“The development of advanced detection algorithms is very important to industry, because they are used to develop new sensor technologies. I have been working with the Signal Processing Research Group (SPG) for a few years now and a lot of the research there is based on Simon Maskell, Jason Ralph’s background in aerospace engineering, which is rare in a research capacity. We have an element of trust with the researchers in the SPG and can leverage new ideas. Working with the CDT is a good way to generate new ideas and develop skills within our company. Having worked together on long-term projects with the SPG, we normally end up recruiting most of the people we sponsor. We think working alongside the CDT is essential, since it maintains a cycle of new and original innovation for UK industry – we both benefit from the skills, training and research that the students undertake”.