WCPL facilities provide coherent data generation and collection capabilities for a wide spectrum of multi-channel digital and analog radio frequency signals combined with analyses and signal syntheses tools needed for wireless connectivity, cellular telephony, and GPS/GNSS technologies. The WCPL also allows testing of various techniques for wireless localization and navigation, using multiple-antenna transmitters and receivers.

The Wireless Communications and Positioning Lab has conducted several projects related to wireless network connectivity for urban sensing, optimization of network resource allocation, multiuser cooperative diversity systems, array beamforming for wideband telemetry digital communications, array processing for interference/jammer suppression in GPS/GNSS receivers, orphan meter detection and localization, space-time coding for wireless communications, applications of smart antennas to rotorcrafts, and indoor wireless channel modeling and equalization.

Area of Expertise

  • Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Smart Antennas and Adaptive Beamforming
  • MIMO technology
  • Cooperative and Distributed Signal Processing
  • Direction Finding
  • Blind signal and array processing
  • Space-time processing
  • Channel estimation and characterization
  • Channel Equalization
  • Anti-jam GPS
  • Multi-path mitigation


  • wo Agilent ESG E4438C Vector Signal Generators
  • Agilent 89641 Vector Signal Analyzer
  • Agilent Infiniium 54855A Digital Oscilloscope
  • Agilent ENA 5071B Network Analyzer
  • Matlab/Simulink
  • EDX Microcell/Indoor Module
  • GPS multiple antenna data collection system

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.