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DSI Calls for Capability Statements to support OCE STaR Shot

Australian troops exercise in a simulated CBRN environment. Photo: Defence

The Melbourne-based Defence Science Institute (DSI) is calling for Capability Statement from Victorian universities, SMEs and research institutions to support research into DSST’s STaR Shot on Operating in CBRN Environments (OCE). The closing date for submissions is Midnight (AEST), Sunday 3 August 2020.

The capability statements will be used to inform DST about core capability residing in Victoria which can be leveraged to support the strategic priority STaR Shot focussed on ‘Operating in CBRN Environments’ (OCE). Preliminary details about this challenge can be accessed here.

The DSI is calling for expertise in the areas of detection, diagnostics, contamination, threat protection modelling, AI, autonomy and wearable assistive devices, and especially in four key disciplines:

  • Physical – Novel sensor technologies for low-concentration agent detection and with low false alarm rates, remote and autonomous agent broad-area detection from large stand-off distances
  • Life – Agent characterisation methods, diagnostic tools, gent neitralisation, containment and econtamination approaches, novel technologies to enhance human physical, physiological and cognitive resilience
  • Data – Sensor-data fusion and data analytics, autonomy, threat prediction modelling, rtificial intelligence, decision support, source locatisation methods
  • Engineering – Implantable and werable diagnostic devices, reconfigurable and multi-functional low-cost miniaturised assembles and housings, remotely deployable platforms

Following receipt and analysis if the capability statements the DSI in conjunction wit the OCE STaR Shot lead, will run a virtual forum where attendees can learn more about Defence’s requirements in this area. There will also be an opportunity for selected participants to pitch their capability to a panel of OCE Defence S&T experts.

For further information go to the DSI web site:


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