Course Information

WEAPONS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT



Course: ES200
Title: INTRO TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course acts as an introduction to the discipline of systems engineering, focusing on programming, hardware interfacing, and the development and integration of hardware and software solutions to engineering problems. Using a systems-level, project-based approach, the course also ties together the mathematics, science and technological courses from the core, and introduces the student to the basics of technical communication.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: ESE/ESEH major or approval of the department chair.
Course: ES201
Title: INTRO TO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course acts as an introduction to the discipline of systems engineering, focusing on programming, sensors and actuators, and the development and integration of hardware and software solutions to engineering problems. Using a systems-level, project-based approach, the course also ties together the mathematics, science and technological courses from the core, and introduces the student to the basics of technical communication.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: ESE/ESEH major or approval of department chair
Course: ES300
Title: NAVAL WEAPONS SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to the theory of weapons systems through a study of the principles of sensor, tracking, delivery and destruction mechanisms.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014, Summer 2014-2015, Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II (SM122 or SM162) and Chemistry II (SC112 or SC151) and Physics II (SP212 or SP222).
Course: ES301
Title: SYSTEM MODELING AND SIMULATION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: The course introduces modeling of physical systems including mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems. Also introduced are standard model representations, such as transfer functions and state space models, along with numerical methods and simulation software. Includes hands-on hardware laboratory exercises.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ES202 and EM232; Coreq: ES303 or ES303H.
Course: ES303
Title: LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis and design of linear control systems in the time and frequency domains.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: ES202 and EM232; Coreq: ES301.
Course: ES303H
Title: HONORS LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis and design of linear control systems in the time and frequency domains. This honors section focuses on deeper analysis of the design toolset and includes an open-ended design project.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: ES202, EM232, ESEH major; Coreq: ES301.
Course: ES304
Title: MODERN CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of linear systems modeled as continuous-time state equations. Design and analysis of state feedback control systems. Introduction to state estimation and prediction.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: ES301 and (ES303 or ES303H); Coreq: ES308.
Course: ES304H
Title: HONORS MODERN CONTROL SYS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: A study of modern advanced control methods for linear systems, including state feedback compensation and state estimation. This honors course focuses on deeper analysis of the modern control toolset and includes an open-ended control design project.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: ES301, ES303H; Coreq: ES308.
Course: ES305
Title: LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course provides a foundation in classical control systems covering mathematical modeling, time and frequency response analysis, and design of PID compensators. The lecture material is supported by a series of laboratory projects on the modeling and analysis of physical systems and the design and implementation of control systems for these systems.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ES202. Coreq: ES301.
Course: ES305H
Title: HONORS LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course provides a foundation in classical control systems covering mathematical modeling, time and frequency response analysis, and design of PID compensators. The lecture material is supported by a series of laboratory projects on the modeling and analysis of physical systems and the design and implementation of control systems for these systems. This honors course focuses on deeper analysis of the linear and advanced control toolsets and include an open-ended control design project.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ES202. Coreq: ES301.
Course: ES306
Title: ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course builds upon the foundation established in ES305 and covers the analysis and design of state-space control systems. Specifically, state feedback design control and state estimation methods are presented and supported by a series of laboratory projects on the design and implementation of state-space control systems for physical systems.
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Requisites: Prereq: ES301, ES305
Course: ES306H
Title: HONORS ADV CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course builds upon the foundation established in ES305H and covers the analysis and design of state-space control systems. Specifically, state feedback design control and state estimation methods are presented and supported by a series of laboratory projects on the design and implementation of state-space control systems for physical systems. This honors course focuses on deeper analysis of the linear and advanced control toolsets and include an open-ended control design project.
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Requisites: Prereq: ES301, ES305H
Course: ES308
Title: CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN LABORATORY
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: Applied control systems design. Implementation of analog and sample data controllers in laboratory hardware.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: ES303 or ES303H.
Course: ES309
Title: GUIDED DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Credits: 0-4-2
Description: Students pursue a semester-long structured and guided engineering design project, starting from a problem statement and carrying through to a final prototype design. Working in small groups, students participate in a project-based-learning exercise through which they develop the breadth of technical experience required for open-ended design on the large scale.
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Requisites: Prereq: ES303 or ES303H, ES301, SM316.
Course: ES360
Title: CONTROL SYSTEMS LABORATORY
Credits: 0-2-1
Description: An introduction to the fundamentals and design of automated control systems. The course develops conceptual understanding and intuition through a series of hands-on laboratory experiences. Topics include systems modeling and simulation tools, time response, feedback and system design for response and stability. Analytical, graphical, and computer techniques are used to emphasize qualitative understanding of systems and techniques that are common to all modern weapon systems.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014, Summer 2014-2015, Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Calculus II and Chemistry II and Physics II.
Course: ES402
Title: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN
Credits: 2-4-4
Description: Introduction to the macro-techniques of engineering design including performance, reliability, management control, redundancy, man-machine systems and testing techniques. Design, construction, test and evaluation of an approved project is accomplished in the lab. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory are normally sceduled for this course. Each team also meets for an additional two hours of project work each week according to a schedule arranged to accommodate all those involved.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: ES308 and ES405.
Course: ES403
Title: ENGINEERING DESIGN METHODS
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: An introduction to the engineering design process and project management. Also, includes the composition of the proposal for the senior design project.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014, Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ES308.
Course: ES405
Title: APPLIED SENSORS AND ACTUATORS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Introduction to sensors and actuators. The course introduces practical aspects of system design with special emphasis on measuring sensor data and controlling motors. Measurement data processing is covered using statistical tools. Principles of operation and various applications are presented for a number of contemporary sensors and actuators.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: (ES304 or ES304H), ES308, SM316.
