22/09/2017 - LASSENA AVIO-505 won the Best of Session (IMA-4) Award at DASC’17
Congratulation to AVIO-505 team! The paper “Direct RF Sampling Transceiver Architecture Applied to VHF Radio, ACARS, and ELTs” won the Best of... (+ de détail)
22/09/2017 - Congratulations,Neda Navidi! Best Paper Award in ICCSTE 2017.
Congratulations to Mme. Neda Navidi who was presented the Best Paper Award in ICCSTE 2017 (Vancouve,Canada,August 7-8,2017). Mme. Neda Navidi is... (+ de détail)
22/09/2017 - Congratulations! Best Student Paper Award in ICNS 2017
Congratulations to Mr. Abdessamad Amrhar who was presented the Best Student Paper Award in ICNS 2017( Herdon, VA,USA, April 18-20, 2017). We also... (+ de détail)
26/09/2015 - Adrien Mixte passed successfully his master oral exam !
Congratulations to Adrien Mixed which received honors for his defense on August 28, 2015. His project, ibNav, focused on the development of a... (+ de détail)
26/09/2015 - Mr. Marc-Antoine Fortin made his PhD oral exam successfully and distinction « Excellence »
Congratulations to Mr. Marc-Antoine Fortin who made his PhD oral exam successfully. The works of mister Fortin's master's degree, subject the title... (+ de détail)
26/09/2015 - Mrs.Neda Navidi gets the Best Poster Award attributed by the UAV-g 2015
Congratulations to Mrs. Neda Navidi who gets the Best Poster Award during the UAV-g 2015 conference, in Toronto, Canada, the September 2nd 2015.... (+ de détail)
22/05/2015 - LASSENA’s work awarded at 2015 ICNS
The work entitled "Integrated Direct RF Sampling Front-end for VHF Avionics Systems" has been recognized as the Best Future Communications Paper... (+ de détail)
20/10/2014 - LASSENA’s work awarded at 33rd DASC
The work entitled "DME/DME Navigation using a Single Low-Cost SDR and Sequential Operation" has been recognized as the Best Paper of the Session... (+ de détail)
09/10/2014 - New research project awarded by NSERC in the field of protection against satellite interference: AVIO-601
Recently, Professor René Jr. Landry from the Department of Electrical Engineering of ÉTS has obtained a Collaborative Research and Development... (+ de détail)
24/09/2014 - Stéphane Ehouman has obtained the second prize at ReSMiQ Innovation Day
Congratulations to Mr. Stéphane Ehouman who has obtained the second prize at ReSMiQ Innovation Day competition celebrated on September 18, 2014.... (+ de détail)
27/08/2014 - Mohammad Honarparvar passed successfully his Ph.D. oral exam (DGA-1033)
Congratulations to Mr. Mohammad Honarparvar who passed the Ph.D. oral examination part of his DGA-1033. Mohammad's thesis is entitled : "Design of... (+ de détail)
27/06/2014 - AMOOS Conferences
The LASSENA is pleased to invite you to international conferences about AMOOS project, Autonomous Mission for On-Orbit Servicing, of the 2014 ISU... (+ de détail)
20/06/2013 - Performance improvements of a navigation algorithm INS / GPS low cost used in urban areas
To provide a solution robust and accurate navigation , GPS receivers must operate in optimal conditions , that is to say have a direct line of... (+ de détail)
08/04/2013 - Marinvent and ETS successfully develop a wireless prototyping process for Marinvent’s APM through Engage project
Montreal, Quebec, Monday, April 8, 2013 – Marinvent announces today the successful completion of its Airfoil Performance Monitor (APM)-Engage... (+ de détail)
13/03/2013 - LASSENA’s participation at the 8th day of discoveries in 2013
Wednesday, March 13th was held the 8th edition of the discoveries day. On this day held a poster contest on research projects students master's... (+ de détail)
06/06/2012 - Philippe Lavoie made his defense viva(master’s degree) successfully and distinction "excellence"
Congratulations to Philippe Lavoie who made his viva (master's degree) successfully. The works of mister Lavoie's master's degree, subject the title... (+ de détail)
23/11/2011 - Software radios for highly integrated system architecture
The project aims at establishing new methods and techniques of processing of the digital signals for universal effective and strong plans of... (+ de détail)
22/11/2011 - The collaboration AÉROÉTS - Marinvent Corporation
The collaboration AÉROÉTS - Marinvent Corporation is a unique initiative establishing a consortium offering services of university and industrial... (+ de détail)
30/09/2011 - Embarked systems for the aerospace industry, a key specialization for the industry
The Department of electric engineering is proud to announce the creation of the new concentration embarked Systems for the aerospace industry of... (+ de détail)
03/05/2010 - Mister Kaveh Mollaiyan takes successfully his doctoral written examination
Congratulations to mister Kaveh Mollaiyan who took successfully his examination written by PhD. Mister . Mollaiyan's thesis is entitled: "... (+ de détail)
23/04/2010 - Mister Ramdane Ait-Aoudia pursues his works in the GRN of the LACIME within the framework of a training course S3
M. Ramdane Ait-Aoudia poursuit ses travaux au GRN du LACIME dans le cadre d'un stage S3 d'un projet en collaboration avec la compagnie iMetrik. Les... (+ de détail)
14/08/2009 - Mister Guillaume Lamontagne takes successfully his master’s degree in electric engineering
Mister Guillaume Lamontagne passed successfully his oral defense within the framework of his master's degree in electric engineering. Under the... (+ de détail)
10/06/2008 - ÉTS in space
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Title 38- Embedded systems engineering and hardware design for a low-cost integrated navigation system

