Metal oxide Nanomaterial electrolytes for all-solid-state sodium-Ion battery - Year 2

Batteries are ideally suited for energy storage application due to their pollution-free operation, high efficiency, flexible energy and power characteristics to meet different grid functions, cycle life, and low maintenance. The proposed project aims to develop a non-explosive, non-toxic, non-flammable all-solid-state sodium-ion battery with a commercially competitive business case for applications in grid-scale battery storage, the electric vehicle industry, and consumer electronics.

Portfolio optimization and risk analysis

In recent years, the use of Mathematics and Statistics in Finance has become increasingly important, with the arrival of new software and investment methods. The notion of market efficiency, particularly the assumption that assets are always correctly priced, suffers from market anomalies which lead to potential arbitrage strategies in the short run. Therefore, this project aims to model portfolios using market anomalies and traditional finance methods. The goal is to develop a step-by-step procedure for portfolio selection and implement it in software.

Direct Olefin Reduction

Olefins are unsaturated hydrocarbon molecules that are commonly formed as by-products during the fluid catalytic cracking of heavy crude oils. The presence of olefins in upgraded oil feedstocks is highly undesirable as their intrinsic instability means that decomposition is facile and results in the formation of a variety of unwanted compounds that devalue the upgraded oils and impede its pipeline transportation and long term storage. Furthermore, the presence of olefins has been strongly linked to the sulfur content of crude and refined oils.

An Agile monitoring tool integrating risk, safety, and digital data infrastructure management - Year two

An innovative tool is proposed to integrate agile risk, alert, team, safety, and digital data infrastructure management into a Micro Engineering Tech Inc. (METI) current structural health monitoring system (SHM), mobile mapping system (MMS), and building information modeling (BIM) that will be called Agile Monitoring Tool. Agile Monitoring Tool includes a comprehensive project management software (CPMS) package that consists of three systems as follows. First is an SHM; the structure health monitoring development was originally part of a past successful R&D project. Second is a MMS.

A Feasibility Study of a Measure of Resiliency in a Vulnerable Population

Managing daily life can be overwhelming when living with low income, mental illness, addiction, and social isolation/discrimination. When crises occur, intergenerational cycles of trauma can result. Social support and strength can be found in families and support systems, but these are often not ideal. This research project will result in a measurement of resiliency in a vulnerable population at Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) Health Education Housing.

Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) tightness testing using statistical approach

The industry partner, Cantest is establishing a new leak detection procedure for analyzing data sources in aboveground storage tanks and statistical learning models to monitor AST shell dynamics and product activity over time. This is an important problem as identifying leak detection is usually associated with various environmental data and records collected from sensitive sensors attached to the ASTs. Current testing procedure for leak detection uses simple statistical rules and thresholds to detect anomalies. These methods are failing for preventing AST related environmental incidents.

Development of a product for outdoor temporary markings

The world is full of painted surfaces of a variety of colours and the paint industry has evolved to improve colours, longer last colour intensity, alter finishing and cover a myriad of different surfaces. However, there has been a lack of development in temporary markings or coatings that last from hours to days. This project explores the development of four paint colours that can be dry sprayed for outside recreational applications, such as temporary lines on a grassy field or a temporary mural. Harnessing the sun’s energy, the colours will fade in definable timeframes.

Facilitating Service Network Navigation: Developing a Model for Individuals with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

Adults with Autism (ASD) and/or intellectual disabilities (ID) who seek medical and dental treatments often require specialized interventions that are not always accessible in the community. The Centre for Innovation in Autism and Intellectual Disabilities See Things my Way clinic (STMW) developed a specialized Medical/Dental Clinic to address this important gap.

Characterisation of Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifiers and Application of Novel Digital Predistortion Techniques

To pave the road towards the upcoming 5th Generation of telecommunication standards (5G), we aim to develop a fully integrated solution satisfying the increasing requirements in terms of wide bandwidth, small footprint, and high-power efficiency. Initially, we prepare a fully automated setup to characterize the Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Amplifiers (PA) considered as key components for 5G millimeter-wave frequencies transmitters. However, PAs are prone to saturation at high power which compromises their power efficiency and signal quality also known as linearity.

Development of CardiAI: An AI-Assisted Point-of-Care Device for Heart Failure Management

The aim of this research and development project is to design and develop a bedside point-of-care device to be equipped with the CardiAI’s machine learning technology for heart failure management. our POC system will include
disposable cardiac biomarker strips and an electronic reader.