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The Electro-Magnetic Remote Sensing (EMRS) Defence Technology Centre (DTC) was a virtual Innovation Centre which solicited research proposals from Universities, Research Centres, Small-Medium Sized ...

The Electro-Magnetic Remote Sensing (EMRS) Defence Technology Centre (DTC) was a virtual Innovation Centre which solicited research proposals from Universities, Research Centres, Small-Medium Sized Enterprised and Industry. The presentation describes the EMRS DTC and the process to prospective bidders for Research funding.

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    EMRS (Electro-Magnetic Remote Sensing) DTC (Defence Technology Centre) Bidders Conference Presentation EMRS (Electro-Magnetic Remote Sensing) DTC (Defence Technology Centre) Bidders Conference Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Electro Magnetic Remote Sensing Defence Technology Centre - Bidders’ Conference Neil Whitehall - EMRS DTC Operations Director Prof Keith Lewis - EMRS DTC Research Director Derek Woods - Sub Contracts Manager, SELEX S&AS Colin McCrae - Commercial Manager, SELEX S&AS Tony Kinghorn - Research Theme Leader, RF Systems Iain Clark - Research Theme Leader, EO Systems Stephen McGeoch - Research Theme Leader, EO Systems Paul T Robertson - Research Theme Leader, Transduction Devices & Materials Bryan Rickett - Research Theme Leader, Transducer Embedded Processing 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 1
    • Introductions - Meet the Team Prof Keith Lewis EMRS DTC Research Director Stephen McGeoch Research Theme Leader - EO Systems 10/10/08 Neil Whitehall EMRS Operations Director Iain Clark Research Theme Leader - EO Systems Colin McCrae Commercial Manager Derek Woods Sub Contracts Manager Bryan Rickett Research Theme Leader - TEP Paul T Robertson Research Theme Leader - TDM EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 Tony Kinghorn Research Theme Leader - RF Systems 2
    • DISCLAIMER This information is issued on behalf of the EMRS DTC Consortium. The views expressed in this material and its associated oral presentation are the views of the authors, only. The material and oral presentation are not put forward as the views of UK MOD. No mention of capability gaps for UK forces is made or implied. No mention of Special Forces deployment or capability gaps is made or implied. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 3
    • Agenda • 09:15 - 09:30 Arrive, Morning Coffee. • 09:30 - 10:10 Our Approach to the EMRS DTC (Neil Whitehall) • 10:10 - 10:30 Commercial, Contractual & IPR (Neil Whitehall) • 10:30 - 12:00 Technical Programme (Keith Lewis) • 12:00 – 12:30 Process (Neil Whitehall) • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch • 13:00 - 14:00 Informal Discussion • 14:00 10/10/08 (Theme Leaders) Close EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 4
    • Our Approach to the EMRS DTC Neil Whitehall EMRS DTC Operations Director SELEX Sensors & Airborne Systems Ltd. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 5
    • Our Approach to the EMRS DTC • Our Approach to the EMRS DTC – Structure, Organization & Commercial Framework – Our Strategy for “Pull Through” – The Programme Construction Methodology: Open Call for Research Proposals – What Are We Looking For? – Role of the Annual Technical Conference – Closing the Cycle. – Summary 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 6
    • EMRS DTC - Structure DTC Supervisory Board Chairman DTC Research Director x1 x1 Industry Academics MOD / Dstl (Associate Members x2) x5 x2 x2 MOD Customer Prime Contract Defence Technology Centre Office SELEX S&AS Ltd Management Board Research Director Operations Director Research Theme Leader IPT Research Theme Leader SELEX Galileo Research Project Teams Project 1 Project 2 Joint Research Theme Leaders SELEX Galileo & THALES Research Theme Leader Selex Galileo Project 1 Project 2 Project 1 Project 2 . . . . Project n RF Systems 10/10/08 Project n EO Systems Project . . n Transduction Devices & Materials EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 Roke Manor Research Project 1 Project 2 . . Research Theme Leader Project n Transducer Embedded Processing 7
    • Contractual Framework Contribution In Kind DEFFORM Contribution In Kind DEFFORM Thales UK Ltd. Roke Manor Research Ltd. Sub Contract SELEX S&AS Ltd. (Prime) Contribution In Kind DEFFORM £30M value Prime Contract £15M Funding Research Output DEFFORM UK MoD EMRS DTC Science Provider 10/10/08 Prime Contractor Sub Contractor Non Disclosure Agreement EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 EMRS DTC Consortium Collaboration & Non Disclosure Agreements 8
    • Research Theme Leader IPT Dr John Griffin Chairman MOD SIT DTIC - HITTL EMRS DTC Supervisory Board RTL IPT DTC Office RF Systems Theme Leader Prof Keith Lewis EMRS DTC Research Director Chief Technologist Sensors & CounterMeasures (Dstl) Neil Whitehall EMRS DTC Ops Director Programme Co-ord (Dstl) Tony Kinghorn SELEX Knowledge Integrator- RF Systems (Dstl) Transduction Devices & Materials Iain Clark SELEX Stephen McGeoch THALES Mr Paul Robertson SELEX Knowledge Integrator Materials (Dstl) Transducer Embedded Processing Bryan Rickett Roke Manor Research Knowledge Integrator Processing (Dstl) EO Systems Theme Leader 10/10/08 Knowledge Integrator - EO Systems (Dstl) EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 9
    • Our Strategy for “Pull Through” TRL 9 TRL 8 TRL 7 TRL 6 Increasing Technology Maturity TRL 5 TRL 4 ch ea “r d ul “p l ORG TRL High TRL ” wn o r th SMEs Research Centres of R&D Activity Defence Contractors Industry CTO Normal Extent Universities Industry’s Chief Technology Officers (CTO) will work in a team with MoD Research Directors and Dstl Knowledge Integrators to select innovative research topics from universities, SMEs and research centres through open research competition. The IPT will then give industrial research management to the activity, complementing the researcher’s normal academic supervision. Research is fully funded. Exploitation rights are retained. h” ug o Equipment Programme Advanced / Applied Research Mid TRL TRL 3 TRL 2 TRL 1 Low TRL Basic / Corporate Research Time 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 10
    • Specifying the Military Research Portfolio Previous Operational Experience Likely Future Operations Technology Push Capability Shortfall Refine Systems Analysis Refine System Solutions Technology Shortfalls UK Defence Industrial Strategy Research Priorities UK Defence Technology Strategy 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 11
    • Specifying the EMRS-DTC Research Portfolio Previous Operational Experience Likely Future Operations Capability Shortfall Refine Systems Analysis Refine Technology Push Shared Vision on Technology Shortfalls System Solutions UK Defence Industrial & Technology Strategy DTC Consortium has partial visibility of inputs above. Consortium views on Technology Shortfalls influenced by experience of current UK programmes and the needs of the current and future needs of the global defence market. 10/10/08 Consortium view on technology opportunities, future equipment needs of UK and overseas markets. Shared Vision of Research Priorities Agreed Priorities for EMRS DTC Call for Proposals Shared, Collaborative R&D Programme EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 12
    • Programme Construction Methodology MoD’s Key Drivers: Day and night, all weather capability Long range operation Rapid, large area search capability Detection of low signature targets EMRS DTC create Bidders Conference Materials Detection of camouflaged / concealed targets Affordable, robust systems for military platforms Covert operation Multi-function detection / ID capability Contextual Information MoDs Key Drivers An Accessible Domain Definition Terms, Conditions & IPR An Application Process Annual Call for Proposals (MoD Contracts Bulletin) - Supported by Regional Bidders Conferences Standard Selection Method Selection Criteria: £5M of Research Contracts Year 7: ~ Projects across 30+ Organisations 10/10/08 MOD Performance Assessment Framework Operational Relevance Likelihood of Exploitation Builds Critical Technology Scientific Quality / Innovation (OR) (LE) (BCT) (SQI) Science, Innovation & Technology Risk (SIT-R) ‘Benefit’ = (OR +LE+BCT+SQI) Overall Score = ‘Benefit’ & SIT-R EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 13
