Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Stellar Team's SATURN Wins At The MoD Grand Challenge

The Stellar team comprised of Stellar Research Services, SELEX Galileo, Cranfield University, Bluebear Systems Research, Marshall SDG and TRW Conekt.
by Staff Writers
Copehill Down, UK (SPX) Aug 25, 2008
SELEX Galileo, of Finmeccanica, has achieved success at the MoD Grand Challenge finale as part of the winning Stellar Team.

Stellar team's winning SATURN (Sensing and Autonomous Tactical Urban Reconnaissance Network) solution was awarded the highest points of any participants by judging panel after successfully identifying the majority of the threats planted at the MoD's Urban warfare training facility at Copehill Down on Salisbury Plain.

The SATURN solution employs unmanned aerial and ground vehicles each fitted with sensors to report findings back to a remote processing station using novel algorithms to process data and direct the vehicles' behaviour.

Judges commended Stellar team's solution for its use of an integrated and autonomous system. SELEX Galileo carried out the system integration and were responsible for the unique self forming communications network and single user interface which allowed a single operator to monitor the multiple vehicle system.

The winning SATURN solution uses SELEX Galileo's CISP communications technology to seamlessly network all the system elements together. CISP is currently used within SELEX Galileo's HYDRA family of sensor products which are in service with the Finnish Armed Forces.

The Stellar team comprised of Stellar Research Services, SELEX Galileo, Cranfield University, Bluebear Systems Research, Marshall SDG and TRW Conekt.

The MoD Grand Challenge was set in February 2007 as a competition open to the defence industry and academia to develop an autonomous system to detect, identify and locate a range of threats in an urban environment.

Alvin Wilby, SVP Electonic Warfare and Battlespace at SELEX Galileo said: "SELEX Galileo is proud to have been part of the winning Stellar team at the first MoD Grand Challenge. Our team members have worked hard to develop the SATURN system and we look forward contributing to its furture development."

Julia Richardson, Director of the Stellar Team added "I am extremely pleased, we are thrilled, we worked very hard on the project and this is a fantastic result."

Community
Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
SELEX Galileo
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


AeroVironment To Develop Stealthy, Persistent, Perch And Stare UAS
Monrovia CA (SPX) Aug 22, 2008
AeroVironment has announced the receipt of $4.6 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) capable of performing "hover/perch and stare" missions.







  • India Set To Ramp Up Air Force Part One
  • Russian military cooperation with NATO 'frozen'
  • NATO Dithering On Many Battlefields
  • US: Venezuela's Russia fleet invite is 'curious'

  • North Korea Vows To Bolster War Deterrent As Talks Restart
  • India will not accept conditions to clinch US nuclear deal: report
  • Iran to continue 'positive' nuclear talks with IAEA
  • India nuclear deal could trigger arms race: US lawmakers

  • LockMart Receives US Army Contract For Combat-Proven ATACMS Missiles
  • US missile deal gives Poland Patriots, bolstered defence ties
  • Thales Successful In ESSM Live Firing Test
  • Missile Successfully Launches From Vandenberg

  • Russia says Europe in new arms race
  • US, Poland sign missile shield deal amid Russian opposition
  • Rice arrives in Warsaw to sign US-Polish missile deal
  • Poland won't be intimidated over US missiles: president

  • The M2-F1 - An Aircraft Without Wings
  • China's Tianjin building runway for Airbus test flights: report
  • NASA evaluates new wing sensor
  • Russia And China May Co-Design New Passenger Plane

  • Stellar Team's SATURN Wins At The MoD Grand Challenge
  • AeroVironment To Develop Stealthy, Persistent, Perch And Stare UAS
  • Predator Passes 400,000 Flight Hours
  • Unmanned Vehicles Go Head-To-Head On Salisbury Plain

  • Dogs of War: More contractors in Iraq
  • Iraq PM demanding changes to US military deal: ally
  • Iraq-US pact puts troop pullout by 2011: negotiator
  • US troops may quit Iraqi cities from June: US official

  • GD To Produce Advanced Chemical Detection Systems For Ground Vehicles
  • LockMart Completes Life Extension Upgrades Of Long Range Radars For Romania
  • BAE Thermal Imagers To Improve Visibility On Special Ops Vehicles
  • Putin vows 24 billion dollars for Russian hi-tech: report

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement