The University of Oklahoma and Nanowave Technologies Inc. have entered into a research agreement that builds on an existing relationship with the Advanced Radar Research Center, located within the state-of-the-art Radar Innovations Laboratory on the University Research Campus. The Canadian radio frequency electronics firm will establish a research group near the radar laboratory to continue its collaboration on the development of next generation electromagnetic sensors.
"The University of Oklahoma is extremely excited about its relationship with Nanowave. We see it as a very long-term engagement containing many avenues of collaboration and opportunities for our students and faculty, including environmental sensing but also other applications, such as defense," said Kelvin Droegemeier, OU Norman campus vice president for research.
Nanowave, a Toronto-based company, builds extremely high-reliability radio frequency subsystems for a large percentage of the airborne weather radar and satellite communications markets. Nanowave is the fifth weather-related company to locate on the University Research Campus.
Justin Miller, Nanowave president explains, "As a subsystem design and manufacturing company, Nanowave believes a deep understanding of interactions between all the technical variables that affect the performance of the top level system is critical to providing optimized hardware solutions to our customers. The combination of our physical presence on the OU campus and the long-term research and development collaboration with the Advanced Radar Research Center uniquely satisfies this requirement."
"The collaboration with Nanowave will be great for OU's radar program," said Robert Palmer, executive director of the Advanced Radar Research Center. "I am truly proud to be working side-by-side with their engineers," Palmer said.