11. Acknowledgement

We want to acknowledge and thank all those who helped our team complete this project by contributing their time and expertise. Our project was only possible with the time and support of the individuals that we would like to recognize. These individuals include our project supervisor Peter Driessen and team lead at CfAR Levente Buzas who provided excellent guidance and mentorship during the past three months. Levente Buzas met with the team weekly over the last three months, contributing a lot of time and effort to answering questions and providing feedback to the team. Their support and dedication to the project helped the team finish the project including a working prototype in a very short time period. As a team, we would like to also recognize the Electrical and Computer Engineering department technical staff at UVic for the time and effort they put into our group and the rest of the ECE 499 groups this semester. Next, we want to thank our teaching assistant, Pooria Eftetahi, for checking in on the group’s progress throughout the semester and ensuring that our project was proceeding without a problem. Lastly, we would like to thank Chairman Dr. Michael McGuire for the project funding.

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Appendix A: Code of Ethics of EGBC

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC code of ethics was followed throughout the entire development period. The code of ethics is as follows [38]:


  1. Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public, including the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety in the workplace.
  2. Practice only in those fields where training and ability make the registrant professionally competent.
  3. Have regard for the common law and any applicable enactments, federal enactments, or enactments of another province.
  4. Have regard for applicable standards, policies, plans, and practices established by the government or Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  5. Maintain competence in relevant specializations, including advances in the regulated practice and relevant science.
  6. Provide accurate information in respect of qualifications and experience.
  7. Provide professional opinions that distinguish between facts, assumptions, and opinions.
  8. Avoid situations and circumstances in which there is a real or perceived conflict of interest and ensure conflicts of interest, including perceived conflicts of interest, are properly disclosed and necessary measures are taken so a conflict of interest does not bias decisions or recommendations.
  9. Report to Engineers and Geoscientists BC and, if applicable, any other appropriate authority, if the registrant, on reasonable and probable grounds, believes that:
    1. the continued practice of a regulated practice by another registrant or other person, including firms and employers, might pose a risk of significant harm to the environment or to the health or safety of the public or a group of people; or
    2. a registrant or another individual has made decisions or engaged in practices which may be illegal or unethical.
  10. Present clearly to employers and clients the possible consequences if professional decisions or judgments are overruled or disregarded.
  11. Clearly identify each registrant who has contributed professional work, including recommendations, reports, statements, or opinions.
  12. Undertake work and documentation with due diligence and in accordance with any guidance developed to standardize professional documentation for the applicable profession.
  13. Conduct themselves with fairness, courtesy, and good faith towards clients, colleagues, and others, give credit where it is due and accept, as well as give, honest and fair professional comments.