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Case Study: Electromagnetic Lenses for Millimeter-Wave Sensors


Industry Partner: eleven-x
eleven-x is a Canadian technology company developing complete IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that provide secure, real-time data analytics to enable fast and reliable decisions.


Challenge
Design electromagnetic lenses from inexpensive materials so that the sensors could achieve highly directive radiation patterns when needed for a more focused operational coverage, while at the same time, being easily integrated into the manufacturing process.


Humber Involvement
Humber’s Office of Research and Innovation secured a NSERC Engage Grant to fund the project and track expenses; electrical and engineering expertise from the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology; student research assistants; and a collaborative space at the Barrett CTI. Conducted research focused on identifying suitable lens geometries and simplifying the design process for eleven-x. Various lens prototypes were designed, fabricated and tested using different materials, sizes and geometries.


Impact
The findings and recommendations from this project will help eleven-x develop superior product(s) with accuracy, reliability and low power consumption. This will potentially give them a competitive edge in the marketplace. Student Research Assistants gained knowledge and hands-on skills while working on a real-world challenge.

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