Visionair Tech Demo Confirmatory Details

/Visionair Tech Demo Confirmatory Details

Event: Fri 29 September 2017

Venue: Chilbolton Observatory, Drove Rd, Chilbolton, Stockbridge SO20 6BJ, UK

Time: 10.30 – 14.00

Title:   Doppler Radar Cloud Profiler (DRCP) – Presentation, Demonstration and Exploitation


Attendees: Jeremy Price Head, Cardington MRU; Alec Bennet, Biral Ltd; Shane Rouse, Radar Capability Advisor Dstl; Dr Gerald Wong, Exeter Met Office; Sam Nixson, Independent Consultant.

S&AO BAR: Dr Dirk Klugmann, Charlie Lane, Robin King, Paul Thompson, Stan Payne


Apologies: Eryl Smith, Programme Directors Brize Norton; Joanna White, Head of intelligent Systems, Highways England; Mike Saunby, Independent Consultant; Andy Nicholson, Head of Innovation Lead Thales; Nicolas Gaussiat, Meteo France; Duncan Robertson University of St Andrews.




S&AO Ltd has structured the programme to maximise customer engagement.  Please would attendees participate as follows:

  • Prior to the demonstration, reflect on how such a capability might have relevance for your organisation
  • At the demo, check your assumptions and discover a deeper understanding of the DRCP. Be in a position to advise on on-going level of interest and scope of exploitation activities.
  • After the demo, discuss the experience with your colleagues and then complete a feedback questionnaire reflecting the level of interest and engagement both in the subsequent Protoype phase and future purchases.




10.30 Arrival and coffee

11.00 Dirk, Charlie, Paul  – Welcome, Introductions and Programme

11.10 Dirk, Charlie – “DRCP Back story”

Dirk will explain the invention. Charlie will provide some perspective on the journey that the commercialization of the innovation DRCP has taken.

11.40 Paul Thompson – Market and exploitation opportunity

Paul will cover some of the market applicability work that has been considered during the development of the DRCP offer and preview exploitation activities

12.00 Dirk Klugmann – Demonstration

Dirk will describe the data gathered over the past week and how it can be used.  He will then explain the demo layout – radars and screens – conduct the demo and take questions.  Attendees are asked to consider the potential relevance to their organisations and end users.  

12.30   Lunch

13:00   All – Q&A, summary

Paul will facilitate a feedback session to understand specific audience requirements noting the benefits and value sought as well as constraints.

Charlie will summarise the event and explain next steps (feedback form from attendees and their colleagues)

14:00   Depart