Defence Human Sciences Symposium 2014

The theme for the 2014 symposium is 'Crossing Discipline Boundaries: Integrating the Human Sciences into Defence and National Security Research'.

Joint Strike Fighter model to study electromagnetic effects

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A photograph of the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel standing with DSTO personnel in front of the model of the Joint Strike Fighter.
Minister Snowdon poses with DSTO personnel in front of the Iron Bird.
Warren Snowdon unveils a full-scale model of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) which will be used to study the effects of electromagnetic compatibility and interference on the aircraft.

Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Test Facility

The Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Test Facility is a world-class facility for studying the effects of environmental electromagnetic exposure on aircraft.

Missile Simulation Centre (MSC)

The Missile Simulation Centre (MSC) is a state-of-the-art facility in which missile flight, guidance and control and target engagement capabilities can be studied in simulated flight.

Rocket Motor Test Facility

DST Group’s Rocket Motor Test Facility is used for ground-based test firings of solid propellant rocket motors.

Australian Submarines' Torpedo Systems

The Torpedo Systems Centre supports DST Group's contributions to the joint program between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the United States Navy for the development, production and support of the Mk 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) heavyweight torpedo employed on Collins Class submarines.

Underwater Acoustic Scattering Laboratory (UASL)

The Underwater Acoustic Scattering Laboratory (UASL) is used to undertake research on various aspects of sound scattering from underwater objects such as submarines, surface ships, rocks and bubble clouds.

Small arms fire warning capability

Australian Defence Force (ADF) helicopters in the Middle East often come under ground fire from small arms.

Electronic warfare systems integration

DST Group is investigating electronic technologies, system designs and data processing techniques for locating enemy radar and communications emitters with networks of electromagnetic emission sensors.