    • What Are We Looking For? Traditional Technology “S” Curve Disruptive Technology “S” Curve We are looking for providers of potentially disruptive technologies that can be inserted into defence applications, or tailored for defence applications. A disruptive technology is one that offers the ability to change to basis of competition in a market segment, or provide a significant performance advantage over existing methods. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 14
    • What Are We Looking For? An Example Basis of competition in the disk drive industry over time Source: C. Christensen 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 15
    • Annual Technical Conference – Closing the Cycle Joint Annual Technical Conference: Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th July 2009. Conference will be held at Edinburgh International Conference Centre, EICC. The purpose of this event is to disseminate the EMRS & SEAS DTC research output. ~100 Technical Papers will be presented from EMRS & SEAS DTC projects. Approx 500 delegates - A Network that connects UK MOD, Industry & the Science Base. The conference will also include a significant exhibition: 40+ exhibitors. There are opportunities for companies to take: Exhibition Stands. Product Demonstration Rooms. There will be the usual Networking Reception. There will also be a Conference Dinner. Contact Neil Whitehall for further information. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 16
    • EMRS DTC: Summary Builds a close working relationship with MoD Research is highly relevant to the consortium companies businesses Accesses substantial low-TRL research monies Radical new concepts: Enable future product streams Incremental improvements: Support current product streams “Technology Push”: Innovative ideas are attracted towards industry “Market Pull” - Selection Criteria: Product Impact & Exploitation Route “Pull Through”: Testing ground for future concepts & enabling technologies Supply Chain: Develop future key and strategic suppliers Alliances: Supports construction of future collaborations at home and overseas Annual conference: Initiate Knowledge Transfer & Link to Next Call for Proposals 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 17
    • EMRS DTC - Commercial, Contractual & IPR Neil Whitehall EMRS DTC Operations Director SELEX Sensors & Airborne Systems Ltd. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 18
    • Contractual, Commercial & IPR • Commercial, Contractual & IPR – Contractual Framework – Process Map – Contractual Framework – Intellectual Property • Contractual Method • Rights of MoD • Rights of EMRS DTC – Key Terms of Sub-Contract 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 19
    • EMRS DTC - Structure DTC Supervisory Board Chairman DTC Research Director x1 x1 Industry Academics MOD / Dstl (Associate Members x2) x3 x3 x2 MOD Customer Prime Contract Defence Technology Centre Office SELEX S&AS Ltd Management Board Research Director Operations Director Research Theme Leader IPT Research Theme Leader SELEX S&AS Ltd Research Project Teams Project 1 Project 2 Joint Research Theme Leaders SELEX S&AS Ltd & THALES Research Theme Leader SELEX S&AS Ltd Project 1 Project 2 Project 1 Project 2 . . . . Project n RF Systems 10/10/08 Project n EO Systems Project . . n Transduction Devices & Materials EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 Roke Manor Research Project 1 Project 2 . . Research Theme Leader Project n Transducer Embedded Processing 20
    • Contractual Framework Contribution In Kind DEFFORM Contribution In Kind DEFFORM Thales UK Ltd. Roke Manor Research Ltd. Sub Contract SELEX S&AS Ltd (Prime) Contribution In Kind DEFFORM £30M value Prime Contract £15M Funding Research Output DEFFORM UK MoD EMRS DTC Science Provider 10/10/08 Prime Contractor Sub Contractor Non Disclosure Agreement EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 EMRS DTC Consortium Collaboration & Non Disclosure Agreements 21
    • Process Map (1) EMRS DTC Funding Approved Science Providers Invited to Submit Proposals Proposals Submitted Using Proforma Proposal Accepted by Supervisory Board Technical Requirement Specification 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 Process Map (2) Annex A & Annex C of Sub Contract 22
    • Process Map (2) From Process Map (1) From Technical Req. Spec Sub Contract Document Ref EMRS/DTC/1/XX Embedded Tech Req. Spec. (Annex A) Covering Letter Seeking Sub-Contract Agreement Science Provider Indicates Agreement to Sub Contract SELEX Raise Purchase Order (1) Stage Payment Scheme - Annex C * = new process DEFFORM 177 (Science Provider and MoD) Annex D Prime Contract Terms & Conditions 10/10/08 Science Provider Signs DEFFORM 177 returns original to SELEX S&AS Ltd Confidentiality Agreement [CA] (Science Provider and Selex S&AS Ltd) * = new process Science Provider countersigns CA and returns original to SELEX, retaining copy. SELEX S&AS Ltd . forward to DTSL signed DEFFORM 177s for approval EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 * = new process DSTL return approved DEFFORM 177s to SELEX. SELEX copy to science providers File SELEX Raise Purchase Order (2) 23
    • Process Map (3) Sub Contract Agreement DEFFORM 177 Approval Signed, Fully Executed Confidentiality Agreement 10/10/08 SELEX generate and issue purchase order on science provider Science provider returns signed copy of Purchase Order acknowledgement sheet EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 Science Provider commences with task 24
    • Contractual Framework • • • • • • Customer is Dstl acting on behalf of UK MoD SELEX accepted a prime contract from Dstl Prime contract has 3 year duration with an option for a further 3 years Prime contract has a value of £5m per annum DTC consortium to provide contribution-in-kind (CiK) of £5m per annum All sub-contracting of MoD funded tasks to be undertaken by SELEX S&AS 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 25
    • Intellectual Property - Contractual Method • Each science provider will enter into a DEFFORM 177 agreement with MoD in respect of each MoD funded task which that party undertakes. This agreement will set out MoD’s rights to use the information generated by the science provider. • The IP condition appearing in the DEFFORM 177 agreement is identical to the prime contract IP condition. • Certain supplemental IP conditions are contained within the body of the specimen sub-contract. These conditions set out the rights the EMRS DTC consortium members have to use the information generated by the science provider. • The above agreements must be executed prior to any placement of an enabling purchase order by SELEX S&AS Ltd. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 26
    • Intellectual Property - Rights of MoD (1) • All IP shall be owned by the science provider • IP split into two categories: – Commercially sensitive information – Non-commercially sensitive information • MoD rights to use commercially sensitive information: – – – – – Use by MoD personnel for information purposes Use by service providers to assist MoD in using for information purposes Use by MoD personnel for further research Use by third parties contracted by MoD to perform further research Use in establishing or performing an international collaborative activity by MoD, foreign governments and their contractors 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 27
