GCS (Ground Control Station) Ergonomic Research

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are known to have the ability to acquire large amounts of data from on-board devices such as sensors and cameras during flight. Majority of the data is typically stored on-board during a flight mission while a small amount of important data is transmitted to the Ground Control Station (GCS) over available communication links. The main role of the GCS is to control and monitor the UAV in flight, streaming a live video from the UAV cameras, and uploading new mission commands and setting parameters.

Development of Morphing Skin

Parallel mechanisms/robots have been developed for numerous applications. At Ryerson University, it has been implemented in morphing wing mechanism design. However, an ideal morphing skin is required to create a functional morphing wing. In addition to morphing wings, other applications may require parallel robots to be covered due to environment requirements, for example, medical, industrial, and nuclear robots. These coverings can be classified as flexible and rigid. Flexible covers are stretchable materials.

A Novel Approach to the Design of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Humanitarian Initiatives

Development of an engineering model using data from a piloted aircraft to facilitate the creation of a flight controller for the aircraft, allowing automated flight.

Lower Cost Forging Control

Turbine discs are critical rotating parts of aircraft turbofan jet engines and are manufactured as separate units. In order for production acceptance of the forging technique used to manufacture turbine discs, a large amount of testing is conducted. This testing completed on raw materials and finished products includes a series of tensile and Low Cycle Fatigue (LCF) specimen testing. Based on the test data, this proposed research aims to determine a relationship between tensile properties and LCF life.

Modified GLARE using GRIP Metal™ Technology

Nucap developed a new bonding technology (GRIP Metal™) that has been primarily used to connect backing plates with braking pads used in automotive disk braking systems. Nucap wishes to explore the technology towards different applications. In this proposal, fibre metal laminates used in the aerospace industry, in particular, GLARE (glass laminate aluminum reinforced epoxy) will be investigated experimentally (tensile, shearing, and impact tests) and compared against modified GLARE with GRIP Metal™ technology.

DFT calculation of H abstraction reactions of phenyl-?-naphtylamine with alkyperoxy radicals

Lubricating oil degradation is a ubiquitous problem in industrial machinery. In general, this process includes the thermal breakdown, oxidation, and polymerization of the oil molecules as they turn into undesirable by-products while the lubricant ages. Primary antioxidants, also known as radical scavengers, are regularly added to the lubricant to remove the initial peroxy and alkyl radicals. As a large number of industrial applications rely on the use of such additives, it is therefore very important to have solid knowledge of the efficiency of each type of antioxidant molecule.

Characterization of braided composite aircraft structural components

With the increasing usage of composite in civil aviation, the industry is looking for affordable manufacturing techniques to produce high quality structural components. To achieve this goal, one approach is to use automatized textile techniques to quickly assemble fibre architectures tailored to the application. In this project, braiding is used to construct fuselage frame fibre preforms with variable geometry. The student will participate in the production of the braids using a 144 carrier braiding machine and a robotized gantry system at the Saint-Hyacinthe (Qc) laboratory.

Methods and Practices for Designing EOSID (Engine OutStandard Instrument Departure) in Terrain Airport

In China, there are several airports located in high altitude, mountainous and highly populated cities with many high-rise buildings and man-made obstacles nearby. In order to comply with flight safety regulations, civil aircraft must takeoff and climb-out under the requirements of relevant certification regulations (FAR25, CS25, CCAR25, etc.) and operation regulations (FAR121, JAA-OPS, CCAR121, etc.).

Designing an Autonomous Manipulator Controller for Zero-G Repair Tasks Year Two

Currently, when man-made objects in orbit around the Earth need to be disassembled or repaired, a humancontrolled robotic manipulator is used. The object in question is often not designed to be modified in this manner, and only 1 in 4 human operators at MDA (the partner organization) are able to successfully complete these notoriously challenging tasks. The goal of the proposed project is to design a computer program to learn from the successful human operators with the end result being a novel artificial intelligence that can perform these repairs autonomously, i.e.

Experimental and Numerical Investigations of a Rice Husk Pyrolysis Reactor

A rice husk pyrolysis reactor producing syngas and char was developed by GreenGenTech Energy Inc. (Ottawa, ON) and is currently being built and commercialized in China by a partner company called Ruizhantai. The reactor is fully functional and some sites have been running continuously for two years, although requiring skillful operation during start-up or when agglomeration of husk occurs. Aiming at optimized and more automatically controlled operations, GreenGenTech Energy Inc.