Sensor Signal Processing for Defence 2013: UDRC Phase 2

Event Details

Event Description

A day of lectures and panel discussions to launch the University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) Phase 2. Meet the UDRC research team and hear about the emerging science technologies in sensor signal processing and the research that is planned over the next 5 years. This is an opportunity for research, defence, government and industry stakeholders to exchange ideas, debate challenges and discuss solutions in this area.

This launch event will replace the Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD) Conference this year. However the SSPD Conference which will be up and running again in September 2014. Watch this space for more details.

Keynote speaker

  • Andrew Seedhouse, Chief Technologist, Sensors and Countermeasures, Dstl
  • John Griffin, Director of Innovation, Selex ES

Other contributors include:

  • Professor Mike Davies, Professor and Head of the Digital Communications Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Jonathon Chambers FREng, Professor of Communications and Signal Processing, Loughborough University
  • Paul Thomas, Principal Scientist, Dstl
  • Dr Daniel Clark, Heriot-Watt University
  • Professor John Soraghan, Professor and Head of DSP Algorithms & Architectures Group, University of Strathclyde
  • Janet Forbes, UDRC Project Manager, University of Edinburgh

Click here to see the UDRC Posters and Presentations

Full Programme

After each talk there will be an opportunity for discussion and questions.

Time Talk Speaker
09.00-09.30 Coffee and registration  
09.30-10.00 Welcome and an introduction to UDRC Paul Thomas, Principal Scientist, Dstland Liam Blackwell, ICT Theme Lead,EPSRC
10.00-11.00 First Keynote Lecture: Realising Science and Technology in Defence Andrew Seedhouse, Chief Technologist, Sensors and Countermeasures, Dstl
11.00-11.30 Coffee  
11.30-13.00 Views from academia: a presentation of the research projects commissioned on behalf of UDRC explaining the technical highlights, successes and how these will benefit wider audiences. Edinburgh Consortium [1] LSSC Consortium [2] [1]Professor Mike Davies, Professor and Head of the Digital Communications Institute, University of Edinburgh
[2]Professor Jonathon Chambers FREng, Professor of Communications and Signal Processing, Loughborough University
13.00-14.00 Lunch and an opportunity to view UDRC posters  
14.00-14:45 Second Keynote Lecture: Signal Processing for network battle space - an industry perspective John Griffin, Director of Innovation,Selex ES
14:45-15.15 Addressing future challenges - a step in the right direction: Recent developments in multi-object filtering for multi-target tracking [1]
15.15-15.30 Coffee  
15.30-16.00 Addressing future challenges - a step in the right direction:
16.00-16.15 UDRC - engagement and communication Janet Forbes, UDRC Project Manager,University of Edinburgh
16.15-16.30 Final comments and thanks Paul Thomas, Principal Scientist, Dstl
16.30-17.30 Networking  

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The Strand Palace Hotel London
The Strand Palace Hotel London