Dissertations and Theses - Electrical and Computer Engineering
This collection contains dissertations and theses completed in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
An investigation of series LC resonant circuits within a sleeve balun to achieve wideband operation (2015-01-21)In antenna measurements, it is not recommended to connect a balanced antenna directly to the coaxial cable feed. A balun is required to prevent surface current from flowing onto the outer shield of the feed cable. Balun ...
(2015-01-21)General purpose graphics processing unit (GPU) computing (GPGPU) has emerged as a new paradigm for programmers to exploit massive amounts of parallelism for relatively low costs. The abundance of GPUs in desktop and mobile ...
Designing, construction and analysis of line-scanning detection instrument for photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence (2015-01-21)The work presented in this thesis is the designing, construction, and analysis of a portable line-scanning detection instrument for photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence. In order to increase the fluorescence signal for ...
(2015-01-21)ESPAR antennas can direct radiation and steer nulls by using variable passive elements like varactors, avoiding the cost and complexity of devices like phase shifters. Past attempts to design multi-band ESPARs have often ...
(2015-01-21)Due to the drastic growth of design complexity and also shrinkage of the time-to-market window, it is always impossible to capture all bugs during the pre-silicon verification phase; therefore, a small number of bugs ...