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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

Technical note
Technical note
The as-built out-of-circularity (OOC) deviations from a perfectly round shape and plate thickness variations of a cylinder that is subjected to external pressure are known to have a significant effect on the collapse strength and must be accurately represented in finite element analysis to obtain accurate results. Often it is necessary to interpolate measurements from a relatively coarse grid to a refined finite element model and methods that have wide general acceptance are Fourier series and bi-linear interpolation. These methods have been implemented in an Excel spreadsheet to produce node and element data that can be used directly in the Strand7 finite element package, but the methods employed are suitable for other software as well.
Technical report
Technical report
System(s)-of-Systems (SoS) is broadly acknowledged as an engineering challenge for defence organisations, due to high complexity of various military SoS and their development processes. This report introduces a systems thinking-based approach, SoS thinking, which offers a language and a thoughtful process to conceptualise, understand, communicate about and assess military SoS.
Technical report
Technical report
The mechanical integrity of the propellant bed is a key factor in safe and consistent gun performance. A low strain-rate bed compression test was developed, primarily for use at low temperatures and, in conjunction with the time-temperature superposition principle, to simulate the high strain rates that exist in the gun chamber during ignition.
Technical report
Technical report
Recently, a novel tilted-wire' scatterer model has been developed that can provide an accurate and sparse representation of radar returns from such objects. Following a literature review on compressed sensing algorithms, covering both greedy and lp minimisation methods (0 < p ≤ 1), the report focuses on a comparative study of various greedy pursuit algorithms, using both simulated and real radar data, with a particular emphasis on the use of the tilted-wire scatterer model.
Technical note
Technical note
These Research Notes form part of a series of notes extracted from work undertaken by Innovation Science in the establishment of Openness and Evolvability assessment Methods and Processes. This set of Research Notes focusses on an introduction to the assessment of Openness. This work was undertaken from the late 1990s to 2007 and focussed on the application to Submarine Combat Systems.
Technical note
Technical note
These Research Notes form part of a series of notes extracted from work undertaken by Innovation Science in the establishment of Openness and Evolvability assessment Methods and Processes. This set of Research Notes focusses on Interface Assessment. This work was undertaken from the late 1990s to 2007 and focussed on the application to Submarine Combat Systems.
Technical note
Technical note
These Research Notes form part of a series of notes extracted from work undertaken by Innovation Science in the establishment of Openness and Evolvability assessment Methods and Processes. This set of Research Notes focusses on Legal Assessment. This work was undertaken from the late 1990s to 2007 and focussed on the application to Submarine Combat Systems.
Technical note
Technical note
These Research Notes form part of a series of notes extracted from work undertaken by Innovation Science in the establishment of Openness and Evolvability assessment Methods and Processes. This set of Research Notes focusses on Standards Assessment. This work was undertaken from the late 1990s to 2007 and focussed on the application to Submarine Combat Systems.
Technical note
Technical note
These Research Notes form part of a series of notes extracted from work undertaken by Innovation Science in the establishment of Openness and Evolvability assessment Methods and Processes. This set of Research Notes focusses on Documentation Quality Assessment. This work was undertaken from the late 1990s to 2007 and focussed on the application to Submarine Combat Systems.
Technical report
Technical report
A systematic BHEC and fractographic study has been conducted by inspecting several hundred fastener holes in ex-service F/A-18 aircraft bulkheads, following fatigue testing. The results demonstrate that measurement of the relative phase of the eddy-current response provides additional information which can assist in discrimination between genuine cracks and mechanical damage.

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