Microwave Imaging Facility

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
What the facility does

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

Area(s) 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
  • Defense and security industries
  • Education
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Utilities

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

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.