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C-COM, NSERC to Invest $6.1 Million for R&D of Intelligent Mobile Antenna

By | January 11, 2017
      4x4 antenna module. Photo: C-COM

      4×4 antenna module. Photo: C-COM

      [Via Satellite 01-11-2017] C-COM Satellite Systems, a provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, is co-funding an Industrial Research Chair in intelligent antenna and radio systems for the next generation of millimeter wave mobile communications at the University of Waterloo in Canada.

      The five-year project, co-funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and C-COM, goes to the Industrial Research Chair held by professor Safieddin Safavi-Naeini, who leads a team of researchers at the University of Waterloo, faculty of engineering in the department of electrical and computer engineering. The primary goal of the research will be the development of a new, modular, low-cost, intelligent antenna for next generation of mobile satellite communications. C-COM will provide total cash funding of $3,055,000 payable in installments until the end of 2020, which will be matched by NSERC.

      C-COM will also provide $751,000 of in-kind support to the project. Under the terms of the agreement relating to the project, C-COM will own the intellectual property resulting from the research conducted.