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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Library: Engineering & Science Library
Faculty Representative: Michael Korenberg
korenber@queensu.ca
32931
Liaison Librarian: Michael White

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Collection Policy Outline

General Purpose:

To serve undergraduate and graduate, teaching and research programs to the Ph.D. level in Electrical Engineering.

Languages:

English.

Geographical Areas:

No restriction.

Type of Material Collected:

  • Books: monographs; bibliographies; conference proceedings; etc.
  • Serial publications:series; periodicals
  • Technical reports
  • Government documents (very selective)
  • Preprints
  • Indexing and abstracting services
  • Standards
    Note: Any of the above may be in print, microform or electronic format.

Fields of research:

Communications: digital communications on voiceband, radio frequency and satellite links, performance of national and international telephone connections for digital transmission, error correcting codes, data compression, nonlinear pseudo random sequences, computer communication networks and protocols, cryptography and computer security.

Signal Processing: guided radar for obstacle detection in transportation and security systems; coupling of transmitter, detection and tracking subsystems in radar signal processors; electromagnetic behaviour of leaky coaxial cables; imaging through turbulent media; optical computing electronic circuits for signal processing and auditory perception (most signal processing research is supported by the department's PDP-15/30 based computer system).

Systems: computer aided analysis and design of networks; analysis and design of digital filters and applications to image processing; control algorithms for systems with delay; digital control algorithms using simple processors; state estimation and observers; sensitivity studies of observer based compensators; power systems including automatic generation control; SCR-control and microprocessor control of electric drives; power semiconductor converters; linear synchronous motor performance and control; applications of linear induction motors in transit systems; techno-economic evaluation of alternate modes of transportation; dynamic simulation models for electric power planning; alternate energy sources including windpower and photovoltaic conversion.

Subjects and Collecting Levels:

(Explanation of Collection Policy Levels)

Areas to be collected at level B:

  • Communications:
    • Air traffic control radar
    • Antennas
    • Coding theory
    • Communication electronics
    • Communication software
    • Communication switching
    • Communication terminals
    • Electromagnetic radiation
    • Electromagnetic waves
    • Guided electromagnetic propagation
    • Guided radar
    • Image enhancement
    • Image processing
    • Information theory
    • Microwaves
    • Microwave devices
    • Modulation and demodulation systems (MODEMS)
    • Optical communication
    • Optical data processing
    • Optical signal processing
    • Probability and random processes
    • Radar detection and tracking
    • Radio communications
    • Satellite and space communications
    • Signal processing
    • Spread spectrum communications
    • Statistical communication theory

  • Computers:
    • Computer architecture
    • Computer communications
    • Computer security
    • Data encryption
    • Data networks
    • Digital and data communications
    • Digital systems
    • Distributed processing
    • Fault tolerant computing
    • Microprocessors: design and applications
    • Multiple valued logic
    • Protocols

  • Control:
    • Adaptive control
    • Analog filters
    • Automatic control
    • Automation
    • Computer aided control system design
    • Computational methods in control
    • Digital filters
    • Differential games
    • Digital control systems
    • Discrete-time systems
    • Distributed systems
    • Energy systems
    • Estimation
    • Identification
    • Linear systems
    • Large scale systems
    • Networks and transportation systems
    • Network synthesis and analysis
    • Nonlinear control systems
    • Optimal control systems
    • Pattern recognition
    • Process parameter identification
    • Regulators
    • Robotics
    • Self-tuning regulators
    • Stochastic control
    • System stability
    • Two-dimensional filters and systems

  • Electronics:
    • Computer aided circuit design
    • Computer simulation of electronic devices and systems
    • Electro-optics
    • Integrated circuits
    • Lasers
    • Linear and nonlinear active network design
    • Microelectronics
    • Physical electronics
    • Physics of semiconductor devices
    • VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) circuits and systems
    • Solid state electronics

  • Energy Processing:
    • Electric drives
    • Electromechanical dynamics
    • Electromechanical energy conversion
    • Electric machines
    • Electric machines in transportation
    • Power electronics
    • Power semiconductor circuits
    • Solid state control of electric machines
    • Superconducting electric machines
    • Thyristor (SCR) converters
    • Thyristor (SCR) drives

  • Power Systems:
    • Asynchronous generators
    • Automatic voltage regulators
    • Circuit breakers
    • Economic operation of power systems
    • Interconnected power systems
    • Load-frequency control
    • Overhead lines
    • Power generation
    • Power transmission system
    • Power system control
    • Power system faults
    • Power system protection
    • Power system stability
    • Solid state excitation control
    • Synchronous generators
    • Underground cables

Policy last revised: 1990/91