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Thursday 25 May 2017

Defence project team

Project team at Swinburne University of Technology’s Factory of the Future

In summary

  • Department of Defence has partnered with Tectonica and Swinburne
  • Working to demonstrate leading-edge ‘Hear and See Through’ Armour technology
  • Combining visual and audio technologies to enhance armoured vehicle crews’ situational awareness while maintaining protection measures 

Department of Defence has partnered with Tectonica and their subcontractor Swinburne University of Technology to successfully complete a Preliminary Design Review as a step on the way to demonstrating leading-edge ‘Hear and See Through’ Armour technology. 

Modern armoured fighting vehicles achieve high levels of crew survivability using a range of protection measures, but these, unfortunately, reduce crew situational awareness. 

To overcome this, Tectonica and Swinburne have combined the use of visual and audio technologies to provide an immersive experience to enhance situational awareness and maintain protection measures for the crew. 

“It is a tremendous opportunity for us to work with such a dynamic team of people in Defence and industry,” Swinburne senior lecturer in clinical technologies, Dr David Sly says. 

“The project reflects Swinburne’s commitment to create innovative solutions to real-world challenges” 

 The project is being managed under the Innovation Hub’s Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) stream

Further information on the Defence Innovation Hub is available through business.gov.au