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CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE

CTU presentation in Prague at the Future Forces Exhibition & Forum

 

The Czech Technical University in Prague is one of the biggest and oldest technical universties in Europe.  CTU currently has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Information Technology). There are more than 19 000 students at the university. CTU graduates are sought out by specialists in many fields, by innovative and internationally successful scientists, and by managers, among others.

EXHIBITS TO BE PRESENTED BY THE FACULTY OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

The Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (FBMI) is located in Kladno and has established a strong position within the Kladno region. It is a respected partner of medical facilities, enterprises and state administration bodies in the Central Bohemian region and elsewhere. We participate in national and international projects to the greatest possible extent. We place special emphasis on engineering and professional medical approaches in cooperation with companies working on applications, and on the transfer of results into practice. Scientific work at the faculty is concentrated into eighteen scientific teams. We focus on projects that link the fields of technology, medicine, health and social services, and rescue services.

We will present the following exhibits at the exhibition:

An intelligent security surveillance system for soldiers and IZS (Integrated Security System) members. This is a multi-sensor monitoring system based on artificial intelligence designed to reduce risk, protect the health and safety of soldiers and IZS members in real time, and support leadership decision-making. The system can be used for mass monitoring during routine events, and also during Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats in terrain that is difficult to access.

SiReFo-Fire: A device for simulating the force effects of a firearm on a shooting simulator and recording the force effects of long handguns during shooting. This device can measure the movement of the weapon and the shooter during shooting, and can evaluate the postural stability of the shooter's body.

A device for measuring the mental and physical state of persons in ICE (Isolated, Confined, Extreme) environments: A device consisting of a camera system and a wearable system for measuring physiological data 24/7, which estimates the emotional state and the state of concentration of crew members in ICE environments, and continuously evaluates the health state of crew members.

A system for measuring the posture of the body of army specialists: A system consisting of cameras and load-bearing platforms for measuring and evaluating the position of body segments and the position of the centre of gravity of the body during medical examinations. With these measurements, the system evaluates the state of health of the musculoskeletal system.

Testing protective clothing against stabbing: A demonstration (with a poster) of the system and the SW for testing protective clothing against stabbing. The device tests materials according to standards by various force effects and various types of tips.

EXHIBITS FROM THE CTU FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical Univerity in Prague (FEL - CTU) has long been ranked among the ten most important research institutions in the Czech Republic. According to the methodology used by FEL in recent years, the faculty has consistently generated around one third of the scientific output of CTU.   We have a dominant share in the excellent results of CTU, and we have been trendsetters in many areas of technical development. Faculty staff have been developing extensive scientific cooperation with colleagues from the world's best universities and research institutes. We work on research and innovation projects for our industrial partners and for the state and public sectors, especially for health, security and military institutions. We also work on numerous international and domestic grant-funded basic and applied research projects.  

At the fair we will present the following technologies:  

Autonomous exploration system   The autonomous control system for the purposes of exploration is a breakthrough technology. Cutting-edge research is carried out in the Laboratory of Computational Robotics of the Center of Artificial Intelligence of the Department of Computers of FEL - ČVUT. Multi-robot platforms are able to explore terrains completely autonomously, without the intervention of an operator, even under difficult conditions of reduced visibility, and to locate objects of interest.  

Multi-robot platforms for investigating challenging terrains   The SPOT four-legged walking robot, the Lily and SCARAB II six-legged walking robots and the MARV band robot are robotic platforms capable of autonomously exploring inaccessible terrains, including underground spaces and caves where no GPS signal is available. An assembly of FEL - CTU multi-robot systems participated successfully in last year's finals of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, an unofficial Robot Olympiad organized by a U.S. government agency.  

Virtual shooting range   This device makes subjective measurements of voice transmission quality with a parallel psychomotor role. Like the exhibits that follow, this technology is developed by experts from FEL CTU's Department of Measurement.  

Laser shooting range   The shooting range uses modified contemporary weapons of the armies of the Czech Republic and NATO to generate a parallel psychomotor role in tests of the intelligibility of transmitted speech in accordance with the recommendation of ETSI TR 103 503.    

A simulator of special telecommunication networks with low-bit codexes   The simulator of a (radio)telephone network tests elements of real networks with subjective and objective tests (P.800, P.805, P.863, and others). The simulator supports state-of-the-art coders (EVS, MELPe) and allows exhibition participants to demonstrate connections between terminals with variable route parameters. 

An acoustic azimuth and elevation detector for incoming fire   This is a demonstrator of a device for combat vehicles. The device acoustically determines the direction of incoming fire and identifies the caliber of the weapon from which it was fired. Identification algorithms use elements of AI and achieve identification accuracy of over 88% for widely-used present-day weapons. The combined uncertainty of the azimuth and elevation measurements is below 3 angular degrees.  

GNSS jamming detector   A device for searching for jammers of GPS, Galileo and similar systems, for use in the field and at mobile checkpoints.  

A triple gradient magnetometer for security applications   A magnetic gradient sensor with world noise parameters for security applications (metal detectors, vehicles, submarines, etc.)  

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detector   An unobtrusive column detector, fully replacing classical frame metal detectors in places where the use of a frame is unsuitable/impossible.     Presentation within the Medical Conference section   Doc. Miroslav Bureš from the Department of Computers of FEL - CTU will make a presentation within the Medical Conference on sensor networks and the monitoring of vital functions in military medicine. The technology of sensor networks is becoming well available, and has a number of promising applications in both military and civilian medicine. Monitoring the vital functions of soldiers can be useful in care of the wounded in combat, in the subsequent treatment of wounded soldiers, and in clinical studies. The presentation introduces the concept of medical sensor networks, and also shows how they have been used in three recent experimental projects in military and civilian medicine in which the University of Defence, the Czech Technical University in Prague and other partners have been cooperating.