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Autonomous Last Mile Resupply: TITAN robot put through its paces
The Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has concluded phase one of its Autonomous Last Mile Resupply programme, which challenged industry and academia to design pioneering technology to deliver vital supplies to soldiers on the front line. Among the entrants selected to participate in the programme was the TITAN autonomous ground vehicle, produced by QinetiQ in collaboration with Milrem, which showcased its capability at QinetiQ&rsq...
Scientists are on the brink of a titanium revolution
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in Porton Down has revolutionised the production of titanium by reducing the 40 stage process down to just two steps and potentially halving the cost. Titanium is as strong as steel and half the weight - but around ten times the cost. It is notoriously difficult and expensive to make which limits its wider use.
An experiment to tidy up outer space
An experimental project has been launched by UK scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to tackle the growing problem of space junk. Hundreds of thousands of man-made objects orbit the Earth, but fewer than 5,000 are operational satellites. The most congested area sits within 2,000km of the Earth’s surface, known as low Earth orbit (LEO), where collisions can cause further debris.
Agreement for wider IP for MOD
The Ministry of Defence’s Intellectual Property Rights group (DIPR) has signed an agreement with Ploughshare Innovations, expanding Ploughshare’s role to provide technology transfer services to wider MOD.
FPGA-based video processing platform developed for DSTL
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has contracted a team, led by Plextek Services and including RFEL and 4Sight Imaging to tackle the problem of performing rapid evaluations of real time image processing functions and to simultaneously demonstrate the latest adaptive capabilities that modern FPGA-based system-on-chip architectures can deliver to defence and security surveillance applications, all within a minimised size, weight and ...
Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) testing conducted by dstl
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) scientists are conducting trials that will enable Dstl to characterise the effectiveness of Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW), in support of the LDEW Capability Demonstrator. The programme will culminate in a technology demonstrator in 2019.
Dstl challenges data scientists to solve real world challenges
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has announced the launch of the Data Science Challenge.
The king of modern war
Artillery is no longer the king of war. Information technology has transformed the modern battlefield at sea, in the air and on land, and it is arguably the new king of war. In April the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will help to demonstrate this as part of the Royal Navy led Information Warrior exercise.
£100,000 for research into automation and AI
The Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has up to £100,000 available to fund research into how automation and machine intelligence can analyse data to enhance decision making in the defence and security sectors. Dstl is continuing to invest in novel procurement routes and is collaborating with the Digital Catapult Centre to run a one and a half day workshop. The aim is to stimulate debate, generate ideas and to forge links wi...
MAST in action at Unmanned Warrior
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) new Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST) system is participating in a number of exercises at Unmanned Warrior. The vessel is one of over 40 autonomous systems taking part in the Royal Navy’s event this month.
Agreement signed for unmanned surface vehicle software
The Ministry of Defence has signed a licence agreement with ASV Global allowing for the use of its Advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Capability technology.
Wearable sensors help on the frontline
Most of us will be familiar with the error message ‘No GPS signal’ on our smartphones and satellite navigation systems. We may think loosing our GPS signal is a matter of life and death, but for the military and the emergency services it really could be the difference between life and death.
Turning technology into ploughshares
Through its technology transfer business, Ploughshare Innovations, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is making a significant contribution to the development of cutting edge aerospace technologies. Invariably these have multiple military and civil applications. Of particular significance are: