Cafe X

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Danielle Zyngier

Dr. Tim J. Nohara
President & CEO, Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc.

A Paradigm Shift in Radar Surveillance to Affordably Secure The Homeland

Thursday, January 29, 2015
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

McMaster University, ETB room 535

Café X will be open for business for one hour, starting with a presentation, followed by questions and answers. Refreshments will be available at the start and conclusion of the event.

Free admission, however seating is limited. Registration required.


When your theatre is the homeland which is vast in extent, where threats can occur anywhere and anytime, and the battlefield is immersed with thousands of civilians instead of just friend or foe, aerospace and defence surveillance solution providers must rethink how they design and deliver situational awareness solutions in order to profitably help safety and security personnel keep us safe.

About Tim J. Nohara, P.Eng, M.Eng, Ph.D

Dr. Nohara is an internationally-recognized radar expert, a professional engineer and the founder of Accipiter Radar Technologies Inc. 

After completing an undergraduate degree at McMaster University in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1985, followed by a Masters and Ph.D in radar under Professor Simon Haykin in 1987 and 1991, he spent his earlier career at Raytheon advancing space-based, airborne, ground-based and naval radar systems.  

He left Raytheon on 1994 and assembled a world-class team of radar professionals to pioneer affordable, high-performance radar intelligence networks that operate unattended and provide real-time and historical target behaviour information, serving as force multipliers for security and safety personnel.  A focussed R&D effort for over a decade added connectivity, target data persistence and an application infrastructure to lacking defense solutions.  Tim led the transition to a product and services company in 2005 and has been building the company and its markets ever since. 

Tim is the author of numerous technical publications and patents.

For event information, please contact Terry Milson,, 905-525-9140, ext. 27391.