Sensors, Signals, and Systems

The Research Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems (ISSS) is one of five research institutes forming the research infrastructure of the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS).

With 30 academic members of staff spanning 10 nationalities and four fields of expertise, ISSS aims to offer the full portfolio of expertise in the fields of signal and image processing, novel manufacturing technologies, microsystems, microwave engineering, mobile communications systems and autonomous systems. Of particular interest to ISSS is the design, modelling, simulation, processing of information from and system integration of sensors. The annual research income of ISSS is around £4.5M and the institute plays a major role in national and international research initiatives such as the National Robotarium (hosted at Heriot-Watt) and several UK and European doctorate schools.

Around 90% of all research projects have industrial partners covering a wide range of sectors such as offshore and space engineering, medical healthcare, defence and security.