordinate systems. Prerequisite: EECS 420. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

Elective Coursework (MS)

EECS 611 Electromagnetic Compatibility
A study of unwanted generation and reception of radio-frequency radiation from analog and digital electronic systems and how these emissions/receptions can be reduced. Topics covered include sources of radiation, grounding, shielding, crosstalk, electrostatic discharge, and practical design and layout schemes for reducing unwanted radiation and reception. Also covered are the major governmental electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations and standards that apply to commercial electronic devices and systems. Prerequisite: EECS 220 and EECS 312. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Demarest, Kenneth
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM LEA 1131 - LAWRENCE
3 73428
EECS 628 Fiber Optic Communication Systems
Description and analysis of the key components in optical communication systems. Topics covered include quantum sources, fiber cable propagation and dispersion characteristics, receiver characteristics, and system gain considerations. Prerequisite: EECS 220 and PHSX 313 or equivalent and upper-level EECS eligibility. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hui, Rongqing
MWF 03:00-03:50 PM LEA 2133 - LAWRENCE
3 69019
EECS 713 High-Speed Digital Circuit Design
Basic concepts and techniques in the design and analysis of high-frequency digital and analog circuits. Topics include: transmission lines, ground and power planes, layer stacking, substrate materials, terminations, vias, component issues, clock distribution, cross-talk, filtering and decoupling, shielding, signal launching. Prerequisite: EECS 312 and senior or graduate standing. EECS 420 recommended. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EECS 725 Introduction to Radar Systems
Basic radar principles and applications. Radar range equation. Pulsed and CW modes of operation for detection, ranging, and extracting Doppler information. Prerequisite: EECS 360, EECS 420, EECS 461 or MATH 526. EECS 622 recommended. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Allen, Christopher
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM LEA 3150 - LAWRENCE
3 69020
LEC Allen, Christopher
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM KS-ST OLTH - EDWARDS
3 69582
EECS 728 Fiber-optic Measurement and Sensors
The course will focus on fundamental theory and various methods and applications of fiber-optic measurements and sensors. Topics include: optical power and loss measurements, optical spectrum analysis, wavelength measurements, polarization measurements, dispersion measurements, PMD measurements, optical amplifier characterization, OTDR, optical components characterization and industrial applications of fiber-optic sensors. Prerequisite: EECS 628 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EECS 781 Numerical Analysis I
Finite and divided differences. Interpolation, numerical differentiation, and integration. Gaussian quadrature. Numerical integration of ordinary differential equations. Curve fitting. (Same as MATH 781.) Prerequisite: MATH 320 and knowledge of a programming language. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EECS 782 Numerical Analysis II
Direct and interactive methods for solving systems of linear equations. Numerical solution of partial differential equations. Numerical determination of eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Solution of nonlinear equations. (Same as MATH 782.) Prerequisite: EECS 781 or MATH 781. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Miedlar, Agnieszka
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SNOW 456 - LAWRENCE
3 67361
EECS 823 Microwave Remote Sensing
Description and analysis of basic microwave remote sensing systems including radars and radiometers as well as the scattering and emission properties of natural targets. Topics covered include plane wave propagation, antennas, radiometers, atmospheric effects, radars, calibrated systems, and remote sensing applications. Prerequisite: EECS 420 and EECS 622. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EECS 828 Advanced Fiber-Optic Communications
An advanced course in fiber-optic communications. The course will focus on various important aspects and applications of modern fiber-optic communications, ranging from photonic devices to systems and networks. Topics include: advanced semiconductor laser devices, external optical modulators, optical amplifiers, optical fiber nonlinearities and their impact in WDM and TDM optical systems, polarization effect in fiber-optic systems, optical receivers and high-speed optical system performance evaluation, optical solution systems, lightwave analog video transmission, SONET & ATM optical networking, and advanced multi-access lightwave networks. Prerequisite: EECS 628 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EECS 861 Random Signals and Noise
Fundamental concepts in random variables, random process models, power spectral density. Application of random process models in the analysis and design of signal processing systems, communication systems and networks. Emphasis on signal detection, estimation, and analysis of queues. This course is a prerequisite for most of the graduate level courses in radar signal processing, communication systems and networks. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in probability and statistics, and signal processing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EECS 862 Principles of Digital Communication Systems
A study of communication systems using noisy channels. Principal topics are: information and channel capacity, baseband data transmission, digital carrier modulation, error control coding, and digital transmission of analog signals. The course includes a laboratory/computer aided design component integrated into the study of digital communication systems. Prerequisite: EECS 562. Corequisite: EECS 861. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Perrins, Erik
TuTh 08:00-09:15 AM LEA 2115 - LAWRENCE
3 75479
EECS 965 Detection and Estimation Theory
Detection of signals in the presence of noise and estimation of signal parameters. Narrowband signals, multiple observations, signal detectability and sequential detection. Theoretical structure and performance of the receiver. Prerequisite: EECS 861. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

EECS 820 Advanced Electromagnetics
A theorem-based approach to solving Maxwell's equations for modeling electromagnetic problems encountered in microwave systems, antennas, scattering. Topics include waves, source modeling, Schelkunoff equivalence principle, scattered filed formulations, electromagnetic induction, reciprocity principles, Babinet's principle, and construction of solutions in various coordinate systems. Prerequisite: EECS 420. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

MATH 646 Complex Variable and Applications
Analytic functions of a complex variable, infinite series in the complex plane, theory of residues, conformal mapping and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 127 or MATH 147 or MATH 223 or MATH 243. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

MATH 647 Applied Partial Differential Equations
Boundary value problems; topics on partial differentiation; theory of characteristic curves; partial differential equations of mathematical physics. Prerequisite: MATH 127 or MATH 147 or MATH 223 or MATH 243, and MATH 220 or MATH 221 or MATH 320. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Johnson, Mathew
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SNOW 152 - LAWRENCE
3 65827
MATH 648 Calculus of Variations and Integral Equations
Topics in the calculus of variations, integral equations, and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 127 or MATH 147 or MATH 223 or MATH 243, and MATH 220 or MATH 221 or MATH 320. LEC.
Spring 2019
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Feng, Jin
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM SNOW 564 - LAWRENCE
3 65241
MATH 790 Linear Algebra II
A theoretical course on the fundamental concepts and theorems of linear algebra. Topics covered are: vector space, basis, dimension, subspace, norm, inner product, Banach space, Hilbert space, orthonormal basis, positive definite matrix, minimal polynomial, diagonalization and other canonical forms, Cayley-Hamilton, spectral radius, dual space, quotient space. Prerequisite: MATH 590. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

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