Télébec research laboratory in subsurface communication (LRTCS)

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Val-d'Or, Québec
What the facility does

The telecommunications professor-researcher team aims to take a prominent position on the global research and education stage with respect to highly-qualified staff in the field of wireless telecommunications

Areas of expertise

The laboratory provides leadership in the fields of knowledge economy and innovation through activities and projects related to the key market niches of its regions. The availability of state-of-the-art equipment has made it possible to conduct communications research in confined environments, in areas with low user density, and to control processes, machines and robots wirelessly.

Research services

Production of RF printed circuits, RF measures, canal characterization, equipment imprint

Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Information and communication technologies and media



Anritsu Network Analyzer 37397

(VectorStar, up to 70 GHz)

A vector network analyser measures the module and phase of dispersion parameters (S) contrary to a scalar network analyzer (module only). It characterizes components being tested (antennas, couplers, filters). It also identifies the S-parameters of active or passive dipoles or quadripoles.

Agilent Spectrum Analyzer E4446A (75 GHz)


The spectrum analyzer scans the narrow band spectrum and provides a dynamic display of the power spectral density according to the frequency.

Anritsu Universal Test Fixture 3680 (60 GHz)


Anritsu’s 3680-series test fixture measures two types of transmission lines: microstrip and Coplanar (CPW). The device’s jaw is the only change that is required.

Bungard mini laboratory for prototyping (chemical process by vertical spray)

This mini laboratory includes: squaring sheers; a computer numerical control (CNC) machining machine for drilling, routing and milling printed circuit boards; a light table; a UV exposure unit; a coating system; a vertical spray development machine; a vertical spray etching centre; a dry film laminator; a laser photo tracker; a wastewater treatment system.


Summit Measurement Platform 11000B-S (70 GHz)


This device uses all of the measuring instrument capacities on 200-mm wafers: RF/microwave, characterization, reliability, e-test, modeling, etc.

  • Télébec - a division of Bell Alliant
  • Fondation de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FUQAT)
  • Iamgold Doyon Mine
  • XStrata inc.



Third memorandum of understanding between LRTCS and Télébec: Close to $8 M since the laboratory’s creation


LRCS: Télébec renews its support by signing a fourth memorandum of understanding


Close to $180,000 for a UQAT researcher


Canada Economic Development and CRSNG
$1.1 million in funding for LRTCS


Campus – Canal/savoir.tv for the filming about LRTCS-UQAT at CanmetMINES