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Algorithm for Micro-Size Target Detection with Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Radar

Safiah Binti Zulkifli
Poster presented at the 2018 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
Micro-UAVs of the size of an insect can be used to perform stealthy surveillance or to gather intelligence crucial to attack roles at a relatively short range and within enclosed spaces and buildings. Conventional radar systems have been optimised to detect and classify bigger targets and are not specifically designed to detect micro-targets of less than 5cm in size. Other micro-targets that are relatively small in...

A Fibre Optic Long Period Grating Immunosensor for Campylobacter jejuni with Enhanced Sensitivity by Bacterial Staining

Antonio Rendon Romero
Poster presented at the Cranfield Doctoral Network Annual Event 2018.
Campylobacteriosis is one of the most widely reported bacterial cause of gastroenteritis in humans in the world. One of the bacterial species that most causes the disease is Campylobacter jejuni. The detection of Campylobacter jejuni by sensitising the surface of an optical fibre long period grating (LPG) with covalently attached rabbit polyclonal antibody is explored. The sensitivity of the sensor is enhanced by bacterial staining allowing...

'Robot Light Skin' paper data for Figures 5-11

Chi Chun Gilbert Tang, Phil Webb & John Thrower
Experiment data used in the publication "The development and evaluation of Robot Light Skin: A novel robot signalling system to improve communication in industrial human–robot collaboration" for the concept validation of the Robot Light Skin (RLS), the data included correspond to the following figures in the publication: Reaction time to light signals fig 5, hit-rate fig 6, task performance fig 7, ease of monitoring fig 8, level of tiredness fig 9, and eye tracking fixation...

"Research Data Management 1: Introduction" workshop/webinar materials

Georgina Parsons
Slides used in one-hour introductory RDM training sessions provided at Cranfield University to doctoral students and research staff.

V1=2016-2017 academic year version; pptx includes notes.
V2=updated 2017 version with slight tweaks and added quiz.V3=updated 2018 workshop version (DRCD files) and webinar version (WBR files).V4=updated 2019 versions with content and quiz tweaks.V5=updated 2019-2020 year version.

Improved State of Charge Estimation for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Karsten Propp, Daniel Auger, Abbas Fotouhi, Monica Marinescu, Vaclav Knap & Stefano Longo
This collection contains data associated with a research manuscript 'Improved State of Charge Estimation for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries'.
Good state of charge estimation in lithium-sulfur batteries (Li-S) is vital, as the simplest convention methods commonly used in lithium-ion batteries - open-circuit voltage measurement and 'coulomb counting' - are often ineffective for Li-S. Since Li-S is a new battery chemistry, there are few published techniques. Existing techniques based on the extended Kalman filter and the unscented Kalman filter...

[Cranfield DrivAer] CAD_Pack_4 Wheels

Renan Francisco Soares, Kevin Garry & Jenny Holt
Wheels CAD Pack (35% scaled-version), including:
1. DrivAer_hp - Front Wheels (wW) (GS off):Front Wheels pair geometry, which houses internal mounting for experimental tests.
2. DrivAer_hp - Rear Wheels (wW) (GS off):Rear Wheels pair geometry, which houses internal mounting for experimental tests.
2. DrivAer_hp - Wheel Inserts (woW):Inserts to fulfil all four wheel cavities, which converts the DrivAer model to the Closed body version.

CAD files available in IGS, STEP, STL, and Parasolid formats. All geometries are provided in...

Micro-CT scan of medial clavicle

Hannah McGivern
The first stage of this inter-disciplinary doctoral research was to scan a sample of sternal clavicles, to assess changes in the structural and mechanical properties with age, using micro-computed tomography. An image sequence was then generated using ImageJ, which shows the changes in the cross-sectional shape and proportion of cortical to trabecular bone throughout the medial third of one clavicle from the sample analysed during this investigation.

Yahaya Mohammed PhD

Philip Gill, Yahaya Mohammed & Nathalie Mai
The Effect of Moisture on High Temperature Ageing of Extruded Double Base Propellant
Nitrocellulose (NC) based propellants are commonly used in military munitions and cartridge/propellant actuated devices (CAD/PAD). These propellants are generally classified as nitrate esters and are known for their tendency to chemically degrade over time. This chemical instability has been attributed to the relatively weak O-N bond has been shown to be responsible for this instability responsible for this bond on is the...

