The University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications (CIDCOM) has secured funding, as part of an industry led consortium, from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to investigate the utilisation of wireless sensor systems for command and control applications onboard aircraft.
Until now wireless networking has been confined to non-critical systems and passenger internet communications platforms. The programme of work to be carried out under the approved proposal aims to build a network potentially capable of flight instrumentation and control applications.
In keeping with its core mission, CENSIS played a pivotal role in brokering academic partnerships and engaging these with industrial needs and the consortium of innovation partners which applied to the TSB’s Collaborative R&D Funding competition.
Through engagement with industrial, governmental bodies and the academic research sectors, the invaluable experience of CENSIS was central to CIDCOM’s part in the award of funding from the TSB.