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
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
In this fountain of light! Celebrating the occasion of International Day of Light 2022, a scientific lecture on light “Tales of Light” Lecture Title: Brain-Machine Interface: The Infinite Possibility of Light Speaker: Dr. Ahsan Habib Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Dhaka Time and Date: 17 May 2021, Tuesday, 8:00 PM (GMT+6) Live link: www.facebook.com/SPSBZone
IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter will host a virtual interactive session on "The Photonics Industry Under the Lens of a Young Professional" on August 24, 2022 at 08:00 PM (BST). Speaker: Ryan Gardner Senior Optical Engineer at RKD Engineering Corp Santa Cruz, California, USA Abstract: A look into navigating the Photonics industry as a professional and the changes that have occurred post-Covid-19. Insights from working in an established company, a FAANG company, and a startup. How one might explore working in Optics and avoiding pitfalls. Differences between contract work and full-time employment. --> Join BdREN Zoom Meeting from Laptop or Mobile: https://bdren.zoom.us/j/63856551892
IEEE Photonics Society Bangladesh Chapter will host a virtual interactive session on "s" on 4th November 2022 at 07:30 PM (BST). Speaker: Dr. Subash is an academic veteran, technocrat cum avid researcher, Mentor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship cell. He has received the fellowship from Government of Japan and travel grant & fellowship from IEEE Photonics Society, USA. He serves as an active member of Editorial board of various international Journals and he has been invited to deliver more than 55 keynote speeches across the world. He has more than 100 publications in International and National Journals and Conferences in the area of Nanoelectronics, Nanoscale Device Modelling, Nanotechnology and Wireless Sensor Networks. He is the recognized research supervisor of Anna University, Chennai and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala. > Join BdREN Zoom Meeting from Laptop or Mobile: https://bdren.zoom.us/j/67038015017
IEEE Women in Engineering IUB Student Branch Affinity Group supported by IEEE IUB Student Branch organized a series of webinar titled "Opportunity For Women In Future" on March 10, 2023 at Google Meet. In collaboration with IEEE Electron Devices Society SEC Student Branch Chapter, IEEE PES Kenyatta University Student Branch, IEEE Sri Sairam Engineering College, IEEE Women in Engineering SEC Student Branch Chapter, IEEE CU ISLAMABAD, IEEE Women in Engineering COMSATS ISLAMABAD and IEEE Women in Engineering Stamford University Bangladesh SB AG, the webinar was very fruitful. The technical partners were IEEE Computer Society Bangladesh Chapter, IEEE Photonic Society Bangladesh Chapter and IEEE Power & Energy Society Kenya Chapter. In the future, opportunities for women are expected to expand and grow in many different areas. As society continues to recognize the valuable contributions of women, more doors are opening for them to pursue careers, leadership roles, and entrepreneurial ventures. Women are increasingly pursuing education and training in STEM fields, traditionally male-dominated areas, and are also making strides in politics and business. Two sessions were held on the topic of what opportunities will be available for women in the future. There were 67 attendees, 49 of whom were IEEE members. The speaker of the first session was Sihinta Sabin Khan, Creative Director and Head, Sabah Khan Company. She is an entrepreneur. She expressed her story of struggling to establish her business. She also shared information about her previous employment. She expressed her different feelings as a jobholder and a businessperson. So that women get a clear picture of job life and business life and can differentiate between them. The speaker of the second session was Chaltu Marta, ALI, Humanitarian Engineering, Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Kenya. She expressed her lifestyle and her experiences in the job sector. She also discussed the benefits of engineering and the future scope of women in the job sector. From sessions 1 and 2, the participants got a clear picture of the job sector, which will help them set their goals. These two sessions were very informative and inspirational.
