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Frazer-Nash teams up with Exeter University for DASA competition

6th May 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Frazer-Nash Consultancy has partnered with the University of Exeter to secure a contract for the Autonomy in a Dynamic World competition issued by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA).

The two organisations will be developing a proof-of-concept for a new system which increases the ability of UAVs to land on aboard vessels in challenging sea environments. It is just one of 21 contracts awarded by DASA and is worth £2.1 million ($2.6 million).

Chris Ward, project manager at Frazer-Nash, said: ‘We’re combining our experience of working with the Navy on Ship-Air integration, with the academic expertise of the University of Exeter, to develop a system that uses real-time LiDAR scanning to identify the incoming wind patterns, and predicts how those will change.’

The company will be meeting with stakeholders including the RN and other technology developers in order to gain an understanding of their requirements. 

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