Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory

The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory includes Profs. Kubina, Paknys and Trueman as its members. The EMC Lab has three primary goals: education, research, and service to the outside community. The EMC Lab is particularly dedicated to applied research of relevance to Canada's high-technology industries.
The EMC Lab pursues excellence in research and education in electromagnetics, including computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic compatibility, electromagnetic measurements, and the associated software systems. The EMC Lab takes a leading role in curriculum development in electromagnetics, EMC, and modern antennas in both the undergraduate and the graduate programme. It provides the best possible environment for the pursuit of research by faculty members, research associates, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate research assistants.
The EMC Lab undertakes research on projects of relevance to industry and government. The lab provides undergraduate "research assistants" with expert training and with an exposure to research in a professional engineering environment in preparation for careers in industry. The EMC Lab provides graduate students with opportunities for research of industrial relevance in pursuit of advanced degrees. The EMC Lab is dedicated to the development of collaborative research and educational programmes with local universities, industry and with national and international laboratories.
The EMC Lab carries out basic research in computational electromagnetics, including code validation against measurements for moment-methods, for the finite-difference time-domain method, and for the uniform theory of diffraction. Measurements are done in collaboration with the David Florida Laboratory of the Canadian Space Agency, and with the Communications Research Center of Industry Canada . The EMC Lab carries out applied research in aircraft antenna performance; antenna-to-antenna coupling on aircraft; EMC test planning for aircraft; radar cross-section of canonical targets, of aircraft and of ships at HF and VHF frequencies; cellular phone technology; and in EMC problems involving commercial broadcast antennas and steel-tower power lines. The EMC Lab has developed extensive computer graphics for computational electromagnetics.
The EMC Lab continues its dedication to research in collaboration with industry. Current projects include cellular telephone antenna design and evaluation, including near fields and coupling into the human head and hand; code validation for complex dielectric objects solved with the finite-difference time-domain method; antenna performance evaluation and EMC testing on a search and rescue aircraft being developed by a local industry; the control of scattering from closely-spaced parallel power lines passing very near a radio station, and the fields inside a building such as a hospital due to the operation of a cellular telephone handset.

Department of ECE

People of ECE

Faculty of ECE

Christopher W. Trueman

Last Modified on Monday, 27-Sept-99 16:25:47 EST