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Office Hours:

Tuedays 4-5 PM, Knowles Engineering Building 113B (tentative)

Contact:

Michael Zink

113B Knowles Engineering Builfding

Phone: 413-545-4465

Academic Honesty Policy:

All work submitted must be your own**in presentation**. How much
outside help is allowed depends on the course component.

University Academic Honesty Policy

ECE
597ST/697ST Systems Simulation |

Course Description:

Simulations are a substantial part to
Systems Engineering, which
represents the process of modeling a system or sub-system and
conducting
experiments based on this model. Results from such experiments will
provide
input to the design and building process of the actual system. In this
course,
we will study the fundamentals of different simulation approaches with
a focus
on how simulation can support the overall systems engineering process.

Major topics of the course are:

·
Random
Numbers

·
Random
Variable
Creation

·
Discrete
Event
Simulation

·
Statistical
Analysis
of
Simulation
Data

·
Data
Representation

·
Statistical
Validation
Techniques

Course Requirements and Grading:

- Homework (30%): There
will be three homework assignments during the semester. Together they
will count for 30% of the grade. Late homework will not be accepted!

- Midterm (20%): There
will be a midterm exam on Tuesday October 25th during class hours
(11:15 - 12:30) in ELAB 327.

- Final project (50%): Students will
be assigned simulation
projects. The goal is to simulate a subsystem of the CASA system (e.g.,
the
networking part). A team has to assure that their simulation can
interface to
other subsystem simulations when necessary. Each student will be
required
to
compose a final paper that describes their simulator and results from
simulations.

Prerequisites:

·
ECE
242

·
ECE
314

Book:

Sheldon M. Ross Simulation,
“Simulation”

Office Hours:

Tuedays 4-5 PM, Knowles Engineering Building 113B (tentative)

Contact:

Michael Zink

113B Knowles Engineering Builfding

Phone: 413-545-4465

Academic Honesty Policy:

All work submitted must be your own

- Exams are closed-book and no outside help is allowed.
**Any**cheating on an exam will result in an F for the course. - You
**may**discuss homework and final project with other students, in fact I encourage this as a learning experience. But again, the writeup must be your work. Copying is not allowed, and collaboration so close that it**looks like**copying is not allowed. (In general, if I get two identical homeworks we will accept neither of them (i.e., both get F's) and I will report this action to the Academic Honesty Board.) Please contact me in any case of uncertainty!

A good practice is to divide your work into an "ideas phase" where you collaborate and a "writeup phase" where you work alone -- enter the writeup phase with notes, but not written solutions. - If you make use of a printed or on-line source for the homework, other than specific course materials such as the textbook or web site, please mention it in your writeup. Of course copying a solution to a problem from the web is cheating, and this is easier for us to detect than you might think.

University Academic Honesty Policy