Course: ES410
Title: CONTROL SYSTEMS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO WEAPONS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Linear control systems for engineering majors, using analytical, graphical and computer techniques.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014, Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Physics II (SP212 or SP222), DE (SM212 or SM222), and Elec Eng I (EE221 or EE331).
Course: ES413
Title: DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Analysis, design and simulation of digital filters. Analysis, design and laboratory testing of digital controllers for continuous processes using digital and analog computers and servo system hardware.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ES308 or ES410.
Course: ES418
Title: OPTIMAL CONTROL & ESTIMATION
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Analysis and design of control systems and estimators using optimal control theory.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: ES304 or ES304H.
Course: ES421
Title: INTRO TO COMM & INFO SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Introduction to the tools required to study contemporary communications and information systems. The course introduces analog and digital signals and systems and modern processing tools: convolution, correlation, filtering and spectral analysis. Laboratory experiments emphasize practical aspects of building wireless transmitters and receivers.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C in engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: ES422
Title: MODERN COMM & INFO SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Introduction to modern communication and information systems. The course introduces amplitude and frequency modulation techniques, analog to digital conversion, the fast Fourier transform (FFT) as well as information system theory and coding: error protection and data compression codes and computer networking. Students are engaged in weekly presentations of current technology used in everyday communication devices. Laboratory experiments concentrate on sampling signals, processing them and transmitting information via modems.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: ES421.
Course: ES430
Title: EMBEDDED MICROCONTROLLER SYS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course builds on previous Systems Engineering computer course work to extend embedded micro-controller software and hardware integration skills. Following reinforcement of software design and programming, the Dynamic C debugger is introduced. Two fundamental new skills are introduced and developed: (1) writing software which directly configures and communicates with Rabbit 3000 internal and external hardware and (2) interrupts and event driven software development.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ES202
Course: ES432
Title: EMBEDDED MICROCONTROLLER APPLICATIONS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: A deeper understanding of the microcomputer internal architecture and integration into embedded systems applications is provided using the popular PIC18F micro-controller. The micro-controller internal architecture and instruction set is used to strengthen the programmer┐s model of a micro-controller. An introduction to assembly language programming is followed by embedded application development in C. Hardware and software integration labs culminate with a final project.
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Requisites: Prereq: ES430 or approval of department chair
Course: ES450
Title: INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTIC SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Fundamentals of robotic systems including historical development, applications, manipulator configuration and design considerations, control principles of robotic systems, fundamental computer vision processing and group design projects. Laboratory exercises utilize networked PCs, various laboratory robot systems, and computer vision systems to investigate theoretical topics introduced during lectures.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: ES451
Title: MOBILE ROBOT DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: An experimentation-based course in the design, analysis, construction, control and programming of autonomous mobile robots. Special topics include locomotion methodologies (including walking machine design), design for terrain, analog robot designs, alternative actuation techniques (Shape Memory Alloys, etc.), microprocessor selection and integration, motion planning, behavior-based program structures, and power supply systems. Eight to ten robots are constructed by each team throughout the semester using standard robotic construction kits. All topics are investigated through experimentation in the laboratory.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: None; Coreq: ES450.
Course: ES452
Title: ADVANCED TOPICS IN ROBOTICS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Individual and group open ended investigations of selected advanced topics in the field of robotics, such as: advanced computer vision processing techniques, multiple robot manipulator systems, and artificial neural network systems. Utilizes networked PCs, laboratory robots, computer vision systems. Prereq: ES450 or approval of department chair.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: ES450 or approval of department chair.
Course: ES453
Title: INTRO TO COMPUTER VISION
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory course covering both theory and application of image processing and pattern recognition techniques used for automation, medical imaging, and remote sensing.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: SI283 or approval of department chair.
Course: ES456
Title: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Advanced topics in dynamics, control and estimation as they apply to unmanned vehicles. Introduction to specifics of aerial, marine and ground vehicles. Laboratory exposure to navigation hardware and an open ended project.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C ESE major or approval of department chair.
Course: ES461
Title: QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to Operations Research and its application to engineering. Topics include: optimization of engineering systems, game theory, sensitivity analysis, project management with PERT/CPM, and decision analysis. Requires Department Chair approval.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Approval of department chair.
Course: ES462
Title: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Focuses on skills and toolsets for evaluation of new and emerging technologies using a sociotechnological development model. Includes discussions of basic science, state-of-the-art technologies and current research trends in a variety of emerging areas, including biotechnology, nanotechnology, cybernetics, etc. Credit cannot be received for both ES462 and ES503.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C ESE major or approval of department chair.
Course: ES502
Title: HONORS RESEARCH AND DESIGN
Credits: 1-2-2
Description: Engineering design process and project management geared towards advanced projects associated with the Systems Engineering Honors Major. Includes the composition of the proposal for the honors senior research project.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C ESEH major
Course: ES503
Title: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides students with background and insight into the implications of emerging technologies, focusing on the impact of these technologies from a global, societal perspective. Students use fundamental scientific and engineering skills to analyse state-of-the-art technologies and predict directions of future expansion and application of these systems. Sample topics include nanotechnology, cybernetics, genetic engineering, intelligent highway vehicle systems, etc. Credit cannot be received for both ES462 and ES503.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C ESEH major
Course: SY202
Title: CYBER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introductory practicum that emphasizes interconnected cyber-physical systems, communications between those systems, the controls and the associated space in which these relationships exist. The student will demonstrate that cyberspace is a domain within the information and electromagnetic environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructure, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and control systems. The theme of this course is for the student to understand that entire communication cycle as it pertains to the cyber physical and communications controls systems.
Offered: Spring 2013-2014
Requisites: Prerequisites: SY201, SM223, SP211