Emerging technologies: research projects
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On this page you will find a number of the research projects related tot this programme.
AI and DS for Defence applications.
The project wants to be able to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science (DS) to unmanned autonomous systems, (military) decision support & intelligence, logistics & predictive maintenance, business operations and (company) safety. This requires an interpretation and elaboration of the preconditions. The aim of the project is to gain knowledge about the preconditions required for this. The project is also intended to bring together knowledge and promote collaboration in the field of AI with MARIN, NLR and TNO.
Goal 2023: First elaboration of use cases on established milestones, set up collaboration with universities and international partners and develop in-depth studies.
Partners: TNO, MARIN and Defence.
XR in movement.
XR technology is being used more and more, also within the Ministry of Defence, in particular Virtual Reality (VR) for education and training. The technology is still promising and the application of VR for education and training can be seen as the beginning of exploiting its full potential.
Goal 2023: The programme aims to gain knowledge about movement, haptic and force feedback in XR within the military context, and negative side effects such as cybersickness and fatigue. This knowledge contributes to the Defence objective of optimally deploying XR applications and specifying them in a smart way. The programme lasts a total of four years and consists of three phases. In 2023, the theoretical and technical foundations will be laid in order to ultimately answer the research questions from Defence and knowledge questions.
Partners: TNO and MARIN.
Intensification of knowledge building in quantum technology.
Quantum technology (communication, computing and sensing) will be disruptive if used successfully. However, it is not clear whether and in what timeframe certain technologies will be successful. This project sets up a roadmap to respond to this and investigates operational criteria of the most promising quantum technologies. NLR focuses on aerospace applications for Defence.
Goal 2023: NLR participates in the initiative of NATO’s STO (Science and Technology Organization) to define working groups on quantum technology. NLR will concentrate on medium-term applications in the aerospace domain. The goal for 2023 is to identify the most promising applications and to write STO project proposals for them so that the projects can start in 2024.
Partners: NATO, TNO and Defence.