    • Intellectual Property - Rights of MoD (2) • MoD has the following additional rights to use non-commercially sensitive information: – Disclosure to and use by other government departments (OGDs) for information purposes; – Disclosure to and use by tenderers for a UK MoD requirement for use in making a tender or assessing whether to enter into a commercial arrangement with the owner of the information • MoD also has the ‘catch-all’ right to use information for the services of UK government, on agreement of fair and reasonable terms with the science provider • Science providers obliged to licence information to third parties on fair and reasonable terms where needed to perform a contract for a UK MoD requirement 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 28
    • Intellectual Property - Rights of MoD (3) • Industrial protections relating to use by MoD of commercially sensitive information: – MoD to make reasonable endeavours to advise science provider as to its intent prior to passing information to third parties and to take account of industrial concerns; – MoD to place third parties under obligation of confidentiality and restrict use to the stated purpose; – MoD liable to science provider for misuse of information by third party; – MoD to have ‘due regard’ as to the commercial sensitivity of the information in deciding what to disclose to third parties 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 29
    • Intellectual Property - Rights of MoD (4) • Industrial protections relating to additional MoD rights of use in respect of non-commercially sensitive information: – MoD to keep science provider informed as to what information has been passed to which OGDs/tenderers – MoD to place OGDs/tenderers under an obligation of confidentiality and to restrict use of information to the stated purpose • Exploitation of DTC outputs: – MoD has rights to review the extent to which DTC outputs are being exploited – MoD may require science provider to engage in discussions with a view to promoting exploitation 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 30
    • Intellectual Property - Rights of EMRS DTC • IPR terms of sub-contract are as follows: – EMRS DTC may make technical information available to science provider to assist in the performance of the sub-contract; – EMRS DTC consortium members have right to use information generated by science provider under the sub-contract for EMRS DTC purposes; – EMRS DTC consortium members have right to use science provider background information contained in science provider reports for EMRS DTC purposes; – Science provider obligated to licence information generated by science provider under the sub-contract to EMRS DTC consortium members on agreement of fair and reasonable terms; – Science provider to keep EMRS DTC informed as to how it intends to protect (e.g. by patent) information generated by the science provider under the sub-contract 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 31
    • Key Terms of Sub-Contract • • • • • • • • All sub-contracts shall be of 1 year duration maximum Firm prices to be agreed with MoD in respect of all work packages MoD has right of price audit for tasks > £250k Science providers to have ISO 9001 accreditation or equivalent management system MoD approval required in respect of proposed changes to personnel named in science provider proposal 30 day period for acceptance/rejection of deliverables with a 30 day payment cycle thereafter Sub-contract may be terminated for failure of performance, insolvency or on 1 month’s written notice from EMRS DTC Quarterly progress meetings between science provider and EMRS DTC 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 32
    • QuickTime™ and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor are needed to see this picture. EMRS DTC Call for Proposals Keith Lewis Research Director, Electromagnetic Remote Sensing Defence Technology Centre Sciovis Ltd Malvern, WR14 2TE, UK E-mail KLewis@sciovis.com www.emrsdtc.com 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 33
    • Introduction • Defence operations are becoming increasingly reliant on the provision of persistent surveillance for a wide range of operational scenarios – RF systems address wide areas of regard under all weather conditions - track multiple targets via GMTI radar – Resolution levels don’t always provide sufficient information to inform the decision process to determine whether objects in the field are threats or not • Recent advances in discriminative EO imaging provide a means of enhancing the accuracy of the identification process, so providing the military commander with additional knowledge relating to the intent of hostile force action • Requirements for ground sensors, particularly for use in the urban theatre are also driving the consideration of concepts that provide different levels of functionality • Image taken by Sandia mini-SAR, Ku band (16.8GHz), 4” resolution at 3.3km range Can bio-inspiration provide templates? – Many functional advantages offered in relation to perception and response Goodrich DB-110 MWIR image in Mohave at 25 nautical miles
    • The EMRS DTC • The EMRS-DTC supports: – Research applicable to military and security systems that gather and process electro-magnetic signals, propagating in free space to a collecting aperture, for the purposes of remote sensing • Charter from MoD covers 6 years of activity, with a total budget of £30m (£5m pa) – Matched by Contribution in Kind from industrial consortium members • The DTC is currently planning for its seventh year, with this call for proposals • It doesn’t fund research into:- Counter Terrorism Competition of Ideas – Acoustic systems – Communication systems – Jamming systems – Directed-energy weapons – CB agent detection – Data fusion algorithms Grand Challenge Enterprise Growth Rapid Development of Solutions in Operations EMRS DTC Seed Corn Research International Research Collaboration Consortia Based Research & Technology Challenge Workshops Single Source Research Equipment & Support for Operations Joint Funded Research & Technology Single Source Research & Technology High Risk High Impact Demonstrators Risk Reduction Demonstrators Advice / Assessments “Ideas” “Growth” “Demonstration” “Application”
    • Opening up more routes to market EPSRC/NERC/STFC Research Councils DBERR Technology Strategy Board Regional Development Agencies Industry – PV/Product Development DTC Precursor DTC Main Programme DTC Research Exploitation Plan High risk demonstrator Seed Corn Risk reduction demonstrator Challenge Workshops Equipment Programme Counter Terrorism Centre TRL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    • EMRS DTC General Strategy • Need to ensure that the DTC’s output is exploitable in military and/or commercial systems • Ensure the positioning of the EMRS DTC’s programme in relation to the spirit of the Defence Technology Strategy (DTS) and evolution towards a Centre for Defence Technology – Cross-cutting technology in the meaning of the DTS – Linkages to Defence Equipment Capability areas of interest and DE&S Integrated project Teams • • Ensure the best use of Industry’s Contribution in Kind Exploit the position of the EMRS DTC in relation to other DTCs and to DE&S Abbey Wood – • Mid TRL - research centres, SMEs, Industry The Gap Seek collaborative and exploitation opportunities Harmonise activities with other funded MoD programmes – Exploit ability of Dstl and DE&S to plan trials to address the military context • High TRL demonstration, equipment programme Industry Seek game-changing solutions Low TRL research universities, research centres, SMEs
    • Specifying the Military Research Portfolio Previous Operational Experience Likely Future Operations Capability Shortfall Refine Systems Analysis Refine Technology Push DTC consortium view on technology opportunities, future equipment needs of UK and overseas markets Shared Vision of Technology Shortfalls System Solutions Shared Vision of Research Priorities UK Defence Industrial & Technology Strategy (DIS/DTS) & Defence Technology Plan (DTP) Guidance on implementation Agreed Priorities for DTC Call for Proposals Shared, Collaborative R&D Programme
    • MoD Key Drivers • MoD has identified the following key military capabilities needed from future sensor systems: • Day and night, all weather capability • Long range operation • Rapid, large area search capability • Detection of low signature targets • Detection of camouflaged/concealed targets • Affordable, robust systems for military platforms • Covert operation • Multi-function, detection/ID capability
