Protection and control of hybrid LCC-VSC multi-terminal HVDC transmission systems against DC faults

Two High Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission technologies, the mature Line Commutated Converter (LCC) and newer Voltage Source Converter (VSC) technologies have their own pros and cons. For a HVDC transmission system carrying power from a single generation center to multiple load centers, by using a multi-terminal LCC-VSC type hybrid HVDC configuration, advantages of both technologies can be exploited. There is also the possibility of tapping into existing point-to-point LCC transmission lines using this hybrid configuration to supply intermediate locations.

A container Approach for Isolation in a Multi-Tenant Internet of Things Platform

Internet of Things (IoT) is a topic that many enterprises including Ericsson are pursuing to find innovative ways of providing a better and futuristic service to the clients. The large amount of CapEx and OpEx related to IoT infrastructure deployment and operation and humongous amount of data generated by IoT devices on the edge and in the center demands creative ways of sharing the IoT infrastructure between clients and effective ways of transferring/handling the generated/processed data.

Real-time positioning and tracking of goods in long distance transportation trucks

Since the adoption of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed on January 1st 1994, the amount of truck freight moved between Canada, U.S. and Mexico has increased considerably. However, the transportation of goods has still have some gaps that need to be settled such as loss of merchandise and delay in delivery time. The reason of these gaps is due to the involvement of several participants in the transportation loop. The delivery of products from the manufacturers to the retailers is done through asset based carriers (55%) and owner operators (45%).

Improved Plastic to Oil Pyrolysis Process Technology with Advanced Plasma Technology

The field of plastic waste management is essential for sustainable society that utilizes plastic waste for energy production. Land filing and incineration of plastic waste has large environmental impacts due to GHG emissions. Thus, pyrolysis is considered a low environmental impact process with high value end products. RF thermal plasma technology will help reduce operating cost, cleaner thermal source, shorten reaction time and provide high quality hydrocarbon gasoline and diesel.

Image Enhancement for Color Deficient People

I have been recently graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of University of Ottawa. I did my PhD in Image Color Processing, and I found out the available position with Irystec Company is fit to my knowledge and experience. As a PhD candidate, I had the opportunity to gain extensive experience in Image Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning fields. Conducting research on the image processing subject as my
PhD thesis topic, elevate my knowledge in design, coding, and testing. My M.Sc.

Accelerating Phase Unwrapping

The project aims at enhancing performance and efficiency in InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) systems. Such systems are used to measure displacement or deformation of any object on earth. Both environmental and industrial studies can benefit from projects like this, as it will help them make decisions based on a more realistic view of current conditions. They will also have a better chance of accurate speculation of the consequences of their decisions.

Hand gesture recognition for car driver interactions

Klashwerks is an Ottawa-based engineering design and Technology Company founded in 2016 that focuses on the emerging connected car market. They are currently developing an intelligent driver companion for smart car. One desirable feature of this product is to offer the possibility to drivers to interact with the device by simply using their hands. Gestures constitute indeed one of the most powerful modality for humans to interact with computers.

Wireless Network Planning and Robust Optimization for Advanced Irrigation Systems

This project is designated to the development of information and communication systems for advanced irrigation systems. An optimal wireless network planning algorithm will be developed to select the optimal locations for relay station placement at a minimum cost. Due to the potential GPS measurement errors in the irrigation area, robust optimization technique will be applied for the optimal irrigation command calculation.

Wide Area Measurement Based Robust Damping Controllers for Power Systems with Embedded Power Electronic Devices

This research will investigate Wide Area Measurement based controllers for improving stability in systems with HVDC and FACTS devices embedded in AC networks. The approach will extend the candidate’s Ph.D. research which introduced a new method that is always able to guarantee improved damping of all modes in the face wide changes in the network. The approach will lead to controller designs which are robust against configuration or operating point changes, or communication loss.

An Enhanced Multifunctional Battery Energy Storage System for Energy Management and Power Quality Improvement

Canada is becoming an international leader in energy storage systems. Battery energy storage systems (BESS) are one of the key parts of the storage landscape and can serve a wide range of applications across the electricity supply chain. The focus of this research is on the application of BESS in mitigating power quality issues in industrial facilities.