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GGE Events - 2004

Luis Serrano Presents his Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal

2004-December-21: Luis Serrano presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in E-11: Ultra Precise Navigation in Indoor/Outdoor Environments.

Mele Rakai Defends her Ph.D. Dissertation

2004-December-20: Mele Rakai defends her Ph.D. dissertation at 10:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): A Neutral Framework for Modelling and Analysing Aboriginal Land Tenure Systems.

2004 Fall Student Technical Conference

2004-November-22: GGE presents the Fall Student Technical Conference. Conference program.

2004-5 Brown Bag Lecture Series, Lecture 3

2004-November-18: GGE CIG Brown Bag Lecture Series: Employment Opportunities in Geomatics.

This session will begin at 11:30 AM in Room 214 and will be given by Mr. David Parkhill of Hughes Survey of Saint John and Mr. Mark Doucette of WaterMark Industries in Fredericton.

Mark will discuss opportunities in geomatics in the hydrography and international consulting and Dave will discuss opportunities in land surveying in New Brunswick. The session will be presented informally with each area of employment being presented for 10-15 minutes and then opened for questions.

All are encouraged to attend.

2004-5 Brown Bag Lecture Series, Lecture 2

2004-October-21: GGE CIG Brown Bag Lecture Series: Getting Hired - Successful Interview Skills, 12:30-1:30 PM in B-8.

Kevin Pegler Defends his Ph.D. Dissertation

2004-September-30: Kevin Pegler defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:30 PM in the ADI Room (C-25): A Marine Recreational Vessel Reconnaissance System Utilizing IKONOS Imagery.

John Fleming Defends his M.Sc.E. Thesis

2004-September-29: John Fleming defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 3:00 PM in E-11: Design of a Semi-Automatic Algorithm for Shoreline Extraction Using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Images.

Graduate Seminar Presentations by John Fleming and Helen Rooney

2004-September-23: Graduate seminar presentations by John Fleming and Helen Rooney at 1:00 PM in E-11.

Our Link to the Past - Celebrating 150 Years of Engineering at UNB

2004-September-20: Our Link to the Past - Celebrating 150 Years of Engineering at UNB opens its doors to the public from 4:00-6:00 PM. Details.

Travis Wert Defends his M.Sc.E. Thesis

2004-September-17: Travis Wert defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 11:00 AM in the ADI Room (C-25): Tidal Height Retrieval Using Globally Corrected GPS in the Amundsen Gulf Region of the Canadian Arctic.

2004-5 Brown Bag Lecture Series, Lecture 1

2004-September-16: GGE CIG Brown Bag Lecture Series: Lunch with CIG, 12:30-1:30 PM in B-8.

Ruisheng Wang Defends his M.Sc.E. Thesis

2004-September-10: Ruisheng Wang defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:00 AM in E-11: Automated Road Extraction from High-Resolution Satellite Imagery.

Showcase for GPS Signal Simulators II

2004-September-2: Showcase for GPS signal simulators starting at 9:00 AM in E-11.

The second showcase by Spirent Communications (UK - www.spirent.com) is now scheduled for the morning of 2 September in the room E-11 of Head Hall. Two one-hour sessions starting at 9:00 a.m., one for presentation and the other for demonstration, are planned. The first speaker would talk about the technology and products of Spirent Communications. The second speaker would demonstrate the performance of the GPS signal simulators, as requested by the UNB GPS group, especially in space and RTK applications.

Spirent Communications has a long and illustrious track record in producing accurate, high quality GPS Simulators. The STR4760 GPS Simulators has already established itself as the world-wide industry standard in all market sectors, addressing the needs of both commercial and military customers.

This event is planned to guarantee the best performance of the GPS signal simulators before the UNB GPS group purchases this expensive equipment.

The sessions are open to all of those interested.

For further information, please contact Dr. Don Kim at 453-5143 or by e-mail.

Showcase for GPS Signal Simulators I

2004-August-24: Showcase for GPS signal simulators starting at 9:00 AM in E-11.

The UNB GPS team is going to host two showcases for GPS signal simulators on the Fredericton campus in August and September, respectively. CAST Navigation (US - www.castnav.com) and Spirent Communications (UK - www.spirent.com) will join this event. This event is planned to guarantee the best performance of the GPS signal simulators before the UNB GPS team purchases this expensive equipment.

The GPS signal simulator is required to dramatically reduce the need for expensive and time-consuming field trials when testing, evaluating or qualifying GPS receiver equipment and the developed GPS application system. The signal simulator creates a GPS RF (Radio Frequency) environment for developing, testing, and integrating unaided GPS receivers. The signal simulator provides a complete simulated RF environment for various situations, allowing researchers to acquire field test data in a controlled laboratory environment and improve navigation systems. The simulator could also produce data for inaccessible or hard-to-access environments (e.g., space, sky, ocean, mountains, and hazardous places). This will provide deeper and wider GPS-related research opportunities such as a performance test of a GPS application system under a high dynamic or space environment.

