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Joanna Gordon
Major Program of Study
Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

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ENG2575 E292 Technical Writing Spring 2019

ENG2575 E292 Technical Writing Spring 2019

The course will focus on how students communicate technical and scientific information to a variety of audiences through written and oral presentations, using electronic media such as the Internet, Power Point and graphics programs. Students also analyze readings in science and technology, study technical writing models and practice collaborative research and presentation.

Satellite Transmission

Satellite Transmission

The basic concepts and techniques used in satellite communications are introduced. The three major segments of a satellite system: the space segment, the earth segment and the link between these segments are explained in details. An introduction to satellite launching is followed by a detailed discussion of different orbits and methods of allocating geostationary orbit to communication satellites are addressed. Three main frequency bands allocated to communication satellites are discussed in details. The atmospheric and free space loss, the effects of rain attenuation, elevation angle, antenna’s figure of merit and other factors affecting signal propagation are explained. Uplink and downlink transmissions and the link budgets are examined and the carrier to noise ratio, bit energy to noise density ratio and gain to noise temperature ratio are explained. Different modulation and multiple access methods are covered. The laboratory part of this course utilizes several software simulation tools to analyze the different segments of a satellite communication network. The link budget analysis, launching phase maneuvers and impacts of different parameters affecting signal transmission and reception are performed to improve understanding of the theoretical concepts learned in the lecture part of the course. The impacts of other Earth and Atmospheric parameters such as sand storm, rain attenuation, Van Allen Belts and Tropospheric Scintillation on signal propagation are examined to enhance learning.

MAT2572 Probability w/ Statistics, FA2017

MAT2572 Probability w/ Statistics, FA2017

Topics for the course include sample spaces and probabilities, discrete distributions (Binomial, Negative Binomial, Geometric, Hypergeometric, Poisson, and Gamma), continuous distributions (Uniform, Normal, Chi-squared), expectation and variance, hypothesis testing, interval estimation and confidence intervals. There will be extensive use of MS Excel and R, a statistical software program. At the end of the course, students should be able make meaningful connections between statistics and other areas of study, including and social sciences.

My Projects

Peer Advisement

Peer Advisement

Program to increase retention of female students in engineering technology programs.

Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Peer advisement

Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Peer advisement

Welcome to the Peer advisement page for the Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Department! Our main goal is to increase the retention of females within our department, but our services are available to all students! Winston Aitken and Joanna Gordon are the Peer advisors for the EET Department and are available to help with tutoring, school website navigation, campus resources and more! If you’re seeking help in any of those categories, take a look at the calendar for the EET advisors’ office hours and drop in for a visit! Feel free to post any comments or questions related to the EET advisement program to this page, we’d love to hear from you!

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