Research

Research & Innovation

BMT Asset Performance undertakes applied research to support clients and facilitate the development of more effective products, processes, services, technologies or business models.

Based on over 30 years’ experience in measuring the in-service performance of valuable BMT Asset Performance undertakes applied research to support clients and facilitate the development of more effective products, processes, services, technologies or business models. We have conducted a variety of applied research tasks to assist our clients with the solving of practical problems. Our approach is based on the application of conceptual research frameworks to which we apply empirical research methodologies. BMT has been involved with the development of research ideas/hypothesis, selection of research approaches, data collection, analysis and publication of research findings with a focus on real-world exploitation.

BMT Asset Performance has collaborated on research with academic, development and operational organisations and we are registered on a range of research frameworks. We have been responsible for research associated with the development of approaches to the safety and regulation of autonomous systems including undertaking work for the European Defence Agency (EDA) Safety and Regulation of Unmanned Maritime Systems (SARUMS) workgroup, and work as part of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Autonomous Systems Underpinning Research (ASUR) programme. BMT Asset Performance is also part of a consortium undertaking a task looking at standardisation for autonomous sub-sea gliders as part of the HORIZON2020 funded BRIDGES project.

We have conducted research into the management of compliance of platforms and equipment with environmental legislation through life, thereby reducing project and environmental risk. The Quantifying Future Environmental Legislation project assessed the drivers influencing future environmental legislative trends and developed a framework in which this could be usefully applied by project teams.

  • Quantifying Future Environmental Legislation
  • Learning from Experience (LfE) - Causal Factors & Root Causes
  • Systems Approach to Safety Engineering for Autonomous Systems
  • Maritime Autonomous Systems Technology Sense and Avoid Policy Development