Radar and Communications Laboratory

The Radar and Communications Laboratory (RCL) will develop technologies for the exploitation of electromagnetic signals and provide an in-situ test-bed for sensing instrumentation. The key capabilities provided by the RCL include the ability to:

  • Thoroughly characterize RF and microwave systems to high frequencies used by radars and spacecraft
  • Manipulate signals in real-time with FPGAs, supported by high-speed analog to digital converters
  • Interact with real signals in space with an unobstructed view of the local sky


  • Real-time signal processing based on four FPGA processors supported by high-speed ADCs (8x at 5 GS/s or 16x at 2.5 GS/s), on a 10 Gbps network
  • Signal monitoring testbed including Garmin GDL-88 ADS-B receiver and GPS-disciplined timing with a Meinberg M/400 timebase
  • Fully-capable 20 GHz RF laboratory including: 4-port 20 GHz Network Analyzer; 26.5 GHz RF Spectrum Analyzer; 20 GHz RF signal generator; supporting RF signal generators, power supplies, function generators, etc.; Infiniuum-S 2.5 GHz Oscilloscope
  • This lab provides direct access to rooftop facilities for antenna and ground station mounting

Lab Information

Location: MP 225

Lab Director: Dr. William C. Barott

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.