Apply to USF Now | Graduate Admissions | Events & Workshops | Giving to the Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6592

Edit function not enabled for this course.


Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective Elect Eng. - Need Textbook. Emailed 3/11/16. Updated.4/11/16. verify repeatability; online vs face to face; outcomes need rev. Emailed 4/14/16. Fixed LO. NOT repeatable. Upd 4/18. GC apprd 5/4/16 Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. Eff 7/1/16


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5391 2016-02-18
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 2106000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jessica Procko 46318 jprocko@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6592 Wireless Communication Systems Lab

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Wireless Comm Lab
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    H - Face-to-face and blended (separate sections) 70

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    An extensive introduction to digital communications and wireless communication systems; involving testing, modeling, simulating, and evaluating the performance of digital communication systems at both sub-system and complete system levels.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    for use as a sequence course for MSEE/PHD students

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    A strong background in wireless communications systems; experience with hardware such as: vector signal analyzer, vector signal generator, antennas, filters, etc.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Providing a hands-on experience for the students with the latest wireless communications technologies and standards.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Define basic terminology related to wireless communication systems.

    2. Analyze wireless signals in different domains (frequency, time, code, etc.).

    3. Design transmitter and receiver algorithms of digital communication systems in a simulation environment and test their performance.

    4. Build practical wireless communications systems using Vector Signal Analyzer, Vector Signal Generator, and USRPs.

    5. Identify basic problems facing the communication systems in real life and be able to attempt solutions.

    6. Describe advantages and disadvantages of the available wireless technologies.

    7. Discuss current research directions towards future wireless communication systems.

    C. Major Topics

    • Design of digital communication systems in a simulation environment

    • Multidimensional signal analysis using VSA and VSG equipment

    • Introduction to wireless front end hardware

    • Understanding the popularly used modulation types

    • Filter effects in wireless communication systems

    • Synchronization (time, frequency, and phase)

    • Observing wireless channel effects and channel estimation

    • Interference analysis

    • Main features of OFDM signals

    D. Textbooks

    There is no textbook required. Students use lab manuals, etc. provided on course webpage: http://wcsp.eng.usf.edu/courses/wcsl.html

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    The lab manuals, lecture slides, equipment user guides, etc. are provided in the course webpage: http://wcsp.eng.usf.edu/courses/wcsl.html

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    There are 9 laboratory experiments, 5 quizzes, 1 project and 1 final exam.

    • Pre-labs quizzes 10%

    • Lab Reports 30%

    • Project 35%

    • Final Exam 25%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    There are 9 laboratory experiments, 5 quizzes, 1 project and 1 final exam.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    All laboratory experiments, the project and final exam are mandatory. The instructor should be notified in advance for illness, medical or family emergencies and religious observances. Please, see the USF graduate catalog for details.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Electrical Engineering MSEE/PhD


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Biomedical Engineering and Mechatronics Programs



- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact chinescobb@grad.usf.edu or joe@grad.usf.edu.