Optimization of fuel supply for the power plant

This power plant project proposes a software system which assists the operator to optimize the fuel supply, storage and usage for the power plant. Interns manage to build a web-based application to monitor, record, display and forecast the state of fuel condition. Interns will use mathematical model implemented in the system to figure out potential factors that could influence the power generating volume and measure the degree of influence. Such a system is expected to offer decision support to the key stakeholders.

Build Cross Platform Mobile application supporting various screen resolutions

Diversity among the mobile platforms requires an application developer to develop separate applications for each platform. Reason for this is the unique technological support and features that each platform comes embedded with. To use the features associated with any particular platform, we need to use the underlying SDK supported by that platform. Major market share (more than 98%) is dominated by three mobile platforms Android, Apple iOS, and Windows phone. For any business application it becomes necessary to have support on all major platforms.

Design of a Spatially-Based Conservation Decision-Making Platform for the Peace River Break

The Peace River Break is in the north east section of the province situated at the narrowest point of the Rocky Mountain range allowing for critical movement and ecological connections east-west over the Rockies and north-south between the mountain national parks and the Muskwa-Kechika Management area to the north.

Extending and refining the original automated text mining algorithm for an initial market trial

Text documents often include information pertaining to geographic locations. Mapping these place names to specific geographic locations currently requires a considerable amount of human effort to match the text with a GIS or other mapping system. This becomes especially challenging when the same place name is represented by multiple places, such as in the naming of waterbodies (e.g. lakes and rivers).

Design of a Spatially-Based Conservation Decision-Making Platform for the Peace River Break

The Peace River Break is in the north east section of the province situated at the narrowest point of the Rocky Mountain range allowing for critical movement and ecological connections east-west over the Rockies and north-south between the mountain national parks and the Muskwa-Kechika Management area to the north.

Observations of atmospheric stability and three dimensional turbulence for wind energy development applications

In 2012, wind energy in Canada grew by nearly 20% and wind is expected to supply 20% of Canada's electricity by 2025. Accurate measurement of the wind resource is essential for future wind energy development but current wind resource assessment practices do not adequately measure atmospheric turbulence or stability. These variables affect average wind speeds, wind energy turbine performance, and energy production. The research proposed here will deploy advanced instrumentation (a 3-d sonic anemometer) to provide highresolution measurements of 3-d atmospheric turbulence and stability.

Industry & University Partnership in Developing Highly Qualified People to Address the Human Resources Challenge of the Global Mining Industry

There is a global human resources shortage in the mining industry due to a number of factors including demographics affecting supply and projected production growth affecting demand. Companies are struggling to develop and retain Highly Qualified People (HQP) who are essential to the successful operation of their business. HQP have an invaluable combination of technical post-secondary education and lengthy industry experience which takes many years to achieve.

Real-time Energy Analytics for Distributed Facilities

New meters, sensors and other field data collection devices are providing a plethora of real time system operational data for building, industrial plants and production systems. At the same time, building owners, industrial plant owners and campus based operations are being challenged with managing their energy use both through conservation and demand management processes. In many jurisdictions the cost of energy is skyrocketing due to massive increases in demand.

Performance of cavity nesting birds breeding on reclaimed mine tailings

This study will assess the behaviour, physiology and reproduction of individual birds breeding on reclaimed mine tailings, and will provide a robust measure of the effectiveness of reclamation efforts on the Highland Valley Copper operating area.

Building an automated text mining algorithm to extract location-based information

Text documents often include information pertaining to geographic locations. Mapping these place names to specific geographic locations (e.g., GIS) requires a considerable amount of human effort. This becomes challenging especially when the same place name is represented by multiple places, such as in the naming of waterbodies (e.g. lakes and rivers).

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