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Winnie Ye, P.Eng., SMIEEE
Canada Research Chair
Associate Professor
Minto Center 3074
Tel: (613) 520 2600 x8395
Fax: (613) 520 5708
winnie_ye AT carleton.ca


Positions Available!
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Fourth Year Project


Current Project (2017-2018):

One of the biggest challenges with LIDAR sensors in autonomous vehicles is its inability to perform well in harsh weather conditions. Fog, rain, snow or other particulates cause lidar signals to be scattered; greatly reducing the device range and performance. For this 4th year project, we will be developing a driverless vehicle solution investigating methods to improve LIDAR performance, and using it to navigate in harsh weather conditions.

Previous Project (2014-2015): Tricresyl Phosphate (TCP) and CO2 gas sensor

The objective of the project is to design and build a prototype photonic gas sensor for the detection of tricresyl phosphate (TCP) and carbon dioxide (CO2) for use by commercial and small scale aircraft crew. The wearable device will allow for the monitoring of safe levels of both gases in the cabin air. The sensor will be equipped with a Bluetooth transceiver to communicate between the sensor and a central alarm system.

Previous Project (2013-2014): Solar Powered Autonomous Blind System

The objective of this project is to construct an autonomous, off-the-grid blind system that is powered using solar cells. Like traditional blinds, this system would reduce sunlight within a windowed space. This fully automated and self-sustaining system would have the ability to be configured to desired user specifications. Ideally, the blinds would be of a modular design, maintenance free and easy to install.


Previous Project (2012-2013): Multi-touch screen technology

A multi-touch screen is a display which can detect the presence and location of a touch or contact to a display area by a finger or fingers. This technology was first demonstrated in the early 1980s, and has been becoming commercially available. The main types of such technology include: resistive, capacitive, optical, dispersive signal, and frustrated internal refraction (FTIR). This project will explore the touchscreen technology based on light-matter interaction, and the student team will built a functioning multi-touch screen.

Previous Project (2011-2012): Silicon-based solar cells:

This project involves the design, fabrication and testing of silicon based solar cells. Students will

  • use design tools for simulations
  • learn the fabrication processes for semiconductor devices
  • participate in the fabrication runs
  • measure the fabricated solar cell devices