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Industrial PhD Studentship in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Mine DetectionDefence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)


Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Applications accepted all year round Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project

This joint university / industry PhD offers an exciting opportunity to undertake research on novel ground penetrating radar (GPR) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems. The research is aimed at advancing the state-of-the-art in the deployment of mine detection systems from unmanned air vehicles. The growing commercial interest in airborne systems that are capable of detecting buried targets for a range of defence, geotechnical and humanitarian applications and the skills acquired in this project will be in demand across a broad range of industries.

The successful candidate will join a well-established team of engineers and scientists, with a proven track record of research and technology transfer across a broad range of electromagnetic inspection applications. The research will be split between sites and is likely to involve some travel.

Funding Notes

Funding: The award will cover tuition fees at the UK / EU rate. The annual stipend, including enhancement, is £18,000 (tax free) p.a. In addition, the necessary travel and consumable costs associated with the project are also supported.

References

Candidates must be a UK citizen and have a 1st or high 2i in a relevant Engineering subject, Physics or Mathematics. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interest in problem solving, an enthusiasm for modelling and hardware design, an ability to convert theoretical understanding into practical solutions and an ability to work in a multidisciplinary team with physicists, application engineers, business managers and end-users.


For further information about this Project Contact: Prof. Tony Peyton, [email protected] or 0161 306 8716.

How to Apply: In the first instance, please send a CV and 1 page accompanying statement to Mrs Marie Davies, Postgraduate (Research) Team Leader, email [email protected] quoting the project reference number CASE/GPR-UV/UM/1603.

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