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UK team wins European space innovation prize

Image: Peter Linehan [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr

The University of Strathclyde’s ‘silent lookout’ system that uses low-cost sensors and satellite navigation technology for the early detection of drones has won the 2016 European Satellite Navigation Competition.

Carmine Clemente, Domenico Gaglione and Christos Ilioudis from the Sensor Signal Processing and Security Labs at Strathclyde’s Space Institute were announced as the overall winners of the competition on 26 October. The team won €10,000 to invest in its technology: a passive radar system using Global Navigation Satellite System signals for micro-UAV detection, classification and tracking. They were also the winner of the UK regional award.

Clemente said winning had given them an exciting opportunity “to accelerate our idea to a market-ready application”.

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