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Electrical or Computer Engineering Laboratories

 The Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Engineering have the following laboratories for research and applied work:

BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY
This is a course supplement and research laboratory. It covers the following applications of biomedical instrumentation:

  • Biomedical electrodes, probes, and transducers;
  • Amplifiers and biomedical signal processing;
  • Bio-potential electrodes and amplifiers;
  • Blood pressure and sound measurement;
  • Blood flow and volume measurement;
  • Respiratory system parameters measurements;
  • Electrocardiography measurements;
  • Electromyography measurements;
  • Force and Tension measurements;
  • Electroencephalography and brain-parameters measurements;
  • Computers and biomedical equipment interface;
  • Ultrasound medical devices.

 

DIGITAL SIGNAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING LABORATORY
This is a course supplement and research laboratory. It covers selections from the following applications of Digital Signal and Image processing:

  • Sampling, aliasing and digitization
  • Signal Generation
  • FFT (one sided, two sided), Power spectrum, frequency sampling
  • Spectrum Analysis and Measurement
  • Filtering: IIR Filters and FIR Filters.
  • Estimation of the orientation and position of objects
  • Transformations
  • Gray level transformations
  • Histogram Equalization
  • Histogram specification
  • Edge detections techniques
  • Segmentation techniques
  • Descriptors


ELECTRIC and ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS LABORATORY
This laboratory covers applications of electric and electronic circuits applications:

  • Electrical circuit theory: Fundamental definitions and laws;
  • Mesh and nodal analysis;
  • Thévenin and Norton theorems;
  • Resistive circuit analysis;
  • RL circuit analysis;
  • RC circuit analysis;
  • RLC circuit analysis;
  • DC/AC analysis;
  • Phasor analysis.
  • Electrical measurements, analysis and design of electronic circuits;
  • Diodes and transistor characteristics;
  • Diodes and transistor circuits;
  • Current source and mirror circuits;
  • Amplifier gain and impedance characteristics;
  • Frequency response and distortion;
  • Operational amplifiers and their applications;
  • Oscillators and Timer circuits;
  • Voltage-regulator integrated circuits.


ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS LABORATORY
This laboratory covers applications on:

  • Electric wires and cables;
  • Electrical symbols, general circuits and earthing;
  • Electrical working drawings;
  • Wiring systems and techniques;
  • Circuit protection devices;
  • Home small appliances and lighting circuits (special electric lamps);
  • Metering of current, voltage, power and energy;
  • Transformer construction and winding;
  • Lightning protection;
  • Intelligent installations.


ELECTRICAL WORKSHOP LABORATORY
This laboratory covers the following applications:

  • Use of AUTOCAD for engineering drawing (ENG 102);
  • Simulation of electric circuits (PSPICE and Electronic Workbench)
  • PCB layouts (design and soldering);
  • Electrical instrument handling and maintenance.


LOGIC CIRCUITS and FPGA LABORATORY
This laboratory covers the following applications:

  • Analysis and design of digital circuits and systems;
  • Combinational logic;
  • Sequential logic;
  • MSI circuits;
  • Selected topics in advanced FPGA technology and designs.


MICROCONTROLLERS LABORATORY
This laboratory covers the following applications:

  • Applications on the theory of both switching and dynamical control;
  • Switching control Circuits: Microprocessor hardware analysis, timing, and design, Microcontroller, and Programmable IC.
  • Dynamical control Circuits: System modeling, analysis, and control (PID and Two-Step Controllers, Phase Compensation, Optimal Control);
  • Control Systems with and without Delay (1st and 3rd Order), controlled by P Controller.

 

ROBOTIC and CONTROL SYSTEMS LABORATORY
The theory and design of robot control systems implemented on real PC interfaced Robots. The lectures and laboratory experiments acquaint student with the fundamental concepts of robotics such as:

  • transformations,
  • kinematics,
  • trajectory generation schemes,
  • robot dynamics and control schemes.

