Recent news

Lab Facilities in C1 Building
December 15 2017
The UW-STREAM is very happy to announce that new lab facitilies will be provided for its students.  This will allow the development of new signal processing techniques, combined with front-ends and ocean ready equipment for exciting new research opportunities. 
ACM WUWNet 2017
The 12th edition of the ACM WUWNet was held in Halifax on November 6-8 2017. The conference was a great gathering of local and international scientists, engineers and professionals in the field of underwater communications, networking and systems.  Thanks to all our local sponsors. We would also like to acknowledge the role of the organizing committee chaired by Prof. Bousquet, as well as of all the volunteers that worked towards this success. 
WUWNet 2017 Best Student Paper awarded to Xiao Liu
November 7 2017
Xiao Liu, a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University won the Best Student Paper award given in memory of Giovanni Toso.  Xiao presented a novel techniques to compensate for Doppler relying on minimum entropy to find the optimal sampling instant during reception of the payload. 

Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop
October 4-6 2017
Prof. Bousquet participated at the 9th IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop held at the University of Rhode Island.  Prof. Bousquet provided the channel characterization results for the 10 km link measured during the DalComm1 sea trial. 
Underwater Acoustic Conference & Exhibit
September 3-8 2017
Prof. Bousquet participated at the 4th UACE held at Skiathos, Greece.  Prof. Bousquet presented the work of Afolarin on optimum space-time filters in presence of ambient noise. 
DalComm1
July 26 2017
The UW-STREAM led a 3-day sea trial off the East Coast of Nova Scotia near Prospect. A 5-element receiver array was moored half way in the water column in approximately 80 meter of depth.  Relevant waveforms were transmitted at different ranges to validate a high-reliability communication link performance.
The Microtransat Challenge aims to stimulate the development of autonomous sailing boats through friendly competition. A team of Dal students will be working on the navigation and control systems for a 1.7 metre vessel.
The Microtransat Challenge aims to stimulate the development of autonomous sailing boats through friendly competition. A team of Dal students will be working on the navigation and control systems for a 1.7 metre vessel.
The Microtransat Challenge aims to stimulate the development of autonomous sailing boats through friendly competition. A team of Dal students will be working on the navigation and control systems for a 1.7 metre vessel.
The Microtransat Challenge aims to stimulate the development of autonomous sailing boats through friendly competition. A team of Dal students will be working on the navigation and control systems for a 1.7 metre vessel.
MTS/IEEE Oceans 2017 Best Student Paper Award
June 22, 2017
Congratulations to Habib Roudsari for his paper entitled "Channel Model for Wideband Time-Varying Underwater Acoustic Systems".  Habib was awarded the 3rd position for the Best Student Paper award presented during the MST/IEEE Oceans conference held in Aberdeen UK. 
WUWNet 2016
October 21-25 2016
Xiao, Andrew and Prof. Bousquet participated at the 11th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems in Shanghai China. The conference showcased innovative ocean technology, and covered several topics including underwater communication, localization techniques, software defined modems. networking and systems. 

Witness Expertise Assessment

August 5, 2016

Prof.  Bousquet acted as an expert witness in the field of communications in a case brought forward before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. Ìn this case, TDC Broadband, a startup company, claimed that their technology to bring broadband internet to rural areas, was misused by the Nova Scotian government. For more informations click here.

 

The complete judgement can be found here.

CMOS 65-nm chip submission
October 2016

Zina submitted a chip for fabrication in 65-nm CMOS technology. The circuit consists of a novel power VCO with direct phase modulation.  

Mboza Lukindo receives prestigious Imhotep award
Summer 2016

Mboza, a second year electrical engineering student, received an important scholarship to participate in a research project on the development of an underwater acoustic sensors at the UW-STREAM.  

The Man who Talks to Fish
The UW-STREAM participated in the promotion of coean technology at Oceans' Week 2016. See the video below.  

http://www.canadasoceancity.com/educators

Habib receives Mitacs Accelerate scholarship. 
September 2016

Habib was awarded a scholarship to pursue an internship with Vemco for a duration of 8 months. The title of his project is "Underwater Acoustic Channel Characterization for Ultra-Sonic Communication Applications".  

The Microtransat Challenge aims to stimulate the development of autonomous sailing boats through friendly competition. A team of Dal students will be working on the navigation and control systems for a 1.7 metre vessel.
OCEANS MTS/IEEE 2015, Genova Italy
May 18-21 2015

Graham participated in the student paper competition. Dr. Bousquet presented UW-STREAM's work on MIMO channel modeling. The conference was a very interesting event, with great speakers and attendees.  

Dal-French team to compete in transatlantic race

http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/engineering/Engineering%20Fall%202014.pdf

 

 

A team of Dal electrical engineering students is collaborating with a French engineering school, Ensta Bretagne in Brest, France, to outfit an autonomous sailing vessel to compete in the Microtransat Challenge.The Microtransat Challenge, a transatlantic race for autonomous sailboats, was created by Dr. Mark Neal of Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK and Dr. Yves Briere of the Institut Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, France. However, since its conception in 2010,no team has yet been able to successfully complete the Challenge.The Challenge runs for the duration of the year, and teams may depart at any time. The Ensta/Dal sailboat was designed and built in Brest. It is 1.7 metres in length. It will be shipped to Halifax in early winter so that our Dalhousie students can install and test the navigation and control systems. Electrical engineering professors J.F. Bousquet, and Kamal El-Sankary are currently putting together the Dal Engineering team of students, with a clear a goal of becoming the first team to complete the transatlantic race.

2014 Faculty Awards 
February 4, 2015
 

The Faculty of Engineering has recognized Dr. Bousquet for his teaching excellence.  The list of recipients for 2014 are:

 

Senior Faculty Research Award: Paul Bishop

Junior Faculty Research Award: Adam Donaldson

Faculty Teaching Award: Jean-Francois Bousquet

Faculty Service Award: Nouman Ali

 

Congratulations to all! 

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