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The Need To Introduce Advanced Courses In Electrical Engineering Curriculua For Efficient Global Communication A Study On Compact Microstrip Antenna

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Global Engineering in an Interconnected World

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9.1277.1 - 9.1277.8



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Sara Farida

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Session #3160

Incorporating Design of Compact Microstrip Antenna in the wireless Curricula for Global Applications

R. M. Vani, and P.V. Hunagund, PhD,*Sara F. Farida, Ph.D, *Nick M. Safai, Ph.D.

Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India/ *Salt Lake Community College, UT, 84130 E-Mail:


Wireless communication systems have become of great importance with globalization trend that the world has experienced in recent years. It has become a significant part of the telecom and wireless industry.

The future curriculum for Electrical Engineering in institutes of higher education across the globe should consider including a course in wireless communication. This would be so the graduates are able to cope with these changing industrial needs. It has been estimated that over 300,000 additional workers with wireless knowledge will be needed by 2005. Technology experts are addressing“ infocom” in place of IT and telecommunications. Infocom is the convergence of Media (Internet, TV radio, printing, publishing etc.), Telecommunications (wireless, data, paging etc.), and Computers (hardware, software, networking, etc.).

This rapid growth in wire less technology has created an acute shortage of RF engineers during the past decade. To develop manpower to cater to the needs of industry a number of colleges and universities have introduced a new course in the field of microwave antenna theory and techniques and communication systems [1, 2].

This paper presents the results of a study on Microstrip antenna, and discusses the advantages of incorporating this topic in the undergraduate wireless curricula.


Wireless communication is one of the most rapidly growing fields in the telecommunication industry. Cellular industry is probably the world’s fastest growing major industry, with cellular technology playing a pivotal role in how people communicate around the world. In recent years, rapid expansion of the

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Farida, S., & Safai, N. (2004, June), The Need To Introduce Advanced Courses In Electrical Engineering Curriculua For Efficient Global Communication A Study On Compact Microstrip Antenna Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13057

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