Navigation and Surveillance Communications
Navigation and Surveillance Communications award winner 2013
NovaSAR is an innovative space-based S-band radar system providing day/night and all-weather imaging. The key innovation is that the technology being developed will enable a system to provide a remote sensing service at about 20-25% of the cost of traditional systems.
NovaSAR Space-Based Radar Imaging System
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and EADS Astrium UK Ltd
The judging panel commented:
“The judges were impressed with the application of advanced technology, the substantial reduction in cost compared with conventional techniques, and the global applicability of the results."
Advanced Facial Recognition in any Light
Atkins and Aurora
Our innovation is the introduction of a new approach to biometric facial recognition which overcomes ambient lighting impact. The new system uses infrared images to enable consistent results in any light. It has government approval, saves time for passengers, improves security, and is used to manage departures at Heathrow Airport.
Cycle Alert Limited
Cycle Alert Limited
Cycle Alert is an innovative cyclist specific detection system, encouraging both HGV drivers and cyclists to take responsibility for making the road a safer place. The system uses energy-efficient active RFID to alert HGV drivers to a cyclist’s presence.
OmniVision - A Game Changer for Track Inspection
Omnicom Engineering Limited
OmniVision represents a technological revolution in railway inspection by combining hi-resolution cameras and cutting-edge pattern recognition software to automate the detection of track defects. The system dramatically improves both the safety and quality of the process whilst reducing track closures and saving huge amounts of time and money.
HALO Real-time, HD, multi-IO, Networked, Video Processing Sub System Provides Smart Processing at the Source and Data Reduction for UAV and Vehicle Sensor Payloads
RFEL's HALO is a real-time, HD, multi-IO, networked, video processing sub system that provides smart processing at the source and data reduction for UAV and vehicle sensor payloads.