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Gender Diversity Index - preliminary considerations and results

Anne Laure Humbert & Elisabeth Gunther
In this report we outline the preliminary concept for the Gender Diversity Index.

Imaging and Discrimination of High-Z Materials with Muon Scattering Tomography

Leonor Frazao, S. Maddrell-Mander, C. Thomay, J. Velthuis & C. Steer
Technical paper presented at the 2017 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
We have developed methods to define the edges of uranium blocks embedded in concrete, and to discriminate them from different high-Z materials, using muon scattering tomography. There is a need to characterise containers of nuclear waste without having to open them. This is particularly important for legacy waste, which includes large containers with unknown materials. Muon scattering tomography uses as probes the natural occurring cosmic...

Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium Flyer

Mandy Smith
Flyer promoting the Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium 2018 and calling for contributions.

Business as Unusual: Designing products with consumers in the loop

Mariale Moreno, Harris Makatsoris, Leila Sheldrick, Emma Dewberry & Matt Sinclair
This is one of five feasibility studies conducted as part of the recode network

Anomaly Detection for Security Imaging

Jerone Andrews
Technical paper presented at the 2016 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.

Non-intrusive inspection systems are increasingly used to scan intermodal freight shipping containers, at national ports, to ensure cargo conformity with customs regulations. Initially, each container is risk assessed based on shipping information such as origin, destination, and manifest. If the risk is deemed sufficiently high the container is imaged, typically by non-intrusive X-ray radiography. Finally, on the basis of the X-ray image, a human operator...

A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING

Frederic Coulon, Stuart Wagland & Zoe Griffiths
Enhanced Landfill Mining has great potential to reduce the negative effects of landfills on both the environment and human health, to reclaim valuable land and provide a new source of raw materials. However, uncertainties in economic feasibility and environmental and social outcomes act as a bottleneck to its widespread uptake. Here, we present a decision support tool which aims to reduce these uncertainties by assisting site operators in assessing the economic, environmental and social consequences...

Preprint: 'Improved State of Charge Estimation for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries'

Karsten Propp, Daniel Auger, Abbas Fotouhi, Monica Marinescu, Vaclav Knap & Stefano Longo
This is a preprint of a manuscript submitted for publication.
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 have shown some promise, existing work has...

A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING

Frederic Coulon, Stuart Wagland & Zoe Griffiths
Enhanced Landfill Mining has great potential to reduce the negative effects of landfills on both the environment and human health, to reclaim valuable land and provide a new source of raw materials. However, uncertainties in economic feasibility and environmental and social outcomes act as a bottleneck to its widespread uptake. Here, we present a decision support tool which aims to reduce these uncertainties by assisting site operators in assessing the economic, environmental and social consequences...

Landfill mining report_2016.pdf

Luisa Canopoli, Stuart Wagland & Frederic Coulon
An era of rising consumption has led to resource scarcity across major industries. One way to overcome this challenge and ascertain future supply of resources is recovery of landfilled material. This so-called landfilled mining may valorise previously discarded material streams for a number of purposes and contribute to a circular economy. Across England and Wales, there are more than 20,000 landfill sites of which 90% have been closed before 1996. Besides the general belief that...

Digital Re-distributed Manufacturing (RdM) Studio

Ashutosh Tiwari, Christopher Turner, Mohamed Zaki, Doroteya Vladimirova & Martin Geibdorfer
This is one of five reports conducted as part of a feasibility study for the RECODE Network

Invisible Random Media and Diffraction Gratings That Don’t Diffract

Christopher King, S.A.R. Horsley & T.G. Philbin
Technical paper presented at the 2017 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
Electromagnetic waves propagating through inhomogeneous media will, in general, be scattered in multiple directions. In practical situations this is often undesirable. In this work we discuss ways to mathematically design lossless linear isotropic graded index permittivity profiles in one and two dimensions which suppress scattering. This has some counter-intuitive implications, such as disordered media exhibiting perfect transmission, and periodic gratings which don’t diffract.

Tailored Influence Through Theory Based and Application-oriented Narrative Interventions

Ioannis (John) Bernadis
Technical paper presented at the 2017 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.
Stories and narratives are a fundamental mode of human communication and a principal means that many socio-political institutions disseminate information to the public. Their ability to permeate every society, culture, ethnicity, race and religion, as well as their potential to influence, have established narratives as a theoretical and methodological point of investigation across many disciplines. While technology is an integral channel of deployment of persuasive...

Sustainable manufacturing for the future - a white paper

Mark Jolly
First white paper on the future of Manufacturing in the Food and Drinks industry in Great Britain based on the outcomes of an Industry-Academia Workshop.

