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Hugo Marsolais, Eng.
Director of Operations
Quebec Advanced Transportation Institute - ITAQ
PI 2011 November, 2011
Our planet is facing enormous environmental
challenges :
- 65 million new vehicles are produced each year
- 98% of them use fossil fuel from a non-renewable source
- They cause at least 78% of the pollution in our cities
- And at least 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
worldwide
ITAQ : Sustainable Transportation Solutions
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worldwide
Moreover, OIL is NOT an infinite resource and fossil
fuel prices are subjected to unpredictable variations
Thats why it is so important to be innovative and develop
alternatives to todays transportation system.
ITAQ provides services for companies and organisations
involved in the development of sustainable transportation
technologies.
Our mandate
With the help of our skilled and qualified personnel, and our specialised
infrastructures, ITAQ performs for companies activities related to
- Applied research
- Technical assistance,
- Information
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in order to contribute to the development and implementation of
technologically innovative projects, the introduction of new
technologies and their dissemination.
ITAQ as part of an innovation network of 40 CTTC in QC: a total of 500
solution-oriented people providing services to businesses in various
technological fields, from aluminum to photonics.
Our mandate
Where does ITAQ fit in
the innovation chain ???
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Sectors of interest
Hybrid and electric drive systems
Propulsion mode using in part or whole an electric motorization.
The power can come from an on-board source (battery,
motor/generator, fuel cell, etc.) or an external source (electric
cables, rails)
Biofuels
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Biofuels
On-board energy generation or propulsion mode using an internal
combustion engine but with fuel made wholly or partly from
renewable non-fossil sources (e.g. biodiesel made from recycled
cooking oils, cellulosic ethanol, biogas).
Efficient use of energy in ground
transportation
Technologies focusing on optimal usage of energy in vehicles,
such as reducing weight, improving aerodynamics, optimizing
combustion, smart itinerary management, driving assistance . . .
Ressources
Results-oriented
technology people
A team of multidisciplinary
clean transportation
engineers and technicians
specialised in the following
areas:
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Mechanical, electrical
and mechatronical
engineering
Laboratory and track
testing
International
certification
Project management
Communications
A team at the core of a public-private
partnership that includes industries,
small and medium-sized businesses,
universities and research centres.
R&D and tech Support
PLANNING
Technological and strategic watch
Techno-economic feasibility studies, environmental impact studies, etc.
Benchmarking of products and technology
Product requirements and functional performance Specifications
DESIGN
Applied research
Development of mechanical, electrical and mechatronical systems (CAD)
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Development of mechanical, electrical and mechatronical systems (CAD)
Proper usage of advanced materials
Design for ECU prototyping hardware
Thermal analysis and structural optimization by finite elements
Development of motorization and energy storage systems
PROTOTYPES
Proof of concept of mechanical, electrical and mechatronical systems and subsystems
3-D laser scanning
R&D and tech Support
TESTS and CERTIFICATION
Protocols and test programs for subsystems and complete vehicles on track and in laboratory
Development of test benches
Tests and validation of various battery and motorization technologies
Fuel economy and emission measurements
Dynamometer testing (chassis, towing and bench dynamometers)
Data acquisition, analysis and processing
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Data acquisition, analysis and processing
International certification and homologation
DEPLOYMENT AND COMMERCIALISATION
Documentation and technical manuals
Demonstration projects under controlled conditions
TRAINING
Customized technical training
Workshops on green transportation solutions
R&D and tech Support
Overall, ITAQ is offering an la carte technical assistance into the
different stages of your project
From the IDEA to the COMMERCIALISATION
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Awards and distinctions
2
nd
place, 2005
NESEA Tour de Sol - BioSmart
1
st
place, 2006
Challenge Bibendum Paris
Honorable mention, 2006
Special vehicles and transportation
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Special vehicles and transportation
equipment association (AMETVS)
Zenith prize, 2006
Board of trade and industry of St-Jrome
Distinction gnie innovateur, 2007
Qubec Engineer Professional
Corporation (OIQ)
Available equipment
ITAQ's ITAQ's Advanced Propulsion Laboratory Advanced Propulsion Laboratory
Official opening day April 29
th
, 2009
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Available equipment
Dynamometers
- Chassis
- Engine
- Tow
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- Tow
Up to 1000 hp!
