Faciliteiten

Besides or as part of the laboratories, RMA is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in order to support its research activities.

Computing cluster

A High-Performance Computing cluster with 904 cores, the associated scheduler and licensed software for various applications (Matlab, Mathematica, Labview, Julia, Tecplot, Ansys suite, Siemens StarCCM+, 3DS Simulia PowerFlow suite, Autodesk Inventor, FEKO, …) and in-house codes (PropNOISEBB, ShipSTAB, …) is available to conduct the necessary simulations.

Deep learning computing infrastructure

In order to support the research activities in the domain of artificial intelligence for robotic agents, a dedicated deep learning computing infrastructure is available.

Semi-anechoic chamber

The department is operating a medium size semi-anechoic chamber (15 m2) mainly devoted to EMC and EMI testing in compliance with civilian and military standards (EN 61000, MIL-STD-461D and SDIP-27). The chamber is equipped with a rotating table and remote operation is possible.

Reverberation chamber

A small (10m2) Faraday cage that can also be used as a mode-stirred reverberation chamber to perform immunity (EMI) testing.

Experimental radar range

The experimental radar range consists in a VNA-based radar able to operate in the frequency range between 1 and 26 GHz. It can be configured either to measure RCS of small objects placed on a rotating table. The objects can be up to approximately 1m3. It can also be configured in SAR mode, the antennas being placed on a rail with a length of 3 m.

Bistatic radar receiving platform

The bistatic radar receiving platform consists in a dedicated 8 channels 16 bits 512 MS/s acquisition system connected to an array antenna and the associated down-conversion RF electronics currently configured to receive signals in C-band (5 GHz).

Laser tunnel

With a length of 15 m and a width of 4 m, the laser tunnel offers a controlled and safe environment for testing laser performance, as a stand-alone system, or in combination with optronics sensors. The tunnel is equipped with a fixed and a mobile optical table, a series of lasers, and detection and beam analysis equipment.