Maxim Ralchenko awarded NSERC Industrial Scholarship

Friday, August 28, 2015

Maxim operating Vital Alert’s Automated Noise Data Acquisition Unit (ANDAU)

Maxim operating Vital Alert’s Automated Noise Data Acquisition Unit (ANDAU)

 

Congratulations to Maxim Ralchenko, Ph.D. candidate supervised by Professor Claire Samson, who has been awarded a NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship sponsored by Vital Alert Communication Inc.! Vital Alert specializes in the design of through-the-Earth (TTE) communications systems to improve safety in underground settings such as mines, tunnels, or subways. The research collaboration between Vital Alert and Professor Samson’s group was initiated by Markus Svilans, alumnus of the department (B.Sc.H. Computational Geophysics, 2007) and Principal Systems Architect at Vital Alert. Recently, Maxim and Markus performed a demonstration of a noise data acquisition system and of the Canary system at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) test mine near Pittsburgh.