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Scientific publications

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Our scientific output includes report literature

Our scientific and technical publications are an important vehicle for the dissemination of our work. 

We have several goals for our publications:

  • To communicate the results of the research program to clients and fulfil our reporting responsibilities to the Department of Defence.
  • To record the results of our research program.
  • To communicate the results of scientific research and technical information to Australian industry and academia.
  • To increase awareness of and enhance the reputation of DST Group.

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Latest scientific publications

General document
General document
The 2012 MBSE Symposium explored the innovative application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodologies to Concept Engineering, the application of systems engineering principles, processes, methods, techniques and tools to the identification and analysis of the needs of capability users and other stakeholders.
Technical report
Technical report
This report describes a series of experiments in which initial attempts to perform Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) over moderate standoff distances were undertaken.
Technical report
Technical report
This report describes the development of a Photon Doppler Velocimeter (PDV) and an application of it to the measurement of the velocity of steel shocked by detonating a PE4 explosive charge.
General document
General document
A user guide for the Windows based interactive graphics plotting and analysis program called KGRAPH.
Technical report
Technical report
This report describes a study conducted by DSTO scientists examining the effectiveness of a desktop computer game to train small teams of dismounted soldiers in infantry tactics, techniques, and procedures.
General document
General document
A review of existing practices for the use of mobile devices with sensitive information, in both governmental and business contexts, and emerging technologies for improving security.
Technical note
Technical note
This report details a comparison of a range of civil and military, United States and European regulations and structural certification standards for the fatigue substantiation of rotary wing aircraft structure.
Technical report
Technical report
This report describes a methodology for evaluating and choosing between competing clustering algorithms.
Technical report
Technical report
DSTO has significant full-scale, component and coupon test facilities that it uses to assess RAAF airframes. The efficient and accurate modelling of crack growth is a necessary capability for translating the test outputs into relevant life results for structural integrity management purposes. Effective Block Approach, or EBA, a characteristic block type modelling approach may offer an alternate path for conducting life assessments. This is anticipated to be particularly useful for full-scale test interpretation where the applied loading usually consists of repeating spectrum blocks.
Technical report
Technical report
A critical review of the available literature concerning the minimum reliably detectable defect size aNDI for magnetic particle testing (MPT) in aerospace applications is presented.

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