New Publication: VPR-Bench: An Open-Source Visual Place Recognition Evaluation Framework with Quantifiable Viewpoint and Appearance Change

An international and multidisciplinary research collaboration between Heriot-Watt University, Queensland University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of Essex, has led to a publication on an open source framework for assessing the performance of VPR techniques. Visual place recognition (VPR) is the process of recognising a previously visited place using visual information, […]


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Internet of Things: A Review on Theory Based Impedance Matching Techniques for Energy Efficient RF Systems

Within an increasingly connected world, the exponential growth in the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) applications presents a significant challenge in power and data transfer optimisation. Currently, the maximization of Radio Frequency (RF) system power gain depends on the design of efficient, commercial chips, and on the integration of these chips by using complex […]


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New Publication: Analysis of Strategic Renewable Energy, Grid and Storage Capacity Investments via Stackelberg-Cournot modelling

Congratulations to Dr. Merlinda Andoni, Dr. Valentin Robu, Dr. Benoit Couraud, Dr. Wolf-Gerrit Fruh, Mr. Sonam Norbu and Prof. David Flynn for the acceptance of their manuscript “Analysis of Strategic Renewable Energy, Grid and Storage Capacity Investments via Stackelberg-Cournot modelling” for publication in IEEE Access. IEEE Access is an award-winning, multidisciplinary, all-electronic archival journal, continuously presenting the […]


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New Publication: Flexible Low-Density Polyethylene–BaTiO3 Nanoparticle Composites for Monitoring Leakage Current in High-Tension Equipment

Congratulations to Ranjeetkumar Gupta, David Bucknall and David Flynn on the acceptance of their recent manuscript “Flexible Low-Density Polyethylene–BaTiO3 Nanoparticle Composites for Monitoring Leakage Current in High-Tension Equipment” for publication in Applied Nanomaterials. ACS Applied Nano Materials is an interdisciplinary journal publishing original research covering all aspects of engineering, chemistry, physics and biology relevant to applications […]


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New Publication: A Machine Learning Degradation Model for Electrochemical Capacitors Operated at High Temperature

Congratulations to Darius Roman, Valentin Robu and David Flynn for acceptance of their research to IEEE Access. Their publication “A Machine Learning Degradation Model for Electrochemical Capacitors Operated at High Temperature” was a collaborative work between the Smart Systems Group, the Argonne National Laboratory, Baker Hughes, the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) and […]


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New method for controlling and sharing the benefits from community energy projects

Congratulations to Sonam Norbu, Benoit Couraud, Valentin Robu, Merlinda Andoni and David Flynn on the acceptance of their publication “Modelling the redistribution of benefits from joint investments in community energy projects” to Elsevier’s Applied Energy journal. Applied Energy provides a forum for information on innovation, research, development and demonstration in the areas of energy conversion and conservation, the optimal […]


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Symbiotic System Design for Safe and Resilient Autonomous Robotics in Offshore Wind Farms

We are pleased to announce an early release of our research into symbiotic systems. This top-down approach to modelling the complex interactions of industrial autonomous services presents several advancements that will enable a roadmap to trust, resilient autonomous operations and safety compliance. The preprint is available on ArXiv by clicking here and video presentation which […]


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AI-Driven Maintenance Support for Downhole Tools and Electronics Operated in Dynamic Drilling Environments – Available on IEEE Xplore Open Access

The Oil & Gas industry understands the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. However, contrary to AI consumer applications and many other industrial sectors, the dynamic and harsh environments of drilling and production operations as well as the global scale brings a very unique set of challenges for the deployment of industrialised, scalable […]


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Asset Integrity Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades with Non-Destructive Radar Sensing -Available on IEEE Xplore Open Access

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 – 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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