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Research Facilities

ePOWER research is centred at Queen's University’s Communication Power Laboratory and the Energy and Power Electronics Applied Research Laboratory (ePEARL), modern facilities co-located on the first floor of Walter Light Hall and occupying a combined space of over 5,000 square feet.

Communication Power Laboratory

Established in 1999, the Communication Power Laboratory’s up-to-date facilities comprise a power electronics laboratory containing the latest network, spectrum and impedance analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, power supplies and electronic loads and a computing laboratory providing laptops for students and two Sun workstations at which the latest simulation and analysis tools are used. Current projects at the Communication Power Laboratory are supported by NSERC and industry partnerships through the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

Energy and Power Electronics Applied Research Laboratory (ePEARL)

ePEARL is a state-of-the-art facility established in 2002 with over $3 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT). Adjacent laboratory and office space on the first floor of Walter Light Hall has recently been renovated and equipped with computing and office equipment with the support of funding from the Ontario Research Fund for Research Excellence (ORF-RE).