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OU hosts ground breaking for radar lab
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OU hosts ground breaking for radar lab

The University of Oklahoma announced that it will break ground for a one-of-a-kind facility this week.

The ground-breaking ceremony will be held for the Radar Innovations Lab on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. on OU's Research Campus.

“The new Radar Innovations Lab will keep OU on the leading edge of the development of radar technology and its interdisciplinary applications,” said OU President David L. Boren.

The 35,000-square-foot facility will help develop the next-generation radar, microwave electronics and related technologies.

Officials say students will have access to state-of-the-art test equipment, high-bay garage for mobile radar trucks, prototype fabrication facilities, a machine shop, two precision echoless chambers and an experimental observation deck.

The Radar Innovations Lab is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013. It will be the eighth research facility to be built on the OU Research Campus in less than a decade.

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