Contact Dr Ivan Petrunin

Areas of expertise

  • Autonomous Systems
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Industrial Automation
  • Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science
  • Through-life Engineering Services
  • Vehicle Health Management


BSc and MSc in design of electronic equipment, National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI", Kiev, 1996 and 1998

Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing in National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI", Kiev , 2001-2005

PhD in Signal Processing for Condition Monitoring, Cranfield, 2013

Current activities

Ivan has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems which covers sensor technologies, perception, data and information fusion, and decision-making for Cyber-Physical Systems. Applications for these developments include vehicle health management, communication and surveillance solutions and, more recently, Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) for aerospace and ground-based Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.

Ivan's research in this area has a particular emphasis on the enhancement of performance and safety aspects of the operations by developing and employing techniques based on Artificial Intelligence.

These research activities are supported by funding from a range of funding sources, such as ESA NavISP and H2020 programmes, Innovate UK and EPSRC, where several projects are running in collaboration with industrial partners, such as Thales, Telespazio UK, Spirent Communications.

Ivan is involved in and actively supporting the development and operation of several research facilities, such as the instrumentation of Muti-User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation (MUEAVI), Research and Innovation Timing Node, PNT simulation facility.


  • BAE Systems PLC
  • Thales SA
  • Spirent Communications plc
  • Telespazio S.p.A.
  • Airbus SE
  • Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC
  • Shell PLC
  • Peter Brotherhood (Howden Group)
  • Transport for London


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