Autonomous Systems and Signal Processing Theme Meeting

Event Details

  • Event type: Invitation only
  • Date: Wednesday 12th November 2014
  • Location: University of Edinburgh
  • Time: 9am - 5pm


Event Description

This UDRC Theme meeting will address the challenges that the deployment of autonomous systems can bring to signal processing. As autonomous systems become more widely used, they require more on-board decision-making and multi-vehicle coordination and collaboration. Core to this is the ability to extract and transmit relevant information from raw signals as well as adapt the sensing (modality and position) to the specific needs of the operators and operational context. However, the two communities have largely worked in isolation and we believe there is a need to better understand each other capabilities and needs to progress further.

This meeting will explore some recent advanced in autonomous decision making based on live data processing and will be an opportunity for the UDRC to present their work to the autonomous systems community. It will also be an opportunity to identify synergies and understand DSTL challenges in this area

Time Talk Speaker
09.00 - 09.15 Coffee and registration  
09.15 - 9.20 Welcome and an introduction Prof. Yvan Petillot, Deputy Director, Edinburgh Consortium
9.20 - 9.55 The ASUR program, signal processing challenges Prof. Bill Bardo, ASUR technical director
9.55 - 10.10 Distributed Signal Processing Prof. Bernie Mulgrew, Edinburgh Consortium
10.10 - 10.45 Signal processing for improving situational awareness of UAVs Prof. Wen-Hua Chen, LSSC Consortium
10.45 - 11.15 Coffee  
11.15 - 11.50 Sensing the Environment from Mobile Platform Prof. Andrew Wallace, Edinburgh Consortium
11.55 - 12.30 Land Automation and Sensor Systems David Cookman, Thales UK
12.30 - 13.50 Lunch  
13.50 - 14.25 UAV technologies for sense & avoid, weather detection and precision landing James Revell, BAE Systems
14.25 - 15.00 Robotics and Autonomous Systems Research at Edinburgh Distributed tracking and intention aware planning Prof. Ramamoorthy Subramanian, Edinburgh University
15.00 - 15.30 Dstl present 2 current challenges Gary Heald and Ashley Bailey
15.30 - 16.30 Refreshments available and split into groups to discuss solutions to one of the two challenges  
16.30 - 17.00 Each group presents findings with open discussion Close