Microwave Imaging Facility

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
What the facility does

Microwave imaging applied to medical diagnostics, concealed weapon detection and nondestructive testing

Areas of expertise

Developing microwave data acquisition hardware and image-reconstruction software to perform imaging and detection.

Research services

Testing, prototyping of microwave imaging equipment.

Sectors of application
  • Defence and security industries
  • Education
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Utilities

Specialized lab



Microwave Imaging Facility

Precision planar and rotary scanners

Data acquisition over surfaces surrounding inspected object


Vector network analyzers and RF switches

Acquiring microwave signals in the frequency domain


Arbitrary waveform generator

Generation of radar waveforms for measurements in the time domain


High-speed oscilloscope

Direct time-domain measurements of radar signals


Computational cluster

High-speed electromagnetic modelling and signal processing


Suite of electromagnetic simulation software

Modelilng, algorithm testing and verification, antenna design.