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Roke Manor Research

www.roke.co.uk
United Kingdom

Founded in 1956, Roke Manor Research Limited is a UK company based at Roke Manor in Romsey, Hampshire. It is a contract research and development business for communications, networks, and electronic sensors. In addition to supporting Chemring, work is also conducted in both the public and private sectors. The company also created Hawk-Eye which is now used widely in sports such as tennis and cricket.Roke has been part of the Chemring Group since 2010, having been initially founded as part of the Plessey company and then subsequently owned for almost 20 years by Siemens. Wikipedia.


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Agency: GTR | Branch: EPSRC | Program: | Phase: Training Grant | Award Amount: 3.94M | Year: 2014

The achievements of modern research and their rapid progress from theory to application are increasingly underpinned by computation. Computational approaches are often hailed as a new third pillar of science - in addition to empirical and theoretical work. While its breadth makes computation almost as ubiquitous as mathematics as a key tool in science and engineering, it is a much younger discipline and stands to benefit enormously from building increased capacity and increased efforts towards integration, standardization, and professionalism. The development of new ideas and techniques in computing is extremely rapid, the progress enabled by these breakthroughs is enormous, and their impact on society is substantial: modern technologies ranging from the Airbus 380, MRI scans and smartphone CPUs could not have been developed without computer simulation; progress on major scientific questions from climate change to astronomy are driven by the results from computational models; major investment decisions are underwritten by computational modelling. Furthermore, simulation modelling is emerging as a key tool within domains experiencing a data revolution such as biomedicine and finance. This progress has been enabled through the rapid increase of computational power, and was based in the past on an increased rate at which computing instructions in the processor can be carried out. However, this clock rate cannot be increased much further and in recent computational architectures (such as GPU, Intel Phi) additional computational power is now provided through having (of the order of) hundreds of computational cores in the same unit. This opens up potential for new order of magnitude performance improvements but requires additional specialist training in parallel programming and computational methods to be able to tap into and exploit this opportunity. Computational advances are enabled by new hardware, and innovations in algorithms, numerical methods and simulation techniques, and application of best practice in scientific computational modelling. The most effective progress and highest impact can be obtained by combining, linking and simultaneously exploiting step changes in hardware, software, methods and skills. However, good computational science training is scarce, especially at post-graduate level. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling will develop 55+ graduate students to address this skills gap. Trained as future leaders in Computational Modelling, they will form the core of a community of computational modellers crossing disciplinary boundaries, constantly working to transfer the latest computational advances to related fields. By tackling cutting-edge research from fields such as Computational Engineering, Advanced Materials, Autonomous Systems and Health, whilst communicating their advances and working together with a world-leading group of academic and industrial computational modellers, the students will be perfectly equipped to drive advanced computing over the coming decades.


Patent
Roke Manor Research | Date: 2015-01-07

A communications system, comprising: a surface wave channel for guiding electromagnetic surface waves; a transmitter, coupled to said surface wave channel for transmitting signals along said surface wave channel; one or more disrupters, arranged to be positioned at arbitrary locations on or adjacent said surface wave channel, and arranged to convert said surface wave signals to space wave signals; and one or more receiver terminals, arranged to be positioned at locations corresponding to said disrupters, each terminal comprising an antenna for receiving said space wave signals.


Systems, methods and a mobile device for using policy defined by the operator to control the interfaces on which data is sent and received by the device are provided. The policy can be dynamically updated by the operator, by pushing new policy to the device for implementation. The policy can define that the device should switch certain data between two or more available interfaces at certain times, or when certain data may be sent or received over a particular interface. The device may receive new policy from the operator in order to help with the operators own operational objectives, such as traffic shaping or other traffic limitation to ease congestion or enforce service agreements. A policy implementing corresponding traffic limitation or shaping on the air interface between the mobile device and network base stations can be sent to the mobile device so as to reduce signaling congestion on the air-interface.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Feasibility Study | Award Amount: 17.27K | Year: 2016

Who is responsible for a road accident involving driverless cars? The answer to this question, and many like it, is the motivation for this proposal: To study the feasibility of producing a highly precise 3D reconstruction of a vehicle’s trajectory, in the build-up to a road accident and the accident itself, by advancing event data recorders such as dashcams.


Patent
Roke Manor Research | Date: 2014-07-02

A communications system, comprising: a surface wave channel for guiding electromagnetic surface waves; a transmitter, coupled to said surface wave channel for transmitting signals along said surface wave channel; one or more disrupters, arranged to be positioned at arbitrary locations on or adjacent said surface wave channel, and arranged to convert said surface wave signals to space wave signals; and one or more receiver terminals, arranged to be positioned at locations corresponding to said disrupters, each terminal comprising an antenna for receiving said space wave signals.


Patent
Roke Manor Research | Date: 2016-02-02

A communications network, comprising a network server configured to send network connectivity policies to one or more cellular devices in a cellular network, said network connectivity policies defining one or more subscribed local wireless networks (LWNs); and an enterprise server configured to send enterprise connectivity policies to each of the one or more cellular devices, said enterprise connectivity policies defining one or more rules for accessing LWNs; wherein the network server is configured to receive notifications from each of the one or more cellular devices, when said devices detect a first one of said subscribed LWNs; in response to a notification from a first one of the one or more cellular devices that the first one of said subscribed LWNs has been detected, but for which the cellular device cannot connect to due to rules defined by the enterprise connectivity policy, the network server is arranged to send a request to the enterprise server to update an enterprise connectivity policy associated with the first one said one or more cellular devices to allow that cellular device to connect to the first one of said subscribed LWNs; and in response to the request from the network server, the enterprise server is configured to update or replace the enterprise connectivity policy on the first one of the one or more cellular devices to allow connection of that cellular device to the first one of said subscribed LWNs.


Patent
Roke Manor Research | Date: 2015-05-15

An object detector for detecting elongate conductive objects, comprising: a transmitter arranged to generate a transmit signal; and a transmit antenna, coupled to said transmitter and arranged to radiate said transmit signal; wherein the object detector is arranged to generate a detection signal, the detection signal being based on at least one characteristic of a portion of the transmit signal reflected by the transmit antenna; and the at least one characteristic of the portion of the transmit signal reflected by the transmit antenna changes in response to movement of the detector in relation to a detectable object.


Patent
Roke Manor Research | Date: 2015-01-07

A guiding medium for guiding radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic surface waves, comprising: a first surface, the first surface having an electrical impedance suitable for the propagation of electromagnetic surface waves; and a protection layer positioned on or adjacent the first surface.


Patent
Roke Manor Research | Date: 2016-06-17

A surface wave launcher for launching electromagnetic surface waves, the launcher comprising: a waveguide comprising a planar conductive layer; a feed structure comprising a first conductor, the first conductor coupled to the waveguide at a coupling; wherein the waveguide is arranged to be positioned adjacent to a surface suitable for guiding electromagnetic surface waves; and wherein the planar conductive layer comprises one or more slots each having a pair of longitudinal edge, the one or more slots extending through the conductive layer and arranged such that an axis radially extending from the coupling intersects each pair of longitudinal edges of the one or more slots.


Patent
Roke Manor Research | Date: 2014-07-02

A guiding medium for guiding radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic surface waves, comprising: a first surface, the first surface having an electrical impedance suitable for the propagation of electromagnetic surface waves; and a protection layer positioned on or adjacent the first surface.

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