The microwaves and electromagnetics laboratory
is set up to pursue research on microwaves and RF engineering as well as aid
teaching classes such as Antenna Design, Microwave Circuit Design, and Beam
Instrumentation. The facility includes an anechoic chamber that can be used to
perform antenna pattern measurements and EMC testing. Equipped with microwave
training kits, antenna measurement setup, and computers with computational
electromagnetics software tools, the laboratory helps students gain hands on
experience in design, simulation, fabrication and measurement of microwave
Recently, the functionality of the
laboratory has been expanded by the merge of the communications area and
special projects. Thus, unique systems which extend outside the microwave area
may be addressed.
Recently, a student group became
involved with a magnetic oscillator using saturated core reactors. The
laboratory has produced a variety of systems extending from model railroad
electronics to wireless communication antennas.