BAE Systems teams with academia on novel sensing technologies
BAE Systems and the University of Birmingham have signed an MoU to accelerate the pace of advanced sensing technology development in the UK.
The two parties formed the Advanced Sensing Technologies Consortium on 6 November, as part of the UK government-funded National Quantum Technologies programme.
Besides accelerating the development and application of advanced sensing technology, the consortium aims to develop disruptive sensing technologies in the following areas: navigation systems that do not depend on GPS; cognitive workload measurement; enhanced situational awareness; and sensors to detect buried infrastructure and other difficult targets.
Julia Sutcliffe, Chief Technologist for BAE Systems Air, described sophisticated sensing technology as ‘absolutely critical in our ambitions to develop intelligent systems that can survive in a complex and congested battlespace environment’.
She added: ‘This initiative is aimed at accelerating the pace of exploitation of these developing capabilities, enabling us to take technology from a lab environment and apply it quickly in real-world scenarios.’
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