News story: Future SONAR advantage

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  1. The Technology Partnership (TTP) has undertaken a range of projects for the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) within the last 2 years. These have included prototype demonstrations of a short-range, secure wireless communication system and a ‘smart material’ that can log a person’s temperature.

    TTP has also developed an alternative future sensing solution for SONAR applications, which uses acoustically induced electrical impedance changes in the sea water surrounding a vessel to detect sounds. The Measurement of Electrical Impedance for Detection of Acoustic Signals (MIDAS) system uses simple, low power, compact sensors resulting in low through-life costs.

    In business for over 25 years, Hertfordshire-based TTP employs over 300 scientists, engineers and business innovators. Since its foundation, the engineers and scientists at TTP have played a role in a broad spectrum of sectors including drug discovery, wireless communications, micro devices and sensing systems.

    Dr Sam Hyde, Managing Director, TTP says:

    CDE seeks high-risk, high-reward, novel technology solutions to difficult challenges and this fits perfectly with TTP’s approach whereby innovative technology is rapidly developed and applied to achieve game-changing performance for our clients. CDE has been a key bridge, enabling a number of TTP innovations to enter and grow into the defence market.
    About CDE

    CDE funds novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research. We work with the broadest possible range of science and technology providers, including academia and small companies, to develop cost-effective capabilities for UK armed forces and national security.

    CDE is part of Dstl.

    Centre for Defence Enterprise

    Building R103
    Fermi Avenue

    Harwell Oxford
    OX11 0QX

    Email [email protected]

    Telephone +44 (0)30 67704236

    Alternative number +44 (0)30 67704237

    Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Please email for the quickest response.

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