The Committee on Science and Higher Education summed up the results of the annual grant competition for students of universities and academic institutes located in St. Petersburg. This year, SUAI students received a record number of awards. – My work is devoted to the development of a model for predicting the development of a sea passenger port using unmanned aircraft systems to build digital models, – says Angelina Dobrovolskaya, SUAI PhD student, – I have been researching this topic for a long time: the beginning was laid in my master's thesis, which was devoted to digital models. Now, as a PhD student, I continue to work in the port infrastructure sphere. The sea passenger port, like any other object, needs development which should be based on up-to-date data on the state of the infrastructure and its workload. The most suitable tool for this is modeling. The passenger port is a significant object for both the city and the country, and new approaches and models are needed to predict its development under changing external factors. I decided to engage it science because I really wanted to achieve big heights and contribute to the development of at least my city. The CSHE competition is a great motivation to continue working on a project and promote it further.
Yana Ryvkina, a student of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Infocommunication Technologies of SUAI, shares about her project – a fire detection system:
– I presented a fire detection system that is able to detect a fire at the smoldering stage. This is due to the detection of heat flow and smoke. When they appear, the refractive index changes, which can be registered using laser radiation. Modern sensors work rather slowly, as they detect deflagration products. With our technology, it will be possible to detect a fire faster, thereby avoiding both financial and human losses. In addition, the system can be used in explosive rooms, since we do not have open current-carrying elements.
We congratulate the winners and wish them further success and new discoveries!