Raquel Lampaça Vieira Radoman

MSc, MSc

Pronouns: She/her
  • Doctoral Researcher



  • MSc with Distinction in Automotive Electronic Engineering. University of Brighton. Sep 2015 – Sep 2016 
  • BSc with First Class Honours (equivalent in Brazil) in Electronic Engineering. Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jan 2009 – Dec 2013 
  • Academic and military exchange experience, United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point. Attended the modules Mechatronics (grade: A+), Wireless Communications (grade: A), and Dynamic Modelling and Control (grade: A+). July 2012- Dec 2012 


  • Department of Science and Technology (DCT), Directorate of Manufacturing (DF), Brazilian Arm. Start and management of the research and development project PROTEUS. The goals of this project are: to standardize systems integration in military vehicles to achieve emergent capabilities and scalability along the vehicle’s lifecycle, and to develop a Platform Management System to aid the decision-making process of the vehicle’s commander. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jan 2019 – Jul 2022 
  • Technical Management of the procurement process and contract for the Guarani Armoured Fighting Vehicle’s driver simulator. Feb 2018 – Jul 2022 
  • Gathering requirements and providing technical support for the procurement process of acquisition, development, or modernization of military vehicles. Nov 2016 - Jul 2022 
  • Member of the Technology Transfer Commission at IVECO Veículos de Defesas, responsible for absorbing the knowledge related to the production and development of the Guarani Armoured Vehicle, and for supervising the systems integration, more specifically within the vetronics and C4ISR field. Feb 2014 – Aug 2015  

Research Experience 

  • University of Brighton. MSc Dissertation “Vision and video systems, standards and control”, researching video technologies, standards, and control with the aim of evaluating methods to improve the vision systems of Armoured Fighting Vehicles, contributing to the situational awareness of the crew. Feb 2016 – Sep 2016 
  • Instituto Militar de Engenharia (Military Institute of Engineering). Prize of the best undergraduate scientific work in electronic engineering of the state of Rio de Janeiro in 2013. Final Year Project “Multi-protocol systems for data transference”, investigating a multi-protocol system thatconnects devices to achieve information-sharing and remote control, simulating smart houses and vehicle tracking systems. Feb 2013 – Oct 2013 
  •  Instituto Militar de Engenharia (Military Institute of Engineering). Research Initiation project “Application of supervisory control theory to the synthesis and implementation of the discrete control of automated systems: a case study of a pick & place system through the use of formal automation engineering methods”, simulating a virtual automated industrial plant. Oct 2011- Jul 2012  


Instituto Militar de Engenharia (Military Institute of Engineering) 

  • Co-supervision of the Final Year Project “Application of the Data Distribution Service (DDS) protocol in military vehicle systems integration” of undergraduate computer engineering students. Feb 2020 - Nov 2020 
  • Seminar “Electronic systems in military vehicles” for electrical, electronic, communications and computer undergraduate engineering students. Feb 2018, Feb 2019, Feb 2020 

Title of thesis: A decision-support framework on the application of Open Architectures for maintaining military systems’ fitness for purpose

Military equipment and systems have a long lifecycle span, reaching, in some cases, nearly fifty years. During this time, technological obsolescence and changes in the operational scenario which may hinder the readiness of these systems are inevitable. Additionally, information warfare is fastening the pace of the need for capability upgrades. Therefore, maintaining these systems' fitness for purpose (FFP) is becoming increasingly challenging.  

The difficulties above can be dealt with by agile lifecycle management, which requires a combination of initiatives from multiple perspectives to be performed efficiently. This study will focus on the contributions of the Open Architecture (OA) approach in this process. The assumption of this architecture strategy is that by adopting widely used standards for the key interfaces, as opposed to proprietary solutions, there would be more options of potential suppliers for the system. Consequently, a broader range of technology modifications along the lifecycle would be viable. 

Although the potential benefits of this approach are promising, the principles and the procedures to achieve these ends are still scattered and unclear, especially regarding the synergy of technical and commercial challenges. Therefore, this research will aim to answer the following questions: what are the principles and patterns of Open Architectures? What decisions need to be made on the implementation of this architectural approach, and how can they be assessed to commit to FFP? 

This research will benefit the program and lifecycle managers of military systems by providing more foundation for the procurement decision-making process, especially for countries that do not have a particular approach adopted yet. It will also contribute to the systems architecture discipline by producing a body of knowledge related to Open Architectures with, and in support of, the INCOSE-UK Architecture Working Group. 

Research interests

  • Open Systems Architectures
  • vetronics systems
  • C4ISR systems
  • Systems Engineering

Supervisors: Professor Michael Henshaw and Dr Melanie King