Réseau de capteurs dense pour un micro-incubateur à base d'un système embarqué FPGA

Authors: Gagnon, Mathieu
Advisor: Miled, Amine
Abstract: The in vitro cell culture has always motivated scientists to discover new drugs, explore new therapies or for a better understanding of cell biology. However, cell culture requires a very well controlled environment, hence the emergence of commercial cell incubators. Thus, research in this field requires the continuous observation of cell development in a controlled environment, among others. Although several approaches were available to miniaturize tools used in biological research to be integrated into an incubator, few approaches have been successfully addressed to miniaturize a micro-incubator to be integrated into a biological sensor. Thus, the parallelism of an FPGA-based system in addition to the computing performances were key elements for the integration of a micro-incubator control system on the same FPGA. In addition, the miniaturization and integration of several control subsystems in a single on-board systems were a key element to use a Zynq UltraScale + architecture. In this research work we aim to integrate the control system of a micro-incubator on a Zynq UltraScale + architecture and to develop a user-friendly graphical interface to observe and to control of a micro-incubator system. Finally, we aim to test and validate our implementations of the various micro-incubator control subsystems. The development of the micro-incubator’s control elements is carried out using Xilinx tools. These allow to develop the VHDL code, the code for real-time processors and to compile a custom Linux operating system. The graphical interface was developed with the QtCreator tool and integrated into the Linux operating system. An Ultra96 development board and related electronic boards were used to validate the operation of the micro-incubator control implementation. All the micro-incubator control components were validated in VHDL simulation, integrated in the Ultra96 card and tested. The graphical interface developed on the Linux operating system communicates with the real-time processors in order to control and to observe various subsystems’ behavior.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 1 November 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/70761
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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