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Propulsion and energy

Our propulsion and energy research covers engine, drive-system technologies and power systems for land, air, maritime and space platforms. 

Efficient power systems involves fuels, batteries, materials, other devices, architectures and power management to increase efficiency and power density for platforms, facilities and reduce weight for personal power. 

Engine and drive-system technologies incorporates hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, combustion research activities. 

This area also captures research into energy security which involves alternative and renewable energy sources, future alternative fuels and resilient power networks and systems.

Key information

Areas of expertise:

  • hypersonics
  • weapons propulsion
  • explosives
  • pyrotechnics
  • maritime power and energy systems
  • engine life management
  • prognostics and health management
  • mechanical and combustion experimentation