Centre for White Space Communications wins BAE Systems award
The Department's Centre for White Space Communications (CWSC) has received a Chairman's Award from BAE Systems for its part in a multinational project developing innovative maritime communications technology.
The Maritime Tactical Network (MarTacNet), which uses White Space spectrum in the TV band to provide high-bandwidth, long-range tactical communications, was developed by BAE Systems in collaboration with Cloudnet IT Solutions Ltd, 6 Harmonics Inc, Fairspectrum Oy, and CWSC.
The Award was presented to Dr David Crawford, Manager of the Centre for White Space Communications, at an event held in Glasgow on 27th October 2016.
The Advanced Engineering show is the UK's largest meeting place for advanced engineering professionals. It brings together Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 manufacturers to meet and do business with all levels of the engineering supply chain including aerospace, automotive, motorsport, transport and civil engineering.
Over 700+ exhibiting suppliers and partners attended this year’s show at the NEC, Birmingham on 2 – 3 November. The Department was represented by Professor Gareth Pierce, who gave an invited talk on High speed automated ultrasonic NDT for composite structures on behalf of the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BiNDT) highlighting the latest results from the joint EEE/AFRC/ SPIRIT Aerosystems research project “VIEWS”.
The University’s HVM Catapult, Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and department’s research group, Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE), also participated in the show. Tony Rodden, AFRC, showcased ERIC – Engaging Robotic Interactive Cell on the HVM Catapult Stand. ERIC was developed by a team of staff and researchers lead by Dr Charles Macleod. It highlights the ongoing advanced automation, robotic and sensing research activities within CUE.
- Dr Carmine Clemente, with Domenico Gaglione, Christos Ilioudis and Prof John Soraghan from the Sensor Signal Processing and Security Labs in the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Communications has won Europe's biggest space technology innovation competition. The team, which developed the idea with support from the Strathclyde Space Institute and Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (SoXSA), was overall and UK regional winner of the European Satellite Navigation Competition for a low-cost early detection system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
3-day CPD Course: "TV White Space Communications"
The course will present a full review of the technologies for TV White Space wireless communications. Utilising the Department’s extensive experience of R &D, and its design and deployment of networks in the UK and Kenya, it will examine the history of TV White Space, the evolution and methods for Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) and explore the key hardware and software technologies for the design of radios integrated with the development of databases.
Further details available from Dr David Crawford.