Spectroscopic optical coherence tomography for ageing assessmentof high voltage transformer insulation

We will develop an algorithm that uses subsurface images obtained by spectroscopic optical coherence omography (OCT), to estimate the remaining lifetime of high voltage transformer insulation paper. To allow uture almost instantaneous in-field estimation during transformer maintenance outages, this algorithm when sed with, e.g., a fiber-based spectroscopic OCT, should produce results in less than 5 seconds. Using existing ptical hardware, we will build a benchtop spectroscopic OCT setup to image both synthetically and in-field ged transformer insulation paper samples.

Probabilistic Evaluation of Transient Stability of Power Systems Containing Renewable Energy Sources

By incorporation of distributed power generation to passive distribution networks, these networks will change to active networks and the studies related to active networks should be considered for them. Disconnection of these networks from the upstream power system may let them operate in islanded mode (a micro-grid). One of the studies that should be considered is the transient stability. Due to the random parameters of micro-grids and active distribution networks, the most realistic method for transient stability analysis is the stochastic one.

Parallel Electromagnetic Transients Simulation UsingExtended-Frequency Dynamic Phasors

This internship aims to develop a new computer method for simulation of large electric power systems. Simulation of these systems is challenging due to their complexity and size, which translates into massive computational loads. The new simulation method will be faster by using parallel computing, will be more customizable than existing methods, and will assist power system designers and operators to gain deeper insight into the operation of the power grid.

Rich Recommendations

Item-to-item and user-to-item recommendations are prevalent on most ecommerce websites and digital content related mobile applications. At Kobo, we strive to constantly improve our recommendation system, which is based on co-purchase patterns on Kobo’s website or through Kobo eReaders and mobile apps.

Leveraging Historical Development Data to Prioritize Software Testing Efforts

Ericsson Ottawa develops cellular base stations that are components of cellular networks marketed by Ericsson. The base stations serve as the interfaces between mobile devices (cell phones) to wired networks and the internet. These network products require high reliability and availability, which results in the need to perform extensive testing on expensive hardware, replicating complex customer network environments. Some tests are expensive, needing to be run for days, while others take seconds.

High Voltage Indicators and Warning Systems

Fatal personnel injury due to accidental contact with high voltage lines and equipment happens from time to time despite of substantial efforts put in place by industry to minimize the risk. The objective of the project is to identify effective concepts, techniques and solutions to reduce the risk of inadvertent contact with high voltage equipment for both Hydro workers and the general public. We will identify the most common scenarios of potential fatal encroachment based on the data obtained from BC Hydro.

Monitoring and Control System Design for Catalyst Manufac!uring Unit

As one of the novel element of a new technology for enhanced recovery and upgrading directly in the reservoir of bitumen and heavy oils, the unit for the online and on-field manufacturing and delivery of nanocatalysts into the reservoir will be constructed during 2015. The specialized and uniquely designed compact device, currently referred to as CATSKID, is currently in the patenting process.

Development of a precise and robust INS/GPS navigation system using low cost MEMS sensors dedicated to autonomous multirotor applications

ARA Robotique is a company specialized in the development of a state-of-art flight controller for light multirotor UAV. One of the critical subsystems of a flight controller is its navigation system which measures the position and the orientation of the vehicle which is then used to ensure the flight stability and to operate the UAV. To complete its flight controller design, ARA Robotique is interested in developing a robust and accurate Inertial Navigation System (INS) based on low cost Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology.

Static Voltage-Dependent Models and Conservation Voltage Reduction Factor for Load Reactive Power Component

In this project, mathematical models for estimating the behavior of electric appliances are derived using field measurements. These models are then used to estimate the amount of energy savings that can be achieved on each area, depending on the types of customers connected to each particular electric circuit. The outcomes of this project can be used in identifying the best locations in terms of achievable savings for implementing the energy conservation techniques within the BC Hydro system. Saving energy can benefit the environment and contribute in addressing the global warming issue.

A Framework for Scheduling and Mapping of Image Signal Processing Pipeline on Heterogeneous Architectures Applied to Video Enhancement Algorithms

Video contents and applications become integrated in everyday life and demands for high-quality videos, such as 4K, are increasing. Even modern optical equipment introduces inevitable noises that may heavily mask video content. Environment conditions such as low light, results in more video quality degradation. Therefore, a video-enhancement technique is required to reconstruct the original non-noisy video, but such algorithms require extensive processing resources to reach a reasonable (real-time) performance and power consumption.