As the first showcase, the presentation and demonstration of CAST Navigation is scheduled for the morning of 24 August in the room E-11 of Head Hall. CAST Navigation, a leading provider of GPS signal simulators, supports navigation system research, development, testing, and maintenance at military, commercial and academic laboratories worldwide. The company develops GPS/INS simulation systems to provide its customers with the latest technology and most knowledgeable support.

Two one-hour sessions starting at 9:00 a.m., one for presentation and the other for demonstration, are planned. The first speaker would talk about the technology and products of CAST Navigation. The second speaker would demonstrate the performance of the GPS signal simulators, as requested by the UNB GPS group, especially in space applications such as LEO and micro-satellites.

The sessions are open to all of those interested.

The second showcase by Spirent Communications is not scheduled yet. When the schedule is confirmed, this event will be also posted on the UNB GGE web site.

For further information, please contact Dr. Don Kim at 453-5143 or by e-mail.

Leonel Manteigas Defends his M.Eng. Report

2004-August-6: Leonel Manteigas defends his M.Eng. report at 9:30 AM in E-11: Evaluation of the CARIS Hydrographic Production Database in the Production of Paper Charts, ENC and AML.

Chaochao Wang Presents his Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal

2004-June-16: Chaochao Wang presents his Ph.D. dissertation proposal at 10:00 AM in E-11: Quality Analysis of GPS-Derived Precipitable Water Vapour.

Geomatics Atlantic 2004

2004-June-7 to 9: Geomatics Atlantic 2004, Fredericton, NB, Canada.

The theme of the conference will be "DATA: Talk'n the talk". The conference program will include pre-conference workshops, exhibitions, keynote speakers, technical presentations, poster presentations, and social events. Please visit the conference website for further details: http://www.GeomaticsAtlantic.com

Shaheen Ghayourmanesh Defends his Ph.D. Dissertation

2004-May-21: Shaheen Ghayourmanesh defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 1:00 PM in E-11: DEM Extraction in Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Images Using Shape From Shading and Shift in Polarization Signature Plot.

Institute of Navigation North-East Section Meeting

2004-May-5: UNB will participate in the meeting of The Institute of Navigation North-East Section via the video teleconferencing facilities in Room 126 of Marshall D'Avray Hall in the Eaton Multimedia Centre. The meeting will get underway shortly before 7:45 PM. Details.

Pingping Xie Defends her M.Sc.E. Thesis

2004-April-26: Pingping Xie defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 9:00 AM in E-11: A Web-Based 3D Visualization Prototype System for High-Resolution Satellite Colour Stereo Images.

2004 Student Paper Competition

2004-April-6: The APEGNB Fredericton Branch Student Paper Competition is scheduled for 7:30 PM in the ADI Room (C-25). There will be a reception beginning at 6:30 PM in the Faculty Lounge (C-24). Michelle Weirathmueller will be representing our department at the competition.

Jason Bond Defends his M.Sc.E. Thesis

2004-March-30: Jason Bond defends his M.Sc.E. thesis at 12:30 PM in E-11: An Investigation on the Use of GPS for Deformation Monitoring in Open Pit Mines.

2004 Spring Student Technical Conference

2004-March-24 & 25: GGE presents the 2004 Spring Student Technical Conference.

The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Geomatics, New Brunswick Chapter, the Focus Corporation, and the Canadian Center for Geodetic Engineering would like to invite you to the 2004 Spring Student Technical Conference.

Papers will be presented by undergraduate and graduate students on Wednesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 25, in the Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall.

Presentations to include topics in:

There will be 18 undergraduate and 8 graduate student presenters with two categories of awards totaling $3,000.00.

Click here to download the conference schedule.

Special Lecture by Neil Stuart

2004-March-16: Neil Stuart from the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh will give a special lecture on Environmental Mapping for developing nations with a case study from Belize, 1:30-2:30 PM in E-11.

Sunil Bisnath Defends his Ph.D. Dissertation

2004-February-25: Sunil Bisnath defends his Ph.D. dissertation at 2:30 PM in E-11: Precise Orbit Determination of Low Earth Orbiters with a Single GPS Receiver-Based, Geometric Strategy.

Special Presentation by CO MCE LCol Yvan Désy

2004-February-24: CO MCE LCol Yvan Désy from Defence Geomatics & Imagery (a part of the federal National Defence Headquarters) will give a special presentation on the role of Geomatics in National Defence, 1:30-2:30 PM in E-11.

Chunlin Shen Defends her M.Sc.E. Thesis

2004-February-19: Chunlin Shen defends her M.Sc.E. thesis at 1:00 PM in E-11: A Method for Processing Data From A Regional Continuous Crustal Deformation GPS Monitoring Network.

Celebrating 150 Years of Engineering at UNB

2004-February-11 to 16: Celebrating 150 years of Engineering at UNB. Details.