2021 AGM of the IEEE Montréal Section

Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/285840

(https://montreal.ieee.ca/en/home/) invites you to its virtual 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Wednesday, December 1st. This annual meeting is an opportunity to network with colleagues and celebrate outstanding contributions of volunteers involved in IEEE activities. Speaker(s): Jason Gu Ph.D.; P. Eng.; FEIC, FCAE, M.N.S. Swamy, Ph. D., D.Sc. (Eng.,), Fellow IEEE, Fellow E.I.C., Fellow IET Agenda: 18:30 - 19:00: Networking 19:00 - 19:30: AGM Presentation 19:30 - 19:40: Welcome and Opening 19:40 - 19:55: Video Gala 19:55 - 20:10: Talk by Prof. Jason Gu (President, IEEE Canada) 20:10 - 20:30: Awards Ceremony 20:30 - 20:45: Talk by Prof. M. N. S. Swamy (Gold Medal Winner 2021, IEEE Montreal) 20:45 - 21:00: Closing & remarks Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/285840

Software Defined Radio (SDR) – EMC Applications

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/291282

Software Defined Radios (SDRs) have been around for decades but with computer advances their price has dropped dramatically over the last 10 years. SDR hardware can now be purchased easily for under $30, and SDR software packages are available for free for any platform you like. Long beloved of Ham radio enthusiasts, Low Cost SDRs can also be a useful troubleshooting tool for the practicing EMC engineer. In this talk Karen Burnham will demonstrate some of the handy capabilities of a Low Cost SDR system, from determining relative signal strengths to characterizing noise or interfering signals. Come learn how to use this handy and cheap tool set to learn about the electromagnetic and radio frequency environment around us. Speaker(s): Karen Burnham, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/291282

Latest Development of Power Multilevel Converter; Topology, Control and Industrial Applications

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/288670

Power multilevel converters including DC/AC and AC/DC are nowadays used in various industrial, commercial, and domestic applications such as grid-connected systems, rectifiers, battery chargers, active power filter, UPS, electrical drives, etc. This type of power electronics converter makes use of abundant number of power semiconductor devices that should be properly controlled to have maximum efficiency. The primary challenge is to find appropriate topology, design the suitable PWM switching techniques, and apply the appropriate controller. Along with extension of multilevel converter utilization, they have been continuously developed both in hardware and software designs according to the applications requirements as various multilevel topologies has been emerged while the PWM and control technique has been also further developed to improve the converters efficiency. This lecture presents the recent development of power multilevel converter; topology, control and applications with focusing on the analyses and discussion of the compact power converters as the promising multilevel structure to provide a better vision on their challenges which will drives their future. Speaker(s): Dr. Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/288670

Spacecraft Antennas for Earth Science and Interplanetary Missions

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/290820

Dr. Nacer Chahat has more than ten years of experience designing, analyzing, and developing antennas for telecommunications, RADAR, and imaging systems. His experiences include spacecraft antennas, telecommunication, and payload systems engineering. He is also specialized in accurate EMI/EMC for large satellites and led the EMI/EMC qualification of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) payload. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical journal articles and conference papers, written four book chapters, and holds several patents. He also wrote the textbook entitled “CubeSat Antenna Designs” published by Wiley, describing all of his innovative work on CubeSat antennas developed at JPL. He has developed key antenna technologies enabling new types of missions for Earth Science and Deep Space Exploration. He is co-inventor of the iconic deployable reflectarray used on the Mars Cube One (MarCO) mission, the world’s first interplanetary CubeSat. He also co-invented the award-winning Raincube mesh reflector antenna used on the first active radar on a CubeSat. He also invented the Europa Lander antenna enabling direct communication from the surface of Europa (600 million km away), capable of surviving the harsh environment of the icy moon of Jupiter. Speaker(s): Dr. Nacer Chahat, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/290820