    • EMRS DTC Programme • The EMRS DTC has chosen to tackle the key requirements through aggressive programmes in four technology-driven areas, reflecting the cross-cutting themes in section B2 of the Defence Technology Strategy – – Electro-optic (EO) sensor systems – Transduction materials and devices (TDM) – • Radio Frequency (RF) sensor systems Transducer embedded processing (TEP) Supplemented by special themes – Counter-IED – Counter suicide bomber – Technology trials – UAV sensor payloads • Technologies for surveillance, identification and sensing – Novel approaches for persistence surveillance – Technologies for enhanced situational awareness – Technologies for wide-area imaging in the context of search/track – Hostile fire indicators – Biometric sensing – Technologies for sensing of IED precursors in the context of the urban theatre – Technologies for ground sensors
    • RF: Broad Areas of Interest • • Ultra-wideband and multi-frequency RF sensors RF Sensors for urban operations • • • • • • • Classification and identification of military targets • • • • • • Approaches for addressing difficult targets eg exploitation of polarimetry, targets hidden under trees, stealthy targets Approaches for enhancing information available from SAR eg 3D imaging, recovery of shape from shadows Enhanced sensor output to enable reliable ATI Sensing of small, slow moving targets Seamless bistatic/multistatic radar operation and passive RF observation for network-centric surveillance and targeting Low-cost electronic technologies for compact RF sensors • • Short-range and stand-off sensors Advanced building and ground-penetrating solutions Coherent change detection - seeking reliable, robust approaches Solutions for minimising the effects of clutter in urban environments Sensing in the presence of jamming Weapon detection, IED detection eg high quality inertial measurement unit (IMU) Solutions for aircraft/UAV collision avoidance Container 2 Images demonstrating coherent change detection (SelexGalileo) Red: HH-VV Green: HV Blue:HH+VV Technique based on filtering in the target polarimetric space by the use of the polarisation fork, supported by the Poincare sphere
    • RF: Specific Areas of Interest • Technologies for transmit/receive modules for phased array antennas capable of supporting tunable operating bands of two to three octaves The 4:1 bandwidth response of Selex’s array is directly related to the extent to which power is coupled between individual elements • Concepts for economic antenna polarisation control • Low cost digitising receivers with >95dB SFDR or >100 MHz bandwidth • Rapidly tunable filters for array front-end protection (jamming/RFI) • Innovative approaches for true time-delay electronically steered antennas • Innovative short-range RF surveillance systems, especially for use in urban environments This highly coupled array can be used to propagate EM fields over a very wide bandwidth and thus transmit/receive waveforms into/from free space over a very wide range of frequencies and angles • Advanced waveform designs to minimise and/or exploit multipath/Doppler effects in complex environments • Techniques for exploiting signals of opportunity eg cell-phone transmitters • Advanced image reconstruction techniques • Low THz (0.3 - 0.7THz) technologies • Detector arrays and sources, especially high power source technologies • Approaches for improved performance eg imaging with optical up-conversion for ultra-wideband • Technologies for compact SAR systems Selex PicoSAR
    • UAV Sensor Payloads • Multifunctional architectures provide opportunity for more capability on UAV platforms in comparison with federated approaches • Reduced mass and volume to increase endurance • Greater flexibility to reduce military utility and to enable small UAVs to operate with militarily useful payloads such as SAR/GMTI • Suggested areas of research • Aperture/antenna level • Wideband array face design • Conformal/structural array • Receiver level • Integrated RF architecture concepts/trades • RF sampling/up-conversion (for non EW functions) • RF sampling down-conversion and up-conversion (for EW functions) • Sampling rate and dynamic range trades • Dual mode ADCs • Miniature reconfigurable RF filters • Processor level • Processing architecture for Multi Function Systems • Exploit emerging low power COTS processors and Dual mode ADCs • Safety and Non-Safety Critical Software as Separate Threads in Common Processor • Overall system level • Waveform commonality for different functions NanoSAR for ScanEagle UAV
    • RF imaging with optical up-conversion • Considerable promise being shown in exploiting cheap COTS technologies, originally developed for telecommunications • University of Delaware demonstrated system exploiting lithium niobate modulator technology to transfer RF signal onto the side bands of the optical carrier • Up-conversion process preserves phase information of the detected RF signal – Also allows large bandwidth, since process is not limited by IF bandwidth. Frequency limited only by speed of modulator • DFB laser/EDFA system provides stable low noise optical carrier • Carrier suppression via optical add-drop multiplexer • Initial work exploited ultra-wide band imaging over Q-band (3350GHz) – • Series of images obtained of fast in-shore naval targets of interest mechanical raster scan of antenna Recent advances improved imaging performance – – 0.6m Cassegrain quasi-optical antenna provides 0.3˚ far-field resolution at 94GHz – • Shift to 94GHz 100mW EDFA and 30dB LNA provide NETD of 1K/ Hz Ref Samluk et al, SPIE Proc 6948, 694804-2 (2008)
    • Exploitation of shadows in SAR imagery • Approach recently suggested by: – Dickey et al (Sandia), SPIE Vol 6947, 694707 (2008) – Callow et al (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment), IET Radar-2007 conference, Edinburgh • Information about geometry of objects contained in shadows – SAR systems provide their own all-weather illuminator – Shadows observable due to the unique range-Doppler characteristics of radar imaging – Even stealthy objects cast shadows – Shadows always in focus even for moving objects – Shape reconstruction can be accomplished using a single phase centre antenna - interferometry not required • Bistatic SAR generates two shadows, pointing away from the transmitter and receiver • Back projection algorithm more effective than Fourier shape reconstruction
    • Example of change detection • Enabler for location of IEDs and other threats – Requires high sensitivity, high target/clutter ratios and accurate geo-referencing • US Army synchronous impulse radar (SIRE) on vehicle moving at 1m/sec – Systems exploits 2 transmitters (firing alternatively) and 16 receivers Reference image • Non-coherent spatial averaging to reduce effects of speckle • UWB 500MHz - 1.5GHz to achieve some penetration • 2D SAR images formed exploiting forward motion of vehicle and the cross-track dimension of the antenna array Second pass • Back-projection algorithm used for focussing, using differential GPS information • Ref Ranney et al, Proc SPIE Vol 6947, 69470A-1 (2008) • Seek possibilities of a more realistic solution Change detection image
    • RF Systems Programmes (1) • Networked RF Sensors To establish the potential value of networks of RF sensors (eg for Ground Manoeuvre, Urban Ops) • Forward Scattering Micro-Sensors for Intruder Detection & Classification (Birmingham University) Sensors can be dropped from a UAV Satellite link Control centre • Range profiling and 2D imaging, with particular reference to long range day/night operations in all weathers • Tomography and polarimetric interferometry for enhanced target detection and identification for foliage penetrating SAR (eOsphere/DLR/Edinburgh University) • Multi-Scan Spatio-Temporal Discrimination for Small Target Detection in Clutter (QinetiQ) • TeraHertz Sensing To improve viability of remote sensing in this area of spectrum, with application in areas such as body scanning (concealed weapons) & helicopter operations (brown-out, obstacle avoidance) • Radar sensor Target Recognition Techniques to support urban operations Novel approaches to address current operational requirements • Non-linear imaging radar for IED detection (QinetiQ) • 3D Mapping of Buildings with Stand-off Polarimetric FMCW SAR Radar (TNO, Holland) Through-wall vision Multiple targets resolution Vehicle detection and automatic classification Human targets detection
