Webinar: OpenPMU, PTP, and Time Synchronised Sampled Values – The Data Hoarder’s Approach

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/388536

Webinar presented by the IEEE Montreal Section Power & Energy Chapter and IEEE Northern Canada PES/IAS Joint Chapter. Abstract: "When you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it." - Lord Kelvin. Synchronized measurement technology, specifically the Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU), has provided tremendous insight into power system phenomena over the last few decades. However, the PMU is an instrument not well understood by many who utilize its measurements. The time-synchronized phasor, or synchrophasor, is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it has made it possible to apply classical methods of power system analysis to "real" data from actual systems. On the other hand, the synchrophasor eliminates all the nuances of the voltage or current waveform present in the sampled values from which it is estimated. What if we keep all of the time-synchronized sampled value (TSSV) data and use that for our studies? Building machines capable of doing this is more than feasible. This talk will discuss the approaches and challenges that engineers pursuing this strategy face, particularly the not-so-small matter of the many terabytes of data such a system will create, with "needle in a haystack" levels of useful information. The talk will describe an effort on the island of Ireland to build a national system to record TSSV and also synchronize using PTP instead of GNSS and its "space-based" vulnerabilities. Speaker(s): Dr. David Laverty, Reader (Full Professor) of Queen’s University Belfast Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/388536

The Chip Act: A New Era in US Semiconductors

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/388526

Welcome to Global Webinar co-sponsored by Pikes Peak Section and Panama Computer Society Chapter and co-hosted by a number of Chapters worldwide. The Chip Act: A New Era in US Semiconductors David Bondurant, Vertical Memory Matt Francis, Ozark IC This presentation will review 50-years of Semiconductor and Computer developments and historical competition between countries that developed. We observe the historical scaling of semiconductors (Moore’s Law) and the fact the Moore’s Law scaling is reaching it’s end. We review Beyond Moore changes to semiconductor processing and packaging technology required to continue computer performance improvement and why control of leading edge semiconductor and packaging manufacturing is now strategic. The Chip Act is the United States response to demands of Beyond Moore requirements and need to bring manufacturing closer to home. We review the Chip Act and update on it’s developments during 2023. Speaker(s): David, Matt, Agenda: Welcome Presentation Discussion and Questions Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/388526

Satellite IoT: Architectures, Technologies, and Systems

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/388859

5G and 6G mobile communication systems will encompass a Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) that will include different satellite systems (LEO including cubesats/MEO/GEO) as well as High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) in the stratosphere and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to cover remote areas that otherwise could not have access to the Internet. IoT via NTN is very important for a wide range of applications such as Earth monitoring, smart agriculture, pollution control, sea monitoring, and disaster management. In a first part, this seminar will investigate various architectural and networking options for collecting IoT data via satellite. Moreover, a second part of the seminar will address and compare two important technologies NB-IoT (part of 5G NTN specification according to 3GPP Release 17) and LoRa/LoRaWAN (including the LR-FHSS alternative for satellite systems). Finally, a review of current satellite IoT systems supporting NB-IoT or LoRa/LR-FHSS will be provided. Speaker(s): Giovanni Giambene, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/388859

Vancouver TALK #20: Disaster Management Up Close and Personal; West Kelowna Wildfire 2023

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/388900

Speaker: S. Carl Zanon, Senior Member, Chair LMAG of IEEE Vancouver Section Registration is optional, but we want to know who to expect. 10:00 AM P.D.T. You can log in at 9:45 AM (12:45 PM Montreal) to check connection and say hello.All IEEE members are welcome, especially those Life Members that don't have a local Affinity Group. We are looking for speakers for 2024. Contact Carl Zanon if interested. Speaker(s): Carl Zanon, Agenda: 9:45 AM Zoom opens 10:00 AM Welcome and speaker introduction 10:05 AM Speaker Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/388900

Arduino Tutorial Part I

Room: TBD, Bldg: TBD, 3480 University St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 0E9

Control your world through your programming! Come to our Part I Arduino workshop where you will learn the basics of programming the Arduino, how to use its various features and how to connect your own circuits to the Arduino. Through this handy little microcontroller, you’ll be able to automate tasks and unlock a whole new world of DIY projects to bring your ideas to life! In this workshop, we will provide all the tools you need to start playing around with the Arduino — except a laptop. A subsequent Part II workshop on more advanced Arduino topics will be held two days after. If you want to continue using the Arduino after the workshops, you can come visit the lab or ask us about where to buy the components. The first workshop will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday January 16. We look forward to seeing you all there! Room: TBD, Bldg: TBD, 3480 University St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 0E9