Protein Electrodynamics & Terahertz Medicine

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/291609

Starting with an overview of the rapidly advancing field of bioelectromagnetics, this seminar shares specific results concerning protein electrodynamics and terahertz medicine. In particular, it is well known that proteins exhibit dynamic behavior with their normal modes specifically vibrating at terahertz frequencies. These motions are essential to protein function and because these macromolecules are charged the existence of such vibrations suggests the possibility of specific interaction with electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz band. Experiments identifying specific absorption of terahertz radiation by myoglobin and hemoglobin suggest that these protein spectroscopic signatures can serve as the basis of a novel form of molecular medical imaging; likewise, electromagnetic modulation of such motions may underlie emerging forms of therapy. Collaborative studies now underway, including THz imaging of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease tissues will also be highlighted as well as surface-plasmon enhanced detection of protein THz spectroscopic signatures. Applications to novel approaches to diagnosing, preventing and treating viral infections, including that of Covid-19, along with implications for electronics-based (CMOS) THz sources will also be addressed. Co-sponsored by: STARaCom, IEEE section Montréal Speaker(s): Ogan Gurel, MD, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/291609

AI, Sensors and Biometrics: a Systems Perspective

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/292990

IEEE Montréal Systems Council Chapter The newly formed Montreal IEEE Systems Council Chapter is inviting you to its inaugural event, featuring two IEEE Distinguished Lecturers, including the currnet President of the (https://ieeesystemscouncil.org/), and the Editor-in-Chief of the (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=4267003) Topcis will include discussions of the use of artificial Intelligence in biometric systems, and of data aggregation for usenosr networks. Speaker(s): Vincenzo Piuri, Amir Aghdam Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/292990

CAS INVITED SPEAKER SEMINAR IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/295028

The IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Montreal Chapter, IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Montreal Chapter, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, and ReSMiQ – Regroupement Stratégique en Microsystèmes du Québec invite you to attend the talk by Prof. Paulo Diniz from Department OF Electronics and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro on Monday December 20th, 2021. The event is virtual and registration is free. Co-sponsored by: IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Montreal Chapters of CAS and SSC Speaker(s): DR. PAULO S. R. DINIZ, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/295028

IEEE broadcast Technology Society Montreal chapter meeting

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/295219

Meeting to establish the contents of next year technical seminar Agenda: 1.0 welcome and introduction 2.0 events planned for 2022 Winter seminar Fall seminar 3.0 topics to explore: 5G convergence audio and video coding (ETS) All IP broadcast Plant (CBC) others ? 4.0 Calls for volunteers 5.0 Other buisiness 6.0 Adjournement Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/295219

Terahertz Days: Integral equation approaches to periodic and non-periodic problems: from phased arrays to metasurfaces

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/294287

The growing complexity of electromagnetic devices calls for a numerical approach to the solution of Maxwell's equations. Among the available numerical techniques, integral-equation formulations are quite attractive because they are very efficient for open domains and because, through the exploitation of Green's functions, they appear as a natural extension of analytical and physical reasoning. This presentation will show a class of integral-equation methods developed for mutual-coupling analysis in phased arrays and for modal analysis in meta-surfaces. In particular, we will show that specific hybridization between space-domain and spectral-domain approaches can lead to efficient tools for both analysis and design. Co-sponsored by: STARaCOM (Montreal) Speaker(s): Christophe Craeye , Gunes Karabulut Kurt Agenda: 10:45 AM - 11:00: Connecting to ZOOM and workshop opening, Mansour Naslcheraghi, Chair of YP Montreal 11:00 AM - 11:05: Terahertz Days workshop series introduction and speaker introduction by chair of Terahertz Days, Dr. Gunes Karabulut Kurt 11:05 AM - 11:50: Talk by Prof. Christophe Craeye 11:50 AM - 01:15 or more (depending on speaker's availability): Q & A session Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/294287

NASA Systems Engineering: Introduction to Project Life Cycle and Future Developments in Space Exploration.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/299073

Many engineers seeking to enter the space industry lack insight on project life cycle phases that may impede on project process and aptness to meet both requirements and deadlines. In this talk, I will dissect the different phases that compose Project Life Cycle. This presentation will provide an overview of each phase, including: Concept Studies, Concept and Technology Development, Preliminary Design and Technology Completion, Final Design and Fabrication, System Assembly, Integration and Test, Launch, Operations and Sustainment, and Closeout. The presentation will conclude with an outlook of future technologies for space exploration and settlement. Speaker(s): Nicolas El Tenn, Claudio Alkazzi Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/299073