RMC’s Electronic Warfare, Antennas & Radar Research Group is made up of professors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering whose research interests relate to electronic warfare, radar and antenna technologies.

They conduct research both individually and collaboratively and offer comprehensive graduate and undergraduate courses on EWAR-related topics.

Radar is used as the primary sensor for surveillance on several military platforms, and is also used for target tracking and fire control. The EWAR group provides deep education on how radar systems work, how to design them, how to detect them, and how to jam enemy radar systems. They also design, study, build, and measure radar subsystems, including antennas and radiofrequency circuits, providing a comprehensive understanding of sensor capabilities on military platforms.

The EWAR group has a wide variety of technologies available in their laboratory, including an anechoic chamber, a range of different radar systems, and specialized software for computational electromagnetics and radiofrequency and microwave system design.

 

Unique Opportunities in Research

One of the special facilities available to the EWAR lab is the anechoic chamber. Used to test antennas, perform radar measurements, and conduct electromagnetic interference tests, an anechoic chamber provides an electromagnetic quiet space. This enables researchers to both get an accurate measurement of signals without interference, and to experiment with signal jammers without interfering with civilian systems.

The EWAR lab is also the federal government’s Taser testing facility, under a special agreement between DND and Public Safety Canada. Researchers measure the electrical performance of Tasers to ensure they are emitting consistent waveforms.

Faculty

Dr. Yahia Antar
BSc, MSc, PhD
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Electromagnetics
Professor and Investigator

Dr. Smain Amari
DES, MSc(Eng), PhD, PEng
Professor and Investigator

Dr. Joey Bray
BASc, MASc, PhD
Associate Professor and Investigator

Maj. Randy Hartmann
BEng, MASc
Associate Professor and Investigator