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IEEE Waves Chapter Seminar – Dec. 11, 2018

Friday, November 9th, 2018

IEEE Winnipeg Waves Chapter (APS/MTTS/VTS) is pleased to present the following seminar:

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Seminar Title: 

Progress on Electromagnetic and Acoustic Wavefield Imaging for Biomedical and Agricultural Applications

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Speaker:

Prof. Joe LoVetri

Professor and Head

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Date:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11.30 am

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Location

EITC E2-330 (Fort Garry Campus; Engineering Building)

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ABSTRACT:

In this presentation, I will give an overview of the progress that has been made during the past decade in the area of electromagnetic and acoustic wavefield imaging by researchers in the Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory (EIL) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba. The talk, as well as the research area, divides naturally into a discussion of inverse problems, inversion algorithms, experimental systems, and imaging applications. In the area of inverse problems I will overview the various electromagnetic and ultrasonic mathematical formulations available and discuss the general issue of their ill-posedness. I will then discuss some of the algorithms the EIL has been working on for the solution of these problems. This includes the concept of multimodal microwave/ultrasonic (MW/US) imaging: the choices available on the fusion of quantitative and qualitative algorithms. I will then turn to the experimental systems we’ve built to verify our research and the progress being made on the commercialization of a system for the imaging of stored grain. I will discuss the use of multimodal MW/US imaging for breast imaging and the plans we have on developing systems for this application.

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BIO:

Joe LoVetri received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa in 1991. He has worked in industry as an EMI/EMC engineer, a TEMPEST Engineer at the Communications Security Establishment, and a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada. His academic career began in 1991 when he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Western Ontario where he remained until 1999. In 1997/98 he spent a sabbatical year at the TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory in The Netherlands doing research in time-domain computational methods and ground penetrating RADAR. In 1999 he joined the University of Manitoba where he is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2004 to 2009 he was the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Programs) for the Faculty of Engineering. He is the Director of the Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory (EIL) in the Department, where his current research interests lie in the areas of inverse problems for electromagnetic and acoustic wavefield problems as applied to biomedical, agricultural, and industrial imaging.

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The Radarsat Constellation Mission “Bus” – What Exactly Was Designed and Built in Winnipeg – Nov. 9, 2018

Friday, November 9th, 2018

IEEE Winnipeg (Geoscience & Remote Sensing / Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society / Women in Engineering) is pleased to present the following seminar:

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Seminar Title: 

The Radarsat Constellation Mission “Bus” – What Exactly Was Designed and Built in Winnipeg

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Speaker:

Ms. Diane Kotelko

Lead Systems Engineer

Space Systems Department, Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Date:

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:30 AM

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Location:

EITC E3-262 (Fort Garry Campus; Engineering Building; “Senate Chamber”)

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ABSTRACT

The Radarsat Constellation Mission is the third Canadian mission to provide remote sensing of the earth via C-band radar. The planned applications of this mission include ice, wind and ship monitoring for Canada’s three oceans; forestry, agriculture, wetlands, coastal changes, permafrost monitoring for our inland ecosystems; and mitigation, warning, response, and recovery for natural disasters and Canada and around the world.”  Magellan Aerospace designed, built and tested the all of the parts of the spacecraft that support the radar payload right here in Winnipeg. Diane Kotelko will discuss the systems engineering aspects of the RCM spacecraft bus design, describing concepts that are applicable to any commercial engineering project, and will also provide some information about the overall mission to provide context. Be well prepared for the inevitable questions that will come up in coffee-shop or social networking conversations when the launch occurs in February 2019.

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BIO

Diane Kotelko graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1986, part of the third class that included women. She has been working at Magellan Aerospace (formerly Bristol Aerospace), since just after her graduation. Her career began with flight simulations of air-to-ground rocket systems and guided rocket-powered missiles. She left the flat earth society behind after 5 years, and began to consider the earth as a sphere when she moved into the Space Systems department to do flight simulation of Black Brant rockets. Eventually she realized that the earth moves around the sun when she became the Attitude Control Systems Lead for the SCISAT-1 satellite mission. Her horizons broadened as she became Flight Software and Operations Lead for the CASSIOPE spacecraft bus, and finally Systems Lead for the RCM bus.  She enjoys cycling, kayaking, skiing, being creative, and playing the bagpipes, but most of all, watching her sons flourish in their adult lives.

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IEEE Winnipeg Section Meeting – October 15, 2018

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The monthly meeting of Section, Chapter, and Affinity Group representatives to discuss issues and the operation of the IEEE Winnipeg Section. This meeting is open to any IEEE members that are interested in becoming more involved. The details of the meeting are:

Date: October 15, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Room E2-351, Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB

The minutes from the previous meeting and the proposed agenda for this meeting are available below.

2018_09_24_Minutes

2018_10_15_Agenda

IEEE Waves Chapter Seminar – September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

IEEE Winnipeg Waves Chapter (APS/MTTS/VTS) is pleased to present the following seminar:

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Seminar Title:

Surface Electromagnetics: Physics Exploration and Engineering Applications

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Speaker:

Prof. Fan Yang

IEEE Distinguished Lecturer-IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

Professor and Director, Microwave and Antenna Institute

Electronic Engineering Department

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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Date:

Thursday, Sep 27th, 2018 at 11.30 am

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Location: 

EITC E2-528 (WestGrid Access Grid Room; Fort Garry Campus; Engineering Building)

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Abstract of the Presentation:

From frequency selective surfaces (FSS) to electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) ground planes, from impedance boundaries to Huygens metasurfaces, novel electromagnetic surfaces have been emerging in both microwaves and optics. Many intriguing phenomena occur on these surfaces, and novel devices and applications have been proposed accordingly, which have created an exciting paradigm in electromagnetics, so called “surface electromagnetics”. This seminar will review the development of electromagnetic surfaces, as well as the state-of-the art concepts and designs. Detailed presentations will be provided on their unique electromagnetic features. Furthermore, a wealth of practical examples will be presented to illustrate promising applications of the surface electromagnetics in microwaves and optics.

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Biography of the Speaker:

Fan Yang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, and the Ph.D. degree from University of California at Los Angeles. Currently, he is a Professor at Tsinghua University and serves as the Director of the Microwave and Antenna Institute. Dr. Yang’s research interests include antennas, surface electromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, and applied electromagnetic systems. He has published five books, six book chapters, and over 300 journal articles and conference papers. Dr. Yang served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation, Associate Editor-in-Chief for Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Journal, and TPC chair of 2014 IEEE AP-S International Symposium. He was elected to ACES Fellow in 2018. He is an IEEE APS Distinguished Lecturer for 2018-2020

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For more information, please contact Dr. Puyan Mojabi

IEEE Winnipeg Section Meeting – September 24, 2018

Monday, September 24th, 2018

The monthly meeting of Section, Chapter, and Affinity Group representatives to discuss issues and the operation of the IEEE Winnipeg Section. This meeting is open to any IEEE members that are interested in becoming more involved. The details of the meeting are:

Date: September 24, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Room E2-351, Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB

The minutes from the previous meeting and the proposed agenda for this meeting are available below.

2018_06_19_Minutes

2018_09_24_Agenda