Cellular/mobile communications and wireless LAN; smart antenna/MIMO for wireless communications; applied computational electromagnetics; microwave antenna and receiver development; free space optical communication; ultrasonic communication; sensor networks for homeland security; ultrawideband communication
In addition to teaching, Dr. Dandekar is currently the Director of the Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory (DWSL). DWSL has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Army CERDEC, National Security Agency, Office of Naval Research, and private industry. He has published articles in several journals including IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IEE Electronics Letters. In 1992, he worked at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C.
From 1993 to 1997, he was at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C., where he developed virtual reality hardware and software systems in the Information Technology Division and the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence.