FACULTY OF CYBERNETICS

The faculty conducts research in the following areas:

  • designing and improving of computer and information systems
  • battlefield modeling and simulation
  • modeling of crisis and conflict situations
  • designing and implementation of early warning and crisis management systems
  • designing and implementation of systems for computer aided decision making
  • methods of designing distributed computer systems
  • real time systems
  • intelligent robots and computer vision
  • artificial intelligence and expert systems
  • computer graphics and virtual reality systems
  • computer networks
  • computer systems
  • diagnostics and security of communication networks
  • computer systems in automatics and robotics
  • control and systems theory
  • models and methods for designing cryptographic systems
  • operation research
  • methods and tools for analysis, design and diagnostic of microprocessing systems
  • quantum information processing and theory
  • parallel and distributed calculations
  • numerical modelling
  • application of computer science methods in medicine.

The results achieved in the abovementioned areas find their use mostly in the department’s research and development projects carried out for national defence and security. Among others, within the Faculty of Cybernetics there is an accredited Cryptography Research Laboratory specialized in cryptographic algorithms and systems. In addition, the department conducts the training programme under the auspices of Cisco Networking Academy.

FACULTY OF ELECTRONICS

The faculty conducts research in the following areas:

  • radar technology, digital processing, synthesis and compressing of complex radar signals
  • synthesized aperture radars (SAR) and ground penetrating radars
  • automated systems for radio-electronic information management
  • radio surveillance and electronic warfare sytems
  • modern algorithms for signal processing in radio communication and digital signal processing for communication and electronic warfare
  • new generation radio communication systems
  • antennas systems and radio wave propagation, microstrip antennas for mobile phones and electronic compatibility systems
  • use of satellite navigation systems GNSS in military and civilian applications
  • interoperability of communication systems and devices, engineering and security of telecommunication and information systems
  • microwave thermography for medical and military purposes
  • methods and devices for time-interval measurement with picosecond resolution
  • universal digital demodulators
  • methods and equipment supporting diagnostic and rehabilitation processes in medical applications
  • automation systems and signal converters
  • diagnostics of semiconductor materials and devices
  • hydrological threats monitoring
  • local power supply systems
  • electronic protection systems and multi-biometric methods for people authentication.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory is located in the Faculty of Electronics. It fulfills the requirements of PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025 and have Accreditation Certificate of Polish Centre for Accreditation (No. AB 693) in the field of EMC and techniques antenna and the Certificate of Accreditation in the field of Defence and Security (No. 28/MON/2014). This laboratory is equipped with an anechoic chamber and a measuring device operating in the frequency range from 10 kHz to 20 GHz.

FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY

The faculty conducts research in the following areas:

civil engineering:

  • military shelters, shelters and hideouts for the population protection and civil defense of the country
  • experimental investigations and numerical modelling of the destruction mechanism of materials, structural elements and building structures under explosive load
  • new systems of partitions and building objects of high ability to absorb impact energy and explosion
  • experimental investigations and numerical modelling of soil reinforcing under explosive load
  • modelling of dynamic interaction of a building object with the ground
  • optimization of thermal insulation and study of energy efficiency of buildings
  • folded structures of bridges, road and airfield surfaces
  • hazard identification of the functioning and evaluation of the exploitation process of transport infrastructure
  • expert systems of the sustainability assessment of building objects
  • resistance testing of the building infrastructure and transport infrastructure in the crisis situations
  • testing of the constructional, technological and material solutions for the rapid construction, reconstruction as well as for repairs of building objects and of special constructions in crisis situations

geodesy and cartography:

  • digital mapping
  • displacement and deformation studies
  • participation in „Open Skies”
  • low altitude photogrammetry
  • GIS databases
  • geodetic and photogrammetric networks
  • real estate management
  • design and implementation of spatial information systems for complex management within national and local administrative divisions
  • terrain analyses using aerial and satellite imagery together with DTM’s
  • optoelectronic reconnaissance systems
  • architectural documentation using terrestrial close range photogrammetry methods
  • photogrammetric processing of aerial and satellite imagery
  • using terrestrial laser scanning for photogrammetric purposes
  • digital imagery processing
  • remote sensing studies of the environment
  • multispectral image acquisition and processing techniques
  • processing GNSS satellite observations
  • monitoring GPS reference stations and the analysis of interference in navigation systems
  • GNSS reference stations
  • implementation of the ASG-EUPOS system
  • implementation of the mesoscale COAMPS and WRF models
  • using SLR and VLBI in surveying
  • time chronometry and distribution in surveying systems
  • numerical modeling and weather prediction
  • weather phenomenon modeling, focusing on dangerous weather phenomena
  • contamination propagation modelling
  • remote sensing of the atmosphere for meteorological support
  • study of properties and parameterization of mesoscale numerical weather prediction models
  • methods of analysis and forecasting of hazardous atmospheric phenomena.

FACULTY OF LOGISTICS

The faculty conducts research in the following areas:

military logistics:

  • modeling of military logistics systems for Polish Army
  • analytical studies of products/systems life cycle
  • developing of arrangements, analysis and expertise in the range of acquisition of military equipment
  • opinions on draft documents on HNS and CIMIC
  • logistics reporting in national and allied operations (NATO LogRep)

logistics in enterprise:

  • design logistics processes
  • scheduling deliveries in the enterprise
  • design and assessment of the effectiveness of logistics systems
  • design and equipment of logistics facilities
  • modeling of logistics systems and processes
  • configuration of logistics chains and networks

security and national defence:

  • functioning and coordination of the state defence system in times of peace, crisis and war times
  • improvement of national defence management systems
  • foreign policy and national security strategy
  • functioning, training and technological advancement of the armed forces
  • internal and external military threats of national security
  • functioning of the state in the political-military alliances
  • the development of the economic potential and defence industry
  • the national economy in crisis and war times
  • emergency management and critical infrastructure protection
  • logistics in time of crisis
  • the protection of cyberspace in national defence area
  • social ecology in crisis and war situations
  • civil-military cooperation
  • national institutions in defence and protection areas
  • subjects supporting the national defence system.

Certification offer:

  • certification of quality management systems, environment, occupational safety and health, food safety, information safety, internal control systems, etc.
  • verification of EMAS.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The faculty conducts research in the following areas:

  • investigation and elaboration of telecontrol systems of mobile, unmanned platforms
  • modelling, design, modernization investigations of engineering machines with special attention given to hydrostatic and hydrokinetic power transmission systems, automation and control, as well as operation in extreme weather conditions
  • tribological research of fatigue problems dedicated to new materials with a special focus on the phenomena occurring in these materials, as well as, laser processing methods of surface layers
  • investigation and testing of new structural materials subjected to dynamic conditions
  • investigations, modernization and development of combat vehicles and means of transportation, as well as, devices for storage, transport and distribution of POL products and alternative fuels
  • development of maintenance systems with taking into account ecological aspects
  • investigations of vehicles under low temperatures
  • investigations of engines and hybrid propulsion systems, as well as, implementation of fuel cells
  • design, experimental investigations and numerical modelling of protective structures against ballistic and cumulative missiles, as well as, energy absorbing shields subjected to shock waves induced by IED devices
  • modelling and development of guns and protective vests
  • conceptual and technical design, experimental investigations, numerical modelling and simulation of complex engineering structures and vehicles
  • advanced static and dynamic numerical and experimental investigations including crash tests, assessment of crashworthiness of materials and structures
  • research and development of new energy technologies (shale gas extraction, coal deposits methane drainage, geothermal and geoplutonic energy extraction)
  • mechanical properties investigation and numerical modelling of advanced materials
  • biomedical engineering.

The part of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is the research laboratory accredited by the Polish Centre for Accreditation (certificate number No. AB 733) dedicated to such research areas like: investigations of vehicles under different climatic conditions, testing of engine combustion processes, investigation of vehicle dynamics and tribological liquids.

