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Improved efficiency and security of wireless communication in critical situations
Improved efficiency and security of wireless communication in critical situations

Extracting critical information from sensor measurements

  • Developing signal processing algorithms to enhance radar and communications capabilities

Modern electronic communication and surveillance systems based on radar and other sensors rely on advanced signal processing algorithms and techniques for the extraction of information.

Understanding how these algorithms should be designed, practically implemented and integrated into complex systems – not to mention and how their outputs should be interpreted – requires significant skills in electronic engineering, mathematics and computer science.

The University’s Advanced Signal Processing Group comprises world-leading specialists who have developed such algorithms and made them available to QinetiQ.

The algorithms have enhanced the company’s capabilities in its key operational market domains relating to communications and radar.

The technology transfer has been via on-going interaction with experts from QinetiQ, resulting in Loughborough’s expertise and techniques being conveyed to UK industry.

Experts with these specialist skills are extremely rare and require many years of advanced education via research at PhD level. The University has worked extensively with QinetiQ and other signal processing centres of excellence over many years in developing these algorithms and providing staff with the competencies to exploit them in industry.

Impact

  • Improved security 

    Improved efficiency and security of wireless communication in critical situations via state-of-the-art algorithms in signal processing

  • Growing capability 

    Growing UK capability in digital signal processing through attaining an intelligent information infrastructure

  • Technology and knowledge transfer 

    Highly specialised skill set transferred to industry through close cooperative working