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Resources and Laboratories

Introduction

In light of serving the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, Electrical Engineering (EE) department host various laboratories in electronics, communications, electrical power as well as computer engineering in order to provide students with the hands-on-skills that are necessary in their engineering career. The labs are equipped with state-of-the-art, standalone and computer-based facilities such as development boards, modules, devices and instruments. Students will get extensive experience through performing experiments in work group, collecting and analyzing data, discussion, sharing information with each others and submitting reports. All the required information and details about the experiments and their steps, and how to use the collected data to reach conclusion are provided in the student’s lab-manual for each course in electrical engineering curriculum. Moreover, EE students receive support during preparation and performing the experiments from their professors, teaching assistants and technicians. The current existing Electrical engineering labs are:
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Communications and Advanced electronics
  • Optical fiber communications
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Control and instrumentations
  • Electrical machines
  • Power electronics
  • Power system simulator
  • Student projects

1. Basic Electrical Engineering Lab

Place: A2.6
Capacity: 24 Students
Equipment: The lab equipped with various tools, such as
  • Different types of analog and digital multimeters
  • RLC meters
  • Function generators
  • Different types of analog and digital oscilloscopes
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • I-V curve tracer
  • IC tester
  • Plug-in system boards with accessories
  • Different DC and AC power supplies
  • Frequency counter
  • Breadboard-based mini lab kit
  • Basic-electricity trainer with different experiment modules
  • Wide variety of discrete passive and active components
  • Complete tool-set for producing Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)
Topics and courses: The laboratory covers the basic courses for the first two years in electrical engineering. The courses served by this lab are the electrical circuits, electronics, logic design, and electrical measurements.

2. Communications and Advanced electronics Lab

Place: B3.3
Capacity: 16 students (will be increased to 24)
Equipment: The lab equipped with various tools and instruments, such as
  • Analog and digital communication trainer Kits
  • AM and FM complete Radio System (Transmitter & Receiver).
  • WiMAX Trainer (WiMAX Hardware and Programming practice of WiMAX Protocol stack)
  • IPTV Digital Broadcasting trainer
  • CDMA mobile communication Trainer
  • Network Switch & Router
  • Electronic circuits trainer Kits
  • Digital circuits trainer Kits
  • Many types of Microcontrollers and Microprocessors training kits.
  • Measuring Equipment
  • RF Synthesizers
  • Function Generators
  • Analog and digital wide-range Oscilloscopes
  • Spectrum Analyzer (3GHz)
  • Power Supplies and multimeters
Topics and courses: The laboratory covers the advanced electronics and communications courses such as signal analysis, analog and digital communications, electronic circuits, electronic measurements, digital system design, data communications, mobile communications, and microprocessors and applications.

Research: The laboratory can serve the research in the area of signal analysis and mobile communications through using the provided equipment.

3. Optical-fiber communications Lab

Place: B4.5
Capacity: 16 students (will be increased to 24)
Equipment: The lab equipped with various tools and instruments, such as
  • Handheld optical reflectometer.
  • Optical spectrum analyzer (600-1700 nm)
  • Optical power meter.
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier.
  • Laser sources (handheld, connectorized, tunable,.
  • Splicing machine.
  • Optical Fiber Communication Trainer Kit.
  • Optical detectors
  • Standard single mode fiber 2 km.
  • Kit of lenses, microscope objectives, and holders.
  • WDM Coupler.
  • Pump laser FC/PC.
  • FC/PC Adapter.
  • Connectorized Fiber polarizer.
  • Fiber directional couplers
Topics and courses: The laboratory covers the basic and advanced courses in optics such as optical electronics, optical-fiber communication system and digital Communications.

Research: The laboratory can serve the research in the area of optical fibers through using the provided equipment.

4. Electromagnetic waves Lab

Place: B2.3
Capacity: 16 students (will be increased to 24)
Equipment: The lab equipped with various tools and instruments, such as
  • Antenna Lab Kits (two vendors: Feedback and LN. Standalone and computer based kits cover different types of antennas: Dipole, Yagi-array, Horn, Log-Periodic, Dish, Microstrip (single& array), Helical, Dielectric,…)
  • Microwave trainer Kit (two vendors: Feedback and LN. Standalone and computer based benchtop systems designed to familiarize students with the basic waveguide components of microwave systems).
  • Transmission Line Demonstrator.
  • Vector Network analyzer (wide dynamic range, 10 MHz to 20 GHz, high output power).
  • Radio frequency synthesizers (fully-programmable, wide frequency range, high resolution and spectral purity, and offers different types of modulations).
Topics and courses: The laboratory covers the basic and advanced courses in field theory and propagations such as Electromagnetic waves 1, Electromagnetic waves 2, Microwave Engineering, and Antenna and propagation.

