"Software Acceleration of Video Noise Filtering and its Integration into Real-Time Video Applications

The project is about removing noise from video signals (for example, those taken by a mobile phones or professional cinema camera). Our current software first detects the type and power of the noise and based on that remove the noise from video. This proposal has three objectives. The first is to handle a specific type of noise called structured noise, not handled yet in our denoising software developed in previous MITACS projects.

Ruggedized OLED Displays

While OLED displays are now a relatively-mature technology, they have been almost exclusively targeting consumer electronics. As such, the ultimate goal of this ambitious collaboration will be to: Evaluate the technology and supply chain readiness of actual OLED and other emerging display technologies. Assess their potential for cockpit (critical) and cabin (passenger-level) aeronautics and train applications.

An Advanced Translucent Housing with Electronic Feedback System for Pump Technology

Toyo Pumps is planning to develop a new generation of pumps with a viewing window in order to evaluate the maintenance timing. However, there are several challenges posed by application of allocating the viewing window that the company product developers must overcome. The University of British Columbia (UBC) has the expertise, equipment, 2D and 3D braiding facilities on composite structures and electronics. By combining the strength of Toyo Pumps and UBC, it is believed that this research project will reduce the design cycle time and improve the level of innovation.

Développement de protocoles et infrastructures d’essais pour l’évaluation de systèmes embarqués dans les véhicules intelligents/autonomes sous de multiples conditions

Le développement rapide des technologies de l’information et des capteurs au cours des dernières années a eu un essor de plus en plus important dans le secteur automobile afin de rendre la conduite plus sécuritaire. Les systèmes de sécurité active en milieu automobile visent à éviter les collisions plutôt que de mitiger leur impact sur les passagers. Or la sécurité routière est directement fonction de la performance des systèmes intelligents embarqués et des capteurs en termes de fiabilité et de robustesse. Ils sont de plus en plus omniprésents, nombreux et complexes.

An investigation on software quality measurement

The TEC Company has a complete list of vendors and software products. On the other side, the software buyers have their own functional and technical requirements. The TEC’s product list empowers the software buyers to employ the TEC’s software selection methodology in order to find the product which is properly matched with their requirements. The TEC’s methodology considers several functional attributes for each software product. However considering the Quality properties from software engineering point of view will make the outcome of TEC’s methodology more reliable.

Remote Wireless Charging and Energy Harvesting

The main objective of this project is to offer efficient and commercially viable solutions for wireless power transfer to portable devices such as Recon’s wearable units. The first phase of the research is dedicated to determine pros and cons of various such techniques and the maximum power and distance for wireless power delivery to such systems. The transferred power can be used as a top-up power to extend the battery life of the products.

Device classification for telecommunication industry

As information technology (IT) and telecommunication systems continue to grow in size and complexity, the types and the number of telecommunication and networking devices required to support provider’s services have surged. Identifying these devices in a network is a challenging task, since they usually lack proper or accurate documentation describing their operating characteristics.

Maximizing Efficiencies - Identification of Optimization Based Best Practices for Commercial 3d-printing

The research project seeks to understand, model and analyze the potential efficiency impact of additive manufacturing (AM or 3D-printing) on select manufacturing processes. The research will involve identifying, testing and measuring optimization opportunities in current manufacturing processes by combining current best practices and technologies across various AM technology and services, operational research methods and standard data mining techniques.

Compact dc Transmission

The project will investigate a novel HVdc transmission arrangement referred to as a “symmetrical monopole”. This configuration has the ability to continue operation even when one of the transmission line conductors is faulted. This property allows for the use of new compact dc transmission lines which occupy only a fraction of the right-of-way of other transmission options, thereby minimizing the negative impact on the environment. The research will investigate the appropriate control and protection aspects of such a transmission scheme.

Non-Contact condition monitoring system for outdoor ceramic insulators based on their radio frequency signatures

The research centers around the feasibility study of a method to detect faulty outdoor insulators and to classify the type of defects within the insulator. Every different type of defect results in a specific electromagnetic Signature that can be acquired using an antenna and oscilloscope. Using these Signatures some specific features (eg statistical or spectral features) can be extracted which are used to train computer learning algorithms so that they can classify subsequent signatures into their respective classes.

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