About Us

Our Mission

1. To contribute to the theory and practice of wireless communications system design with particular emphasis on propagation and channel modelling, electromagnetic compatibility, and development of low-profile antennas.

2. To support Canadian industry, government, and academia by addressing research problems of direct and immediate interest to them, often under the aegis of collaborative research agreements.

3. To train, through both research and course work, highly qualified personnel (HQP) in wireless communications systems design who will meet the staffing needs of Canadian industry, government, and academia.

4. To serve both the university and the community through participation in committees, editorial boards, and related bodies.

Our Facilities

The Radio Science Laboratory maintains a 600-sq-ft Research Office (MCLD 442), a 900-sq-ft Electromagnetic Compatibility Lab (MCLD 132), a 1500-sq-ft Antennas and Propagation Lab (MCLD 500), and a 12,000-sq-ft rooftop test facility.

Our major facilities include a mobile test van, a Ka-band satellite receiving terminal, roof-top antenna towers, a roof-top antenna range, an ETS-Lindgren Series 71 screen room and an ETS-Lindgren Series 81 anechoic chamber.

Our well-equipped Antennas and Propagation Lab allows us to turn high performance spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzers, vector signal generators, vector signal analyzers and software defined radio platforms into a variety of narrowband, wideband, UWB and MIMO channel sounders. Our Spirent SR5500 channel emulator with custom upgrades allows us to verify the operation of our channel measurement equipment and assess the effect of fading channels on actual wireless communications equipment.

The AURORA Connected Vehicle/Smart Transportation Testbed is located in the south east portion of the campus and includes a network operations centre, a mobile base station, five intersections equipped with roadside units (RSUs), traffic cameras, software-defined radios,and a smart traffic signal controller, three transportable roadside units (RSUs), and two drive test vehicles.

We thank the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) , Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Transport Canada, Huawei Technologies Canada Ltd., for their generous infrastructure support.

Our People

Prof. David G. Michelson


Ibrahim Sanad, PhD student

Hamed Noori, PhD student

Muneeba Raja, Visiting PhD student


Anmol Bhardwaj, MASc student

Parham Zarei, MASc student

Simon Demers, Visiting MASc student

Aiden Hughes, MASc student (Fall 2018)

Visiting Professors

Prof. Hongmei Zhao, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, China

Prof. Jia-Hui Fu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Prof. Ali Tajvidy, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran


Quinn Ramsay (Engineering Physics)

A Place of Mind

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

UBC Radio Science Lab
442 - 2356 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.3544
Fax: 604.822.5949
E-mail: david.michelson@ubc.ca

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