IEEE Newfoundland-Labrador Section

in association with

Memorial University's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

present

The 25th Annual

Newfoundland
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Conference

NECEC 2016


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Holiday Inn
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

NECEC 2016 Conference Schedule

8:30 Registration Open in the Crush Area
9:00 Plenary Speaker: Emad Rizkalla on "Entrepreneurship & Leadership" in Salon D

Session 1A: Remote Sensing I
Salon A

Session Chair:
Eric Gill

Session 1B: Power I
Salon B

Session Chair:
Xiaodong Liang

Session 1C: Biomedical
Conception Bay North

Session Chair:
Sarah Power

Session 1D: Power II
Conception Bay South

Session Chair:
Dennis Peters

10:00 Water level monitoring of wetland areas in Newfoundland and Labrador: Results from C-Band Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) analysis
Fariba Mohammadimanesh*, C-Core; Bahram Salehi, C-Core; Brian Brisco , Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation; Masoud Mahdianpari, C-CORE
Sizing and Modelling of a large deep water Solar Water Pumping System for irrigation in Saudi Arabia
Abdulhamid Alshamani*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland
State of the art of ground plane detection in 3D applications: A systematic review
Kashfi Habib*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Stephen Czarnuch, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Best communication method for remote control of grid tied converter for an energy storage system
Terashmila Lasagani*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland; George Mann, Memorial University of Newfoundland
10:20 A Change of Variables for Ocean Wave Spectrum Extraction from Bistatic Second-Order Doppler HF-Radar Data
Murilo Silva*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Eric Gill, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Reza Shahidi, Memorial University of Newfoundland
An Analytical Method for Assessment of Wind Resource and Wind Energy Potential in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Amir Ahadi*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Xiaodong Liang, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Building a feature vector for assessing the gait of Multiple Sclerosis patients
Andrew Hynes*, Memorial University; Stephen Czarnuch, Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Future of the Distribution Grid
John Forsyth, Director of Market Development Canada, Landis+Gyr
10:40 Refreshments in the Crush Area

Session 2A: Communication & Networks
Salon A

Session Chair:
Lori Hogan

Session 2B: Controls & Instrumentation I
Salon B

Session Chair:
Paul Thorburn

Session 2C: Remote Sensing II
Conception Bay North

Session Chair:
Andrew Cook

Session 2D: Power III
Conception Bay South

Session Chair:
Andrew House

11:00 An innovative channel estimation method for very large antenna arrays in low SNR regime
Zijun Gong*, Engineering and Applied Science; Cheng Li, Engineering and Applied Science
Fuzzy logic based maximum power point tracking algorithm for a photovoltaic system
Mahmud Sasi*, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland
GNSS-R Delay-Doppler Maps-based Sea Ice Detection and Concentration Retrieval Using Neural Networks
Qingyun Yan*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Weimin Huang, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Steven Leigh, Canatec Associates International Ltd.
Design and Dynamic Simulation of PV Based DC Micro-Grid Power System for a Remote Location of Bangladesh
Syed Reza*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland
11:20 A DJI Drone Assisted Positioning System for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)
XIAOLIN PANG*, MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND; ZIJUN GONG, MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND; FAN JIANG, MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND; Cheng Li, Engineering and Applied Science
Design an open source low-cost SCADA system for monitoring a solar energy Installation
Ibrahim Allafi*, Student; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland
New Frontiers in the Extraction of Ocean Wave Spectra from Second-Order Doppler HF-Radar Data
Reza Shahidi*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Eric Gill, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Design and Thermal Analysis of a Concrete House in Libya Using BEopt
Gamal Alamri*, Memorial University; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University
11:40 ACHIEVING LONG DISTANCE UNDERWATER WIRELESS OPTICAL COMMUNICATION
Augustine Osarogiagbon*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Faisal Khan, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Ramachandran Venkatesan, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Wheeled Mobile Robot Behavior Based Navigation Using Tangent Bug Algorithm
Patrick Glavine*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Oscar De Silva, Memorial University; George Mann, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Ray Gosine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
A Method for Wind Speed Estimation From X-Band Nautical Radar Data
Xinlong Liu*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Weimin Huang, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Eric Gill, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of a Peer to Peer DC Microgrid for Rural Electrification in Bangladesh
Chowdhury Andalib-Bin-Karim*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland
12:00 Interference-Free Alternate-Relaying Cooperative Systems With Real Modulations
Mohamed Marey *, Prince Sultan University ; Hala Mostafa, Menoufia University; Octavia Dobre, Memorial University
A Fast Fuzzy Logic Controller Based on Vector Control for Three Phases Induction Motor Drives
Fuzi Lftisi*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Motion Compensation for High Frequency Surface Wave Radar on a Floating Platform
Yue Ma*, Memorial University; Weimin Huang, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Eric Gill, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Sizing and Dynamic Modeling of a Solar Water Pumping System for Irrigation in Bangladesh
Shatadru Biswas*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland
12:20--2:00 Lunch and Poster Session in Salon F