    • RF Systems Programmes (2) • ESM and Passive RF Sensing To improve techniques for emitter detection and location; covert radar using transmitters of opportunity • • Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar with Emitters of Opportunity (Birmingham University) Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Technology To provide the basis for multi-functional RF systems, especially on UAVs and aircraft • • Multi octave phase array apertures (BAE Systems) • • Dual polarised wide band antenna arrays (Selex) Wideband T/R modules for phased array antennas (Phasor Solutions) Radar System and Sub-system Studies New classes of radar systems to provide added capability and to improve radar performance • Digital phased array radiometer for longer range body scanning (Teledyne, Australia) • Collison avoidance MIMO radar for UAVs (Teledyne, Australia) • System Concepts for Ultra-Compact Multi-Function RF Functions (Selex/Thales)
    • Transducer Devices and Materials (TDM) • Broad areas of interest - materials, device and circuit technologies to provide: – Reductions in cost, size, power consumption and Naval EW 3-12 GHz > 100W amplifier Instant “on” cf TWT’s weight of T/R components and modules for Radar, UAV sensing and EW applications – Efficient, broadband, detection, high-power generation and amplification at microwave, mm Decoys Replacing TWT/GaAs with GaN module wave & terahertz frequencies using III-V and wide band-gap semiconductors – Advanced component and circuit concepts for adaptive array radars and next generation EW Helicopter ESM system for use in complex environments – High dynamic-range receivers and receiver protection – Improved power efficiency, packaging and thermal management of high-power devices – Emphasis on the use of cross-cutting and emerging technologies Skynet Satellite powers amplifiers Mobile Satcomm base stations 20-100W @ 8GHz (tube replacement)
    • TDM - Specific Areas of Interest • Microwave Devices & Materials – Wide bandgap semiconductor material & devices for high-temperature, high-power applications – High-voltage passive components for use with wide band-gap devices – MEMS, nanotechnology and innovative integration on Silicon and/or SiGe – Photonic processors for microwave sampling and microwave-over-fibre – Technologies for low power consumption electronic systems – Terahertz power generation / source locking • RF and EO Circuits & Packaging – Wideband RF sampling technology – Technology to protect high dynamic range receivers against high power RF electronic attack – Technology to support advanced multifunctional radars and active RF resource management. Novel true time delay techniques for wideband electronically steered arrays – Rapidly tuneable low loss filters – Low phase noise signal generation – Integrated mixed technology applications (microwave/digital, EO/microwave etc.) – Integration and packaging of high power devices – Efficient microwave power amplifiers and sources – High Efficiency Multiband high power amplifiers using switched matching – Practical, low-loss, ultra-fast MEMS switches for high frequency application – High dynamic range (14 bit and above) A/D converters – 3D microwave interconnect and ultra low-cost packaging techniques – Novel MMIC circuits for microwave and MM-Wave applications
    • TDM - Programmes • RF power devices & components • • • • Filters and circuits • • • • GaN-based Heterostructure HFETs for High Power Operation (Sheffield University) GaN for Next Generation Sensors (QinetiQ) CVD Diamond MESFETS for RF Power Applications (Element 6) Development methodology for highly efficient & ultrabroadband remote sensing applications (Cardiff University) High speed sampling down-converters for radar and EW applications (BAE Systems) Novel miniature reconfigurable filters for adaptive ultrawideband radar and EW systems (INEX) Millimetre-wave devices and system components • • Planar Gunn diode sources for frequencies at and above 100GHz (Aberdeen University) Technology groundwork to de-risk compact millimetre wave imagers for urban operations (QinetiQ)
    • EO Broad Areas of Interest • Technologies for surveillance, identification and sensing – Novel approaches for persistence surveillance, situational awareness and wide-area imaging in the context of search/track – Hostile fire indicators – Biometric sensing – Technologies for sensing of IED precursors in the context of the urban theatre • Technologies for EO unmanned ground sensors • Technologies for defeat of camouflage, concealment and deception • Active sensing techniques including range-gating cameras and architectures for vibrometric imaging • Discriminative sensing techniques including spectral and polarimetric imaging • Low cost/compact solutions, including approaches for compact-form spectral discrimination • Novel imaging concepts – – Imaging through atmospheric turbulence – Unconventional imaging techniques – • Volumetric images synthesis - real time 3D image reconstruction from multiple viewpoints Image reconstruction from incomplete data Bio-inspired sensors and associated processing techniques False colour SWIR image demonstrating clear distinction between natural scene and man-made objects at 1.4km (BAE Systems) R - 1600nm, G - 1250nm B - 1000nm
    • EO Specific Areas of Interest • Compact, rugged, power-efficient laser sources • Intelligent laser beam pointing technologies • Sensors and techniques for target tracking/classification • Compact spectral and polarimetric imagers, with new approaches to avoiding the problems of the hypercube • Advanced detector technologies – Emphasis on multiband eg combined VIS/SWIR/MWIR or VIS/SWIR/LWIR on a single chip – Solid state solar blind detectors – Potential of hybrid organic-inorganic nano-composites • Novel solutions for covert imaging and geolocation • Unconventional imaging techniques – Coded aperture imaging – Integral imaging – Computed tomographic imaging sensors – Phase recovery/exploitation – Aperture enhancing techniques – Speckle imaging – Quantum imaging and sensing • Image reconstruction from incomplete data • Wavefront control/phase correction • Pattern recognition/intelligent image compression technologies • Low-cost optics, exploiting pupil plane encoding techniques
    • Multifunctional sensing • Animals have an abundant and diverse assortment of peripheral sensors, both across and within sensory modalities – Diverse sets of sensors increase the probability of being able to discriminate stimuli – Invertebrates make greater use than vertebrates of multi-modal, multifunctional sensor arrays • Human vision - provides for highly precise spatial registration of all relevant objects in the external world - often cued by sound • Common fly has compound eyes, acoustic, heat and chemical sensors, organs to sense pressure, as well as the requisite neural processing cortex, all within an extremely small host • Compound eyes provide the basis for sensing rapid movements across a wide field of view, and as such provide the basis of a very effective threat detection system • The mantis shrimp has anatomically diverse receptors in different areas of the eye, which provide for spectral (UV, VIS) and polarimetric analysis (including circular) – Visual cortex must be associated with some significant processing capability if the objective is to generate an image of its environment • In the area of discriminative imaging, a great deal of work has been done in exploiting hyperspectral and polarimetric techniques - what about providing for a number of different military functions through the same aperture, such as longrange sensing, combat ID or even optical communications?
