Reconfigurable Antenna Laboratory

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Precision antenna pattern measurements

Area(s) of Expertise

The Reconfigurable Antenna Laboratory is a complete facility for the design and characterization of a wide range of next-generation antenna architectures for multiple applications. Facilities include high-performance computing facilities and a state-of-the-art near-field antenna measurement system. The facility is optimized for characterizing reconfigurable antennas, which are capable of adapting their radiation characteristics to suit various applications.

Research Services

Near-field antenna measurements, computer-aided design (CAD) of antennas and electromagnetic systems.

Sectors of Application
  • Information and communication technologies and media

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Near-field antenna measurement lab

NSI planar near-field scanner

Planar near-field characterization of antennas

CAD facility

High performance computing workstations

High performance workstations running commercial electromagnetic CAD software and tools

  • BlackBerry Limited
  • Thales Canada Transportation Solutions
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • MacDonald/ Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)
  • IDS North America Limited
  • Siradel North America
  • RFind Systems Inc. (now part of Trapeze Group)
  • Nanoleaf
  • OMESH Networks Inc.
  • Acceleware Ltd.
  • Communications Research Centre Canada
  • European Space Agency
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Ultra Electronics