FACULTY OF MECHATRONICS AND AVIATION

The faculty conducts research in the following areas:

  • robotics, mechanics, control theory, automation, microprocessor technique
  • programming and design of mechatronic devices for military and industrial applications
  • theory of anti-aircraft missile guidance
  • radar and television systems determining the coordinates of targets and missiles
  • digital signal filtering
  • the control and processing systems in real time
  • design of microwave devices and signal processors
  • a comprehensive experimental study of energetic and ballistic properties of solid propellants
  • research and modeling of internal, external, intermediate and final ballistics
  • numerical study of propagation and the impact of blast waves
  • design of new classical weapon systems ( small arms and artillery) and new patterns of ammunition, taking into account the requirements of the modern battlefield and the protection of the environment
  • study of the technical and operational-tactical properties of weapons and ammunition
  • manufacturing technology of elements produced by powder metallurgy
  • analysis of phenomena in materials subjected to shock loads
  • endurance test of arms, forecasting the state and management the process of operation of technical equipment and systems
  • technical thermodynamics, thermal metrology
  • investigations of thermo-physical properties of materials
  • mathematical modeling of complex heat-mass exchange phenomena
  • material engineering in terms of the thermo-physical properties of materials
  • computer-aided measurement process
  • inverse problem related to estimation of the thermo-physical parameters of solids
  • aerodynamic characteristics of the ground and flying objects
  • the dynamics of movement of flying objects
  • investigating the effect of icing on the aerodynamic characteristics and flight safety of aircrafts
  • design of aircrafts
  • integrated structural and aerodynamic modeling of aero-elastic load-carrying systems
  • evaluation of strength, durability and safety of damaged structural components
  • study of operating processes of technical systems in terms of their reliability, efficiency and safety
  • modeling dynamics of release of energy and the movement of physically inhomogeneous energetic media for forecasting safety risks.

FACULTY OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AND CHEMISTRY

The faculty conducts research in the following areas:

advanced photonic materials:

  • liquid crystalline materials – design, synthesis, purification, their applications and essential properties characterization
  • inorganic crystals, glasses and composites – design, synthesis, purification and essential properties characterization
  • complex semiconductor structures – photodiodes as well as uncooled and multispectral detectors of electromagnetic radiation
  • photonic fibres and optical structures - non-telecommunication applications and sensors

hazardous materials and protection against chemicals and chemicals weapons:

  • new explosives – technology, analysis, characterization of properties and the modelling of explosive phenomena
  • instrumental techniques of revealing and the analysis of hazardous materials (including industrial chemicals and chemical weapons)
  • nanoporous carbon and silica materials - synthesis and characterization of their absorption properties

structural and multifunction materials:

  • studies of metallic powders, sinter metals and ultrananograined metallic alloys
  • studies of alloys deformation process
  • intermetallic gradient material technology for elements of ballistic light armour
  • preparation and characterization of nanomaterials for hydrogen storage.

INSTYTUTE OF OPTOELECTRONICS

The Institute conducts research in the following areas:

  • laser technologies, new laser, optical and optoelectronic materials, diode pumped solid state laser, tunable solid state lasers, gas lasers, semiconductor lasers, laser applications
  • thermal technologies, including thermal detection, thermal equipment for military use, thermal metrology
  • electro-optical control systems: fire control systems, deck systems for data analysis, tracking heads
  • laser range finders, designators and simulators
  • point and standoff detection of explosives, chemical and biological agents
  • target recognition, identification and tracking
  • optoelectronic metrology
  • high energy laser matter interactions
  • THz technology
  • nanotechnologies
  • plasmonics
  • fiber optic techniques
  • optical and optoelectronic technologies
  • biophotonics
  • biomedical engineering.

The Institute of Optoelectronics has Accredited Research Laboratory, accredited by the Polish Centre of Accreditation, working in the field of optoelectronics.