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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Water treatment plants in Manitoba use surface water with high organic content as their source of water supply. Organic carbon reacts with disinfecting chlorine forming potentially carcinogenic disinfection byproducts. Portage la Prairie water treatment plant is an example of typical Manitoba lime/soda water treatment plants facing the challenge of removal of organic carbon. Coagulation and Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) are used in this plant for removal of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC).
Our previous studies showed that DOC cannot be efficiently removed by these two processes.
Microwave imaging has gained interest in biomedical imaging because of its non-ionizing and non destructive approach. It will be quick, comfortable and cheap compared to current imaging modalities available such as X-ray tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In microwave imaging, the major challenge is the design of microwave sensors for receiving scattered signal from the target. For effective signal penetration, the frequency of operation has to be low (below 7 GHz), and at this frequency, the sensor size becomes large.