Session 3A: Controls & Instrumentation II
Salon A

Session Chair:
Steve Czarnuch

Session 3B: Signal & Image Processing I
Salon B

Session Chair:
Mohamed Shehata

Session 3C: Signals & Image Processing II
Conception Bay North

Session Chair:
Reza Shahidi

Session 3D: Power IV
Conception Bay South

Session Chair:
Brian Kidney

2:00 Modeling, Simulation and Control of HVAC System for a Large Building
Almahdi Abdo-Allah*, Memorial University; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University; Kevin Pope, Memorial University
The application of Zernike Moments for Recognition of Palm Print Images
BASHIR GHARIBA*, Memorial University ; Peter McGuire, C-CORE
Hand Gesture Detection and Pose Estimation Using Image Processing: A Survey
Younis Abdalla*, MUN; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Mohamed Shehata, Memorial University
Probabilistic Reliability Evaluation for Power Systems with High Penetration of Wind Power
Syed Reza*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Xiaodong Liang, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2:20 Motion Controller Design for the Position Control of DC Servo Motor
Swapna Puthukkudi Chalil*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Nicholas Krouglicof, UPEI; Andrew Vardy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
EXIT: Turbo Equalizer Performance Analysis
Fan Jiang*, MUN; Cheng Li, Engineering and Applied Science
DISCRETE WAVELET TRANSFORMATION FOR MUD PULSE DETECTION
Augustine Osarogiagbon*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Cecilia Moloney, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Virtual Synchronous Machine Method for Power Quality Improvement in Grid Connected Renewable Energy System
Chowdhury Andalib-Bin-Karim*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Xiaodong Liang, Memorial University of Newfoundland
2:40 Performance Evaluation of Model Predictive Control Based Trajectory Tracking for Quadrotor UAV
Eranga Fernando*, Memorial University; George Mann, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Oscar De Silva, Memorial University; Ray Gosine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Tracking Objects in Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) using Partial Least Squares Analysis in Noisy Environment
Mohamed Abdelpakey*, Memorial University ; Mohamed Shehata, Memorial University
On VLF radiation from an extremely small Aerial
Joe Craig*, Dept of Fisheries and Oceans
Dynamic Modeling and Grid Impact of an Existing Wind Farm in Ardabil, Iran
Younes Salami*, Memorial University; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Benjamin Jeyasurya, Memorial university
3:00 Refreshments in the Crush Area

Session 4A: Power V
Salon A

Session Chair:
Sarah Power

Session 4B: Computing & Software
Salon B

Session Chair:
Jonathan Anderson

Session 4C: Remote Sensing III
Conception Bay North

Session Chair:
Weimin Huang

Session 4D: Power VI
Conception Bay South

Session Chair:
Steve Czarnuch

3:20 Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of a Lithium Ion Battery
Osama Alagili*, Memorial University
An improved power analysis attack on the Grain cipher
Reza Shahidi*, Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Investigation of Oil Spill Detection in Terrestrial Area Using Proximal and UAV Data
Masoud Mahdianpari*, C-CORE
Power System Transient Stability Analysis with Large Scale Wind Energy Integration
Jiabin Shen*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Benjamin Jeyasurya, Memorial university
3:40 Design and Analysis of A community Mini-grid Power System for Libya
Fathi Mosbah*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Interprocess Communications in the Age of Sandboxing
Brian Kidney*, Memorial University; Jonathan Anderson, Memorial University
SAR Interference Analysis
David Green*, C-CORE
OPTIMAL ENERGY CONSUMMING TWO-AXIS CYCLE LIGHT FOR PREVENTION OF ROAD ACCIDENTS
Anand Sharan*, Memorial University
4:00 Condition Monitoring Techniques for Induction Motors
Kenneth Edomwandekhoe*, MUN; Xiaodong Liang, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Ocean Current Monitoring By Tomography Network
Tim Smith*, Memorial University; Vlastimil Masek, Memorial University
IoT based low cost SCADA system for an inverter
Sarinda Jayasinghe*, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Tariq Iqbal, Memorial University of Newfoundland; George Mann, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Project Benefits from a Focus on Energy Conservation & Demand Management (CDM)
John Poole, Energy Efficiency Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
4:20   An automatic method to detect shadows in ultrasound images
Maryam Alruhaymi*, Memorial University
  ABB in Atlantic Canada
Gary Lovell, ABB
6:00 Bar opens for Gala Dinner in Salon C/D
7:00 Gala Dinner in Salon C/D
Award Presentations
Keynote: Stan Marshall on "Muskrat Falls for Dummies... and Electrical Engineers"

Poster Session

Salon F
12:20--2:00 PM

A Novel Technique to design Hybrid Procedure Power System Stabilizer for Reduced Order Power System

Mohamed Masrob*, Memorial University ; Md Azizur Rahman, Memorial University ; Glyn George, Memorial University ; Casey Butt, Memorial University

A Study of Asphalt Binders by Computer Modeling X-ray Diffraction Spectral Line Shapes

Hekma Seddig, Memorial University of Newfoundland; John Lewis, Memorial University of Newfoundland; John Shirokoff*, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Augmentation of Point of Care Ultrasound

Jordan Smith*, Memorial University; Mohamed Shehata, Memorial University; Peter McGuire, C-CORE; Andrew Smith, Memorial University

Computer Controlled X-ray Diffraction Spectra of Heavy Oil Components

Ibrahim Futheiz, Memorial University of Newfoundland; John Lewis, Memorial University of Newfoundland; John Shirokoff*, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Design a low-cost intelligent system capable of helping blind and visually impaired

Abdalla Artaime*, MUN

Effect of ambient conditions on infrared ice thickness measurement

Azam Fazelpour*, Memorial University; S.R. Dehghani, Memorial University; Vlastimil Masek, Memorial University; Yuri Muzychka, Memorial University

Propagation Prediction for Indoor/outdoor Wireless Local Area Network application

Abdalla Artaime*, MUN

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Image Processing for land Cover Mapping

Abdalla Artaime*, MUN