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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 4 • Date Nov. 2002

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):394 - 396
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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):396 - 402
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  • Editorial: Undergraduate education

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):297 - 298
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  • Learning feedback controller design of switching converters via MATLAB/SIMULINK

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):307 - 315
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    The application of MATLAB/SIMULINK is developed for simulation and learning feedback controller design of DC-DC switching converters. With the help of its intuitive graphical user interface and some basic circuit theories, the corresponding SIMULINK models of the switching converter circuits can be easily constructed. Students can then use these models to learn and evaluate the closed-loop behavio... View full abstract»

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  • A rehabilitation engineering course for biomedical engineers

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):299 - 306
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    This paper describes an upper division elective course in rehabilitation engineering that addresses prosthetics and orthotics, wheelchair design, seating and positioning, and automobile modifications for individuals with disabilities. Faculty lectures are enhanced by guest lectures and class field trips. Guest lecturers include a prosthetist and a lower extremity amputee client, an engineer/prosth... View full abstract»

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  • Real-world design as a one-semester undergraduate project: example of a robust and low-cost solar lantern

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):357 - 363
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    The purpose of this project was to develop a rugged and efficient solar lantern. The lantern was designed to meet the requirements of persons who reside in areas in which access to the electrical grid is limited and whose resources do not permit import of electrical generation capabilities. A representative of a missionary organization operating in Africa developed the original set of specificatio... View full abstract»

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  • A handheld data acquisition system for use in an undergraduate data acquisition course

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):388 - 393
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    A handheld data acquisition (DAQ) system was designed and built for use in an undergraduate engineering course. The system is based on a PocketPC computer and a low-cost serial DAQ card. The DAQ system runs under WindowsCE, an embedded real-time operating system. The DAQ hardware is supported by a free development system and custom software that allows applications to be tested under emulation wit... View full abstract»

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  • Web-based learning: effects on learning process and outcome

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):350 - 356
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    Educators have witnessed lately a proliferation of Web-based learning applications. These Web-learning environments have made learning much more convenient by stretching the spatial and temporal barriers. Their effectiveness, however, remains to be examined. In this research, the authors study the relative effectiveness of two different types of Web-learning environments: distributed passive learn... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided learning in artificial neural networks

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):380 - 387
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    This paper describes the development and evaluation of a computer-aided learning (CAL) package for a graduate course in artificial neural networks (ANNs). The package has been evaluated over a period of two academic years, both as an educational supplement to a conventional lecture course and as a completely self-sufficient, remotely taught course. The course is accessed via the World Wide Web (WW... View full abstract»

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  • Overview of a course on electronic instrumentation design for senior undergraduate and graduate students

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):344 - 349
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    A course on Electronic Instrumentation has recently been developed at the University of Nebraska, which specifically emphasizes design aspects. The objective of the course is to expose senior undergraduate and graduate students to electronic as well as nonelectronic concepts concerned with instrumentation design and development. Topics covered include basic analog and digital circuits, filters and... View full abstract»

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  • X-band Gunn diode oscillator for a multiple-frequency continuous-wave radar for educational purposes

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):316 - 322
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    A low-cost, high-performance X-band Gunn diode oscillator for educational and research purposes has been developed. The cavities have been manufactured on a standard WR90 rectangular waveguide with UBR100 flange in order to make it compatible with the waveguide circuitry usually available in a basic microwave laboratory. The capability of sweeping the whole X band at constant output power and low ... View full abstract»

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  • Design of PI and PID controllers with transient performance specification

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):364 - 370
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    Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controllers are widely used in industrial control systems because of the reduced number of parameters to be tuned. The most popular design technique is the Ziegler-Nichols method, which relies solely on parameters obtained from the plant step response. However, besides being suitable only for systems with monotonic step response, the compensated systems whose... View full abstract»

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  • The SIVA Demonstration Gallery for signal, image, and video processing education

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):323 - 335
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    The techniques of digital signal processing (DSP) and digital image processing (DIP) have found a myriad of applications in diverse fields of scientific, commercial, and technical endeavor. DSP and DIP education needs to cater to a wide spectrum of people from different educational backgrounds. This paper describes tools and techniques that facilitate a gentle introduction to fascinating concepts ... View full abstract»

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  • On impedance evaluation in feedback circuits

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):371 - 379
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    One of the main benefits of negative feedback is the ability to control the impedances in linear active networks (LANs). Traditionally in undergraduate courses, the design of a feedback circuit is cast in terms of a two-port analysis, since the closed-loop properties of the circuit are expressed in terms of the corresponding open-loop ones. Therefore, the designer can directly identify the proper ... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching and learning the hows and whys of real-time digital signal processing

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):336 - 343
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    This paper discusses the approach taken in conducting a real-time digital signal processing (DSP) design class for undergraduates. The most recent TMS320C5402 DSP Starter Kit (DSK) from Texas Instruments (TI) is used, and a set of courseware that exposes students to both theoretical understanding and hands-on exercises is developed. It leads the students from the conceptual stage in DSP design to ... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE) publishes significant and original scholarly contributions to education in electrical and electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.

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Jeffrey E. Froyd
Texas A&M University