Additional topics such as industrial task operations of sensor-based robot assembly systems, autonomous robot vehicle design and implementation, and industrial control using PLC will also be covered.

 

ELECTRIC MACJINES LABORATORY
This laboratory covers the following applications:

  • Magnetic circuits;
  • Transformers (3-phase and single-phase);
  • Induction motors;
  • Reluctance motors;
  • Synchronous motors and generators;
  • DC machines.

 

INSTRUMENTATION and MEASUREMENT LABORATORY
This laboratory covers the following applications for the EE417-course:

  • Sensor/transducer overview;
  • Signal conditioning;
  • Acquisition and processing;
  • Display units and data presentation;
  • Static and dynamic characteristics;
  • Loading effects;
  • Sensing elements: resistive, capacitive, inductive, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, elastic, piezoelectric, and electromechanical; signal conditioning; signal processing,
  • Instrumentation simulation and acquisition software (LabView).

 

POWER ELECTRONICS and DRIVER LABORATORY
The theory and design of Power Electronics circuits implemented on real motor and components or simulated via software analysis similar to Workbench or PSpice. The lectures and laboratory experiments acquaint student with the fundamental concepts of Power Electronics Circuits such as AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC and AC/AC using components such as Thyristor or SCR, Diodes, GTO, and MOSFET and Bipolar power transistors. Additional topics such as UPS and special Motor Drive will also be covered.

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
The theory and design of Alternative clean energy for the production of electric energy using wind turbine, Solar Panel, Hydro and Biomass. The lectures and laboratory experiments acquaint student with the fundamental concepts of Wind and Solar energy using different types of wind turbine and solar panel materials. Additional topics such as Hybrid Electric Systems from EDL, Wind Turbine and Solar Electric Systems will also be covered.

 

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER LABORATORY
The theory and uses of PLC from different company are illustrated to simulate automated industrial type tasks. The lectures and laboratory experiments acquaint student with the fundamental concepts of Programming the PLC using Ladder, Block Diagram or Graph Set. Additional topics such as industrial task operations of sensor-based conveyer assembly systems, Traffic Light design and implementation, and Elevator systems using PLC will also be covered.

 

TELECOMMUNICATION LABORATORY
This laboratory covers the following applications:

  • Harmonic composition and spectral analysis of signals;
  • Analog communication fundamentals: AM/DSB/SSB;
  • Generation and characteristics of AM signals;
  • Double-Sided Modulation (DSB signals and reception);
  • Single-Sided Modulation (SSB signals and reception);
  • Frequency-Modulation concepts;
  • FM Modulation Index, Power Distribution, and Bandwidth Determination;
  • FM Signals: Generation and Reception;
  • Wide Band Frequency Modulation.

 

TELECOMMUNICATION TRAFFIC ENGINEERING LAB
A set of software tools (4) with GUI (graphical user interface) that performs dimensioning and routing of networks as well as QoS (quality of service) calculations

 

NETWORKING LABORATORY
This is a course supplement and research laboratory. It covers the following applications:

  • Telecom transmission lines
  • PBX, NBX Installation and configuration
  • Structured cabling
  • Wp2p / Switching
  • Window 2000 advanced server
  • TCP/IP
  • Routers
  • DSL / LRE
  • Unix / Linux
  • Switching configuration
  • Routers configuration
  • Network Servers
  • ISP setup
  • Firewall configuration, Security
  • Network management and troubleshooting.

 

COMPUTER TELEPHONY AND VIDEO CONFERENCING LABORATORY
This is a course supplement and research laboratory. It covers the following applications:

  • Different audio and video compression codes;
  • Storing and streaming different media types over LANs and WANs;
  • Installation and configuration of different video servers and viewers;
  • Performance testing;
  • Optimizing real time data using IP Multicasting;
  • Various kinds of videoconferencing setups and Voice over IP and ISDN implementations.
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