University of California Santa Cruz

Norway

ERIC ORTEGA

I am excited by the innovations and breakthroughs in technology, their applications, and the social impact that they can have on communities. I'm currently seeking to start a career in the electric utility industry where I can apply my knowledge of electrical engineering theory to solve real-world problems. All invitations to connect are welcome.


Institution: ABET Accreditation
Degree: Bachelors of Science
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: Electronics and Optics
College Affiliation: Rachel Carson College
Expected Graduation: June, 2017


Major Courses Completed


CMPE 12/L Computer Systems & Assembly Language
CMPE 13/L Computer Systems and C Programming
CMPE 16 Discrete Math
CMPE 80A Universal Access: Disability, Technology and Society
CMPE 100/L Logic Design
CMPE 107 Probability and Statistics
CMPE 185 Technical Writing

MATH 19A Calculus I
MATH 19B Calculus II
MATH 23A Vector Calculus I
MATH 23B Vector Calculus II

AMS 10 Mathematical Methods I
AMS 20 Mathematical Methods II
AMS 147 Computational Methods and Applications

PHYS 5A/L Mechanics
PHYS 5B/M Waves & Optics
PHYS 5C/N Electricity & Magnetism
PHYS 5D Thermodynamics

BME 80G Bioethics in the 21st Century

EE 80T Modern Technology
EE 101/L Electronic Circuits
EE 103/L Signals and Systems
EE 129A Capstone Project
EE 130/L Optoelectronics
EE 135/L Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
EE 145/L Properties of Materials
EE 151 Communications Systems
EE 154 Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems
EE 157/L RF Hardware Design
EE 171/L Analog Electronics
EE 174 Electronic Design Automation Tools for PCB Design
EE 180J Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

Course Highlights

EE 101/L Electronic Circuits
Norway

Introduction to the physical basis and mathematical models of electrical components and circuits. Topics include circuit theorems (Thevenin and Norton Equivalents, Superposition), constant and sinusoidal inputs, natural and forced response of linear circuits. Introduction to circuit/network design, maximum power transfer, analog filters, and circuit analysis using Matlab. Topics in elementary electronics including amplifiers and feedback.


EE 103/L Signals and Systems
Norway

The course covers the following topics: characterization and analysis of continuous-time signals and linear systems, time domain analysis using convolution, frequency domain analysis using the Fourier series and the Fourier transform, the Laplace transform, transfer functions and block diagrams, continuous-time filters, sampling of continuous time signals, examples of applications to communications and control systems.

Use and operation of spectrum analyzers; advanced signal analysis using oscilloscopes; measuring impulse response, step response, frequency response, and computer analysis of real signals. MATLAB programming is taught and used as a tool for signal analysis.


EE 130/L Optoelectronics
Norway

Introduction to optics, photonics and optoelectronics, fiber optic devices and communication systems: Topics include: ray optics, electromagnetic optics, resonator optics, interaction between photons and atoms, dielectric waveguides and fibers, semiconductor light sources and detectors, modulators, amplifiers, switches, and optical fiber communication systems.

Includes a series of projects to provide hands-on experience needed for basic concepts and laboratory techniques of optical fiber technology


EE 135/L Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Norway

Vector analysis. Electrostatic fields. Magnetostatic fields. Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations. Plane waves.


EE 145/L Properties of Materials
Norway

The fundamental electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials, with emphasis on metals and semiconductors: chemical bonds, crystal structures, elementary quantum mechanics, energy bands. Electrical and thermal conduction. Optical and magnetic properties.


EE 151 Communication Systems
Norway

An introduction to communication systems. Analysis and design of communication systems based on radio, transmission lines, and fiber optics. Topics include fundamentals of analog and digital signal transmission in the context of baseband communications, including concepts such as modulation and demodulation techniques, multiplexing and multiple access, channel loss, distortion, bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratios and error control. Digital communication concepts include an introduction to sampling and quantization, transmission coding and error control.


EE 154 Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems
Norway

Analysis and design of continuous linear feedback control systems. Essential principles and advantages of feedback. Design by root locus, frequency response, and state space methods and comparisons of these techniques.


EE 157/L RF Hardware Design
Norway

Engineering design cycle for wireless and RF systems: design, practical hardware implementation, and prototype.

Laboratory to accompany course 157, emphasizing hardware-design practice and principles applies to RF. Students design and implement a substantial final project during the last half of the course.


EE 171/L Analog Electronics
Norway

Introduction to (semiconductor) electronic devices. Conduction of electric currents in semiconductors, the semiconductor p-n junction, the transistor. Analysis and synthesis of linear and nonlinear electronic circuits containing diodes and transistors. Biasing, small signal models, frequency response, and feedback. Operational amplifiers and integrated circuits.


EE 174 Electronic Design Automation Tools for PCB Design
Norway

Focus on EDA tools for design of printed-circuit boards. Elements of design flow covered: schematic capture and simulation to final PCB layout.


EE 180J Advanced Renewable Energy Sources
Norway

Provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy sources. Fundamental energy-conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties discussed. Various sources and devices, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and fuel cells described. Solar- and wind-site assessment, as well as biofuel energy balance, also discussed. Key scientific and economic roadblocks for large-scale implementation examined. Finally, the latest research on application of nanotechnology to energy conversion and storage introduced.


CONTACT

All invitations to connect are welcome!

Phone: (323) 287-6822
School Email: eortega4@ucsc.edu
Personal Email: eortega1800@gmail.com
LinkedIn Web: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-ortega-763b73b8/