    • Human vision • Biological vision systems have evolved to enable the sensing of spectral, polarisation and temporal signatures • Cone structures in the human eye provide a colour discriminative function sensitive to over 1 million different hues – But this ability is realised with tri-chromatic cone arrays • A key response characteristic is the degree of overlap between the spectral sensitivities of the different cones, which enables the eye/brain processing system to distinguish and recognize so many different hues – Very small fraction of female humans appear to have four different types of cone cells in their eyes and can distinguish as many as 10 Log conversion 8 Spatial filtering different hues Temporal filtering • Human visual system detects differences between the responses Motion sensitivity of the different groups of cones using sets of comparator cells in Output the retina and it is the outputs of those bipolar cells that provide colour information to the brain Light
    • Pre-detector spectral processing • Can we take a 3-colour detector and spectrally super-resolve the image to produce a result approaching that provided by a hyperspectral sensor? – If so, this avoids the problems associated with the data deluge associated with the spectral hypercube • In the area of colour science, hue has been represented in the visible band in terms of its CIE coordinates, defined in relation to the three colour-matching functions x( ), y( ) and z( ) – Loose correspondence with the response characteristics of the cones in the human eye • CIE XYZ colour space was deliberately designed so that the Y parameter forms a measure of brightness, whilst chromaticity is defined by two derived values x = X/(X+Y+Z) and y = Y/(X+Y+Z) – Spectral and intensity characteristics of visible light can be represented by the three constants x, y and Y • How far can this strategy be extended into the infrared?
    • What about active covert imaging? • By exploiting a time-correlated single photon counting technique, images of objects can be covertly obtained with 3D spatial resolution – • Range ambiguities are avoided by transmission of nonperiodic pulse trains – • Heriot-Watt University Correlation between the transmitted and received signals is used to determine time-of-flight to the target Using a GHz vertical cavity self emitting laser source, with GHz pulsed pattern generator and a repeated random pattern length of 96kbits it has been possible to achieve centimeter resolution at 330m range – Pulse energy ca 14pJ, 80MHz pulse repetition frequency, 1mW average power – In the case of the car illustrated here, high photon returns at the lower parts of the doors have a depth resolution formed by as many as 100,000 photons per pixel – Other parts of the car have depth measurements made with as few as 100 photons
    • Quantum Sensing • Parallels between time-correlated single photon-counting techniques and approaches being explored for quantum sensing • In this case, the correlation being exploited is that between entangled photons, generally produced as a result of parametric down-conversion eg by pumping of BBO to produce degenerate biphotons – – • One of the entangled photon pairs is transmitted to the target whilst the other forms a reference The return from the target is then correlated with the reference Various other schemes are also being explored for quantum sensing, including the so-called quantum ghost imaging process – This has been applied (eg Boyd et al) to the challenge of covert imaging using both entangled photons and photons arising from pseudo-thermal sources
    • Computational ghost imaging • A pseudo-thermal source can be regarded as a classical electromagnetic wave whose photodetection statistics can be treated via the semiclassical theory of photo-detection • Recently Shapiro* has argued that it should be possible to exploit an approach where the deterministic modulation of a cw laser beam could be used to create the field – Then use diffraction theory to compute the intensity pattern that would have illuminated the pinhole detector in the usual lensless ghost-imaging configuration • Such a computational ghost imager could yield background-free images whose resolution and field of view can be controlled by choice of spatial light modulator parameters, and it can be used to perform 3D sectioning Shapiro, J. H., “Computational Ghost Imaging”, arXiv:0807.2614v1, (2008)
    • EO Programmes (1) • Technologies for Active Sensing To improve detection and identification of difficult targets (camouflage, long range, in cluttered environments) • MEMS beam steering for high power fibre lasers (Strathclyde University) • Hyperspectral/Polarimetric Sensing To provide covert discrimination between military targets and their environment, so defeating camouflage, concealment and deception. Includes IEDs, mines, gas emissions etc • Detector for LWIR hyperspectral imagers (QinetiQ/Thales) • Multispectral-polarimetric sensing for detection of difficult targets (BAE Systems/QinetiQ) • Atmospherically independent spectral material identification using parsimonious features (Waterfall Solutions) • Invariant deconvoluted sub-pixel hyperspectral target ID (QinetiQ) • Polarimetric imager (Thales)
    • EO Programmes (2) • Detector Technologies To enhance detector capabilities (resolution, sensitivity, broader waveband coverage) and at lower cost with reduced through-life logistic support • • • Infrared photodiodes based on type II superlattices (Sheffield University) Novel low voltage InAs avalanche photodiodes for affordable 2D IR detectors (Sheffield University) Novel Concepts for Military EO Sensing Novel techniques eg for enhanced resolution, stand-off range, longer range target acquisition; provision of enhanced surveillance capability eg by imaging through turbulence/haze/mist • Frame selection using wavefront sensor metrics (QinetiQ) • Reducing apparent noise in wavefront encoding reconstruction algorithms (Waterfall Solutions) SEM image of CMT mesas - 16 m pitch
    • Transducer Embedded Processing (TEP) Software and hardware methodologies and architectures – Minimise effect of processor evolution on through-life cost of ownership of defence remote sensing systems – Solutions enabling low power consumption • Signal processing for self-test, self diagnosis, self healing • Processing techniques for enhancing intelligence of sensors and for data extraction – • Techniques for bistatic and passive radar systems Processing methods for sensors supporting operations in the asymmetric threat environment – – Processing techniques to support change detection – • Sensor Embedded Processing Methods to Help Overcome the IED Threat Prediction of intent Data adaptive signal and information processing – Signal sorting especially in areas that are challenged by dynamic range and signal density • Geolocation of emitters in multipath environments • Strategies for wide area search/track, especially in the urban environment • Processing to support new imaging techniques, especially those based on post-detector deconvolution processes
    • Sensor Embedded Processing to Overcome the IED Threat • The EMRS DTC would like to encourage EM sensor processing based proposals that will help in the fight against the IED threat to UK forces. To this end we have produced the following unclassified definition of our requirements against which bidders may respond. • Multi-band, multi-polarisation, single platform organic (intelligent) sensors to enable targets (and their pre-cursors and artefacts) to be discriminated from background • Scene and scenario recognition including machine intelligence to help operators recognise dangerous situations • Detection methods that exploit multiple views of a target (and/or its precursors and artefacts) to enable easier discrimination • Change detection in any domain i.e. visual, radar imaging, ESM and patterns of behaviour • ESM processing to recognise threat signals, both RF and EMC related • Techniques for sensor processing in the presence of jamming • Remote prediction of intent, possible approaches may include: automatic lip reading at range, remote biometric monitoring, communications patterns within RF networks or anomalous behaviour of people or vehicles. Clearly the DTC would welcome other ideas that fall within its electromagnetic sensing remit and address this threat. In other words the topics above are indicative only, they are not meant to be restrictive.
