High Altitude Platform Stations in Stratosphere: Towards an Integrated Network of Networks

Room: RBCx Finance Quarter Room, Bldg: Hub 350, 350 Legget Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, ON K2K 0G7

The NTN (non-terrestrial networks) expression has been used to refer to the satellite communications paradigm almost exclusively until recently. It is now increasingly acknowledged that within NTN, there are separate satellite, HAPS (high altitude platform station), and UAS (unscrewed aerial systems) paradigms with their own special dynamics. NTN is not only for connectivity; the framework includes connectivity, computing, edge intelligence, surveillance, security, sensing, monitoring, positioning, localization, navigation, and more. The humanity will demonstrate its full potential in every dimension (economic prosperity, wellbeing, equal opportunity, environmental, and more), when the communities get ultra-connected with a sustainable, reliable, resilient, intelligent, green/clean/eco-friendly, secure, ubiquitous & affordable, and ultra high-speed "network of networks" with terrestrial (6G and beyond) and non-terrestrial (space and stratospheric) components. NTN will arguably be one of the most prominent aspects of 6G. This discussion will continue throughout the 2030s as well in the beyond-6G era. Join us in fruitful talk by Prof. Halim Yanikomeroglu to learn more about this interesting topic. Speaker(s): Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu, Room: RBCx Finance Quarter Room, Bldg: Hub 350, 350 Legget Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, ON K2K 0G7

Exploring Career and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in STEM

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/409255

Webinar: Exploring Career and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in STEM 🗓️ Date: March 06, 2024🕒 Time: 12h00 - 1h00PM Eastern Time (UTC-05:00) Join us for an insightful webinar as we delve into the diverse and dynamic world of STEM careers and entrepreneurial ventures. Our distinguished speakers, experts in their respective fields, will share their experiences, expertise, and perspectives on navigating the ever-evolving landscape of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 🔊 Speakers: Anne-Pascale Richardson - Program Director, AquaHacking Challenge, North America. Hakimeh Purmehdi - Project Lead and Senior Data Scientist, Ericsson Global AI Accelerator. 🎓 Who should attend: - Students and Graduates in STEM fields. - Professionals aiming at evolution or exploring career transitions. - Entrepreneurs and Innovators in STEM-related industries. 🖥️ How to Join: Vtools: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/event/register/409255 Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and inspiration for your journey in STEM. Register now to secure your spot in this enriching exploration of Career and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in STEM! Speaker(s): Anne-Pascale Richardson, Purmehdi Agenda: 12h00 Welcome talk and IEEE WIE Introduction 12h05 Career path of Anne-Pascale 12h20 Career path of Hakimeh 30 min of discussion and Q&A Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/409255

IEEE MontrĂ©al – Board Meeting

Room: L-3816 - Pavillon Lassonde, Bldg: Pavillon Lassonde, 2700 Ch de la Tour, Montréal,, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1J4

Chairs and Officers of all Chapters, Affinity Groups (WIE, YP, IR, Humanitarian, etc...), Student Branches, Counselors, Ambassadors, and ExCom: Please join us online for a meeting on March, from 18:00 to 20:30 . This meeting is a chance to get together virtually, discuss accomplishments of the previous period, and plan for the future events. It would be great if everyone could make an effort and attend the meeting - we want to hear from you! Room: L-3816 - Pavillon Lassonde, Bldg: Pavillon Lassonde, 2700 Ch de la Tour, Montréal,, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3T 1J4

Mid-infrared Transmitter and Receiver for Free Space Optical SatCom

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/408858

Mid-infrared Transmitter and Receiver for Free Space Optical SatCom Abstract - In this talk, we review efforts of the Xu research group at McMaster to implement a C-band to mid-infrared (3.4-3.5 micron) transmitter and receiver pair. This is accomplished via difference frequency generation and sum frequency generation for the transmitter and receiver modules, respectively. We will go over professional packaging progress, project outcomes, and discuss the significant improvement in conversion efficiency over the reported literature thanks to the intracavity design. Additionally, a link budget model for the C-band and mid-infrared are compared to evaluate pros and cons of potentially adopting mid-infrared for satellite communications, as well as any adjacent applications for the modules. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Émetteur et récepteur infrarouge moyen pour SatCom optique en espace libre Résumé - Dans cet exposé, nous passons en revue les efforts du groupe de recherche Xu à McMaster pour mettre en œuvre une paire émetteur et récepteur en bande C vers l'infrarouge moyen (3,4-3,5 microns). Ceci est accompli via la génération de fréquence différentielle et la génération de fréquence somme pour les modules émetteur et récepteur, respectivement. Nous passerons en revue les progrès de l'emballage professionnel, les résultats du projet et discuterons de l'amélioration significative de l'efficacité de conversion par rapport à la littérature rapportée grâce à la conception intracavité. De plus, un modèle de bilan de liaison pour la bande C et l'infrarouge moyen est comparé pour évaluer les avantages et les inconvénients de l'adoption potentielle de l'infrarouge moyen pour les communications par satellite, ainsi que de toute application adjacente pour les modules. About / A propos The High Throughput and Secure Networks (HTSN) Challenge program is hosting regular virtual seminar series to promote scientific information sharing, discussions, and interactions between researchers. https://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/programs/high-throughput-secure-networks-challenge-program Le programme Réseaux Sécurisés à Haut Débit (RSHD) organise régulièrement des séries de séminaires virtuels pour promouvoir le partage d’informations scientifiques, les discussions et les interactions entre chercheurs. https://nrc.canada.ca/fr/recherche-developpement/recherche-collaboration/programmes/programme-defi-reseaux-securises-haut-debit Co-sponsored by: National Research Council, Canada. Optonique. Speaker(s): Liam Flannigan, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/408858

Clarifying the Path to Become a Professional Engineer

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/406602

Join us in this fruitful webinar to learn more about the required procedures on obtaing your professional engineering license. Speaker(s): Tracey Caruana, Sami Lamrad Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/406602