Electrical and Computer Engineering Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Design of Novel Sensors and Instruments for Minimally Invasive Lung Tumour Localization via Palpation, Anish Srinivasan Naidu

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Power Management Strategies for a Wind Energy Source in an Isolated Microgrid and Grid Connected System, Devbratta Thakur

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Control System Design, Analysis, and Simulation of a Photovoltaic Inverter for Unbalanced Load Compensation in a Microgrid, Elizabeth K. Tomaszewski

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Location Estimation in Wireless Communication Systems, Kejun Tong

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Non-Linear Chirp Spread Spectrum Communication Systems of Binary Orthogonal Keying Mode, Quan Wang

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Design and Control of Robotic Systems for Lower Limb Stroke Rehabilitation, Aaron Yurkewich

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Force Sensing in Arthroscopic Instruments using Fiber Bragg Gratings, Daniel S. Yurkewich

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Exploitation of Data Correlation and Performance Enhancement in Wireless Sensor Networks, Tianqi Yu

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Adaptive Single-Phase Reclosing in Transmission Lines, Farzad Zhalefar

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Towards the Development of a Wearable Tremor Suppression Glove, Yue Zhou

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Photonic Crystal Directional Coupler Based Optomechanical Sensor, Michael A. Zylstra

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Online Virtual Network Provisioning in Distributed Cloud Computing Data Centers, Khaled Mefarh Alhazmi

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A Multiple Bit Parity Fault Detection Scheme for The Advanced Encryption Standard Galois/Counter Mode, Amir Hossein Ali Kouzeh Geran

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Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems for Large-Scale Integration with the Power System, Omid Alizadeh

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Protecting Personal Private Information in Collaborative Environments, David S. Allison

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Fault Location in Series Compensated Transmission Lines, Tirath Pal Singh Bains

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A Phase-Angle Tracking Method for Synchronization of Single- and Three-Phase Grid-Connected Converters, Farzam Baradarani

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Optimal Sizing and Power Management Strategies of Islanded Microgrids for Remote Electrification Systems, Faruk A. Bhuiyan

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Algorithms to Improve Performance of Wide Area Measurement Systems of Electric Power Systems, Sarasij Das

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Design of Analog CMOS Circuits for Batteryless Implantable Telemetry Systems, Kyle G. A. De Gannes

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Automated Image Interpretation for Science Autonomy in Robotic Planetary Exploration, Raymond Francis

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Adaptive relay techniques for OFDM-based cooperative communication systems, Xin Gao

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Numerical Modeling of Deformation, Oscillation, Spreading and Collision Characteristics of Droplets in an Electric Field, Osameh Ghazian

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Comprehensive STATCOM Control For Distribution And Transmission System Applications, Shubham Gupta

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Contextual Anomaly Detection Framework for Big Sensor Data, Michael Hayes

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Use of Microsoft Kinect in a dual camera setup for action recognition applications, Omar Ghassan Kayal

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Adaptive Real-Time Optimal Dispatch of Privately Owned Energy Storage Systems, Hadi Khani

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Modeling and Control of Steerable Ablation Catheters, Mahta Khoshnam Tehrani

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Monostatic Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar Using Commercial WiMAX Transceivers In the License-exempt Spectrum, Kai Liu

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Design and Development of Magneto-Rheological Actuators with Application in Mobile Robotics, Wenjun Li

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Power Management Strategies for Islanded Microgrids, Hisham Mahmood

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Posture-Dependent Projection-Based Force Reflection Algorithms for Bilateral Teleoperators, Ali Moatadelro

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Biomechanical Modeling and Inverse Problem Based Elasticity Imaging for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Seyed Reza Mousavi

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Oriented Collagen and Applications of Waveguide Evanescent Field Scattering (WEFS) Microscopy, Qamrun Nahar

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Design of a Haptic Interface for Medical Applications using Magneto-Rheological Fluid based Actuators, Nima Najmaei

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An Accurate Offline Phasor Estimation Technique For Fault Location In Series Compensated Lines, Rubeena Rubeena

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Human Metaphase Chromosome Analysis using Image Processing, Akila M.S Subasinghe Arachchige

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A Vision System for Automating Municipal Waste Collection, Justin M. Szoke-Sieswerda

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A DC Distribution System for Power System Integration of Plug-In Electric Vehicles; Modeling, Stability and Operation, Mansour Tabari

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Control of Cooperative Haptics-Enabled Teleoperation Systems with Application to Minimally Invasive Surgery, Amir Takhmar

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Hybrid Data Storage Framework for the Biometrics Domain, Abhinav Tiwari

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Intents-based Service Discovery and Integration, Cheng Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Decentralized Resource Scheduling in Grid/Cloud Computing, Ra'afat O. Abu-Rukba

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Novel Control of PV Solar and Wind Farm Inverters as STATCOM for Increasing Connectivity of Distributed Generators, Mahendra AC

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A Framework for Measuring the Usability Issues and Criteria of Mobile Learning Applications, Abdalha A. Ali

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A Dual-Rate Model Predictive Controller for Fieldbus Based Distributed Control Systems, Mohammad Arif Hossain

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Robotics-Assisted Needle Steering for Percutaneous Interventions: Modeling and Experiments, Ali Asadian

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InterNAV3D: A Navigation Tool for Robot-Assisted Needle-Based Intervention for the Lung, Srikanth Bhattad

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Study of Stability Analysis of a Grid-Connected Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG)-based small Wind Farm, Baishakhi Dhar

