Acoustic Impact Analysis of Optimized eVTOL Rotor Designs

The aviation industry is a significant contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and the influence of these emissions is exacerbated by the fact that they are emitted at high altitudes. This project advances the development of fully electric Urban Air Mobility (UAM) systems, which have the potential to significantly reduce emissions relative to existing jet fuel powered aircraft. Unlike conventional aircraft, which use jet fuel-based propulsion systems, UAM is expected to utilize fully Electric Vertical TakeOff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Landing and Securing of a Novel Unmanned Air Cargo Vehicle on a Ship Deck - Feasibility Through Simulations and Scaled Experiments

The marine environment is arguably one of the most challenging for an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to operate in. It has to contend with unsteady ship motion, ship airwake, adverse weather conditions, wet landing surfaces and insufficient sensory cues. Sky Canoe is a Canadian company that is producing an advanced autonomous, zero-emissions and long-range cargo rotorcraft to be safely landed and secured on a ship deck. Sky Canoe and the Applied Dynamics Lab (ADL) at Carleton University have partnered to develop and validate a ship landing system for Sky Canoe’s UAS

Valorization of protein-rich liquid waste from tunicate cellulose extraction into biofertilizer

Presently, tunicates pose a serious challenge for the mussel aquaculture industry in PEI and Atlantic Provinces, which leads to a dramatic increase in the cost of production for both growers and processors. Although tunicate can be applied as the feedstock for the preparation of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs), an abundant amount of protein-rich liquid stream is often generated. To optimize the tunicate cellulose extraction process and improve the overall economy, this protein-rich liquid stream must be collected and valorized.

Effect of far infrared reflecting clothing on sleep physiology and sleep-dependent memory consolidation in healthy adults

Sleep is crucial for the formation of novel memories, and it underpins much of our psychological well-being. Unfortunately, millions of Canadians suffer from sleep difficulties, which are especially prevalent among women and populations with low education and income. These difficulties result in poorer cognitive performance and reduced well-being. Finding solutions to these difficulties is often complicated, as pharmacological interventions often have unwanted side effects, and the most efficient intervention (cognitive behavioral therapy) is hard to access for most of the population.

Improvement of GC?GC-MS compound identification and development of multi-omics integration techniques using a clinical stool sample set

Multiomics studies of the human microbiome have an enormous potential for understanding the mechanism of biological processes involving the microbial community and the metabolites produced by gut microbiota. We will apply a multiomics strategy to clinical fecal samples using a novel collection device to stabilize fecal metabolites at room temperature, thereby making the standard practise of freezing at - 80°C unnecessary.

Evaluating the protective effects of electrical muscle stimulation with and without blood flow restriction during periods of short-term inactivity

Physical inactivity is associated with impaired removal of sugar from the blood after a meal, or insulin-resistance and a reduced muscle mass and fitness. While exercise is well-established to prevent these impairments, it may not be feasible in some clinical conditions. Therefore, passive interventions that mimick the stressors and elicit the benefits of exercise may be required. Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) and tourniquet induced blood flow restriction (BFR) can prevent muscle loss during inactivity.

Implementation of Photonic AI accelerator system

Al applications require massive computing resources that consume immense energy. Al compute is expected to account for a significant percentage of the global power consumption. As current digital Al chips cannot keep up with demand, more energy-efficient Al chips are required.This project addresses major milestones toward implementing an energy-efficient photonic Al accelerator system.

Evaluating the Effects of Fatigue and Bracing on Knee Kinematic and Kinetic Measures

The overall purpose of this research is to measure the effect of lower extremity muscular fatigue and bracing on the hip, knee, and ankle joint biomechanics in two different populations; i) those at risk of ACL injury and ii) those with early onset osteoarthritis.

Novel precast concrete stormwater drainage infrastructure solution for sustainable development

Canada, in general, and BC, in particular, is in the melting pot when its territory starts to experience a range of unprecedented multi-hazards such as floods and earthquakes, among others. Climate change, being the key cause, has increased the uncertainty, intensity and frequency of such hazards. As a consequence, the continuous defective separator (CDS) system, a unique hybrid technology to effectively separate suspended solids, hydrocarbons and trash from stormwater runoff, will suffer hydraulic overloading due to the overflow during peak hours or high rainfall events.

Highly Sensitive Bacteria-Responsive Membrane Sensor Consisting of Well-aligned Core?Shell Nanofibers for In Situ Detection of Bacterial Infections

Detecting the presence of bacteria at a low concentration during a wound healing process can eliminate catastrophic results such as chronic infection and amputation. The available diagnostic techniques with high sensitivity require high-tech equipment and are expensive. Moreover, to monitor the wound with these kits/technologies, wound dressing removal is needed, which causes the second trauma. In order to overcome these shortcomings, we are fabricating Nanosheet™ Biosensor.

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