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Funding approval for lighter soldier power packs and sonar technologies

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Funding approval for lighter soldier power packs and sonar technologies

MINISTER for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, has announced $13 million funding for five defence-related research and development projects.

Five projects were selected out of 119 submissions received under Round 15 of the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program.

Approved projects include:

A collaboration between Phoenix Engineering Systems and Thales Australia to develop Nanoparticle-Hydrophone technology.

This has the potential to improve  underwater sonar sensing for ships,  submarines and unmanned underwater  vehicles (UUV), with the installation of a simple pad-like device.

Sonartech Atlas’s Active Pulse Analysis System, which is an advanced underwater detection and analysis system and displays to enhance a vessel’s sonar sensing capability.

Tectonica Australia, together with Australian National University and CSIRO’s Integrated Power System for Dismounted Combat.

This is a technology integrating flexible lightweight power generating solar cells, more efficient power storage technology and power generating electronic textiles, and smarter power management techniques to reduce the weight of batteries a soldier needs to carry to power equipment.


 

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