Research: The laboratory can serve the research in the area of transmission lines, on-chip and PCB interconnects, signal integrity through using the provided equipment.

5. Control and PLC Lab

Place: B2.3
Capacity: 16 students (will be increased to 24)
Equipment: The lab equipped with various tools and instruments for the control systems and Programmable logic controllers (PLC), such as
  • Control and Instrumentation Principles Kits (servo mechanism: DC motor, a variety of sensors and both analogue and digital controllers).
  • Complete transducers kits (wide range of transducers and a number of standard signal processing methods).
  • ABB Robot (compact 6-axis machine mounted on workbench).
  • Programmable logic controller (Siemens ET200S)
  • Wind turbine system.
  • Electro-mechanical system using DC motor.
  • Electro-mechanical system using stepper motor.
  • Bottling process system.
Topics and courses: The laboratory covers many courses such as Control Systems 1, Control Systems 2, PLC and Applications, and Electrical and Electronic measurements.


Research: The laboratory can serve the research in the area of Control and PLC.

6. Electrical machines Lab

Place: B3.1
Capacity: 16 students
Equipment: The lab is made up of 3 laboratories: DC Machines Lab., Three Phase AC Machines Lab., and Three Phase AC Basic Circuits and Transformers. The lab capability will be extended as a new lab extension for the DC Machines Lab and the three phases AC Machines Lab; which have the same performance of the first Lab. with different more compact technology. The lab equipped with various machines, tools and instruments for the Electrical machines supplied from two companies: ELWE and Feedback. Next phase of the lab will be including instruments for the power electronics.
  • Accessories (Control Unit, Field Rheostat, Motor Starter, Synchronizing Board)
  • Variable Frequency Drive.
  • Torque and Speed Control Unit.
  • DC Dynamometer Machine.
  • Pendulum Machine.
  • DC Compound Machine.
  • 3-phase Synchronous Machine.
  • 3-Phase Motors (Slip-ring Induction, Squirrel-Cage Induction
  • Tacho-Generator.
  • 1-phase motors (Universal, Capacitor-Start Induction)
  • Transformers (1-phase and 3-phase)
  • 3-phase Loads (Resistive, Inductive and Capacitive)
  • Meters ( Double Voltmeters, Double Frequency meters, Multi-meters, Wattmeters)
Topics and courses: The laboratory covers many courses such as Energy Systems, Electrical Machines, Electrical Machines 1, Electrical Machines 2, Electrical Machines 3, and Electrical Machines 4.


Research: The laboratory can serve the research in the area of 6. Electrical machines.

7. Power electronics Lab

Place: B4.6
Capacity: 16 students
Equipment: The lab equipped with various tools and instruments for the power electronics such as (computer-based)
  • Accessories (Universal control Unit, 3Ф isolating transformer, RLC loads, differential Amp., connection plugs).
  • Meters (Double Frequency meters, Analog/digital Multi-meters, Wattmeters + power factor meter).
  • Line-commutated converter circuits.
  • Self-commutated converter circuits.
  • AC/DC testing machines.
  • Machine testbench equipment for Drive/braking system.
  • Universal controller for AC and DC drives
  • Software set (PWM train, Fourier analysis)
Topics and courses: The laboratory covers many courses such as Electric Motors, Power Electronics I, and Power Electronics II.


Research: The laboratory can serve the research in the area of power electronics.

8. Power System Simulator and Smart Grid Lab

Place: B4.7
Capacity: 16 students
Equipment: The lab equipped with various tools and instruments to implement power plant, transmission line and cables as well as receiving substation and distribution. The lab is computer-based interactive modules with SCADA viewer software.
  • Electrical power generation plant module (cyliderical rotor, swallent pole).
  • Transformers and transformer protection module.
  • Transmission lines and transmission lines protection module (serial & parallel).
  • Electric Power Distribution, Smart Grid and Energy Management Model.
  • SCADA System (Hardware and Software).
  • EUG 3 Pumped storage power plant.
  • EWG 1 Wind Power Plants.
  • EPH 2 Advanced Photovoltaic.
Topics and courses: The laboratory covers many courses such as Transmission & Distribution of Electrical Energy, Power System Analysis 1, Power System Analysis 2, Synchronous Machines, Protection and Switchgear in Electrical Power Systems and Advanced Control of Power.


Research: The laboratory can serve the research in the area of 8. Power System.

9. Students project Lab

Place: B2.1
Capacity: 16 students
Equipment: The lab equipped with various tools and measuring instruments used in the implementation of small course projects as well as graduation projects. The tools include . The measuring equipments include

Topics and courses: The laboratory serves in the implementation of Course Projects, Graduation Project I and Graduation Project II.