The Radar Imaging Lab provides fully automated Doppler and scattered field measurements in fully controlled, semi-controlled, and uncontrolled indoor environments over a wide frequency range. It is equipped with a coherent pulse-Doppler ultrawideband imaging radar system and a powerful two-dimensional RF scanning system that allows large aperture, large bandwidth full-polarization imaging of stationary, rotating, and moving objects behind both exterior and interior grade walls. The Lab houses two linear positioners, each 6m long, that can emulate accelerating, vibrating, and constant velocity motion profiles. The Radar Imaging Lab also has resources to perform measurement of the electrical properties (dielectric constant and loss tangent) of materials using a network analyzer.

Area of Expertise

  • Through-the-Wall Imaging and Urban Sensing
  • High-Resolution Imaging Systems
  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Array signal processing
  • Indoor Source Localization
  • Compressive Radar Sensing
  • Over-the-Horizon Radar


  • Agilent ENA 5071B Vector Network Analyzers
  • Agilent ESG E4438C Vector Signal Generator
  • Agilent 33220A Arbitrary Waveform Generator
  • Agilent Infiniium 54855A Digital Oscilloscope
  • Damaskos Inc. Field Probe 2D Scanner, Model 7X7Y
  • UWB Pulse-Doppler Radar System with 8-element Vivaldi Array, 1.5-4.5GHz operational frequency range
  • BAE Systems H-1479 Wideband Horn Antennas
  • ETS-Lindgren 3164-04 Dual-Polarized Wideband Quad-Ridge Antennas
  • 20' Long Computer Controlled Linear Positioners by Exonics Systems
  • Variety of Reflectors (Dihedrals, Trihedrals, Spheres)
  • Antenna Mounts and Tripods
  • Agilent 85071E Materials Measurement Software
  • Dual-Processor Dell Workstations
  • Matlab/Simulink

Dr. Moeness Amin, Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering



Dr. Moeness Amin, Director

Dr. Amin’s 800 Publications Pass 20,000 Citations with H-Index of 72

Dr. Moeness Amin, director of Villanova University's Center for Advanced Communications, reached an important milestone in his three decades of research and scholarship. His published work, which includes more than 250 journal papers and 550 conference papers, all while at Villanova, has exceeded 20,000 citations with an H-index of 72.

Dr.. Robert Caverly

Professor Robert Caverly, PhD, Named Recipient of 2020 Outstanding Faculty Research Award

Dr. Robert Caverly, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Microwave and Electromagnetics Laboratory was recognized for his impressive scholarship and reputation in microwave control circuitry. The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates the highest standards of excellence in research, scholarship and contributions to their field.

Dr. Rosalind Wynne, Director, Laboratory for Lightwave Devices

CAC Researchers Awarded Grants through Manufacturing PA Initiative

Manufacturing PA awarded academic-industry research grants to Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Drs. Rosalind Wynne and Meltem Izzetoglu. Dr. Wynne is partnering with Avo Photonics on “Manufacturing Process, Assembly and System Yield Optimization for Microelectromechanical Systems Devices,” while Dr. Izzetoglu is developing a smart brain imager in collaboration with Infrascan, Inc.