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Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research
University students present paper on photon torpedoes
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 25 July, 2016
University of Leicester physics students have been calculating a method that could potentially be used to build a Star Trek style photon torpedo
 
Project extends satellite imaging to marine areas
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 23 February, 2015
The University of Leicester is working on a collaborative project to extend satellite search capabilities to cover maritime areas to help in recovering lost vessels and aircraft
 
Protecting soldiers with advanced technology
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 24 October, 2014
Engineers from Arizona State University have created a working prototype jetpack that attaches to a soldier's back and helps them run faster. But ideas such as this could take years to evolve into practical battlefield equipment, if at all.
 
Octocopters for atmospheric research
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 04 October, 2014
A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9000ft. The researchers, from the University of Bristol, University of Birmingham and Royal Holloway, University of London, have used the octocopters to obtain samples above the trade wind inversion (TWI) on Ascension Island.
 
Launchers for analysing resistance to impact and improving armour plating
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 19 June, 2014
New pneumatic launchers at the Impact on Aeronautical Structures Laboratory, located at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) Science Park, make it possible to carry out a wide range of studies on problems of impact that arise in the aeronautics industry and on optimum armour plating in other sectors.
 
Gibraltar tensions could remain until Spanish Government change
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 09 January, 2014
Academic at the University of Leicester comments on the Gibraltar frontier controls which could remain without a change in Government in the region
 
Silicon Surfaces With Intrinsic Magnetism
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 30 August, 2010
Naval Research Laboratory is working on confirming intrinsic magnetism in stabilised silicon surfaces
 
Brighton Students Develop IED Detection Device
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 10 May, 2010
Remote controlled sensing robot for the detection of roadside bombs developed by 6th form pupils at West Sussex School in response to task set by Engineers at Thales
 
Personal Development Short Courses for MOD Personnel
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 25 February, 2010
Staffordshire University is running a series of short courses for armed forces personnel in the UK for personal development
 
Solar Stormwatch Project Launched For Studying the Sun
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 24 February, 2010
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich has launched a web-based VOX project involving public volunteers in tracking solar storms to help improve understanding of the phenomenon
 
Touch Sensitive Skin Research Project for Robotic Applications
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 23 February, 2010
Quantum Tunnelling Composites to be used by Peratech in the development of touch sensitive technology for use on robotic devices for sensing position and pressure
 
UK Aerospace gains funding injection for Virtual Engineering
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 19 January, 2010
The Northwest of England will be home to a new Virtual Engineering Centre at Liverpool University to lead Development into the use of Virtual Engineering for the region’s aerospace sector
 
Online university joins US Army ConAP program
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 07 January, 2010
Another educational route has been opened to future army candidates with the TUI online University joining the ConAP army candidate educational planning program
 
Funding secured for Nanomanufacturing research
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 24 December, 2009
Nano-technology product development will take place for battlefield materials and detection thanks to funding received by Umass Lowell
 
Autonomous System Group at Cranfield take Innovation Award
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 23 December, 2009
Team Stellar from Cranfield University has taken the 2009 Project Team Innovation Award for its work on military Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles
 
Oklahoma University benefits from SAIC grant
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 02 December, 2009
SAIC is giving $90,000 to the University of Oklahoma for use in collaborative projects on climate change and sustainable urban design
 
Scientific support contract awarded to SAIC
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 01 December, 2009
The Defence Intelligence Agency has appointed SAIC to provide signature measurement, prediction and analysis support for the Missile and Space Intelligence Centre
 
Cambridge college appeal launches in cabinet war rooms
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 30 November, 2009
Churchill College of Cambridge University is launching a £12 million pound appeal in the Cabinet War Rooms in London
 
Research aims to lessen battery burden for soldiers
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 16 August, 2009
A consortium of experts, including Cranfield University, has been gathered to create a device that reduces the heavy battery burden on dismounted soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
 
Saab coordinates European development project
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 18 June, 2009
Saab is appointed coordinator for the MIDCAS consortium who has been awarded a contract by the European Defence Agency to address the sense and avoid issue, relevant for the possibility to let unmanned aircraft systems fly in regular airspace. The value of the contract is approximately € 50 million, of which Saab is awarded approximately MSEK 105.
 
Boeing and Bharat Electronics Limited - analysis and experimentation center
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 12 February, 2009
Boeing and Bharat Electronics Limited, one of India's leading defense companies, will jointly develop an analysis and experimentation center in India to offer customers the ability to make better-informed decisions in modernizing India's defense forces.
 
University of Leicester - Career soldiers adapting to life after the Army
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 25 January, 2009
New research from the University of Leicester reveals career soldiers are adapting well to life after the Army.
 
SAIC - U.S. Army research contract
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 06 September, 2008
Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center -- Natick Contracting Division.
 
