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New Earth-Space Technologies

Submitted by nnreimer.local on Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:23am

Whether it’s creating better sensors and global positioning systems or inventing high speed transmitters that can move huge data in space with very little energy, Schulich researchers are developing remarkable technologies with a wide range of applications. The oil and gas industry is using geospatial technologies such as GPS, GIS, and LIDAR to support improved environmental monitoring. The agriculture industry employs satellite imagery and sophisticated spatial positioning systems for precision farming and livestock operations.

New Earth-Space Technologies

Our significant expertise in space research — researchers have been involved in more than 20 space missions — will improve wireless networks, navigation, personalized medicine and environmental monitoring here on Earth.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Laleh Behjat, Vassil Dimitrov, Mohamed Helaoui, Mike Potter

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Philip Egberts, Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, Slawomir (Swavik) Spiewak, Qiao Sun

Sensors and Sensor Webs

Researchers are working to further the sophisticated sensors that obtain and automatically report crucial information from any number of environments — from inside a pipeline to outside all manner of structures. The sensors and their networks detect and record energy — either reflected or emitted — and then process, analyze and apply that information.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Norm Bartley, Leonid Belostotski, Abraham Fapojuwo, Vahid Garousi, Fadhel Ghannouchi, Jim Haslett, Henry Leung, Brent Maundy, Geoff Messier, John Nielsen, Michal Okoniewski, Abu Sesay, Mike Smith, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Svetlana Yanushkevich

Geomatics Engineering

Elizabeth Cannon, Michael Collins, Naser El-Sheimy, Yang Gao, Ayman Habib, Quazi Hassan, Jeong Woo Kim, Gérard Lachapelle, Steve Liang, Derek Lichti, Mark Petovello, Bill Teskey, Ruisheng Wang

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Seonghwan Kim, Simon Park

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

From fighting forest fires and providing information for meteorologists in weather models to developing the technologies for vehicles to find their way — with or without a driver — researchers are furthering wireless positioning and navigation technologies for outdoor and indoor use.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

John Nielsen

Geomatics Engineering

Elizabeth Cannon, Naser El-Sheimy, Yang Gao, Gérard Lachapelle, Kyle O'Keefe, Mark Petovello, Susan Skone

Environmental Monitoring

By applying the same imaging techniques that are commonly found to find answers in health care — medical imaging tests such as CT scans and MRIs — researchers are able to solve chemical and petroleum engineering problems.  Researchers are working on tools and techniques to monitor such areas as air quality, avalanche safety, water resources and the ecology of a given area.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Hector De la Hoz Siegler, Apostolos Kantzas

Civil Engineering

Bruce Jamieson, Jianxun (Jennifer) He

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yaoping Hu

Geomatics Engineering

Michael Collins, Quazi Hassan, Danielle Marceau, Michael Sideris

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Ke Du, Ron Hugo, Craig Johansen, Seonghwan (Sam) Kim, Robert Martinuzzi

Space Sciences

Researchers are furthering our understanding of the gravity field that surrounds the planet, and exploring how to develop better components that will improve satellite and communications technologies for use in space.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Leonid Belostotski, Fadhel Ghannouchi, Jim Haslett

Geomatics Engineering

Yang Gao, Jeong Woo Kim, Kyle O'Keefe, Michael Sideris, Susan Skone

Geospatial Modelling

Researchers are incorporating geospatial data into models that are used to inform decision-making in such areas as urban planning, communication and transportation systems, and natural resource development.

Geomatics Engineering

Andrew Hunter, Jeong Woo Kim, Danielle Marceau, Xin Wang

New Earth-Space Technologies

Our significant expertise in space research — researchers have been involved in more than 20 space missions — will improve wireless networks, navigation, personalized medicine and environmental monitoring here on Earth.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Laleh Behjat, Vassil Dimitrov, Mohamed Helaoui, Mike Potter

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Philip Egberts, Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, Slawomir (Swavik) Spiewak, Qiao Sun

Sensors and Sensor Webs

Researchers are working to further the sophisticated sensors that obtain and automatically report crucial information from any number of environments — from inside a pipeline to outside all manner of structures. The sensors and their networks detect and record energy — either reflected or emitted — and then process, analyze and apply that information.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Norm Bartley, Leonid Belostotski, Abraham Fapojuwo, Vahid Garousi, Fadhel Ghannouchi, Jim Haslett, Henry Leung, Brent Maundy, Geoff Messier, John Nielsen, Michal Okoniewski, Abu Sesay, Mike Smith, Orly Yadid-Pecht, Svetlana Yanushkevich

Geomatics Engineering

Elizabeth Cannon, Michael Collins, Naser El-Sheimy, Yang Gao, Ayman Habib, Quazi Hassan, Jeong Woo Kim, Gérard Lachapelle, Steve Liang, Derek Lichti, Mark Petovello, Bill Teskey, Ruisheng Wang

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Seonghwan Kim, Simon Park

Global Navigation Satellite Systems

From fighting forest fires and providing information for meteorologists in weather models to developing the technologies for vehicles to find their way — with or without a driver — researchers are furthering wireless positioning and navigation technologies for outdoor and indoor use.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

John Nielsen

Geomatics Engineering

Elizabeth Cannon, Naser El-Sheimy, Yang Gao, Gérard Lachapelle, Kyle O'Keefe, Mark Petovello, Susan Skone

Environmental Monitoring

By applying the same imaging techniques that are commonly found to find answers in health care — medical imaging tests such as CT scans and MRIs — researchers are able to solve chemical and petroleum engineering problems.  Researchers are working on tools and techniques to monitor such areas as air quality, avalanche safety, water resources and the ecology of a given area.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Hector De la Hoz Siegler, Apostolos Kantzas

Civil Engineering

Bruce Jamieson, Jianxun (Jennifer) He

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Yaoping Hu

Geomatics Engineering

Michael Collins, Quazi Hassan, Danielle Marceau, Michael Sideris

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Ke Du, Ron Hugo, Craig Johansen, Seonghwan (Sam) Kim, Robert Martinuzzi

Space Sciences

Researchers are furthering our understanding of the gravity field that surrounds the planet, and exploring how to develop better components that will improve satellite and communications technologies for use in space.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Leonid Belostotski, Fadhel Ghannouchi, Jim Haslett

Geomatics Engineering

Yang Gao, Jeong Woo Kim, Kyle O'Keefe, Michael Sideris, Susan Skone

Geospatial Modelling

Researchers are incorporating geospatial data into models that are used to inform decision-making in such areas as urban planning, communication and transportation systems, and natural resource development.

Geomatics Engineering

Andrew Hunter, Jeong Woo Kim, Danielle Marceau, Xin Wang