Electrical Circuit Simulation "Solver" - Research & Develop of New Components - ON-119

Preferred Disciplines and Level: Electrical Engineering (Masters)
Company: NA
Project Length: 8-12 months (2 units)
Desired start date: May 1st, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
No. of Positions: 1 intern
Preferences: Ottawa University, Carleton University, Queen's University. Language: English          

About the Company: 

For over twenty years, the partner organization has been helping people develop and maintain their electrical troubleshooting skills for use in a variety of industries including the food & beverage, automotive, and other manufacturing sectors.

Project Description:

A Mathematical Assessment and Research & Develop of New Components in Electrical Simulation Analysis, Performance Assessment and Automated Testing.

To Enhance the existing library of electrical components in our linear programming circuit simulation solver. New components to include :

Single phase motors
Variable Frequency Drives
Industrial Control Sensors
Analog PLC modules

Additional work will include ongoing automated performance analysis and testing, component fault assessment.


Research Objectives:​

  • Identify the best way to represent and integrate new components into the existing circuit simulation solver
  • Create, implement, test, and verify the behaviour and performance of the new components in circuit simulations. Including fault scenarios
  • Develop automated testing procedures to validate the operation of the solver, behaviour of the components, and overall performance limitations


  • Analyze existing solver simulation code and existing components
  • Research and develop set of characteristics and behaviours for new components
  • Implement models of new components based on existing component implementations
  • Evaluate behaviour of new components in simulated environment to confirm accuracy
  • Execute automated tests to ensure continued proper operation and performance


Expertise and Skills Needed:

  • Electrical circuit analysis, simulation, and design
  • Electrical motor theory, analysis, simulation
  • Knowledge of Industrial Controls and Analog PLC modules

For more info or to apply to this applied research position, please

  1. Check your eligibility and find more information about open projects.

  2. Interested students need to get the approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage directly to Mel Chaar : mchaar(a)mitacs.ca