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Spectrum Sensing and Multiple Access Schemes for Cognitive Radio Networks, Oscar G. Filio Rodriguez

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Performance assessment of wireless Two Way Relay Channel systems, Siramack Ghadimi

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Enhanced Voltage-Sourced Inverters for Large-Scale Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems, Hamidreza Ghoddami

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A Free Exchange e-Marketplace for Digital Services, Wafa M. I. Ghonaim

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Disaster Data Management in Cloud Environments, Katarina Grolinger

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Efficient Arithmetic for the Implementation of Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Ebrahim Abdulrahman Hasan Abdulrahman

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Personal Smart Assistant for Digital Media and Advertisement, Ali Hussain

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A Hybrid Visual Control Scheme to Assist the Visually Impaired with Guided Reaching Tasks, Duane Jacques

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Modeling and Protection of Phase Shifting Transformers, Umar Khan

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Design and Evaluation of FPGA-based Hybrid Physically Unclonable Functions, Sasan Khoshroo

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Piezoelectric Transformer and Hall-Effect Based Sensing and Disturbance Monitoring Methodology for High-Voltage Power Supply Lines, Sneha Arun Lele

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Physical-Layer Security Enhancement in Wireless Communication Systems, Hao Li

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Secure OFDM System Design for Wireless Communications, Hao Li

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Joint Use of On-board Reconfigurable Antenna Pattern and Adaptive Coding and Modulation in Satellite Communications at High Frequency Bands, Marco Luccini

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Rigid Body Attitude Estimation: An Overview and Comparative Study, Nojan Madinehi

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Fuzzy Expert-COCOMO Risk Assessment and Effort Contingency Model in Software Project Management, Ekananta Manalif

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Computer Vision Algorithms For An Automated Harvester, Alireza Masoudian

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Reliability Models Applied to Smartphone Applications, Sonia Meskini

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Modeling and Optimization of Next-Generation Wireless Access Networks, Maysam Mirahmadi

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Soft-Switching DC-DC Converters, Ahmad Mousavi

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Single Stage Flyback Micro-Inverter for Solar Energy Systems, Aniruddha Mukherjee

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Objective and Subjective Evaluation of Wideband Speech Quality, Nazanin Pourmand

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Resource Allocation in Uplink Long Term Evolution, Aidin Reyhanimasoleh

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Delay Extraction based Macromodeling with Parallel Processing for Efficient Simulation of High Speed Distributed Networks, Sourajeet Roy

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Design and Optimization of Efficient Wireless Power Transfer Links for Implantable Biotelemetry Systems, Shawon Senjuti

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On Sensorless Collision Detection and Measurement of External Forces in Presence of Modeling Inaccuracies, Vahid Sotoudehnejad

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Electroacoustic and Behavioural Evaluation of Hearing Aid Digital Signal Processing Features, David J O Suelzle

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Reduced Order Estimation of Time Varying Wireless Channels in Real Life Scattering Environment, Elena Uchiteleva

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Three-Phase Reduced Switch Topologies for AC-DC Front-End and Single-Stage Converters, Dunisha Wijeratne

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Magneto-Rheological Actuators for Human-Safe Robots: Modeling, Control, and Implementation, Peyman Yadmellat

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Improving the Geotagging Accuracy of Street-level Images, Mehrnaz Zouqi

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Detection, Receivers, and Performance of CPFSK and CPCK, Mohammed Zourob

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Design of a User Interface to Investigate the Role of 3D Spatial Reasoning in Surgical Training, Ladan Ashrafi

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A New ZVS-PWM Full-Bridge Boost Converter, Mohammadjavad Baei

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Software Size and Effort Estimation from Use Case Diagrams Using Regression and Soft Computing Models, Ali Bou Nassif

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A Study for Detection of Drift in Sensor Measurements, Sungwhan Cho

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Design of a Hand-held Seed Injection Device for Lung Brachytherapy, Paul M. Christiaans

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Novel Control and Harmonics Impact of PV Solar Farms, Byomakesh Das

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Wireless Telemetry System for Implantable Sensors, Kyle G. Fricke

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Modelling of the Western University Campus Electrical Network for Infrastructural Interdependencies in a Disaster Response Network Enables Platform, Gagandeep S. Gill

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Single-Stage Power Electronic Converters with Combined Voltage Step-Up/Step-Down Capability, Navid Golbon

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Experimental Evaluation of the Projection-based Force Reflection Algorithms for Haptic Interaction with Virtual Environment, Mir Z. Hasan

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Technique for Measurement of Weld Resistance for AC Resistance Spot Welding via Instantaneous Phasor Measurement, Mian Mohsin Irshad

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Multi-stage Wireless Signal Identification for Blind Interception Receiver Design, Gejie Liu

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Electrohydrodynamic Enhancement of Heat Transfer and Mass Transport in Gaseous Media, Bulk Dielectric Liquids and Dielectric Thin Liquid Films, Seyed Reza Mahmoudi

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System of Terrain Analysis, Energy Estimation and Path Planning for Planetary Exploration by Robot Teams, David C. Michel

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Development and Evaluation of a Real-Time Framework for a Portable Assistive Hearing Device, Aleksandar Dimitrov Mihaylov

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Enabling Techniques Design for QoS Provision in Wireless Communications, Penghui Mi

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Subsynchronous Resonance in Wind Farms, Akshaya Kumar Moharana

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Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Microgrid in Island and Grid Connected Modes with a Fuel Cell Power Source, Andrew T. Moore

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Situation-Aware Rate and Power Adaptation Techniques for IEEE 802.11, Jay Nadeau