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Graduate Course Information
ECE 485D/585D - Telemetering Systems
UA Catalog Description:
Lecture: 150 minutes/week
Homework: 8 – 10 assignments
Project: 1 project (for 585D)
Exams: 2 Midterm Exams, 1 Final Exam
Typically: 50% Midterms,
30% Final Exam,
Note: For graduate students, a project will count for ¼ of the homework/projects grade (i.e., 5% of overall grade). Graduate student grades and undergraduate student grades will be considered separately.
Sensor technology, sampling, quantization, and data encoding. Data structures and formats, telemetry frames and packets, frame and packet synchronization, and command systems. Digital modulation techniques, bit error rates, spectrum utilization, antenna basics, and radio wave propagation effects. Graduate-level requirements include a research report on a topic selected from the course material.
May be convened with: ECE 485D.
Introduction to PCM Telemetering Systems, 2nd Ed. by Stephen Horan, CRC Press, 2002
By the end of this course, the student will be able to recognize and work with:
1. Introduction to Telemetering Systems.
2. Sensor Technology.
3. Modeling and Calibration.
4. Computer Systems.
5. Signal Processing.
6. Telemetry Frames and Packets.
7. Telemetry Data Synchronization.
8. Time and Position Determination.
9. Command Systems.
10. Modulation Techniques.
11. Microwave Transmission.
Three 50-minute lecture sessions per week.
Approximately eight homework problem sets during semester.
Two in-class examinations plus a final examination.
a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (Medium)
c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and
d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary terms (Medium)
e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (Medium)
f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (Low)
g) an ability to communicate effectively (Medium)
i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (Low)
j) a knowledge of contemporary issues (Low)
k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (High)