Bayesian Network Probability tables for Thumbnail Cache Identification

Sarah Morris
Bayesian Network and Probability tables for Identatron. These are used for cluster sized thumbnail cache file fragment identification.

Investigation of municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial landfills as a potential source of secondary raw materials

Frederic Coulon, Stuart Wagland & Zoe Griffiths
in-depth characterisation of a number of selected municipal and industrial landfill pilot sites as well as mining disposal sites have been assessed for enhanced landfill mining opportunities

Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium Flyer

Mandy Smith
Flyer promoting the Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium 2018 and calling for contributions.

Anomaly Detection for Security Imaging

Jerone Andrews
Technical paper presented at the 2016 Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium.

Non-intrusive inspection systems are increasingly used to scan intermodal freight shipping containers, at national ports, to ensure cargo conformity with customs regulations. Initially, each container is risk assessed based on shipping information such as origin, destination, and manifest. If the risk is deemed sufficiently high the container is imaged, typically by non-intrusive X-ray radiography. Finally, on the basis of the X-ray image, a human operator...

Conceptual and preliminary design methods for use on conventional and blended wing body airliners

Howard Smith & John Fielding
Transcript of John Fielding and Howard Smith's 1999 lecture to Court, Cranfield University.

Circular Innovation and Re-distributed Manufacturing

Mariale Moreno, Fiona Charnley, Richard Court, Matt Wright & Callum Campbell
This is one of five feasibility studies conducted as part of the RECODE Network

Presentation of "The Programme Director and the Teaching Excellence Framework: How do we train the former to survive the latter?"

Ruth Massie
Presentation for Higher Education Academy's Annual Conference 2017.
Massie, R., 2017, The Programme Director and the Teaching Excellence Framework: How do we train the former to survive the latter?, In HEA Annual Conference 2017 Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight, 4th-6th July 2017, University of Manchester, UK

Simulation of transportation of 2,4-dinitroanilisole (DNAN); 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO); and nitro-guanidine (NQ) through soil using Hydrus 1D

Erick Galante, Nathalie Mai, Melissa Ladyman, Philip Gill & Tracey Temple
Continuous training on military ranges with ammunition filled with TNT-based compositions has caused environmental contamination over decades. These ranges may now require remediation for range sustainability, which is expensive, time-consuming, and can compromise use.
Due to increased environmental awareness society expects a preemptive approach for on-going management of military training ranges to minimize damage to the environment. Regarding TNT-based compositions it is possible to estimate likely contamination issues from historical data. However, TNT-based compositions...

Landfill mining report_2016.pdf

Luisa Canopoli, Stuart Wagland & Frederic Coulon
An era of rising consumption has led to resource scarcity across major industries. One way to overcome this challenge and ascertain future supply of resources is recovery of landfilled material. This so-called landfilled mining may valorise previously discarded material streams for a number of purposes and contribute to a circular economy. Across England and Wales, there are more than 20,000 landfill sites of which 90% have been closed before 1996. Besides the general belief that...

PhD Thesis: An evidence base and critique for environmental regulatory reform (2014)

Chris Taylor
Societies have established various forms of governance to protect the natural environment from the adverse effects of human activity. While direct "command and control" regulation has achieved significant improvements in environmental protection, concerns for its efficiency have led governments to seek alternative approaches to achieve environmental policy objectives. Commentators describe a shift from "government" to "governance" as policy makers and regulators seek to harness wider social forces beyond government, while risk-based regulation is pursued to...

Leadership Behaviours for Next Generation Supply Chains - Securing the success of strategic supply chain initiatives today and for tomorrow (interim research report)

OBE Richard Wilding, Alan Waller, Farooq Habib & Malcolm Wheatley
Interim research report by the Efeso Consulting and Cranfield School of Management partnership.The report is an interim summary of the findings from the "Leadership Behaviours for next Generation Supply Chains" research programme. It delineates the principal survey findings, describes the conceptual Supply Chain Leadership framework, and sets the scene for the programme of interviews and workshops that is now underway.

A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING

Frederic Coulon, Stuart Wagland & Zoe Griffiths
Enhanced Landfill Mining has great potential to reduce the negative effects of landfills on both the environment and human health, to reclaim valuable land and provide a new source of raw materials. However, uncertainties in economic feasibility and environmental and social outcomes act as a bottleneck to its widespread uptake. Here, we present a decision support tool which aims to reduce these uncertainties by assisting site operators in assessing the economic, environmental and social consequences...

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