The ECE engineering dept. has several laboratories, which offers hands-on experience to the students.
Microwave and Fiber Optics Lab (109)
a) Microwave Lab
Microwaves are electromagnetic waves with wavelengths approximately in the range of 30 cm (frequency = 1 GHz) to 1 mm (300 GHz), but relatively short for radio waves. However the boundaries between far infrared light, THz radiation, microwaves, and ultra-high-frequency radio waves are fairly arbitrary and are used variously between different fields of study. The term microwave generally refers to "alternating current signals with frequencies between 300 MHz (3x108 Hz) and 300 GHz.
Microwaves are used in broadcasting transmissions because microwaves pass easily through the earth's atmosphere with less interference than longer wavelengths. There is also much more bandwidth in the microwave spectrum than in the rest of the radio spectrum. Microwaves are used in television to transmit a signal from a remote location to a television station from a specially equipped van. Radar is also used a microwave radiation to detect the range, speed, and so. Wireless LAN protocols, such as Bluetooth, also use microwaves in the 2.4 GHz.
Wireless Internet Access services can be found in many countries in the 3.5–4.0 GHz range.
The lab includes a microwave kit that measures microwave signal characteristics such as; voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), return loss, operating frequency, operating wavelength, and reflection coefficient of any microwave signal. The output frequency of the kit is 10.425 GHz.
b) Optics Lab:
The various experiments included in this lab are designed to enrich the student experience in the field of fiber optics communication and to improve understanding of the concepts studied in the lectures. The experiments range from introductory ones in which the student learns basic concepts such as reflective index measurement to more advanced experiments.
A lot of effort has been made to simplify and clarify the experimental procedure and to insure smooth conduct of the experimental measurements. The students are strongly encouraged to read the introductory part of each experiment ahead of time, before attending the laboratory. Each experiment contains an examples and clear introduction to the experiment, which should facilitate understanding, conducting and interpretation of the experimental work.
Telecommunication has become more and more important in the global world. Telecommunication laboratory offers an analog and digital communications technique such as modulation and demodulations, sampling, quantization and coding for any analog signal. Facilities with high technologies equipment are including in this lab to teach today's information technology for our students. Workstations are suitable to be used with training kits, and the high-end equipment enable also more advanced customized exercises.
Compatible teaching topics such as; mobile phone, radio, TV, computer communication, modulations, and wireless communication are covered in this lab.
In electronics lab, there are some facility that supports introductory courses in analog and digital circuits and electronics with modern industry-standard equipment and software. The lab also supports more advanced experiments in signals and systems, communications, and photonics.
Software used in instruction included PSpice, MATLAB, and LabVIEW software. Oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers are used to analyze the output signals. All devices on each station are connected to the computer.
Digital Design Lab
The digital design lab is an educational facility of the school of electrical engineering at UBT. It supports many courses that offered during the semester. Common to all coursework associated with the digital design lab is an emphasis on hardware design aspects. The DDL prepares students for building a variety of digital devices, including processors. We seek to support students who later become computer architects or chip designers, but more broadly our mission is to make engineers and computer scientists comfortable with both interfacing in the digital realm and creating special-purpose digital devices of their own.
Also, we are a close collaborator with the undergraduate professional communication program, because good design done in isolation will only remain in isolation. Students get the opportunity to hone their writing and presentation skills, as well as participate in collaborative social networks.
Basic Electrical Lab
Basic electrical lab is designed to meet the needs of the junior students for electrical training. The lab can be used to give the basic knowledge and skills needed in further electrical, electronic or automation engineering studies. Also other study lines such as automotive or mechanical engineering can use the lab for the basic studies.
Compatible teaching topics included DC circuits, AC circuits, Current, voltage, power, resistance measurements, Capacitance and inductance, Transformers, and Multipurpose laboratory concept.