OUR FACILITIES



PropBot


Anechoic Chamber


Antenna/RCS Range

The Radio Science Laboratory maintains a 600-sq-ft Research Office (MCLD 442), a 1500-sq-ft Antennas and Propagation Lab (MCLD 500), a 12,000-sq-ft rooftop test facility, a 900-sq-ft Electromagnetic Compatibility Lab (MCLD 132) and a campus-wide connected vehicle/smart transportation testbed. We also have a mobile test van, an autonomous measurement robot (called PropBot), and a drive test vehicle (courtesy Transport Canada).

Antennas and Propagation Lab

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.

Rooftop Test Facility

Our rooftop test facility include a roof-top antenna/RCS range, a Ka-band satellite receiving terminal, and roof-top antenna towers. They allow a variety of tests to be conducted in a controlled environment.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Lab

Our EMC Lab includes an ETS-Lindgren Series 71 screen room, an ETS-Lindgren Series 81 anechoic chamber and a Keysight PXA Vector Signal Analyzer with various measurement probes and accessories.

AURORA Connected Vehicle/Smart Transportation Testbed

The AURORA Connected Vehicle/Smart Transportation Testbed is located across 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. It is currently undergoing a major upgrade with support from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

Acknowledgements

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

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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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