1st Tunisian Workshop on Embedded Systems Design



Dr Mohamed Sanad


This talk looks at the history of the development of the Antenna Engineering for Wireless Access Inc. The focus is on the invention of the first internal integrated antennas for PCMCIA cards in the world, where the antenna is fully embedded inside the card. The embedded antennas is also used for other hand held portable communication equipment, such as cordless phones.


Prof Mohamed Sanad is an Egyptian antenna scientist and professor in Cairo University faculty of engineering, in the computer engineering department at the Cairo University Faculty of Engineering teaching antenna design.  He made contributions to antenna theory, and holds sixteen patents in that area. The most recent is for "Design of single and multi-band PIFA" (Planar Inverted F-Antenna). He has also published thirty peer-reviewed papers or conference proceedings; the most recent are three papers at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), IEEE. He also worked with Nokia and Motorola on mobile phones.

IPA Prize Winning Project

A low-cost, lightweight, low wind-load, foldable/deployable, multi-broadband base station antenna has been developed using dual parabolic cylindrical reflectors with novel small size broadband resonant feeds invented by the applicant. The new base station antenna has the following 8 important advantages over the existing ones in wireless applications: (1) One base station can cover all wireless applications at different frequency bands including WiMax, digital TV, CDMA, GSM, etc. (2) The station is foldable/deployable and can thus be shipped and stored in a very compact form (3) It is very easy to assemble and disassemble (4) It has a low wind load (5) It is light (6) It can stand on the ground without mounting towers (7) It is low-cost and (8) It can generate beams of arbitrary angles in the horizontal and vertical planes.











Important Dates

- April 25, 2012

Paper Submission

- May
5, 2012 :
 Acceptance Notification

- May
10, 2012
  Final Submission

- May
    TWESD 2012