11-19 IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence
Date: Thursday 19 November 2009 Location: Cody Technology Park, Farnborough, Hampshire
Science and technology plays an increasingly important role in the equipment and operations of the armed forces. Mathematics is the fundamental basis behind these disciplines providing a framework for understanding and solving the varied and complex problems faced. Mathematics and statistics are used to model military systems and scenarios. The information provided by these models can be used to estimate system performance, suggest improvements or find weaknesses of real systems.
This conference brings together a wide variety of mathematical methods that can be applied to defence and security applications. The conference programme will include keynote speakers, contributed presentations and poster sessions as well as refreshment breaks for informal discussions. The conference should be attended by mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from industry and academia, as well as government and military personnel who have an interest in how mathematics or statistics can be applied to defence problems.
- Dr Chris Mace, Director Science and Technology Operations, SIT, Ministry of Defence. TITLE: Mathematics on the Front Line
- Professor John McWhirter, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University. TITLE: Research into Polynomial Matrix Decompositions Motivated by Applications in Defence
Presentations and posters cover the following themes:
- Data analysis
- Operational Analysis
- Signal Processing
- Modelling and Estimation
- Statistical Methods
- R. Ahlawat (University of Delhi), K. Gupta and S.K. Pal "Fast Generation of Multivariate Quadratic Quasigroups for Cryptographic Applications"
- A. Belyavin (QinteiQ), C. Ryder and B. Dickson "A statistics based approach to the use of EEG signals to measure workload"
- P.R. Brazier-Smith (Thales Underwater Systems) "A model for the acoustic properties of macro-voided tiles"
- J.W. Bryant (Sheffield Hallam University) "Dilemma elimination for achieving compliance"
- P.A. Cotterill (Thales Underwater Systems), C.P. Walker and I.D. Abrahams "Modelling the Impact of Defects in Noise Reduction Treatments Applied to Underwater Structures"
- G.R. Daglish "Plot Extraction in Multistatic Sensor Point Tracking and Positioning Systems"
- A.M Demetriou (Dstl), J.G.D. Prendergast and R. Underwood "Empirical Analysis of Current Operations to Support Planning"
- P.L. Dragotti (Imperial College London) "Sparse Sampling and its Application to Image Super-resolution"
- L. Hoehl (Dstl) and T. Scales "Using Linear Programming to support High Level Defence Procurement Decisions"
- S.G. Jacob (Dstl) "Singular Value Decomposition: Its Computation and Applications in Real-time Signal Processing"
- M. Jahangir (QinetiQ) and M. Rollason "Detecting moving targets in multiframe SAR imagery without using any direct backscatter"
- R.O. Lane (QinteiQ) "Target detection in urban scenarios using netted radar multipath signals"
- R.O. Lane (QinteiQ), M. Briers and K. Copsey "Approximate Bayesian Computation for Source Term Estimation"
- N.J. MacKay (University of York) "Mathematical models of the Battle of Britain"
- M.D. Macleod (QinetiQ), M.Hayes and J.A.Chambers "Low-Complexity Space-Time Coding Schemes for Cooperative Wireless Relay Networks"
- D.J. Marsay (QinetiQ) "Which Mathematics of Uncertainty in Defence?"
- J. Moffat (Dstl) and S. Fellows "Using Genetic Algorithms to Represent Higher Level Planning in Simulation Models of Conflict"
- D. Nevell (QinetiQ) "Anomaly Detection in White Shipping"
- S.K. Pang (DSO National Laboratories, Singapore), G.L. Oh, S. Lu and A.Y.C. Lock "Detection and Classification of Acoustic and Seismic Events using a Semi-Markov Energy Dynamical Model"
- P.S. Sapaty (National Academy of Sciences, Kiev) "The over-operability organization of distributed dynamic systems for asymmetric operations"
- R.J.A Tough (Igence Ltd.) and K.D. Ward "Modelling low grazing angle electromagnetic scattering from the sea surface"
- N. Walmsley (Dstl), T. Seaton, C. Stoneman and P. Syms "Mathematical techniques: predicting the optimal mix of disparate ISTAR systems"
- T.M. Wood (University of Oxford) "Tracking in Dense Clutter With The PHD Filter"
Chairperson: Anjna Kashyap (Dstl)
Deputy Chairperson: Jonathan Fairbairn (Dstl)
Technical Leaders: Richard Lane (QinetiQ), Edward Stansfield (Thales), David Byrne (QinetiQ), David Salmond (Dstl)
Organisation Team: Ann Steptoe (Dstl), Bethan Hughes (Dstl), Alistair Fitt (Southampton University), Chris Freshwater (Dstl), Stephen Hayward (QinetiQ), Kate Moran (Dstl)