ERIC Number: ED076362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-25
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On the Training of Radio and Communications Engineers in the Decades of the Immediate Future.
A list of 11 statements relating to the change in training programs for radio and communications engineers is presented in this article, in preparation for future developments in the field. Semiconductors, decimeter and centimeter radio frequency ranges, and a statistical approach to communications systems are analyzed as the three important achievements of the 1950's - 1960's. New courses such as "Electronic and Quantum UHF Instruments" are discussed in connection with increases in training periods from 4 years and 10 months to 5 years and 10 months and basic concerns of the physics-mathematical aspect of education. Five important trends in 5-10 years are identified: the application of integrated circuits and films, adoption of electronic computers, development of quantum radio electronics, statistical treatment of reception and use of pattern recognition techniques, and equipment construction on the millimeter and sub-mullimeter wavelengths. The list is formulated on the basis of such trend analysis to meet the requirements that electronics of the 1970's and 1980's will impose. Further improvements are needed to make the present list feasible. (CC)
Descriptors: Communications, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Electronics, Engineering Education, Labor Force Development, Professional Training, Radio, Science Education
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD 750 965, HC-$3.00 MF-$0.95)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Systems Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Foreign Technology Div.