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An Evaluation of Millimetre-wave Radar Sensing for Civil Infrastructure – Available on IEEE Xplore Open Access

Critical infrastructure is a dense network of systems that provide vital services such as energy, transport and water. Continuous cycles of monitoring and repair are vital to the economic development and functions of a community. Current detection methods of subsurface fault precursors in civil infrastructure are insufficient for subsurface defect detection. In this paper, “An […]


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PhD opportunity: Digital surrogate of a microwave sensor system

We are pleased to announce an exciting new PhD opportunity, via our EPS scholarships 2021 programme. A microwave sensor system was created to detect the intrinsic and varying properties of materials via non-destructive evaluation. The system is made of a horn antenna and a frequency modulated continuous wave radar system that allows the processing of […]


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New Publication: Interactive Digital Twins Framework for Asset Management Through Internet

The Smart Systems Group congratulates Mr. Leo Kong for the acceptance of his paper to the IEEE Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things on Monday 14th December. This conference was held virtually and hosted in Dubai, UAE. Co-authored by Mr. Sam Harper, Mr. Daniel Mitchell, Dr. Jamie Blanche, Dr. Theo Lim and […]


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New Publication: Run-time Analysis of Road Surface Conditions Using Non-Contact Microwave Sensing

The Smart Systems Group congratulates Dr. Jamie Blanche for the acceptance of his paper to the IEEE Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things on Sunday 13th December. This conference was held virtually and hosted in Dubai, UAE. Co-authored by Mr. Daniel Mitchell and Prof. David Flynn, this paper presents the results of […]


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HOME Offshore: Advanced Sensing for Offshore Asset Management

We are pleased to share our latest outreach video, hosted on our Smart Systems Group YouTube channel. In this video, we have summarised and demonstrated the latest research outcomes of Heriot-Watt University and the Smart System Group, which innovative fusion prognostics approaches on offshore Asset Management. We utilise advanced sensing technologies, multi-physical models, data-driven and […]


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Developing the Energy Systems of the Future

A new ground-breaking local energy company, ReFLEX Orkney Ltd, has today [1st December] launched a range of new low-carbon transport and power services exclusive to Orkney residents and businesses to further decarbonise the island’s energy system.  This is a major milestone for the £28.5 million ReFLEX Orkney project which is part funded by UK Research […]


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Asset Integrity Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades with Non-Destructive Radar Sensing

Global growth in onshore and offshore wind energy has created a forecasted 11.5% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) increase in Wind Turbine (WT) blades throughout 2020-2025. The ability to verify blade condition throughout the asset lifecycle is integral to economic and reliable renewable energy supplies. Currently, commercial inspection of deployed wind turbine blades is predominately […]


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An Evaluation of Millimetre-wave Radar Sensing for Civil Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure is a dense network of systems that provide vital services such as energy, transport and water. Continuous cycles of monitoring and repair are vital to the economic development and functions of a community. Current detection methods of subsurface fault precursors in civil infrastructure are insufficient for subsurface defect detection. In this paper we […]


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The Importance of Fusion Prognostics for Sustainable Subsea Power Cable Health Management

Offshore wind farms play a vital role for a sustainable, low-carbon future. Subsea power cables are an essential asset for the electrical transmission and distribution of power from such windfarms. The reliability of these cables determines the sustainability of the power supply and the economic viability of offshore wind farms. Locating and replacing damaged sections […]


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Upcoming Publications: Preliminary Presentation

The Smart Systems Group would like to congratulate Dr. Jamie Blanche and Mr Daniel Mitchell on their recent publications which are due to be presented at the 11th annual IEEE Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference and will be held virtually between the 4th and 7th of November 2020. Asset Integrity Monitoring of Wind […]


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