WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 28, 2014 - The Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] celebrated today the successful conclusion of a joint advanced applied research program focused on the integration between manned and unmanned airborne platform systems. The program builds on the strong industrial and academic partnership between Poland and Lockheed Martin aimed at motivating young Polish engineers to address tomorrow's defense and industrial needs.
The goal of the team's "Optimizing Unmanned System of Systems" (OpUSS) project was to develop new methods to optimally manage the multiple, different systems used in aircraft and ground stations simultaneously toward a common mission. The WUT team's research was presented in June 2015 at the prestigious conference of the American Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in Dallas, Texas, and the team's three associated academic works were formally published by AIAA.
Prof. Janusz Narkiewicz, head of WUT's Department of Automation and Aeronautical Systems, congratulated the team on a job well done. "In addition to strengthening the relationship between WUT, Polish academia and Lockheed Martin, the [WUT] team's findings represent a significant contribution to the field of unmanned systems research," said Prof. Narkiewicz. "We are very pleased with this team's work and the outcome of this important project."
Lockheed Martin assisted in the enhanced development of WUT's unmanned airborne platform assets and simulation systems and supported the software development used during the research project.
For additional information, please visit WUT's website.
About Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw University of Technology is one of the leading institutes of technology in Poland and one of the largest in Central Europe. WUT continues the tradition of the Preparatory School for the Institute of Technology set up in Warsaw in 1826. The many generations of engineers it turned out and its significant contributions to the development of technical sciences earned the Warsaw University of Technology an acclaimed position in the country as well as international renown.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.