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Quantum Timing Devices giving Conventional Radar a New Facelift


Speaker: Dr Mohammed Jahangir, University of Birmingham


Towns and  airports, are difficult places for radar surveillance of small targets because of the large amount of radar clutter.   This is made worse by the phase noise introduced by the radar's local oscillator which make the weak signals due to objects, such as drones, difficult to distinguish.

However the development of stable quantum oscillators has the potential to provide significant improvements in detection rates.  In this talk Dr Jahangir will discuss the development of quantum oscillators and report on work to synchronise a pair of radars using an ultra-stable quantum oscillator.   A working demonstrator is also being constructed which should help the adoption of quantum oscillators in commercial radar.
 

Venue information:
       * Wheelchair access
       * Free parking
       * Coffee and Tea from 19:00