Expertise at UDRC

Modern signal processing algorithms can enhance the performance of sensing systems, transforming them into highly sophisticated sensors where improvements can be made in imaging resolution, interference suppression, detection and classification. These sensing systems are an essential part of a great number of industries spanning a whole range of applications such as:

  • Defence
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Healthcare
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Imaging

Industrial applications of sensor systems are ubiquitous: from mass-produced sensors found in modern smart phones and cars to the state-of-the-art, specialist high-value sensors routinely used in:

  • Aerospace
  • Scientific equipment
  • Machine tools
  • Medical equipment
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Oil industry

The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Research Innovation are organising this AIMday in partnership with the University Defence Research Collaboration (UDRC) for Sensor Signal Processing for Defence.

Funded by Dstl and EPSRC the UDRC has made notable contributions toward its objective of developing a world-class skills base in sensor signal processing and imaging. Made up of 7 leading Universities and 40 academic researchers the UDRC covers all types of sensor modality from handheld chemical sensors to persistent wide area surveillance systems, ensuring UDRC’s research strengths within the Sensors Signal Processing and Imaging arena.

The UDRC academic expertise is truly cross-departmental enabling innovative and impactful solutions to today’s challenges, not only for the defence industry, but across a range of sectors that rely on sensor signal processing and imaging technologies.