[Cranfield DrivAer] CAD_Pack_6 Strakes

Renan Francisco Soares, Andrew Knowles, Kevin Garry & Jenny Holt
Strakes CAD Pack (35% scaled-version), including:
1. DrivAer_hp - Strakes (Lower-pair S-size):Lower pair of strakes, in nominal Small size.
2. DrivAer_hp - Strakes (Lower-pair M-size):Lower pair of strakes, in nominal Medium size.
3. DrivAer_hp - Strakes (Lower-pair L-size):Lower pair of strakes, in nominal Large size.
4. DrivAer_hp - Strakes (Upper-pair S-size):Upper pair of strakes, in nominal Small size.
5. DrivAer_hp - Strakes (Upper-pair M-size):Upper pair of strakes, in nominal Medium size.
6. DrivAer_hp - Strakes (Upper-pair L-size):Upper pair of strakes, in...

Sand dam water quality data

Alison Parker & Ruth Quinn
Water quality data collected in Kenyan sand dams in June and July 2016.

[Cranfield DrivAer] CAD_Pack_4 Wheels

Renan Francisco Soares, Kevin Garry & Jenny Holt
Wheels CAD Pack (35% scaled-version), including:
1. DrivAer_hp - Front Wheels (wW) (GS off):Front Wheels pair geometry, which houses internal mounting for experimental tests.
2. DrivAer_hp - Rear Wheels (wW) (GS off):Rear Wheels pair geometry, which houses internal mounting for experimental tests.
2. DrivAer_hp - Wheel Inserts (woW):Inserts to fulfil all four wheel cavities, which converts the DrivAer model to the Closed body version.

CAD files available in IGS, STEP, STL, and Parasolid formats. All geometries are provided in...

Effects of particulate contamination and jet fuel chemistry on the nucleation of water and ice in aircraft fuel systems

Judith Ugbeh
3MT presented at the 2018 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
The contamination and behaviour of water in aircraft fuel systems remains a significant area of global research interest following several aircraft incidents. Water and particulates in fuel may lead to ice formation. The resulting ice formed may eventually block the fuel filters and feed pipes creating safety problems.In order to engineer a lasting solution to the problem of ice in jet fuel it is important to...

Utilising Synthetic Aperture Radar Data-dome Collections for Building Feature Analysis

Brandon Corbett
Technical paper presented at the 2018 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
Low-frequency synthetic aperture radar (LF-SAR) is a remote sensing measurement technique that can aid in covert intelligence gathering capabilities for detecting concealed targets in building, and obscured phenomena in general. The Airbus Defence and Space Ltd LF-SAR data dome project has provided a coherently collected three-dimensional data set using airborne circular SAR (CSAR) trajectories, with the potential of providing volumetric SAR imagery of obscured regions...

Non-Invasive Determination of Wall Structure and Material Using Synthetic Aperture Radar

James Elgy
3MT presented at the 2018 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
Through-Wall remote sensing has become an area of great interest in both civilian and military sectors, with uses ranging from search and rescue to the assessment of the insulation used in building construction. Low frequency Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is an attractive option due to its long-range, all-weather and non-destructive nature, with different radar modalities each providing useful information. Unfortunately, in a through-wall scenario, radar accuracy...

The Impact Game - cards

Georgina Parsons & Emma Turner
Question cards used in the Impact! Game created by Cranfield University Library Services in 2017-18.
Feedback or suggestions welcome to e.turner@cranfield.ac.uk.
See link in 'References' for the collection of Impact Game materials.
Version 2: this version of the spreadsheet contains additional questions and is arranged in three sections to aid the creation of a generic game suitable for any institution:1. Cranfield-specific questions;2. Generic versions of those Cranfield questions;3. Questions suitable for both Cranfield and non-Cranfield card packs.
Versions 3,...

[Cranfield DrivAer] CAD_Pack_3 Mirrors

Renan Francisco Soares, Kevin Garry & Jenny Holt
Mirrors CAD Pack (35% scaled-version), including:
1. DrivAer - Mirrors (base plate only) (woM):DrivAer mirrors, base plate only.
2. DrivAer - Mirrors (standard) (wM):DrivAer mirrors, standard version.

CAD files available in IGS, STEP, STL, and Parasolid formats. All geometries are provided in [mm].

