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History

Experimentation is an important aspect of the engineering field, as such, the ECE laboratories have been an integral part of the Department of ECE ever since the introduction of the ECE course in the late 1960's. From the beginning till 1997 there was only one laboratory servicing the needs of both the EE and ECE departments.  In June 1997, the laboratory was split into separate laboratories, the ECE Laboratory and the EE Laboratory.  The separation was necessary due to the growing population of the ECE department and changes in the curriculum had resulted to differing needs of the respective departments of ECE and EE.

In 1996, the ECE laboratories were further expanded with the establishment of the DSP Laboratory funded through a donation from Texas Instruments Phils., Inc. A number of computer workstations and DSP development kits were provided to establish the capability of the ECE Department to venture into the then nascent field of Digital Signal Processing.  The help of other institutional partners, such as VLIR,  has resulted in the continuing modernization of the DSP Laboratory.

From 1966 till 1981, the laboratories have been under the direct supervision of the ECE Dept Head.  However, due to the growing population of the ECE department,  the position of Officer-In-Charge for ECE Laboratories was created in 1981. The following have served as OIC of the ECE Laboratory:

The primary customers of the ECE laboratories are the ECE Faculty members and students taking up ECE. The secondary clients consist of the various SLU offices which may require the assistance of the ECE Department in matters concerning electronics, communications, and computers in the areas of design, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and training.

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Procedures

I.  REGULAR LABORATORY CLASSES:

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED IN BORROWING/RETURNING LAB EQUIPMENT AND/OR MATERIALS:

  1. Student fills up an official ECE Lab borrower's slip.
  2. Instructor has to sign the borrower's slip.
  3. Student presents to the lab custodian the duly signed borrower's slip.
  4. All borrowed equipment and materials must be returned to the counter at least 15 minutes before the end of the laboratory class.  This is to enable the custodian to properly check all equipment and materials before the class dismissal.

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED IN BORROWING/RETURNING SOFTWARE INSTALLATION DISKS:
         
The DSP Laboratory makes use of a lot of software tools. The Department of ECE has collected and number of free and open source applications software, and actively promotes the use thereof. The students may borrow for their own installation the available free and open source software installer kits from the ECE Laboratory custodian/technician or from the DSP Laboratory Student Assistants.

  1. Student coordinates with the Laboratory Custodian/Technician for the availability of the software installers.
  2. Student fills up an official ECE Lab borrower's slip.
  3. The OIC of the ECE Laboratory will countersign the borrower's slip and indicate the due date for returning the installer disks.
  4. The student presents to the lab custodian/technician and/or student assistant the duly signed borrower's slip.
  5. All borrowed software installer disks must be returned on/or before the stated due date.  However, any  borrowed installer disks may be recalled anytime as the need of the ECE Department arises.

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II.  OVERTIME LABORATORY WORK:

An overtime laboratory work is permitted under the following circumstances:

  1. A student misses the regular lab class and is required to perform the experiments outside of the regular class hours.
  2. A student has to work on an official class required project.
  3. Instructor has to check projects outside of regular class hours.

Permission to borrow equipment/materials shall depend on the availability of such, furthermore equipment and materials may be recalled anytime as the need by the regularly scheduled classes arise.

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED IN BORROWING/RETURNING LAB EQUIPMENT AND/OR MATERIALS:

  1. Student must fill up an official ECE Lab borrower's slip.
  2. Instructor has to sign the borrower's slip.
  3. The OIC of the ECE Laboratory will indicate the time alloted for overtime as well as countersign the borrower's slip for final approval.
  4. Student presents to the lab custodian the duly signed borrower's slip.
  5. All borrowed equipment and materials must be returned to the counter at least 15 minutes before the end of the indicated overtime period.  This is to enable the custodian to properly check all equipment and materials.

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III.  FACULTY:

Faculty members may avail of the use of the various equipment and materials of the ECE laboratories to support their teaching and research activities.  Scheduling of the use of various equipment and materials must be coordinated with the OIC of the ECE Laboratory.  However, if conflict in scheduling arises, the needs of the regularly scheduled laboratory classes will prevail over the needs of the faculty researchers. Equipment and/or materials may be allowed to be brought out of the Laboratory premises only for official activities related to the functions of the ECE Department and will require a permit from the ECE Department Head.  All equipment and materials borrowed by and under the care of a faculty member may be recalled anytime as the need for such equipment and/or materials arises. Use of all laboratory equipment and/or materials must be covered by an official ECE lab borrower's slip duly signed by the OIC of the ECE Laboratory.

Faculty members are primarily responsible for setting-up the multimedia equipment, LCD panel, OHP,  and/or  computers for their classroom presentations.  Assistance may be provided by the student assistants and/or laboratory custodian/technicians.  Coordination with the ECE Laboratory must be made for the scheduling of the use of the multimedia equipment, LCD panel, OHP, and/or computers for classroom presentations.  Use of all audio visual equipment and/or materials must be covered by an official ECE lab borrower's slip duly signed by the OIC of the ECE Laboratory.

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V.  OTHER SLU ENTITIES:

The ECE Laboratory may cater to the needs of other SLU offices in relation to the field of expertise of the ECE Department.

A. Assistance in the installation, maintenance, & troubleshooting of electronics, communications,  and/or computer equipment.

STEPS:

  1. A written request signed by the Head of Office of the requesting party must be presented to the ECE Department Head for study and estimate of associated costs.
  2. The request will be forwarded to the Accounting Office for proper financial disposition of the costs associated with such requested work.
  3. Scheduling of the requested work shall be coordinated with the DH and the OIC-Laboratory of the ECE Department to determine the availability of personnel and/or equipment.
  4. A completion and acceptance report will be prepared by the ECE Dept and the requesting party, respectively.

B. Lending of electronics, communications,  and/or computer equipment.

STEPS:

  1. Equipment and/or materials may be borrowed by other SLU offices in relation to their official functions.  A written request signed by the Head of Office and duly endorsed by the Accounting Office for proper financial disposition of costs associated with such, must be submitted to the ECE DH for approval. Final permission may be granted by the ECE department depending on the availability of such requested items.
  2. Any equipment and/or materials may be recalled at anytime to satisfy the needs of the ECE Department.

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