Future Flight

Sensoriis are proud to be Innovate UK Future Flight Phase II and Phase III award winners, and are ready to part of the challenge to provide innovative radar solutions that meet and exceed the challenges that face the future of flight. 

Future Flight will deliver a revolution in aviation by bringing together technologies in electrification, digital and autonomy to create new modes of air travel and capability. This will enable flying taxis, drones delivering goods and services, and small, all-electric aircraft.

These are innovations that could address the mobility and congestion problems faced by increasingly urban, ageing populations, and reduce the carbon footprint of the global aviation system.

Current Projects

UKRI Future Flight Phase 3

Current Projects

Project Portal

The project will focus on developing a scalable, reconfigurable, and rapidly deployable automated vertiport capability. This technology will serve permanent vertiports, new bespoke vertiports and retro-fitted installations on car parks or roof tops as well as supporting temporary operations as a pop-up vertiport for events or disaster-relief. The project will make it easy for any business to become a drone capable operation.

Current Projects

Project ALIAS

AgiLe Integrated Airspace System (ALIAS) is a consortium of innovative small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) collaborating to deliver and demonstrate all the necessary elements of an agile and scalable airspace system. The project will feature several increasingly complex flight trials and ultimately establish a flexible and resilient Uncrewed Traffic Management (UTM) system over the Channel Islands.

Other Current Projects

National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) 


Other current projects

Project oDART – onboard Detection and Avoidance Radar Tracking

This project will deliver an ultra-lightweight onboard Detection and Avoidance Radar Tracking avionics system that supports navigation, collision avoidance, and airspace deconfliction, during the critical take-off and landing phases of flight. oDART leverages micro radar technologies that have been specifically developed for low altitude flight onboard Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) and aims to adapt and introduce these into crewed aircraft.

Defence Science Technology Laboratory (Dstl) 


Other current projects

Project ZEUS

This Dstl project is an enduring autonomy Test and Evaluation (T&E) capability test bed concept demonstration, where Cambridge Sensoriis was selected, as we design and manufacture ARC micro-radar, suitable for use on Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) and autonomous vehicles, and which provides a precise localisation and automated landing capability based upon direct radar range measurement, that is independent of satellites and resilient to jamming mechanisms. 

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) 


Other current projects

Project HiPIR – High-Performance Imaging Radar for Highly Automated Vehicles

This project will result in a High-Performance Imaging Radar for Highly Automated Vehicles. This addresses a current gap in the CAM supply chain and will facilitate higher resolution, more robust, lower cost systems that perform across a wider range of weather conditions. To do this as a project, we will utilise the project partners’ design innovations and our deep domain expertise in radars.

Past Projects

UKRI Future Flight Phase 2

Other current projects


Cambridge Sensoriis took part in this pioneering programme designed to make drone delivery to households and businesses a reality. Known as iSHIMANO (System for High Integrity Monitoring of Advanced-Air-Mobility Network Operations), the project involved a consortium of organisations with expertise in engineering, aviation, and business.

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