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Australian DefenceScience. Volume 13. Number 1, Autumn

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CONTENTS Studying the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile in captivity - A new capability has put the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile ESSM through its paces in different operational scenarios, obviating the need for a large number of costly live firing exercises. Innovative ways to keep bio-fouling at bay - The growth of marine organisms on ships has long been a major problem. DSTO is exploring a range of approaches with the promise of greater effectiveness and more benign environmental side effects. Theatre Broadcast System sets world standards - The development of DSTOs Theatre Broadcast System TBS, using commercially available technology, ranks as one of the most outstanding success stories for the organisation. Smart health care for structures - DSTO has made significant advances in the development of a system for monitoring the structural health of ADF ships, aircraft and vehicles. The system uses a range of sensors to detect different forms of degradation, with the sensor data being managed by an electronic device known as the Universal Sensor Interface USI. Robots to do dirty, dangerous chores for Army - DSTO is developing robotic land vehicles for surveillance, attack and support missions, making the operations of human combatants safer, more efficient and more comfortable. Listening with light - DSTO and Thales Underwater Systems are developing a fibre optic listening device that will deliver a new passive sonar capability. The in-fibre laser technology enables undersea sensor arrays to be made smaller, simpler and more robust. CUBE-a new tool for aerospace research - The Crewed Universal Battle Environment CUBE facility recently commissioned at DSTO Fishermans Bend is an important new tool for the investigation of technologies, tactics and procedures used on Australian Defence Force ADF aircraft. The CUBE display, adaptable to a wide range of different cockpit scenarios, is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

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  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
  • Cybernetics
  • Marine Engineering
  • Guided Missiles

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