    • TEP - Specific Areas of Interest • Innovative signal processing techniques for extracting the most useful information from a given sensor – • Sensing in the presence of jammers Techniques that can be used to improve system costs, reliability, availability or robustness of remote sensing devices • Methods for rapid firmware and hardware development • Methods for reducing processing latency and improving efficiency in terms of algorithm improvements or hardware resource optimisation • Realisation of the sensing elements of autonomous systems that could fulfil various roles. Although full autonomy is the ultimate goal there are likely to be a number of technology breakthroughs in this area that could be used to provide human assistance rather than full autonomy • Techniques for imaging and image enhancement • Remote threat recognition using non imaging techniques • Processing to support computational imaging, especially in relation to tracking and change detection Day/night vision for ground based autonomous vehicles (Roke Manor)
    • TEP - Programmes • Rapid Development Methods Reduce development costs of advanced electronic systems (eg FPGAs) by reducing design cycle times • • Rapid Implementation of signal processing applications on heterogeneous processors (Queens University) Generic FPGA vector processing technology (QinetiQ) • Hardware Architectures Improve system performance through innovative hardware implementation • Embedded Processing Algorithms Day/night autonomous capability for ground based unmanned systems • • • • Temporal resolution enhancement from motion (QinetiQ) Discriminative processing for LWIR polarimetric imaging (Thales) Use of dual band IR camera to detect IED threats (Selex) Scene Processing Enhanced ISTAR capability - surveillance imagery from moving platforms - multiple target tracking - sensor exploitation • • • Vision change detection for route monitoring (Roke Manor) Novel view synthesis for change detection of non-planar scenes (2d3 Ltd) Visual MTI for UAV applications (Roke Manor)
    • Part 2: Proposal Submission Process, Down Selection Timetable, Project Management 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 34
    • Agenda • Types of DTC Project – Main Programme Projects – Precursor Projects • Main Programme Projects: Selection Criteria – Product Impact – Exploitation Route – Clarity & Detail of Proposal – Value for Money • Proposal Submission Process & Timetable • Proposal Proforma • Project Reporting Requirements – Monthly Project Status Reports – Quarterly Technical & Project Management Reports – Formal Technical Reports (DRIC). – Continuous Assessment Scheme • Contact Information 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 35
    • Types of EMRS-DTC Project Main Programme Project Precursor-study Project Up to 3 years in duration. Must be completed within four months Contract renewed on yearly basis. Must cost less than £30K. Invitation for proposals issued in autumn with deadline of 31 Dec. Should address a technology or system application area which is highly speculative. Submissions use standard proforma. Defined marking scheme. Short-list invited to make 30 min presentation to Theme Leaders. Short-list marked by Theme Leaders and ranked. Continuing projects and short-list reviewed for quality and balance of programme. 10/10/08 Subject should be too embryonic for funding through the main programme. Proposal is assessed by at least two members of Research Theme Leader IPT. Proposals can be submitted at any time, contracts placed from April to September. Successful precursor studies can receive continuation funding. EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 36
    • Main Programme Selection Criteria • MOD Performance Assessment Framework (PAF) has now been adopted by the EMRS DTC. • We recommend that Bidders’ review the official PAF documents that have been made available on-line on the EMRS DTC web site and make use of them for self-assessment of their proposals prior to submission and for self assessment of ‘dry-run’ preparation for the second stage run-off presentations. • The Criteria are: • • • • Operational Relevance Likelihood of Exploitation Builds Critical Technology Scientific Quality / Innovation (OR) (LE) (BCT) (SQI) • Science, Innovation & Technology Risk (SIT-R) • ‘Benefit’ = (OR +LE+BCT+SQI) • Overall Score = ‘Benefit’ & SIT-R 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 37
    • Proposal Submission Process & Down-selection Timetable (1) • Research proposals can be submitted against the main programme between 10th October and 31st December 2008 for projects starting in April 2009. • Submissions for Precursor Studies can be made at any time. • Submissions against the main programme and for a precursor study are made on a standard proforma - see later in pack. • Submissions should be made to the Neil Whitehall (EMR DTC Operations Director) by e-mail before close of play on 31st December 2008. • Applicants are advised to discuss their ideas with the Research Director and relevant Research Theme Leaders before making a submission. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 38
    • Proposal Submission Process & Down-selection Timetable (2) • Precursor proposals will be assessed as they are submitted, followed by a funding decision if funds are available. • The Research Theme Leader IPT will then down-select to a short list during January 2009 using the selection criteria discussed earlier. • Authors of short listed proposals will then be asked to present their plans to the Research Theme Leader IPT in early February 2009. Further downselection will produce a set of projects for inclusion in the 2009-10 programme. • Upon selection for inclusion in the programme – We will also need you to complete a suppliers details form: • Order Address and Contact Details; Accounts Address and Contact Details; Bank Details for Electronic Payment – You will be required to nominate: • A lead technical contact; A signatory for Non Disclosure Agreement and DEFFORM 177. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 39
    • Proposal Submission Process & Down-selection Timetable (3) • • • • Call Opening Date: Friday 10th October ‘08 Bidders’ Conference #1: Monday 3rd November '08, Selex Galileo, Edinburgh Bidders’ Conference #2: Thursday 6th November '08, QinetiQ, Farnborough Call Closing Date: Wednesday 31st December '08 • Wednesday 21st January '09 Initial Down-selection Meeting • Friday 30th January '09 Submission of Continuation Project Proposals • Wednesday 4th Feb & Thursday 5th Feb Run Off Presentations • • • Thursday 19th Feb ‘09 Thursday 5th March ‘09 Wednesday 18th March ‘09 Programme Review 1 Programme Review 2 Programme Review 3 • • Friday 20th March ‘09 Wednesday 25th March ‘09 Programme Available to Supervisory Board Programme Approval by Supervisory Board 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 40
    • Proposal Proforma - 1 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 41
    • Proposal Proforma - 2 4. Project Description (Provide technical details of the proposed research programme and how the work leads to the desired outcomes. It would be helpful to include cross-references to work packages identified in section 9.) Estimate of Current Technology Readiness Level (TRL) : Estimate of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at end of proposed project : TRL 0: No prior work in field. TRL 1: Basic principles have been observed or reported. TRL 2: Technology concept and / or application has been formulated. TRL 3: Analytical & experimental validation of critical function standalone. TRL 4: Technology component and / or basic technology sub-system validated in a laboratory environment. 5. Innovation (How is this project innovative?) 6. Company/Organisation Experience: (Why is your organisation well-placed to do this work? Include reference to relevant prior work both within your organisation and elsewhere, including any known MoD-funded research) 7. Civilian Application: 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 42
