AI Set to Deliver Safer Offshore Work Environments

A new artificial intelligence that is set to boost safety standards in the offshore energy industry is in development. A team of engineers from Heriot-Watt University’s, Smart Systems Group (SSG), say their ambitious project will protect lives and help prevent offshore disasters. Part of the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub, a consortium of five universities including Heriot-Watt, […]


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New Publication: Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar

Jamie Blanche and Prof. David Flynn of the Smart Systems Group (SSG) are pleased to share their latest publication, “Dynamic Fluid Ingress Detection in Geomaterials using K-band Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar” in IEEE Access. This publication represents collaborative research performed by the Smart Systems Group, the Institute of Geoenergy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and […]


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AI-driven Maintenance Support for Downhole Tools and Electronics Operated in Dynamic Drilling Environments

Well Done to our PhD students Lucas Kirschbaum and Darius Roman and the co-authorship team in Baker Hughes, Celle for their recent paper acceptance to IEEE Access for publication. This research represents a strong example of how the Smart Systems Group are creating solutions for complex challenges. An international partnership between Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and […]


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5G Used to Develop New Energy Systems on Orkney

The Smart Systems Group collaborates with the Heriot-Watt Global Research Innovation and Discovery (GRID) team to secure funding for an energy system digital twin for Orkney. Partnering with members of the ReFLEX project, researchers are using 5G communications technology to create a simulator system aimed at inspiring businesses and residents to get involved in the […]


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ReFLEX Orkney at Forefront of Shift to Net Zero World

A £28.5m project on the archipelago is working to combine technology with renewable energy to provide intelligent heat, power and transport services. Orkney ‘is at the forefront of a green energy revolution’ as the world moves towards a carbon-neutral future. The programme aims to create the world’s first large-scale ‘smart local energy system’ by combining […]


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Smart Systems Group Announced as Network Awards 2020 Finalists

Professor David Flynn will represent the Smart Systems Group and Heriot-Watt University at the Network Awards 2020, as a finalist in the Partner Initiative of the Year in collaboration with Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN). The Network Awards reward individuals and organisations who have demonstrated exceptional performance in the energy networks space. Now in its […]


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Smart Systems Group to Attend Offshore Technology Conference 2020, Houston

The Smart Systems Group will be represented at the Offshore Technology Conference 2020, following the acceptance of a technical paper advancing seminal work in non-invasive sensing of applied loads in geomaterials via millimetre-wave radar. Working in collaboration with the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, also at Heriot-Watt University, Jamie Blanche will present “Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave […]


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Knowledge Exchange Champion of the Year Finals 2020

The founder of the Smart Systems Group, Professor David Flynn, has been announced as a finalist in the Interface Awards in the category of Knowledge Exchange Champion of the Year 2020. This award recognises an individual in academia, business or a business support organisation who has made an outstanding contribution and played a pivotal role […]


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Wenshuo Tang attends IEEE OCEANS

Smart Systems Group Research Associate, Wenshuo Tang, attended IEEE OCEANS in Seattle in October 2019 to present two publications. Wenshuo’s research focuses on the application of advanced machine learning techniques in asset health management and prognostics in different energy systems. IEEE OCEANS is a bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, […]


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