IDENTOS and the University of Ottawa will collaborate in the research and development of cryptographic techniques for secure and privacy-respecting blockchain transactions. This project has research, design and implementation aspects. The project builds on the strengths of IDENTOS and The University of Ottawa in the areas of Mobile Security Privacy and Blockchain. The students will receive valuable experience in applied cryptography on a leading edge enterprise solution. IDENTOS will gain access to specialized skillsets of the students and their Supervisor.
Crosslight Software Inc. is a leading provider of technology CAD (TCAD) tools for the design and simulation of semiconductor devices. They are specialized in innovative III-V compound materials which are considered as the next generation materials for power semiconductor devices. Crosslight has on-going activities in developing accurate simulation models for gallium nitride (GaN) material and devices. In particular, this is critical for the design of GaN based power transistors.
Modern electric power systems are complicated, large-scale dynamical systems that need specialized tools and techniques for their computer modeling and simulation. This is due to the unprecedented penetration of renewable energy sources and use of high-frequency power electronic converters. This proposal aims to develop algorithms and methods for co-simulation of modern power systems using dynamic phasor and electromagnetic transient (EMT) type simulators.
Electric power is almost entirely transmitted through polymer insulated cables or wires in every home, factory, plant or apparatus. If the temperature of a cable increases, it would be an indication that some accidents or malfunctions such as inflow of excess electric current occur in the cable. The generated heat, indeed, degrades the polymer insulations in cable, thus, making it unsuitable and unsafe for extra service. Therefore, it would be markedly valuable if the thermally-degraded portion in a cable can be located precisely without destroying the cable.
Advances in medical image scanning technologies has allowed for great improvement in medical care, from early tumor detection, to trailered treatments and predicting treatment outcome. However, this has resulted in the generation of huge medical image databases, with thousands of medical image scans per patient that need to be examined by clinicians, making it impractical for clinicians to study all the images. This has led to the development of computer-assisted detection programs to automate part of this process.
In order to further enhance the productivity of mines, it is crucial to optimize mining operations. Motion Metrics Int. Corp. offers a wide range of machine vision based products to monitor mining excavators, and to generate actionable information for the mine management board. Performance of the current Motion Metrics products can be improved by intelligent perception of equipment operation state from the videos captured by a single camera. Perception of the operation enables the existing solutions to understand equipment activity from video stream and take a proper action in real-time.
Modern robots depend on numerous hardware devices and human interaction in order to perform their task. These dependencies, in addition to the distributed nature of these systems, make automated full-system testing difficult. Current testing practices are insufficient as they only test a single component of the system or require costly manual labor. Many companies have also adopted continuous integration in order to speed up their pace of development and increase software reliability.
Optical fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) have become ubiquitous in many products such as lasers, filters and sensors. However, typical commercial products are becoming more complex, ones that require highly competent operators since many parameters need to be fine-tuned during the writing of quality FBGs. A previous Mitacs project successfully addressed several challenges in the conception of a FBG writing system based on scanning tunable Phase-Mask Interferometer, marketed by PhotoNova as the BraggTune, using different UV lasers.
The discipline of Vibrometery is wide and has many applications, vibrations are present in any mechanical system that involves moving components. So far, the main method to measure these vibrations has been the traditional accelerometer sensor, although it has its limitations and challenges.
Laser Doppler Vibrometers (LDV) were developed in order to address some of these limitations and they offer a non-contact measurement of vibrations by leveraging the Doppler shift effect.
With rapidly improving display technologies used in the home, cinema needs to remain competitive in terms of achieving the highest image quality on screen. While increasing the quantity of pixels is currently rolled out, so far nothing has been proposed to improve the quality of those pixels. Emerging prototype cinema displays are currently being show-cased which brings significant improvement over traditional cinema experience. However new display technology with different pixel quality require modification to the traditional cinema workflow.