Since June 2002 and for the next three years, the LRTCS-UQAT is carrying out its first major research program. This program addresses underground mining telecommunication systems engineering, as well as fundamental research such as transmitter/receiver structure optimization. It was shared out in three themes, namely: 1- wave propagation measurements and modelling in rough and narrow mine tunnels, 2- geolocation of mobile units, and 3- commercial system deployments. Researchers from four universities are working for these common goals. They are:

Sofiène Affès, professor, INRS-énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications;

Tayeb Dednini, professor, INRS-énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications;

Sonia Aissa, professor, INRS-énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications;

Gilles Y. Delisle, associate professor, Quebec University in Abitibi-Temiscamingue


Charles Despins, president, PROMPT-Québec;

Paul Fortier, research and development vice-dean, science and engineering faculty, Laval University;
Dominic Grenier, professor and LRTS director, Laval University;

René Le, professor, Quebec University in Abitibi-Temiscamingue;

Nahi Kandil, professor, Quebec University in Abitibi-Temiscamingue;

Hasnaâ Aniss, professor, LRCS/Quebec University in Abitibi-Temiscamingue

Pierre-Martin Tardif, associate professor, Quebec University in Abitibi-Temiscamingue;

Chahé Nerguizian, professor at Polytechnique.

Jean-Jacques Laurin, professor at Polytechnique

LRCS Partners

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