CIARS in The News

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

“Measured lab results using first generation modules have demonstrated the high performance of the modular scalable intelligent Transmit and Receive antenna arrays and validated our simulation models for larger 256 and 1024 panels. This new development project will validate our new generation MMICs modules as well as the deployment of larger scale array panels”, said Professor Ali Safavi-Naeini, Director of CIARS.

OTTAWA, August 4, 2020 – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI), the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of commercial grade, auto-acquire mobile satellite antenna systems, announced that it has been awarded a one million dollar non-refundable financial contribution from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) over the next 2 years for the continued development of its phased array antenna technology.

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Monday, May 6, 2019


“This new calibration technique will be integrated into our current active and fully modular phased-array technology. In addition, our research team is using this new technology as an integral part of its first fully passive phased array antenna made of 4X4 intelligent modules. It opens the way to lowcost high performance electronically steerable mobile antennas for both commercial and personal device applications, which are now under development in our Centre,” explained Professor Safieddin Safavi-Naeini

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OTTAWA – C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI), the world’s leading provider of commercial grade auto-acquire mobile satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has been granted US patent No.10,211,527 for its invention of a phased array antenna calibration method and apparatus.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

RFwaveTM Partner Program to Speed Time-to-Market for Wireless Connectivity, Radar and 5G

“We are pleased and excited to join the GF RFwaveTM partnership program and ecosystem. We believe our close collaboration with GF and the partners in this program on advanced silicon technologies can expedite the development of the new generation of intelligent millimeter wave radio and antenna solutions for the emerging millimeter-wave markets. Our unique facility and R&D capacity provides a wide range of capabilities in R&D, test, and characterization for millimeter wave market and we are excited to work with GF and its customers on current and future challenges in millimeter-wave technology and product development," said Professor Safieddin Safavi-Naeini, Director of CIARS (Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems) at the University of Waterlooe

 GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced partnership with Center for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS)...

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Innovation - C-COM Satellite Systems

“Today we are a step closer to achieving our objective of developing and manufacturing an affordable intelligent antenna system capable of supporting the latest constellation of satellites, which will play a significant role in delivering high speed broadband solutions to mobile satellite communication markets,” said Dr. Leslie Klein, the President and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Silence is golden inside UW lab

"This lab is almost like the space between stars. There's no interference. No noise," said Safieddin Safavi-Naeini, of UW's department of electrical and computer engineering. He is also the director of the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018


C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has successfully tested its 16×16 subarray phased array antenna using 4×4 Transmit and Receive building block modules. The panels were developed and tested at the Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS) at the University of Waterloo.

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