ECE 3400

ECE 3400

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

Students will engage in a holistic design approach to Intelligent Physical Systems which can perceive, reason about, and act upon their environment. This course will expand on the ECE 2000-level courses, and include topics on algorithms, field programmable gate arrays, wireless communication, sensors, actuators, power, and mechanics. Students will learn the value and trade-offs between theory, simulation, and physical implementations, and gain familiarity with rapid prototyping techniques, system debugging, team work, leadership skills, time management, and how to disseminate work to a broader audience through wiki-pages.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 2100, ECE 2200, ECE 2300. Recommended prerequisite: ECE 2400 or equivalent.

Comments In the spring 2021 offering of ECE 3400, every student will have a kit of components including a robotic platform, a microcontroller, various electronic components (more information will be communicated to the enrolled students some time in December and/or January). Every student will be required to complete and demonstrate the various hands-on tasks with several labs throughout the semester. The labs will have mostly a hardware component as well as a software component.

Outcomes
  • Ability to apply specific design methodologies to the course project.
  • Ability to evaluate what problems are best solved in software, electronics, or mechanics; as well as the trade-offs between theory, simulation, and practical implementations.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team, as a member and as a leader.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through online media, the system design process through which the project was implemented.
  • Awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities in the context of Intelligent Physical Systems.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 10817ECE 3400  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Poitras, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 10818ECE 3400  LAB 401

    • M
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Poitras, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 10819ECE 3400  LAB 402

    • F
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Poitras, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 10820ECE 3400  LAB 403

    • M
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Poitras, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 10821ECE 3400  LAB 404

    • W
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Poitras, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 10952ECE 3400  LAB 405

    • R
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Poitras, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person