Notation:(woM) = without external mirrors.(wM) = with external mirrors.

-------------------------------------------------CAD designed and uploaded by:Renan F Soares - PhD in AerospaceApplied Aerodynamics GroupCranfield University, United Kingdom

Volatile fingerprinting of potato rots during cold storage

Maria Gutierrez Pozo
Poster presented at the Cranfield Doctoral Network Annual Event 2018. Winner of the best poster presentation.

Potato is one of the main food crops in the world after rice, maize and wheat. Half of it is sold as a fresh product for immediate use, while the rest is stored at cold temperatures (4-10oC) for up to 10 months. Storage is a dynamic situation where all environmental factors, mainly temperature (4-10oC) and relative humidity (95-98%), need to...

A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM TO IMPROVE SERVICE QUALITY IN MULTIMODAL RAPID RAIL SYSTEMS: A BAYESIAN PERSPECTIVE

Seda Yanik, Emel Aktas & Y Ilker Topcu
Presentation of the work in the 41st International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering

Circularity: Bridging the Gap

Okechukwu Okorie
3 Minute Thesis presented at the Cranfield Doctoral Network Annual Event 2018.
The world economy is only 9.1% circular leaving a vast “Circularity Gap”. The linear economy model favored by economies is characterized by resource scarcity, price inflation and degraded ecosystems. Implementing remanufacturing as a circular approach is a viable way to prolong the useful life of an end-of-use product or its parts, conserving the raw material content and the value added during the processes required...

Improving Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment. Identification of Key Parameters and Key Performance Indicators

Pablo Campo Moreno
In this presentation we propose to identify relevant parameters (key performance indicators, KPIs) that better describe the performance of a given treatment stage along with its corresponding energy demand. The final goal for compiling KPIs is the calculation of the Water Treatment Energy Index. This index evaluates the energy efficency in wastewater treatment plants and will allow one to readily compare energy utilization from different plants in a systematic way.

Supplementary data to Metaldehyde removal from drinking water by adsorption on to filtration media and polymeric sorbents: mechanisms and optimisation

Catherine Rolph, Bruce Jefferson, Raffaella Villa & Francis Hassard
This study sheds light into adsorption of metaldehyde to different polymeric sorbents. Biologically active carbon had the greatest metaldehyde adsorption capacity. Natural organic matter reduced metaldehyde removal in competitive sorption environments. We theorized that microbial biofilms and thermal hydrolysis represent effective strategies for improving metaldehyde removal and reducing the rapid saturation of filtration media.

Analysing the Impact of Corporate Governance on Corporate Sustainability at Board-level

Soudabeh Bolourian
3 Minute Thesis presented at the Cranfield Doctoral Network Annual Event 2018.
The relationship between Corporate Governance (CG) and sustainability is of critical importance because it addresses stakeholders’ social, environmental, economic and ethical needs. Corporate Sustainability (CS) has been noted as a development of good governance. Companies with better governance are inclined to be more socially responsible. Also, core to the CG system are the board of directors’ (BOD) responsibilities. They are responsible for overseeing, advising...

Assessment of Light Transport Through Human Anatomy

Akhil Kallepalli
Poster presented at the 2018 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
Due to the non-contact and non-invasive nature, and ease of investigation, photonics and imaging have emerged as a preferred modality in a multitude of domains. Investigation of medical conditions and problems utilising these tools is a highly sought after domain of research and innovation due to the impact it would have in improving the quality of care for patients while reducing the workload of medical staff....

Dataset for SAE 2018-01-0725 "On the Aerodynamics of an Enclosed-Wheel Racing Car: an assessment and proposal of add-on devices for a fourth, high-performance configuration of the DrivAer model"

Renan Francisco Soares, Kevin Garry & Jenny Holt
Expansion dataset for the SAE Technical Paper 2018-01-0725, which includes:

- experimental results (Figures 10 to 18) in spreadsheet format.- summary of experimental testing conditions per run.
- details of statistical analysis per blocking factor (i.e. group of testing cases).
- addition of corrected coefficients for wall interference (wind tunnel area blockage of 10.2%).
SUMMARY:
A. Front bumper splitter:

Figure 10. Front bumper splitter: influence of splitter size on aerodynamic loads.
B. Forebody lateral strakes:
Figure 11. Forebody lateral strakes: influence of strake...

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