The project will be concerned with developing novel range and Doppler resolution techniques and prediction solutions that allow an EW system to distinguish two targets with high performance in hostile environments. The project will allow the student to acquire unique expertise in Electronic Warfare, radar systems and radar signal processing.

Overview

The project is to contribute to a DSTL research programme in Electronic Warfare to develop novel radar resolution techniques and predictions for application in hostile environments.

The project will be concerned with developing novel resolution techniques in distance and speed and solutions that allow the prediction of radar resolution performance in representative engagement scenarios. The project will allow the student to acquire expertise in radar systems and radar signal processing and develop unique expertise in Electronic Warfare.

What will you Learn

The main objectives of this project are:
 
• Carry out a review of range and Doppler resolution techniques and how this can be used to predict the performance of a radar
• Develop novel resolution and prediction techniques
• Investigate the performance of the developed techniques in representative hostile scenarios

Location of Study

The student will be physically located at Cranfield University, in the Centre for Electronic Warfare Information and Cyber at Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS). CDS provide unique educational opportunities to the Defence and security sectors of both public and private sector organisations. Based at the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire, CDS is the academic provider to the UK Ministry of Defence for postgraduate education at the Defence Academy, training in engineering, science, acquisition, management and leadership.

Unique Selling Points

Our partner, Dstl, is a proven national asset and an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) providing world class expertise and delivering cutting-edge science and technology for the benefit of the nation and its allies. Dstl is one of the principal government organisations dedicated to science and technology in the defence and security field. Dstl supplies specialist services to MOD and wider government, working collaboratively with external partners in industry and academia worldwide, providing expert research, specialist advice and invaluable operational support. Dstl is innovative, collaborative and impactful.

At a glance

  • Application deadline28 Aug 2024
  • Award type(s)MSc by Research
  • Start date07 Oct 2024
  • Duration of award1 years
  • EligibilityUK, EU, Rest of world
  • Reference numberCDS076

Entry requirements

To be eligible for these funding, applicants must  pass a baseline personnel security standard (BPSS) check.

Please state the funding/eligibility information for your project:  This is a DSTL funded project. Funding will cover tuition fees, the purchase of a laptop and a stipend set at the £20,000pa.  Funds will be available for travel to DSTL as required. 

Funding

This is a DSTL funded project. Funding will cover tuition fees, the purchase of a laptop and a stipend set at the £20,000pa.  Funds will be available for travel to DSTL as required

How to apply

For information about applications please contact: CDSAdmissionsoffice@cranfield.ac.uk 

A CV and short cover letter justifying your case to secure the opportunity is required.

If you are eligible to apply for this PhD, please complete the online application form.