PhD Studentship: Robust Detection of Small Airborne Targets for Secure Society
The University of Birmingham is seeking applicants for a PhD studentship funded by the Department of Transport on Future of Aviation Security Solutions and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Aveillant Limited.
In response to the increasing national security and public safety threats posed by small drones, this PhD studentship will grapple with early detection of drones through the development of radar for surveillance. This PhD studentship will focus on the development of AI signal processing algorithms which use staring radars, sensors and data to engage in surveillance of small drones with the goal of ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of aviation security. Throughout the PhD programme, the successful candidate will investigate AI-driven solutions, develop AI-driven models for generating synthetic data, develop an integrated algorithm for differentiation and detection of drones, and conduct work on track termination, track initiation and fragmented track management.
The successful candidate will have a background in Electrical Engineering, Physics or similar subject, and will be based throughout their PhD at the University of Birmingham Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory.
For more information please contact Dr Mohammed Jahangir (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that this opportunity closes on 18th August 2020.