    • Proposal Proforma - 3 8. Identified Risks & Dependencies: 8.1 Technical (what are the technical risks associated with your ability to undertake this work?) 8.2 Project Resources (Staff) (is the work dependent on named, key staff?) 8.3 Project Resources (Facilities) – (please describe existing facilities that will be used to perform this work) 8.4 Project Resources (Equipment) – (please identify major items of equipment expenditure) 8.5 External Dependencies (please identify external collaborators, sub contractors & sub contract value) 8.6 Safety (are there environmental risks: Hazardous substances / environment or doubts about safety?) 8.7 Quality – Are you ISO9001 (1994 or 2000) accredited? If not, please identify appropriate management systems are in place for effective management of sub-contract research. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 43
    • Proposal Proforma - 4 9 Activity Plans, Networks & Milestones Please identify up to 10 major elements (work packages) in the project, the predicted start and end month and deliverable(s). Identify any dependencies between work packages. A Gantt chart may be appended. NB: Please identify work packages with formal Technical Reports (including the Annual Report) written to DRIC 1000 V7. WP Work Package Name Start End Deliverable(s) Month Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 44
    • Proposal Proforma - 5 10. Project Costing 10.1 Does your organisation have agreed rates with the Ministry of Defence? 10.2 Nature of Costing – Please confirm that your pricing is given on a firm (non revisable) basis for Year 1. 10.3 Please indicate your profit rate with clarification of rate calculation method. 10.4 Please indicate the VAT status of your organisation any proposed sub contractors. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 45
    • Proposal Proforma - 6 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 46
    • Feedback for EMRS-DTC Proposal Writers • Avoid waffle and generalities. • Make sure that the subject matter of the proposal is within the scope of the EMRSDTC. • Identify clearly what is to be done that has not been done before; why you think that it is of importance to MoD; and how it could enhance our industrial capability. • Be quantitative rather than qualitative, and provide separately rough engineering calculations to support predicted performance enhancements. • Ensure that the work programme is defined in detail, with well thought out, identifiable work packages, milestones and deliverables. • When there are major risk areas, ensure where possible that these are tackled early in the programme. • Show that relevant prior-art has been adequately researched and ensure that the track record of the researchers to be involved is made explicit. • Previous calls have been seven times or more oversubscribed. Look at the marking criteria. Think what might make your proposal attractive to the assessors. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 47
    • EMRS-DTC: Monthly Status Reporting • Sent by e-mail to DTC Office who maintain monthly reporting history • UNCLASSIFIED • Submitted on 1st working day of each month • Simple five-line structure: – TECHNICAL THEME: – PROJECT TITLE: – MONTH COMPLETED: – TRAFFIC-LIGHT COLOUR: – SUPPORTING COMMENTS: • Traffic-light is GREEN if OK; AMBER if problem, but not needing external assistance; RED if help needed. • Supporting comment mandatory if AMBER or RED is reported. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 48
    • EMRS-DTC: Quarterly Management Report • Prepared at the end of each Quarter by the science provider. • QMR pro-forma defined by EMRS-DTC Office for Technical Progress and project Management component of report • Allows the EMRS DTC visibility of progress towards completion of major work packages. • Allows the EMRS DTC to monitor performance, test for existence of recovery plans and progress against schedule revisions. • NB: Contains financial reporting – to support project management. This does not alter the nature of the sub-contract - fixed price for a defined programme of work. • Quarterly reports complied together with executive summaries from EMRSDTC Office into Quarterly Digests. • Quarterly Digests are deliverables to the EMRS-DTC Supervisory Board. • Quarterly Digests are deliverables for Stage Payments to the Prime Contractor. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 49
    • EMRS-DTC: Technical Reports • Generated as major tasks or milestones on programme are completed by the science provider. • Must adhere to latest issue of DRIC-1000 guidelines (currently V7). • EMRS-DTC front cover layout is defined by EMRS-DTC Office. • Reports are reviewed and authorised for issue by Research Theme Leader IPT. • Reports are distributed in PDF by EMRS-DTC Office. 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 50
    • Project Reporting & Continuing Assessment: Overview Science Provider Theme Leader Work package technical reports Traffic Lights Report: 10/10/08 Monthly No problems to report Minor problem but we can handle Major problem needs your help Quarterly Assessment: MOD Performance Assessment Framework … plus Management Report: Position at start of quarter Quarterly Progress in quarter Plan for next quarter Risk register Milestones Financial Position End of Year: Annually Presentation at Technical Conference EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 Value (product contribution, ease of exploitation) Technical Quality (of work undertaken, depth & scope) Progress against Plan (completion of agreed tasks & milestones) Reporting (management & technical) Future Exploitation (engagement of potential exploiters) 51
    • EMRS DTC Contact Details 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 52
    • DTC Office Research Director Operations Director Prof Keith Lewis EMRS DTC Research Director Director Sciovis Ltd 23 Victoria Road Malvern Worcestershire WR14 2TE, UK Mr Neil Whitehall EMRS DTC Operations Director SELEX Galileo Crewe Toll Ferry Road Edinburgh EH5 2XS Tel: +44 (0) 1684 568848 Mobile: +44 (0) 7786 174792 E-Mail: klewis@sciovis.com Tel: 0131-343-8610 Fax: 0131-343-8110 Mobile: 07736-811630 E-Mail: neil.whitehall@selex-sas.com 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 53
    • Commercial & Procurement Commercial (Prime Contract & Consortium) Procurement (Sub-Contract & Science Providers) Colin McCrae Commercial Manager SELEX Galileo Crewe Toll, Ferry Road Edinburgh EH5 2XS Doug Imrie Head of Strategic Procurement SELEX Galileo Crewe Toll, Ferry Road Edinburgh EH5 2XS Tel: 0131-343-4235 Fax: 0131-343-4569 Mobile: 07736-811105 E-Mail: colin.mccrae@selex-sas.com Tel: 0131-343-4591 Fax: 0131-343-5130 Mobile: 07802-386383 E-Mail: doug.imrie@selex-sas.com Derek Woods Sub Contract Manager Tel: 0131-343-4936 Fax: 0131-343-5130 Mobile: 07801-714-810 E-Mail: derek.woods2@selex-sas.com Nicola Paterson Sub Contracts Assistant Tel: 0131-343-4981 Fax: 0131-343-4450 E-Mail: nicola.paterson@selex-sas.com 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 54
    • Research Theme Leaders I RF Systems EO Systems Tony Kinghorn Chief Technical Officer (RF Systems) SELEX Galileo Crewe Toll Ferry Road Edinburgh EH5 2XS Dr Iain Clark Chief Engineer – Novel Sensing SELEX Galileo Crewe Toll Ferry Road Edinburgh EH5 2XS Tel: 0131-343-4855 Mobile: 07801-714389 E-Mail: tony.kinghorn@selex-sas.com Tel: 0131-343-8920 Mobile: 07801-712640 Mail: iain.clark@selex-sas.com 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 55
    • Research Theme Leaders II EO Systems Transduction Devices & Materials Stephen McGeoch Technology THALES Optronics Ltd. 1 Linthouse Road Glasgow G51 4BZ Mr Paul T Robertson Head of Microwave Engineering Selex Galileo 300 Capability Green Luton LU1 3PG Tel: 0141-440-4333 Mobile: 07967-033-837 Tel: 01582 88 65 29 E-Mail: stephen.mcgeoch@uk.thalesgroup.com Mobile: 07801 713961 E-Mail: paul.t.robertson@selexsas.com 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 56
    • Research Theme Leaders III Transducer Embedded Processing Bryan Rickett RF Group Leader Roke Manor Research Ltd. Roke Manor Old Salisbury Lane Romsey Hampshire SO51 0ZN Tel: 01794-833-405 Mobile: 0771-206-9972 Fax: 01794-833-433 E-Mail: bryan.rickett@roke.co.uk 10/10/08 EMRS DTC - Bidders Conferences, Autumn 2008 57
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