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. We are now in the third phase of the project (1st July 2018 to 31st March 2024).

Research Highlights

Real-time 3D reconstruction from single-photon lidar data using plug-and-play point cloud denoisers

Julián Tachella, Yoann Altmann, Nicolas Mellado, Aongus McCarthy, Rachael Tobin, Gerald S. Buller, Jean-Yves Tourneret & Stephen McLaughlin

Expectation-propagation for weak radionuclide identification at radiation portal monitors

Yoann Altmann, Angela Di Fulvio, Marc G. Paff, Shaun D. Clarke, Mike E. Davies, Stephen McLaughlin, Alfred O. Hero & Sara A. Pozz

The work entitled "Signal Processing in the Information Age" will develop new underpinning Signal Processing and Machine Learning tools for the defence community. This core research programme is jointly led and coordinated by four universities;

University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Queen's University Belfast and University of Strathclyde.

As well as the core grant, three application themed grants have also been awarded on the following topics: