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electrical engineering educator

Rajendra Kumar, Indian electrical engineering educator. Recipient Best Paper award International Telemetering Conference, Las Vegas, 1986, 10 New Technology awards National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 1987-1991.


Kumar, Rajendra was born on August 22, 1948 in Amroha, India. Son of Satya Pal Agarwal and Kailash Vati Agarwal. came to the United States, 1980.


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Science, Meerut College, 1964; Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute Technology, Kanpur, 1969; Master of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute Technology, Kanpur, 1977; Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University New Castle, NSW, Australia, 1981.


Member technical staff Electronis and Radar Development, Bangalore, India, 1969-1972. Research engineer Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1972-1977. Assistant professor California State University, Fullerton, 1981-1983, Brown University, Providence, 1980-1981.

Professor California State University, Long Beach, since 1983, department chairman, since 2005. Consultant Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, 1984-1991, Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, since 1995.


  • Achievements include patents for efficient detections and signal parameter estimation with applications to hihg dynamic Global Positioning System receivers. Patents for multiusage estimation of received carrier signal parameters under very high dynamic conditions of the receiver. Patents for fast frequency acquisition via adaptive least squares algorithms.

    Patents for Kalman filter ionospheric delay estimator. Patents for method and apparatus for reducing multipath signal error using deconvolution. Patents for adaptive smoothing system for fading communication channels.

    Patents for others.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles.


Member of American Association of University Professors, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Education Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), Institute of Navigation, California Faculty Association, Institute Navigation, Auto Club Southern California (Cerritos), Tau Beta Pi (eminent member), Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, walking, hiking, reading.


Married Pushpa Agarwal, February 16, 1971. Children: Anshu, Shipra.

Satya Pal Agarwal

Kailash Vati Agarwal

Pushpa Agarwal

Shipra Kumar

Anshu Kumar