Battery powered wireless sensor to measure thickness of rubber material in real time - BC-423

Preferred Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Physics (Master, PhD or Post-Doc)
Project length: 4-12 months (1-2 units)
Approx. start date: As soon as possible
Location: Burnaby, BC
No. of Positions: 1
Preferences: None
Company: i-onCONNECT Technologies Inc.

About Company:

i-onCONNECT is a high-tech company which focuses its core capabilities in the Sensors, IIOT, and Big Data space with the integration of nanotechnologies and advanced materials as part of the product development offerings. i-onCONNECT is passionate about working collaboratively with clients and strategic partners to turn conceptual ideas into practical market realities. We assist with developing and commercializing products, from the conceptual stage, through the prototypes and testing, all the way to commercialization. i-onCONNECT’s team is comprised of innovators and entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists with over 50 years of combined hi-tech experience. We empower our clients and community, by offering 36,000 square feet of coworking and office space, boardrooms and meeting rooms, events and programs, as well as a dry Techlab and clean room to help small to medium-sized start-ups and entrepreneurs to meet their business goals.

Summary of Project:

With all the technology and sensors that are in today's cars, there's almost no data being gathered from the only part of the vehicle that is touching the road – the tire! By providing drivers with real-time tire information, such as the remaining tread depth and whether tires are experiencing uneven wear, this technology will contribute to improved driving conditions by enabling users to judge the most appropriate timing for tire replacement. Furthermore, this technology helps to prevent uneven wear by enabling consumers better understand the optimal timing for tire rotations.

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Research and find principles suitable for building a battery powered sensor small and light enough to fit inside a tire
  • Develop “proof of concept” prototype


    • To be discussed with the researcher

    Expertise and Skills Needed:

    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Physics
    • Material science

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

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    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 by applying through the webform