British Army students graduate in first collaboration with UCLan
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 06 August, 2008
Students from the Army School of Physical Training (ASPT) have graduated after successfully completing a Foundation Degree in Sport, Health and Fitness at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
 
University of Leicester - Conference on 9 June 2008
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 14 May, 2008
One of the first conferences to explore in an integrated way historical questions and theories of war and justice together with recent issues raised by the ′war on terror’ and the war in Iraq will take place at the University of Leicester on Monday 9th June 2008
 
Contract to Support Army, Navy and Air Force Research Programs
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 19 April, 2008
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to support theoretical studies and engineering research for Army, Navy and Air Force research and development programs.
 
Cranfield - Consortium honoured with 2008 Ergonomics Society President?s Medal
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 06 April, 2008
Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre wins annual award
 
Chemring partnership with Cranfield University
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 21 March, 2008
Cranfield University is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Chemring Group PLC, the world’s leading supplier of countermeasures and energetic materials. Both parties will work together in areas of chemistry, materials science, shock physics and ordnance system engineering to tackle some of the challenges that confront this technology sector.
 
Cranfield University partnership with Chemring
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 21 March, 2008
Cranfield University has announced that it has partnered with Chemring Group PLC, the world’s leading supplier of countermeasures and energetic materials. Both parties will work together in areas of chemistry, materials science, shock physics and ordnance system engineering to tackle some of the challenges that confront this technology sector.
 
Cranfield Academic honoured by AWE
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 14 March, 2008
Professor awarded the AWE’s prestigious William Penney Award
 
FreeLinc joins EDGE(TM) Innovation Network,
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 09 March, 2008
FreeLinc, the pioneer and market leader in secure wireless technologies, announced today that it has joined the EDGE(TM) Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry, academia and government to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of technology and innovation to the warfighter.
 
Ball Aerospace - $42M U.S. Air Force Laser Research Contract
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 05 March, 2008
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $42M indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) research and development contract to conduct laser effects research for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The contract will support the AFRL’s Directed Energy Directorate located at New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force Base.
 
SAIC - Vist by HRH Prince Andrew
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 13 February, 2008
HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, visited Science Applications International in his role as the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment.
 
EADS - Spanish Future Soldier
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 20 December, 2007
EADS has delivered the first part of the Spanish army modernization programme. (COMbatiente FUTuro, COMFUT)
 
EADS - Agile UAV in Network-Centric Environments' project
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 19 December, 2007
EADS Defence & Security (DS) has been awarded the prime contractor role by the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the research and technology programme 'Agile UAV within Network-Centric Environments' (Agile UAV-NCE). This programme of Military Air Systems, an integrated Business Unit of DS, is aiming at the analysis and refinement of enabling technologies and operational concepts of unmanned agile reconnaissance operations of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV).
 
QinetiQ - Contract with US Army ARTPC
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 10 October, 2007
The Security and Intelligence Business Unit of QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group (QNA MSG), has been awarded a $35.8m, five-year Firm Fixed Price contract with the US Army to operate the Army Research and Technology Protection Center (ARTPC).
 
EADS - Warrior 21
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 17 September, 2007
Warrior21 – the integrated fighting system – and the world's most advanced soldier system in deployment, presented for first time at DSEi
 
QinetiQ - ?9.3m Programme for MOD
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 12 July, 2007
QinetiQ has secured from the MOD's Research Acquisition Organisation a five-year, £9.3m programme to engage with industry and academia and focus on de-risking future procurement and raising technology readiness levels (TRLs) for the development and exploitation of advanced Electronic Surveillance (ES) technology.
 
Ecophon - Modernisation Of University Teaching Facilities
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 30 May, 2007
Currently at the centre of the UK's largest student accommodation development, Lancaster University is also undergoing modernisation of its teaching facilities with Ecophon Limited being the supplier of the ceiling systems used for recent refurbishment work.
 
Cranfield Takes Defence Expertise To Australia
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 24 May, 2007
Top UK defence-research institution Cranfield University is set to take its expertise ′down under', following an agreement signed this weekend with the Government of South Australia.
 
Boeing - Technology Scholarships for Vietnamese University
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 27 March, 2007
Boeing to Provide Technology Scholarships for Vietnamese University, CAN THO, Vietnam.
 
QinetiQ Awarded ?1.9M Contract For Radiation Study
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 26 March, 2007
QinetiQ has been awarded a £1.9 million five year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Research Acquisition Organisation (RAO) to assess the potential vulnerabilities of high tech components within military equipment to naturally occurring radiation. The study will allow the MOD to manage the likely impact of exposure to naturally occurring radiation earlier in the design and development cycle, thereby future-proofing equipment programmes and avoiding problems that could have time and cost implications later. QinetiQ will support the MOD to define robust standards and policies for equipment and component suppliers.
 
Rolls-Royce and Birmingham University Partnership
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 22 February, 2007
Rolls-Royce today launched two strategic partnerships with the University of Birmingham that expand the work scope of the materials technology centre established there in 1991.
 
Rolls-Royce Launches Technology Centre At Darmstadt University
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 04 December, 2006
Rolls-Royce launches technology centre at Darmstadt University
 
Honeywell Specialty Materials Expands Asian R and D Center
Academic Institutions, Higher Education, Research : 13 November, 2006
Honeywell Specialty Materials Expands Asian Research and Development Center
 
 
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