Fabrication, characterization and modeling of novel CMOS-compatible polymer-based redox memory structures

A cross-disciplinary collaboration between investigators in Electrical Engineering and Chemistry has lead to the discovery of a promising new material system for nanoelectronics. This material system is a conducting polymer / inorganic metal oxide heterojunction, electrochemically grown onto a crossbar structure. This heterojunction produces transient current-voltage characteristics that can be controlled by electric fields and exhibits memory effects.

A path to understanding cell migration

This innovative system will allow for highly controlled quantitative data, which will provide efficient cell migration analysis. The research is important because it reveals the underlying mechanisms behind the process of wound healing and other vital cell functions.   

Song’s internship in Canada has provided him with hands-on experience that offered insight into a research field that he intends to pursue in graduate studies.

Wireless Overhead Line Temperature Sensor Based on RF Cavity Resonance, Design Improvement and Measurement

A wireless sensor has been designed to monitor overhead line temperature. The economic importance of this issue is to maximize the power transfer capacity of the lines. The sensor has two main parts, a local interrogator and a passive battery-less sensor. The power to turn on sensor comes from interrogator. The sensor measures the temperature, and transfers the data to interrogator for signal processing. The measurement accuracy of the sensor is reported to be about 0.07°C. There are some sources of error in sensor measurements.

Advanced Network Intrusion Detection Using Automated Algorithms and Threat Models

Computer attacks such as viruses, Trojans, etc. are a continuous problem for governments, companies, and individuals. The most common methods of detecting these computer problems like anti-virus systems rely on an attack being known and described before it can be detected. This opens a hole in computer security systems for new attacks that have not yet been detected. This project focuses on the use of mathematics and advanced anomaly detection algorithms to determine 'normal' and 'abnormal' behavior on computer networks, and attempts to detect attacks by detecting 'abnormal' behavior.

Dreams of a cure

Daniel comes to Canada from Guadalajara, Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey’s Department of Biotechnology engineering on a 12-week Mitacs Globalink internship. Under the guidance of Dr. Peter Eck, from the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, he is contributing to research on the genes implicated in complex chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes.

Novel Boundary Element Method for Inductance Extraction in Cables of Complex Cross-Sections

The proposed project is dedicated to fast resistance and inductance extraction for multiconductor transmission lines. Since the complexity of power cable designs has grown significantly over the past decade, fast and accurate tools for electromagnetic characterization are required. The cable models presently used by Manitoba Hydro however are overly simplified compared to the ones available on the market. The alternative surface-volume-surface integral equation formulation is proposed to reduce computational time and memory.

Ergonomic analysis of air seeder control system

Buhler Versatile Inc. (BVI) is in the process of making design improvements to its air seeding equipment. The intern will be tasked with completing an ergonomic evaluation of the air seeder control system, with specific emphasis on the design of the displays used to provide information to the air seeder operator. Proposed modifications to the existing displays will be based on situation awareness design principles.

System identification and control of fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles

MicroPilot, a company located in Manitoba, is specialized in design and manufacturing of autopilot systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The company’s interest is to develop accurate simulation models of various UAVs, upon which the autopilot systems are tuned and verified first. The goal of this project is to evaluate and improve the model structure adopted, and develop appropriate tools for extracting accurate models to be used by the simulation.

Consumer dynamics and market strategy for the mobile game, Clandestine Anomaly

In partnership with Zenfri Inc, this project seeks to facilitate the successful introduction of a mobile game called Clandestine Anomaly to the mobile game market. Due to the embryonic stage of the mobile game market this research will use primary and secondary research methods to create a market analysis and inform the market strategy. Firstly, this research will provide an understanding of the business environment by analyzing successful products and their marketing strategies along with industry trends and characteristics.

Wide-area synchrophasor measurements based power system stability enhancement

The ability of observing the dynamics of an interconnected power system spread over a large geographical area in real time using synchrophasor technology enables the design of power system controllers against system wide disturbances which could lead to catastrophic failures. Currently, the synchrophasor technology is primarily used for monitoring applications and its potential for using in protection and stability control is not fully utilized.