With regen
Simulation
capabilities
Available equipment
Power and energy analyzer : Well-to-wheel efficiency
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Available equipment
TM4 traction systems : Quebec engineering at its best
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Available equipment
Li-ion advanced battery packs
Valence Technology U1-12XP -- U27-12XP UEV-18XP
From 12v to 400V up to 40 kW.h
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Available equipment
Supercaps
Maxwell technologies BMOD 0083 10 x 83 farad/48V 0.6 kW.h total
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Available equipment
125 kW programmable battery cycler/DC source
Aerovironment ABC-150
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Available equipment
CAD Systems Advanced mechanical engineering
UGS-NX, CATIA, Solidworks
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Modeling & Simulation tools
Matlab
Simulink
Environnement Simscape
SimDriveline
The best powertrain solution for the right application
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SimDriveline
Stateflow
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Available equipment
Portable laser scanner 3D
Creaform Handyscan
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Available equipment
Emission and smoke analysers
Lab and portable versions
- AEM systems
- Red Mountain 1667 - Red Mountain 1667
- Andros 6241
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Available equipment
ITAQs Generic Test Vehicle
The ideal test bed
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Available equipment
ITAQs Generic Test Vehicle
1000 vehicles in one
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Available equipment
ITAQs generic test vehicle
A Technical and Universal Vehicle
One single test vehicle can adopt the physical characteristics of a wide range
of vehicles different sizes and weights:
Type S : Urban vehicles, sub-compact and compact vehicle Type S : Urban vehicles, sub-compact and compact vehicle
(ex. Chevrolet Aveo, Honda Civic, Suzuki SX4)
Type M : Mid-size vehicles and small SUVs
(ex. Chevrolet, Equinox, Ford 500)
Type L : Full size SUVs
(ex. Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Expedition)
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ITAQs generic test vehicle
A Modular Vehicle Ideal for a R&D network Partners
Rear and front modules
Wheels
Steering
Frame
Hubs
Available equipment
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Hubs
Brakes
Suspensions
Central module
Lateral compartment
Central tunnel for driveshaft passage
Data acquisition system
ECU rapid prototyping hardware
Heavy duty PC
Touchscreen control interface
By-wire braking system
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Available equipment
ITAQs Generic Test Vehicle
BENEFITS
Technical vehicle, modular, practical, minimalist, clonable
Minimum accessories no gadgets
Adapted to a R&D reality
Modular aspect : ideal for a network of R&D partners Innovation process
ACCELERATOR ACCELERATOR
Allows an entire community of users to gather around a common and standardized
platform and to share compatibles R&D results Innovation process ACCELERATOR
Only one generic and progressive (transformer) vehicle can now replace a variety of
different testing mules
NASCAR type body work
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Available equipment
Other equipement . . .
Infra-red camera
Onboard data acquisition systems (ISAAC)
ECU rapid prototyping hardware (DSpace)
Water-glycol recirculating chiller (Nesslab)
Programmable battery chargers (Delta-Q)
Mobile test unit
Other equipment located at ETS
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Available equipment
ITAQs lab : AN UNIQUE playground for advanced transportation
engineers and researchers in CANADA
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EV/HEV Projects
Some examples of projects
in the EV/HEV sector :
Powertrain integration for
TM4 (Tata, SUV project)
Electric Super bike (LITO)
Electric Light Utility Truck
(PRECICAD)
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(PRECICAD)
1
st
generation ZENN LSV
Mining electric vehicle
(PEDNO)
Hybrid underground mining
loader (MTI)
Electric tram (Wattman)
Advanced Urban Bus
(ITAQ-POLY-CDCQ-EDIN-HEC)
EV charging system (MEP)
Wheel chair conversion module
(Mobility concept)
Energy efficiency Projects
Some examples of projects
in the Energy Efficiency sector :
Composite school bus
(Lion buses)
Technology certification
(POSI+)
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(POSI+)
Aluminium intensive refuse truck
(Vehicle INPAK)
Ultra light weight off-road
emergency trailer (JOEY)
Add-on hydraulic hybrid system
(Effenco)
Servo-mechanism control module and
actuator of a continuously variable
transmission
(CVTech)
Biofuels Projects
Some examples of projects
in the Biofuels sector :
Co-foundation of the Biodiesel
Quebec Council (CQB)
Co-production (with the CQB)
of a biodiesel document for the
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of a biodiesel document for the
promoting the adoption of
biodiesel in Quebec
(Gov. tax break).
Feasibility study on the
integration of biodiesel during
winter conditions in the Mont
Tremblant region
Thank You!
Hugo Marsolais, Eng.
Director of Operations
Quebec Advanced Transportation Institute
475, rue Fournier
Saint-Jrome (Qc)
450-436-1580 ext. 2121
hmarsola@cstj.qc.ca
www.itaq.qc.ca