University of Waterloo Opens Next Generation Wireless Communications Facility

The University of Waterloo recently opened the $15 million Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS). CIARS features a unique multi-configuration electromagnetic radiation lab including an anechoic chamber and terahertz measurement facilities.

The centre will benefit both academic and industry researchers who specialize from everything from next-generation wireless communications to mobile health, car radar, satellite communication, futuristic nano-sensors and smart devices. The centre features four interconnected indoor laboratories, one outdoor lab and a highly advanced computational facility and offers researchers access to new technologies that may lead to life-changing results in bio-technology, genetics, pharmaceutics and targeted drug delivery.

Read more about the capabilities of the CIARS.