QinetiQ, the sole provider of X-Net®, develops innovative technology in support of security services globally. This article outlines the capability, as well as the outcomes of the X-Net’s use around the globe. It also illustrates QinetiQ’s role, as a commercial organisation with a strong research heritage and affinity, in improving safety and security outcomes for our clients and partners.
Were you stuck in traffic this morning? Looking for a quicker and less stressful journey to work? Last year QinetiQ engineers helped a group of University of Adelaide Honours students to solve the problem of peak-hour traffic, as they designed, tested and prototyped a Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Electric Commuter Transport On Request solution.
QinetiQ recently collaborated with four of the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering masters students, as part of a student/industry (Capstone) project aimed at finding a solution to the unreliability of autonomous vehicles. Alongside QinetiQ experts, the mechanical engineering and mechatronics students designed a distributed coverage algorithm suitable for a fleet of vehicles equipped with local sensing and communication capabilities.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to invest in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) capabilities, counter-measures and autonomous systems, with a number of strategic procurements being progressed. As a key partner to Defence across the air, land and sea domains, QinetiQ is continuing to invest in the Counter-CBRNE technologies space.
In partnership with the University of Surrey, QinetiQ has collaborated with the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to secure a unique capability in the area of nanotechnology materials and device fabrication.
In the July-August edition of Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter, QinetiQ Australia Managing Director, Greg Barsby discusses Defence Industry contributions to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) sector in Australia.