Project description :

This project aims to establish new design methods for robust and efficient automotive navigation and optimal management of a fleet of vehicles in harsh environments. In addition, the project also aims to develop innovative metrics for real-time analysis of dangerous driving behaviour as well as real-time analysis of car accidents in order to significantly improve global safety of Canadian drivers. In general, this research proposes to combine measurements from a high sensitivity GPS receiver with data coming from a self-contained inertial navigation system and other complementary autonomous sensors such as odometers and magnetometers. Moreover, in order to provide an affordable solution, the targeted system will be based exclusively on the use of very low cost sensors. It is expected that this project will help reduce the environmental footprint of motor vehicles in addition to having a significant positive impact on overall vehicle safety. For example, improving vehicle localisation accuracy and robustness in harsh environments can significantly reduce the time to find a stolen or misplaced vehicle, which can have an important impact on Canadian companies’ finances. Furthermore, having a robust and precise solution for monitoring vehicle behaviour can lead to the implementation of a new taxation system based on car usage or on driving behaviour, which according to recent studies, can help reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 10%. In addition, accurate reconstruction of car accidents in real-time allow prediction of specific parameters of an accident scene thus improving reaction time and vehicle safety. The proof-of-concept demonstrator will be evaluated in-laboratory and on-road using simulation equipment and a car test platform under real operating conditions in order to characterize protocols and system performance. The project will contribute to international initiatives for the definition of new standards and contribute to Canadian efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create new employment opportunities for the team of highly qualified personnel.

Responsibilities of the candidate:

According to the schedule, the professional researcher will be in charge of the following tasks:

1) 1-12 Study of scientific objectives

2) 1-13 Training on Orchid platform and associated tools

3) 1-14 Technical study on vehicles’ embedded sensors and data networks

4) 1-15 Technical study on AC1120S rate table

5) 1-34 Initial system architecture selection

6) 1-35 Study of sensor interconnection and data fusion

7) 1-8 Final year report

8) 2-81 Development of data transmission protocols

9) 2-101 Hardware and component selection

10) 2-102 Schematics of connections between components

11) 2-103 Design and manufacturing of the PCB

12) 2-104 Prototype software implementation

13) 2-105 Validation of the implementation of the prototype

14) 2-106 Physical robustness analysis of the prototype

15) 2-107 Detailing the prototype specifications

16) 2-11 Final year report

17) 3-12 Real test setup and planning

18) 3-42 Real car test setups and planning

19) 3-43 Driving behaviour test realisation

20) 3-82 Real car test setups and planning

21) 3-83 Real car accident test realisation

22) 3-91 Hardware and component modifications

23) 3-92 Schematics of connections between components

24) 3-93 Design and manufacturing of the PCB

25) 3-94 Prototype software implementation

26) 3-95 Validation of the implementation of the prototype

27) 3-10 Final year report

28) 4-32 Establishment of a communication protocol

29) 4-33 Establishment of real-time wireless communication link

30) 4-41 Resources consumption analysis

31) 4-42 Code optimization

32) 4-43 Realization of energy saving modules

33) 4-6 Final year report

The objective of the professional research engineer’s project is to ensure that theoretical developments made by the research team will lead to the ultimate goal of the project: the development of a robust embedded integrated navigation system for real-time vehicle fleet monitoring and real-time analysis and diagnosis of car accidents. One of the tasks of the professional engineer is to ensure (together with the professors conducting the research project and the industrial groups) that the research subjects proposed during the three years advance at reasonable pace. He should also support the research team members during their research activities. He should always have a general view of the global picture of the project. He will know about the work of the trainee, Master’s, and Ph.D. students in practical areas. He will participate in the post-processing of raw data recorded during laboratory and on-road testing, as well as, the corresponding analysis.

On a more technical point of view, the engineer will be responsible for the hardware aspect of the project. Thus, he will be the leading expert concerning the iMetrik’s Orchid platform. According to this task description, the engineer must know, in detail, each sensor used in the project, as well as, the communication links connecting them to the microcontroller (whether wired or wireless). The engineer will be also responsible for software implementation within the embedded system. Thus, he will be in charge of graduate students who will carry out this implementation and should therefore ensure that it is carried out according to common design rules. In addition, the engineer will be responsible for code optimization in order to ensure that the developed algorithms consume minimal energy, memory and processor resources. In connection with this task, he will have to develop an innovative energy saving/management system based on various criteria such as the car dynamics and the on/off state of the vehicle. This system will help optimize energy consumption by enabling/disabling certain system features based on actual vehicle conditions. Finally, the engineer will be in charge of the prototyping of a new platform i.e. Orchid VTADS thus be responsible for PCB design, manufacturing and assembly, as well as, algorithm implementation of the prototype software suite.

Ideal duration : 4 years
Type of trainee Research professionnal
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