|Organizer: IEEE Toronto Section, Electromagnetics and Radiation Joint|
|Title: Satcom & Wireless Antenna
Technology at |
Communications Research Centre
Research Manager, Advanced Antenna Technology
Communication Research Centre (CRC), Ottawa
The Advanced Antenna Technology Lab (RAATLAB) at the Communications Research Centre Canada (an agency of Industry Canada), in Ottawa has been carrying out research on novel antennas for the past twelve years. Research has focused on low profile antenna elements and array technology operating in frequency bands from 1 - 40 GHz for various terrestrial and mobile satellite communications applications. The main objective of the antennas research thrust is to develop state-of-the-art technologies at microwave and millimetre wave frequencies for use in proof-of-concept demonstration in personal, mobile and broadband communications applications and, subsequently, to transfer the know-how and technology to industry for exploitation. Over the years several technologies have been investigated including multi-layer microstrip antennas, dielectric resonator antennas, ferrite antennas, dielectric lens antennas, printed and low-profile phased arrays, reflectarrays, frequency-selective surfaces and holographic antennas. Some of the applications for these antennas include L-Band mobile satellite communications, Local Multi- point Communications systems (LMCS) at 5 GHz and 30 GHz, Personal Communications Systems (PCS) at 2 GHz, and portable advanced EHF Satcom applications (20/30 GHz).
The presentation will highlight the RAATLAB facilities, the present R&D activities and will review some of the recently developed antenna technologies.
Michel Cuhaci (BaSc'75 - MaSc'79) received the B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON., Canada. He joined the Communications Research Centre, Ottawa, ON., Canada, in 1977 as a microwave engineer whose activities involved the research and development of MIC and MMIC circuits. In 1987, he became the project leader for the Antennas and Component Integration group and since 1998 he has been the Research Manager for the Advanced Antenna Technology group at CRC. The research activities cover hardware and software developments such as, phased array antenna subsystems, planar radiating structures, dielectric resonator antennas, periodic and quasi-optical structures, EM analysis and antenna design software. He is a member of IEEE MTT and AP societies.
|Time and Location: |
March 27th, 2001, at 2:00 pm
Wallberg Building, Room WB119
University of Toronto,
184-200 College Street
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