Welcome to the University Defence Research Collaboration

The UDRC develops research in signal processing with application to the defence industry. It is an academia led partnership between industry and defence.

Phase 3 commenced on 1st July 2018 and is a 5 year project. The work entitled "Signal Processing in the Information Age" will develop new underpinning Signal Processing and Machine Learning tools for the defence community. 

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This research programme is jointly led and coordinated by four universities:

UDRC Consortium


There are also two UDRC Application Themed projects currently running.

These are:

•             Imaging and Detection through Complex Media which is led by the University of Glasgow and the University of Exeter

•             Electromagnetic Environment which is led by Imperial College London and University College London

More information can be found on the Application themed pages


This work is funded by the MOD and EPSRC.

Find an Expert

The UDRC has experts who specialise in different areas of Signal Processing for Defence. If you would like to contact an expert on your chosen topic or receive UDRC updates please email UDRC Project Manager Janet Forbes: janet.forbes@ed.ac.uk.