Events

Jun
11
Wed
HIC-Ottawa Meeting @ T-Building, Room T129
Jun 11 @ 22:30 – Jun 12 @ 01:00

Date:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Time:

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Breakdown:

  • Refreshments, and Networking: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • IHTC Reports and Impressions (round table discussion): 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • OS-ARIS (open-source radar project): 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm
  • OS-HL Next Steps: 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Planning next meeting and for the summer: 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Location:

Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., T-Building, Room T129 (& Skype)

Parking:

No fee after 5:00 p.m. at the Visitors’ Parking Lots 8 (green) & 9 (red). Please respect restricted areas.

Registration:

Send email to Alfredo Herrera 

Jun
18
Wed
Site visit to CBC Monitoring Station, Carp.
Jun 18 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Site visit to CBC Monitoring Station, Carp. @ Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Date/Time:

Wed 18 June, 2 – 3.30 pm – with pub socializing afterwards

Location:

2415 Richardson’s Side Road, Carp

Parking:

Park beside station, Handicap spots available

Registration:

Email to h.reekie@ieee.org stating numbers etc – spouses welcome

Registration cut-off 14 June. space limited to 18 persons

Organizer:

Hugh Reekie –613-728-5343

Organizer e-mail:

h.reekie@ieee.org

Organized by:

AESS Ottawa Chapter

Url:

http://www3.bell.net/max-com/ottawa.AESS.html

Abstract:

In order to maintain good transmit signals, a monitoring station was required. CBC set up a monitoring station on the Richardson Sideroad in 1968 to monitor broadcasts from Sackville, NB, expanding to monitor other CBC transmit locations in 2003, when the site became the National Alarm Centre. There are more than 900 transmitters to monitor. The site is also the maintenance centre for the Ottawa area – for transmitters at Barry’s Bay, Chapleau, Kingston and Cornwall. Twenty-three people are employed on site; the site is active 24 hours per day, 7 days a week .

Jul
16
Wed
HIC-Ottawa Meeting @ University of Ottawa, SITE Building, Room 5084
Jul 16 @ 22:30 – Jul 17 @ 01:00

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm,

  • Refreshments, and Networking: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • OS-ARIS (open-source radar project): 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Open Source Headlamp, Other items: 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
  • Planning next meeting: 8:45 pm – 9:00 pm.

Location: University of Ottawa, SITE Building, Room 5084 (& Skype)

Parking: Paid parking at and near the university; very good public transport access.

Registration: Send email to Alfredo Herrera <Alfredo.Herrera@ieee.org>

Aug
18
Mon
Trends and Issues of FTTH and G-PON @ Algonquin College
Aug 18 @ 22:30 – Aug 19 @ 00:00
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm,
  • Refreshments, and Networking: : 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Seminar: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Place
Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., School of Advanced Technology, Building-T, Ciena-Optphotonics Lab (Room T129)
Parking
No fee after 5:00 pm at the Vistors’ Parking Lots 8&9. Please respect restricted areas.
Registration
Free. Registration Required by email to Wahab Almuhtadi
Abstract
Thanks to the penetration of broadband access technologies for Internet, real-time applications like VoIP,streaming applications like IPTV and many other delay-sensitive applications are growing very fast.
FTTH is the key broadband technology and is replacing ADSL. It provides stable high throughput, realizing
even Gbps class. It also plays a very important role in Next Generation Networks (NGN). The NGN is
Carrier-grade network for the future and a converged solution after the legacy telecom networks by
enabling QoS management and controls in IP network like in legacy telecom networks and by supporting
economical, versatile multi-media applications like those on the Internet with secure manners.
In realizing FTTH, G-PON is widely adopted. International Standards on FTTH, G-PON in particular has
been established and is being further developed.
This lecture consist of the following contents: Introduction to Access Networks, Fundamentals of FTTH,
Requirements to FTTH, Regulatory Aspect of FTTH, Global Standards on FTTH and G-PON, Market Trends
and Further Issues.
For more info, please click here.
Sep
2
Tue
Quantum Voltage Standards and Electrical Power Standards at National Measurement Institute Australia @ Algonquin College
Sep 2 @ 22:00 – Sep 3 @ 00:00

Quantum Voltage Standards and Electrical Power Standards at National Measurement Institute Australia

Dr. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Research Scientist

National Measurement Institute, Sydney, Australia

DATE:  Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

TIME:  Refreshments, Registration and Networking: 18:00; Seminar: 18:30 – 20:00

PLACE:  Algonquin College, T-Building, Room T129, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa.

PARKING:  No fee after 5 p.m. at the Parking Lots 8 & 9. Please respect restricted areas.

Abstract

Advances in quantum electrical metrology and access to low uncertainty electrical standards

by instrument manufacturers and calibration laboratories are making low uncertainty measurements

feasible at decreasing costs. In the area of electrical power, a number of applications, driven either by

regulation or innovation, create new opportunities for National Metrology Institutes. E.g., wide area power

quality monitoring systems using synchronisation based on global positioning systems require

challenging measurements (such as measurements of phasor quantities and frequency rate of change).

Other applications, such as the efficiency measurements of solid-state lighting and the electrical power of

appliances in standby mode require measurements under distorted voltage and current conditions and at

low power factors. This talk will give an overview of the activities in these areas at the National

Measurement Institute, Australia, with emphasis on the technical challenges involved.

Speaker’s Bio – Dimitrios Georgakopoulos received his B.Eng. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the

Technological Educational Institution of Piraeus, Greece in 1996; M.Sc. Degree in Electronic

Instrumentation Systems and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of

Manchester, UK, in 1999 and 2002, respectively. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as a research scientist at

the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), UK. In 2007, he joined the National Measurement Institute,

Australia, as a research scientist, where he has been working on the development of quantum voltage

standards and low-frequency electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) measurement standards.

Admission:  Free. Registration required.

Please register by e-mail contacting: branislav@ieee.org or almuhtadi@ieee.org

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