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Calian designs and builds custom metal and composite carbon fiber antennas suitable for a variety of applications including satellite communications, deep space and radio astronomy, and defence.

We'll work with you to create the antenna that suits your project requirements, from initial design through to long-term maintenance and support after installation.

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RF Systems

Calian designs and integrates complex RF systems for satellite communications, deep space communications and radio astronomy.

Solutions include antennas, baseband, control, tracking, measurement and telemetry systems for space communications from L-band to V-band.

Our scope starts with requirements definition and extends to long-term maintenance and support after installation.

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Decimator RF Spectrum Analyzer

Our Decimator spectrum analyzer remotely monitor RF signals anywhere in the world with a standard web browser and internet connection.

The Decimator is ideal for the measurement of RF communications and broadcast carriers in satellite, wired and terrestrial wireless networks.

The Decimator is available in three form factors, including multiport (4/8 port), PCIe Card and portable.

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Transporter Digitizer

The Calian Transporter Digitizer is your solution for seamless conversion of analog signals into digital packets for global satellite signal streaming. Signals can be easily transferred across any IP network, allowing for efficient and seamless communication.

With its cutting-edge FPGA processing and wide signal frequency range from 450 MHz to 4.0 GHz, the Transporter is perfect for digitizing multiple satellite carriers from any type of satellite.

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In-Orbit Test Systems

Calian Advanced Technologies in-orbit test (IOT) systems provide the full set of tools you need to effectively test satellite payloads immediately after launch and during routine operation of the satellite.

Calian offers a standard IOT solution, with the ability to customize the system for any unique satellite payload features.

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Software Defined Solutions

For more than 20 years, Calian has been providing satellite operators with innovative solutions to improve the operating efficiency of their global communications networks. Whether it be monitor and control systems to improve uptime, resource management systems to improve capacity, or gateway systems to provide the communications, Calian has the solutions you need for your ground segment.

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Operations Services

Calian has a long history of working with its customers to enable them to make the most of their investments in infrastructure and equipment on an ongoing basis. Whether you’re looking for a site, launching a satellite or launching a new service, we have solutions for you.

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Transmitters, Receivers and Modems

Our satellite communication products meet the diverse needs of the satellite communications markets. Our products have been deployed around the world in DTH satellite broadcast, satellite newsgathering applications and as general satcom solutions.

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Teleport Services

Calian has been a leader in the provision of sophisticated communication systems for the satellite industry for more than 50 years. Calian operates teleports in three regions, providing reliable satellite communications for a wide range of customers and services. Teleports are located in Hawaii, Guam and Saskatoon, providing satellite communication services across the world. Additionally, Calian has access to third-party sites across the Canadian Arctic to host customer equipment.

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Our success is rooted in our people.

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Peter Waskowic

Decimator D4 RF Spectrum and Signal Analyzer

Peter is the Vice-President responsible for satellite communication products at Calian. Peter has more than 25 years of experience with the company and his career has focused on the development of both hardware and software products, particularly in the satellite test, measurement and monitoring areas. Peter’s team is focused on delivering innovative, high-performance products to customers. He is a Professional Engineer and has an M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Darren Schlageter


Darren has over 25 years of experience in various positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, project, and management roles with Calian, Advanced Technologies (formerly Calian SED). He is responsible for identifying new opportunities, building customer relations and ensuring good project execution and meeting critical schedules. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Dan Baril


Dan Baril has more than 30 years of technical and management experience in the satellite industry. As the Senior Vice-President of Space at Calian, Advanced Technologies, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the Calian space market, leading the space ground solutions divisions in achieving their objectives in business development, execution excellence and customer satisfaction. Dan holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Rob Vance


Rob has over 25 years of experience in several RF communication markets, including roles in engineering, product management, project management, marketing and sales. He is responsible for business development, product management, marketing and sales of the Calian, Advanced Technologies Carbon Fibre Antenna product line. Rob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from California State University, Long Beach.

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Russ Palmer


Russ Palmer is the Vice-President of the Software Defined Solutions division, which is responsible for delivering innovative software systems for today’s satellite operators and service providers. Utilizing agile processes and flexible collaboration, Russ and his team work together with customers to design and deliver leading-edge software solutions that provide competitive advantages. Russ has a background in software development, and he has 25 years of experience in the satellite industry.

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Denis Sirois


Denis Sirois has worked for several organizations, in Canada, the US, and Europe over the last 30 years. His role is to develop Calian’s business in providing ground segment infrastructure in the commercial satellite sector, along with a particular focus on Deep Space, Earth Observation, and Scientific markets. He also provides management support for Calian’ LEO Satellite Operations team embedded at the Canadian Space Agency. Denis has a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

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