Engineering themes

Systems

A total of 58 items listed.

Communicating with outer space

Richard Gray and Nick James

BAE Systems Intermediate Frequency Modem System enabled signals from the Rosetta spacecraft to be decoded on Earth, accurately tracking the distance and speed of the craft.

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Against the tide

Geoff Watts and Daniel Sharp

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s new Shannon-class lifeboat has been designed and manufactured to be faster, safer and more manouverable than existing vessels

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Assuring safety and security in RAS, The future of energy storage

Martyn Thomas CBE FREng and Dr Jill Cainey

Professor David Lane CBE FREng rightly emphasises the need to build public trust in these systems (‘Robotics and autonomous systems – affecting everything that moves’, Ingenia 67).

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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, Engineering award winners, Living without electricity report, The UK STEM education landscape, Bridge building in Rwanda, UK student wins international engineering prize, British rocket propels Juno to Jupiter

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Building Britain's biggest warships

Richard Gray and Martin Douglass

Construction of two new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, the largest ever in Britain, is the most ambitious shipbuilding project attempted in the UK

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Robotics and autonomous systems - affecting everything that moves

Professor David Lane CBE FREng

A revolution in smart machines will affect all sectors of the UK economy and our personal lives. The UK has made a promising start but Professor David Lane CBE FREng argues there is more to do

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Autonomous systems

John Pullin

John Pullin, a freelance technology writer, summarises the issues presented at the event and other work in this area.

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Bringing electronic controls to hydraulics

Michael Kenward OBE

Michael Kenward OBE talked to Dr Niall Caldwell, Managing Director of Artemis, about the company’s engineering progress and its business success.

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Precision farming

Professor Richard Godwin FREng

Professor Richard Godwin FREng explains how these initiatives can combine accuracy and control of field operations with an ability to sense the state of crops, leading to increased efficiency and yields.

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Kidney dialysis

Professor Clive Buckberry FREng

Chief Technology Officer at Quanta Fluid Solutions outlines the steps to design and develop a new system that is lighter, smaller and easier to use than existing machines

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal FREng

This article is about unmanned aircraft not needing to be constrained by size, endurance and the operating limitations imposed by the need to protect a human on-board.

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Creating Smarter Skies

Iain Harris and David Hawken

This article describes some developments that will further improve the safety, resilience and efficiency of air traffic control systems.

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