IEEE Women in Engineering IUB Student Branch Affinity Group is organizing a Webinar and Panel Discussion on "Opportunity For Women In Future" season 2.0. In Collaboration with IEEE IUB Student Branch, IEEE Electron Devices Society SEC Student Branch Chapter, IEEE PES Kenyatta University Student Branch, and IEEE Sri Sairam Engineering College, IEEE Women in Engineering SEC Student Branch Chapter, IEEE CU ISLAMABAD, IEEE Women In Engineering COMSATS ISLAMABAD, IEEE Women In Engineering Stamford University Bangladesh SB AG, IEEE NSU WIE Affinity Group.IEEE NSU Student Branch, Our technical partners are IEEE Computer Society Bangladesh Chapter, IEEE Photonic Society Bangladesh Chapter and IEEE Power & Energy Society Kenya Chapter,IEEE WIE Bangladesh Section, IEEE Bangladesh Section Opportunities for women are predicted to increase and broaden in the future in a variety of contexts. More opportunities are becoming available for women to seek careers, leadership positions, and entrepreneurial endeavors as society continues to value their valuable contributions. More and more women are pursing. STEM education and training are advancing in politics and business, two fields that have historically been controlled On March 25 at 8 p.m. (BD local time), two sessions were held on the topic of what opportunities will be available for women in the future. There were 62 participants, from them 56 were IEEE members. The Keynote-speaker was Celia Shahnaz, Professor EEE, BUET,2023-24 Chair of IEEE WIE She told us about the IEEE Women’s in Engineering. The Panel-speakers was Esmat Ara Sarkar, Technology Financial Management (Deputy Director), Technology Financial Management,Technology,Banlalink and Farha Tanjeem,General Manager,senior HR Business Partner Grameenphone LTD,Vice-Chair IEEE WIE Affinity group (IEEE Bangladesh Section),Ms. Ashfia Binte Habib,Senior Lecturer,ECE Department,Assistant Proctor North South university,Secretary,IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group Bangladesh Section,Branch Counselor (IEEE NSU STUDENT BRANCH).The Panel-Speakers share about the workplace,internship,job sectors for the engineers. From this session, the participants got a clear picture of the job sector, which will help them set their goals. These session were very informative and inspirational.
The event, "Realizing the Potential of AI and Automation: Exemplary Instances of Effective Implementations," has successfully concluded, showcasing a range of remarkable case studies that demonstrated the power of AI and automation. Attendees were immersed in a dynamic environment where experts, thought leaders, and industry pioneers shared their experiences and insights on leveraging intelligent technologies. Through engaging panel discussions, keynote speeches, and interactive sessions, participants gained valuable knowledge and practical insights into how organizations across diverse sectors have harnessed AI and automation to streamline processes, enhance productivity, and achieve remarkable efficiency gains. The event also provided a platform for networking and collaboration, enabling attendees to connect with industry leaders, experts, and peers to exchange ideas and explore potential partnerships. Overall, the event highlighted the transformative impact of AI and automation, inspiring attendees to embrace these technologies in their own organizations and seize the opportunities they offer for driving positive change.
The adverse effects that fossil fuels have on the environment are now clearly being observed, for example, with melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, record breaking atmospheric temperatures across the globe, terrible cyclones, massive forest fires and other natural disasters due to the effects of climate change. The amount of fossil fuels on Earth is limited and is continuously depleting. Additionally, the supply of fossil fuels to the global market is vulnerable to different geo-political events like the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Hence, there is an urgent need to find alternative sources of energy that are environmentally friendly, renewable and economically feasible. While a handful of such alternatives have been developed over the last few decades, none is as promising as solar energy. To that end, solar/photovoltaic cells have been developed to harness energy from the immense energy source that is the Sun. However, till date, solar cell efficiencies have been relatively poor that is preventing their widespread adoption as commercial alternatives to fossil fuels. To increase their efficiencies, solar cell efficiency must be improved in terms of optical (light) absorption and electron-hole (current) generation. One approach can alter the solar cell structures at the nanoscale-level to increase its efficiency. The goal of this presentation is to discuss how electromagnetic-field based computational techniques can be used to analyze light interactions with solar cells coupled to various metallic nanostructures and other novel nanomaterials that can improve their efficiencies. Additionally, the role of artificial intelligence/machine learning techniques to aid the electromagnetic computational techniques to optimize the physical parameters of the solar cells and nanostructures/nanomaterials will be discussed. It is hoped that this discussion will introduce the audience to the exciting new opportunities of merging different computational techniques with artificial intelligence/machine learning in order to design the new devices and technologies of the future that can create the “green” and “sustainable” energy to sustain life on Earth.