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Dr Warren Harch, Chief - Weapons Systems Division, receives the first royalty cheque from Shaun Wilson, company Principal, at the signing of the Systems CAM license agreement at DSTO Edinburgh 3 October 2006
Software licensing agreement signed with DSTO for Systems CAM commercialisation

DSTO today signed an agreement with Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd for commercialisation of the Systems Capability Assessment Model (Systems CAM) complex systems tool which was developed from work done with DSTO on Army firepower projects from 2001 onwards. This agreement will allow Aerospace Concepts to use the tool with clients in broader government, industry and overseas. In return, DSTO will earn royalties.

As noted in the DSTO Connections magazine, the Systems CAM tool is designed to support capability analysis, concept definition, specification development, compliance assessment and source selection (tender evaluation) activities using a structured approach to system modelling. The Systems CAM has already been successfully used in a range of applications within the Australian Department of Defence. More information on the Systems CAM can be found here.



SETE 2006 panel on Beyond Traditional Systems Engineering 27 September 2006
Aerospace Concepts Principal chairs 'Beyond Traditional Systems Engineering' panel at SETE 2006 conference

Systems Engineering has a proven history of identifying end-user needs and translating these into workable system solutions. However, the scale, heterogeneity and resulting complexity of many contemporary systems and projects may suggest that Systems Engineeering as traditionally practiced is struggling to deliver satisfactory solutions.

The Principal of Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd, Shaun Wilson, today chaired the 'Beyond Traditional Systems Engineering' panel at the SETE 2006 conference in Melbourne. This panel was conducted as part of a larger effort by the Systems Engineering Society of Australia to deal with the increasing complexity of Systems Engineering challenges. The results of the panel will be published in a forthcoming edition of the SESA Newsletter.



Systems CAM tutorial at SETE 2006 conference 25 September 2006
Systems CAM tutorial delivered at SETE 2006 conference

Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd today delivered a half-day tutorial at the Systems Engineering / Test & Evaluation 2006 (SETE 2006) conference in Melbourne.

The tutorial, involving participants from a range of companies and government organisations, taught the application of Aerospace Concepts' Systems Capability Assessment Model (Systems CAM) complex systems tool to a range of problems including capability assessment, compliance evaluation and source selection.





Example impact Probability Density Function for a fictitious guided weapon (image from conference paper) 22 August 2006
Guided weapon range safety analysis capability announced to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The Range Safety Template Toolkit (RSTT) being developed by the Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation in collaboration with Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd and other companies was today presented to the Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference and Exhibit of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Keystone, Colorado, United States. The paper was presented on behalf of DSTO and Aerospace Concepts by Advatech Pacific, Inc., one of America's leading aerospace technology development and support companies.

The RSTT is being developed to support a diverse range of guided weapons in Australian service, including the ASRAAM within-visual-range air-to-air missile and the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM).



AUSROC 2.5 cutaway drawing (image courtesy Australian Space Research Institute - www.asri.org.au) 2 August 2006
Aerospace Concepts contributes to help Australian space technology R&D

The Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI) today publically thanked Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd for contributing to the AUSROC 2.5 launch vehicle development project by donating drive motors for the liquid oxygen and kerosene valves that control propellant flow to the rocket engine. AUSROC 2.5 is the next step in the AUSROC program which began in the early 1990s and has seen three launches of liquid-fuelled vehicles. Aerospace Concepts has been a long-term corporate member of the institute and looks forward to further participation in AUSROC 2.5 development.



Migratory birds self-organise to flock (image courtesy DSTO) 19 July 2006
Systems engineering and Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) explored

The Principal of Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd, Shaun Wilson, today presented at the Pan-TTCP Symposium on Complex Adaptive Systems for Defence held in Adelaide, South Australia, 17-21 July 2006. He presented on developing engineering approaches to deal with complex adaptive systems with emphasis on the differences between these approaches and traditional systems engineering. Shaun's presentation is available for download.



2006 CCRTS - State of the Art / Stage of the Practice (image from www.dodccrp.org) 22 June 2006
Joint DSTO / Aerospace Concepts NCW assessment paper presented at the 2006 CCRTS

Dr Anne-Marie Grisogono of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation today presented a joint DSTO / Aerospace Concepts paper at the 2006 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (2006 CCRTS) held in San Diego, California, 20-22 June 2006. The paper describes the long-running Network-Centric Warfare Prioritisation and Integration (NPI) assessment program being conducted in support of Australian Defence NCW capability development. The paper is also available for download.



Different national NCW assessment approaches (image taken from review) 9 June 2006
Aerospace Concepts' Network-Centric Warfare capability assessment review released by DSTO

The Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) today released Aerospace Concepts' review of Network-Centric Warfare (NCW) capability assessment approaches which was developed as part of DSTO's ongoing NCW research. The review encompasses both current NCW assessment approaches as well as areas otherwise unrelated to NCW that may potentially contribute to NCW assessment. The review is also available for download here (5.8 MB) along with an EndNote-format bibliographic database of NCW assessment references.



