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09.01.2020

Cyber-Defence Campus meets innovative start-ups at CES 2020
CYD Delegation Silivon Valley CES 2020

The Cyber Defence Campus is presenting itself together with Swisstech at the «Consumer Technology Association (CES) - Conference 2020» in Las Vegas. The president of ETH Zürich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot and the president of EPFL, Prof. Dr. Martin Vetterli are also attending the conference.

10.12.2019

Swiss team pits its strength against DARPA robotics competition
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Eleven international teams competed against each other for the first time in the DARPA Robotic Challenge in summer 2019. Their robots duelled their skills in mapping tunnels and recognising artefacts. A Swiss team represented by the ETH Zurich and an SME, with a walking robot from armasuisse, were present.

03.12.2019

Swiss Ecosystem for Defence Innovation
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Is the Swiss Innovation System for National Security ready for the future? This question was discussed at the Deftech Day in Thun based on various different perspectives and experiences on November 13, 2019.

03.12.2019

Multi-static radar system for drone detection successfully tested in Thun
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armasuisse S+T was able to successfully test the experimental system SAMURAI (Swiss African Multistatic Radar Initiative) together with the research partners CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) from Pretoria, South Africa and Palindrome Remote Sensing GmbH from Landquart.

19.09.2019

Automatic classification of radar data using machine-learning methods
How an X-band surveillance radar sees different targets

During the image analysis process, machine-learning (ML) methods are used as standard for automatic image classification and feature recognition. These methods attempt to group image-specific characteristics in a training data set and assign predetermined classes (e.g. «landscape», «dog» and «person») in order to generalise new images.

23.11.2018

Are line-of-sight and radar compatible?
Line-of-sight unit in the S+T anechoic chamber in Bern.

With the current density of communication media and radar, the question arises as to whether the two formats are compatible with one another. This issue is compounded by the fact that some devices use similar frequencies.

31.10.2018

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DEFTECH Update Oktober 2018

Developments in the storage of energy, robotics and automated information processing – these are the subjects of the latest DEFTECH (Defence Future Technologies) Update of armasuisse Science and Technology.

18.10.2018

Upgrade of ammunition held in stock with quality test by S+T test centre
Function, safety and performance of the upgraded ammunition tested by WTT

armasuisse is having the round for the Leopard 2 MBT 120 mm weapon system/L44 gun barrel renewed to ensure that there is sufficient ammunition in stock again and to guarantee the army is prepared. The WTT tests its function, safety and performance.

20.08.2018

Measurement of meteorological parameters using drones
Meteodrone during the acquisition of meteorological data

At armasuisse W + T, tests using drones have been performed to record local weather parameters. During test campaigns, the advantages and disadvantages of these «flying weather stations» compared to meteorological balloons were evaluated.

08.08.2018

DEFTECH between fiction and reality
Coverpage Comic «Meteor» - Bees attack

What better than science fiction to describe and communicate futuristic realities and concepts? The new brochure sheds light on the challenges in which it highlights parallels between new technologies in the literary world and the current state of research.

Events S+T

05 May 2020
Informationsveranstaltung

DEFTECH 05.05.2020
DEFTECH 05.05.2020 - Human-Machine Interface and Interaction

The future of the army is determined by human-machine interaction. Which combination is the most efficient and promising?

09 June 2020
Informationsveranstaltung

CYD Campus Conference
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17 September 2020
Informationsveranstaltung

DEFTECH 17.09.2020
DEFTECH High Altitude Platforms

High Altitude Platforms (HAPS): filling a gap between ground, air and space?

03 November 04 November 2020
Informationsveranstaltung

CYD Campus Conference 3.-4.11.2020
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10 November 2020
Informationsveranstaltung

DEFTECH 10.11.2020
DEFTECH Hypervelocity Missiles

Hypervelocity missiles: Speed is of the essence. What are the challenges and the consequences?