Plextek Consulting’s Director of Defence, Nicholas Hill, will be at DSEI in London between 15-18 September to highlight Plextek Consulting’s latest defence innovations in the areas such as land vehicle camouflage, armour protection, small UAS and ground sensors.
The defence team will be focusing on the following four projects at the show:
- An embedded sensor package designed to assess the condition of armour on the front-line – a Plextek Consulting and CDE project that demonstrates a technique for checking the integrity of ceramic body armour to ensure it has not been compromised or damaged, removing the need for periodic return to manufacturer for x-ray examination.
- Electronically-controlled adaptive camouflage for land vehicles and unmanned air systems – Plextek Consulting is working on two potential applications, one with Dstl for small UAS and the other with MoD for land vehicles (and other high-value static, ground assets).
- Low-SWaP, unattended ground sensor for detection and remote alerting of vehicles – an Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) that has been adapted from commercial smart parking solutions, which Plextek Consulting believes has great utility in the Defence market.
- Low-SWaP, 60GHz beam-steerable antenna for non-line of sight communications to small UAS in urban environments – for the Dstl-funded Autonomous Systems Underpinning Research programme, developing covert, high bandwidth communications for UAS operating in a in a non-line of sight (NLOS) environment.