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Towards a Safe and Intelligent Automobile – Workshop Series

PES University 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari Stage III, Dwaraka Nagar, Banashankari, Bengaluru

IEEE Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc) Bangalore Chapter announces a workshop series focused on Automobile industry, with the car having hundreds of consumer electronics components. Safe computing is a key care about in this industry. In the first of the series, we begin with the analysis of the safety stack at different levels, introduced by experts in the industry. The workshop is targeted at professionals working in Automotive OEMs, Software and Component suppliers, Automotive Suppliers, and Semiconductor manufacturers providing driver and other critical software components. The first workshop, focused on this industry will introduce the safety stack and latest trends, and will deep dive into the recently standardised Vulkan SC API for safety in the Graphics pipeline. Post-workshop updates: The presentation slides for the Functional Safety topic (by Mr. Vasant Kumar Easwaran) is at https://r10.ieee.org/bangalore-ctsoc/wp-content/uploads/sites/111/IEEE_ctsoc-workshop_Automotive_Safety-vke-2022.pdf Vulkan SC related slides will be updated soon, in the same page. Some images from the workshop:    Dec 3, 2022 Agenda: 9 AM - 9.30 AM - Registration 9.30 AM - 9.45 AM - Introduction to the Workshop, Mr. Arun Shankar, Head of Innovation, Continental Automotive India and Chairman, IEEE CTSoc, Bangalore Chapter 9.45 AM - 10.45 AM - "Safety as in the eyes of the beholder - An Automotive OEM perspective" by Mr. Vasant Easwaran, Sr Manager, Functional Safety, Rivian Automotive (US) - (via video conferencing) 10.45 AM - 11.15 AM Vulkan SC workshop - by Mr. Mukund Keshava, System Software Engineer, Nvidia & Mr. Sruthik Patibandlla, System Software Engineer, Nvidia 11.15 AM - 11.45 AM - Introduction to Vulkan 11.45 AM - 12.15 PM - Why Vulkan Safety Critical Profile 12.15 PM - 12.45 PM - Basic philosophy of Vulkan SC 2 PM - 3.30 PM - VulkanSC vs Vulkan (Static Memory, Offline Compilation, Fault Handling) 4 PM - 4.30 PM - Vulkan SC Workflow 4.30 PM - 5 PM - Code Examples, Q&A Venue: PES University, Ring Road Campus 100ft Ring Road, BSK III Stage, Bangalore - 560085 Date: Dec 3, Saturday Registration and Fee: This is an In-person event, and prior registration is mandatory. Seats are limited. Please register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dLZgjN5tLLPOzduQCDazAAfhfPauHBMHA2Sp90mvXwM IEEE members: INR 3500 Non-IEEE members: INR 4000 Student members/Research Scholars: INR 500 Registration fee can be paid by bank transfer to below account, Account Name: “IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Bangalore Chapter” Account Number: 30903-38644 (SB Account) Bank Details: Central Bank of India, 71 Miller Road, Bangalore 560052, India Bank Branch: Millers Road Branch (Extn.) IFSC Code: CBIN0282314 (For transfer from within India) Please update the payment transaction ID in the form. Currently, we do not support any other mode of payment. For queries, email us at events-ieee-ctsoc at googlegroups.com Speaker Profiles Mr. Vasant Kumar Easwaran,  leads the Low Voltage ECU functional safety organization at Rivian. He has played key leadership roles in the past across domains, including SoC and PMIC Functional Safety Architecture contributing to SoC and PMIC devices spanning across two generations of automotive autonomous driving products and the 4th generation of Automotive Cockpit products at Qualcomm. He is proficient in driving product compliance to various parts of the ISO26262:2018 standard. His prior experience includes SoC architecture definition across 3 generations of TI Jacinto family (automotive infotainment), TI TDAx family (ASIL complaint ADAS) of devices. Mr. Mukund Keshava, is currently working at NVIDIA as a system software engineer in the Tegra Graphics team, focusing on VulkanSC development. Prior to NVIDIA, he was working with Bosch, working on an OpenGL ES based 3D MapEngine. Mr. Sruthik Patibandlla, is working at NVIDIA as a system software engineer in the Tegra Graphics Team, currently focusing on Graphics drivers for QNX and Safety. Organizing Committee Prabindh Sundareson (Nvidia/CTSOC) Arun Shankar Bhat (Continental/CTSOC) Dr T Sudarshan (Dean of Research, PES) Dr Shikha Tripathi (Director, cRAIS and Professor, Department of ECE, PES) Dr Rajini M (Department of ECE, PES) Dr Anuradha (Chairperson Department of ECE, PES) Arun D Naik (Microchip/CTSOC) Kousik Sankar R (Svashiya Technologies/CTSOC)

Integrated Solar-Pannel Antennas (APS Montréal)

2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/304250

Conformal Integration of antennas with solar panels has wide applications, from small spacecraft, Mars rovers, to self-powered wireless sensors. It is particularly beneficial when the surface real estate is a major challenge, such as a CubeSat. A strategic integration not only reduces the development cost, promotes a robust communication link, but also increases the mission capacity by allowing more science instruments to be mounted on the CubeSat. This lecture covers different conformal antenna designs for solar panel integration, from UHF to Ka band. It includes antennas integrated under solar cells, around solar cells, and optically transparent antennas integrated on top of solar cells. It also covers low gain and high gain design. The high gain design mainly focuses on reflectarray antenna, which may be beneficial to those who wishes to study the subject. As these antennas are integrated with solar panel, a unique and complex subsystem, effects of solar cells on the antenna and vice versa need to be analyzed and quantified. The lecture presents analysis of a typical space-certified solar cell, extracted model, experimental set-up to quantify the interaction between solar cells and the integrated antennas. Co-sponsored by: Staracomm Montréal, IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Montréal Speaker(s): Prof. Reyhan Baktur, 2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/304250

CubeSat, CubeSat Antennas, and Link Budget Analysis (APS Montréal)

2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/304249

CubeSat, a modular type of standardized modern small satellites, have been gaining steady popularity and attention from universities and space industries. In addition to education purpose, CubeSats have various promising applications as low-cost space exploration vehicles for technology demonstrations, multi-point observations of space environment, and monitoring/reporting proper deployment of expensive deep space instruments. Antennas are critical components for CubeSat missions. A CubeSat antenna may provide some or all of the following functions: telemetry, tracking, command (TT\&C), high speed downlink for payload data, receiving positioning data, and inter-satellite cross links. Most often, different antennas are required to keep the CubeSat assembly in modular fashion. On the other hand, antenna engineers strive to create solutions that could pack more functionality into one unit. This brings up a need to understand basics of CubeSat development cycle and link budget analysis, so that an electrical engineer would have sound knowledge of limiting factors (posed by the mechanical system and hardware of a CubeSat) to the antennas design. With rapid advancement of electronics, novel mechanical design, and aerospace technology, new progress in CubeSats is emerging every day. This calls for interests and early involvements of creative young minds. The objective of this presentation is to convey the basics of CubeSat development cycle, launch methods, typical CubeSat orbits, link budget analysis, various antenna solutions, and feasible classroom projects. Co-sponsored by: Staracomm Montréal, IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Montréal Speaker(s): Prof. Reyhan Baktur, 2500 chemin de polytechnique, Polytechnique Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T1j4, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/304249