University of Bradford

The Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI is a world-class research environment bringing together a multidisciplinary team of experts from academia and industry.

Part of The University of Bradford; the Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI, launched in October 2022, is a world-class research environment bringing together a multidisciplinary team of experts from academia and industry. The Centre is focused on being at the forefront of a shift towards a low-cost, smart, sustainable, and exploitation of Space technologies to meet some of society’s big challenges. The Centre’s flagship training programmes include short courses and an MSc in Satellite Systems Engineering with full-time and part-time modes of study. These courses ensure students have an understanding of key technical concepts and proficiency in the use of the latest software/hardware. Students are equipped with industry-ready skills and empowered to make transformative societal impacts in radio frequency, AI, DSP, telecoms, satellite communications, earth observation data analysis and Space dynamics.

The team has a combined output of more than 100 successful PhD supervisions providing the very best guidance by a highly experienced team in a world-class research environment. Research students collaborate with industry and present their work at leading international events such as the International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), the world’s premier technical conference on its subject and related Space technologies.

They partner with industry, from local companies to multinational high-tporations and national Space agencies, to upskill staff through short courses and develop research solutions in radio frequency, AI, telecommunications, signal processing, network security, satellite communications and Earth observation.

The Centre’s in-house miniaturised satellite, planned for launch into low Earth orbit in the last quarter of 2024, will be a big step in its effort to develop and test low-cost AI-driven Space-based technologies.

We believe that our focus on the combination of AI, radio frequency and space communications technology is unique.

Communications and Networks Research Unit

The University of Bradford also has considerable expertise in satellite communications which comprises four research groups with a focus across multiple research themes including: antenna, electromagnetics and radio frequency engineering; mobile, wireless and satellite communications networks and applications; and networking and performance engineering.