Complexity in ICT Systems and Projects workshop participants (image courtesy Chris Skinner - Systems Engineering Society of Australia - www.sesa.org.au) 18 April 2006
Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd at Complexity in ICT Systems and Projects workshop

The Principal of Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd, Shaun Wilson, has today opened the Complexity in ICT Systems and Projects workshop at The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney. The Workshop was organised by the Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA) in association with The Warren Centre as part of the Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2006). Proceedings of the workshop will be published via the eScholarship process of Sydney University Press. Shaun's opening remarks, co-written with Chris Skinner, are available for download.



Australian F/A-18 Hornet departs on a mission (image courtesy Department of Defence - www.defence.gov.au) 21 December 2005
Australian improved Terminal Air Control (TAC) market technology survey solicitation released to industry

The Australian Department of Defence today launched a Worldwide market technology survey for Terminal Air Control (TAC) technologies and products. The survey, being conducted in support of Defence's Project LAND 146, is being managed by Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd. The survey solicitation brief is available for download.



Australian Department of Defence - www.defence.gov.au 29 November 2005
Australian Combat Identification market technology survey solicitation released to industry

The Australian Department of Defence today launched a Worldwide market technology survey for Combat Identification technologies and products. The survey, being conducted in support of Defence's Project LAND 146, is being managed by Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd. The survey solicitation brief is available for download.



Quantum dots offer precise emisson wavelength specification for Combat ID (image courtesy Evident Technologies - www.evidenttech.com) 22 November 2005
Aerospace Concepts consultant delivers Combat Identification technology research paper

Cameron Boyd, our lead researcher and consultant on Combat Identification technologies, today delivered a research paper on this subject at the IEEE International Region 10 Conference in Melbourne. Known as Tencon '05 (www.tencon2005.org), this conference caters for a broad range of technology interests for IEEE Region 10 covering Pakistan to New Zealand and Australia to China and Korea.




AGM-84D Harpoon missile (image courtesy United States Navy) 9 November 2005
Guided weapon safety analysis capability announced

Dr Michael Jokic of the Defence Science & Technology Organisation today announced that DSTO, in collaboration with Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd and other companies, is developing a guided weapon safety analysis capability to support Australian Defence operations into the 21st Century. Dr Jokic was delivering a paper at the Systems Engineering / Test & Evaluation (SETE 2005) conference held in Brisbane, 7-9 November 2005.




SETE 2005 Conference (www.iceaustralia.com/sete2005) 8 November 2005
Aerospace Concepts compares NCW assessment approaches

Cameron Boyd, one of our key NCW research team members, has today delivered a paper on comparing approaches to NCW assessment. This paper, derived from Aerospace Concepts' collaborative research with the Defence Science & Technology Organisation, is an important foundation element in our NCW Prioritisation and Implementation (NPI) work for the Defence NCW Program Office. Cameron was speaking at the Systems Engineering / Test & Evaluation (SETE 2005) conference held in Brisbane, 7-9 November 2005.




Glo-tape for Combat ID 4 August 2005
Aerospace Concepts Principal speaks about Combat Identification technology

The Principal of Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd, Shaun Wilson, has spoken at an international conference in Washington, DC about technology for Combat Identification. His presentation, covered more than 25 potential Combat Identification technologies.



AGM-84K SLAM-ER is one contender for the RAAF cruise missile requirement (image courtesy United States Navy - www.chinfo.navy.mil) 15 March 2005
Long-range cruise missile project chooses Systems CAM

Royal Austalian Air Force Project AIR 5418 has chosen Systems CAM to assist in the selection of a long-range cruise missile. The Systems CAM software will be used to provide a structured approach to evaluating the detailed technical and operational aspects of tender responses.



System-level figure-of-merit allows direct comparison of competing systems 29 November 2004
Army's new infantry weapons project gets Systems CAM software

Aerospace Concepts delivers our Systems CAM software to the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and the Defence Capability Development Group to support assessment of the Project LAND 40-2 market technology survey initial round results.



Giat's CAESAR truck-mounted 155mm artillery piece is a high-profile contender for the Australian Army's new artillery capability (image courtesy Army Technology - www.army-technology.com) 22 October 2004
Army's new artillery project gets Systems CAM software

Aerospace Concepts delivers version 1.0 of our Systems CAM software to the Defence Materiel Organisation to support the acquisition of a new artillery system for the Australian Army under Project LAND 17.

The associated database contains information collected and analyses made over three years of study by the Defence Department and Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd.




21 July 2004
Our new website goes live

Aerospace Concepts' new website goes live. Thanks to Glen Johnson and the staff of Future Medium in Hobart.