Laboratories & Capabilities
AI Lab (DARTeC)
Low TRL research on machine learning, focused on reinforcement learning, risk inference, deep feature explainability, complexity, energy efficiency, and social influence. AI Lab is part of the Research England £67m DARTeC building at Cranfield University. It operates several EPSRC grants and Marie Curie and RAEng fellowships. Contact myself for collaboration. [Link]
Human Machine Hybrid Autonomy Collaboration (HMHAX) Lab
Cross TRL research on human-in-loop hybrid autonomy for vehicles and air platforms. This is jointly funded by EPSRC TAS Security, EPSRC Program Grant CASCADE, and Royal Society Equipment Grants. Contact myself or Dr. Yang Xing (head of lab) for access and collaboration.
Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Drone Corridor
NBEC is a collaboration between Cranfield University and Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd that aims to create an experimentation corridor that will enable drones and unmanned aircraft to fly in the same airspace as manned aircraft. The aim is to see the corridor eventually stretch across Bedfordshire from Blue Bear’s headquarters in Oakley to Cranfield University’s airport. Those interested should contact Prof. Antonios Tsourdos or Prof. Iain Gray. [Link]
Conflict Modeling and Prediction Engine
One of our social science research areas is the Global Urban Analytics for Resilient Defence (GUARD) project [Link]. This was created with Sir Alan Wilson in 2017 and went on to be operational in DSTL as an internal government dashboard. Please contact me for academic interest, and my DSTL liaisons for commercial/government interest.
National Timing Node (B83 iMEC)
UK National facility to distribute atomic clock to smart city and autonomous platforms. One of Three Timing Nodes connected to National Physics Laboratory (NPL) UTC Greenwich to offer resilient terrestrial time and position distribution. The National Timing Centre and InnovateUK funds our facility. Contact myself or Dr. Ivan Petrunin (head of lab) for access and collaboration. [Link]
Multi-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEVI)
Cross-centre capability that use sensors to monitor autonomous vehicle and drone interaction with pedestrian and smart city entities, including signal (GNSS, comms) propagation, and cooperative tasking. Contact myself or Dr. Ivan Petrunin or Prof. Antonios Tsourdos or Prof. James Brighton for access and collaboration. [Link]
Meta-Networked Algorithm Lab
This is an upcoming lab that aims to combine multi-physics computing and networking to understand the future of distributed algorithms, funded by EPSRC. Contact Prof. Weisi Guo for more details.