Up to $4M is available to demonstrate how your technology might enhance Defence capability.
A Capability Technology Demonstrator (CTD) is a fully Government funded project that demonstrates how your technology might enhance Defence capability in a previously unexplored way. A Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program is demonstrated to a Defence audience, usually after 2 to 3 years of funded development.
A CTD Program is a project that demonstrates how technology may be operationally exploited to enhance Defence capability in a previously unexplored manner. The focus of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program is on technology-driven capability.
The aim of the CTD Program is to provide opportunities to demonstrate how advanced technology can provide significant enhancement in priority Defence capability areas. The CTD Program promotes a mechanism for companies and individuals to put their innovative solutions or ideas to Defence for assessment.
Initial proposals for CTD Programs are called for in April/May each year and can be accepted from Australian and New Zealand organisations. Proposals from small to medium enterprises account for half of all successful Capability and Technology Demonstrator Programs.
The CTD Program provides unique opportunities to demonstrate the capability potential of technology in Defence capability areas.
Some areas of capability interest that applicants may wish to consider, but are not limited to include:
- Applications to support operational decision making
- Sensors / weapons applicable to complex environments
- Military platform survivability enhancing technologies
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) detection, warning and protection
- Non-lethal weapons and scalable effects
- Individual soldier equipment weight reduction
- Miniaturisation of platforms and components
- Robotics and unmanned systems
- Networking – architectures and systems integration for platforms and dismounted soldiers
- Computing technology in support of Australian Defence Force deployed operations
- ADF Small Arms Replacement, (Land 159)
- Joint Counter-IED, (Land 154 Ph 3B)
- Digital Terminal Control System Capability, (Land 17 Ph 2)
- Ground Based Air and Missile Defence, (Land 19 Ph 7B)
- Deployable Special Engineer Regiment Capability, (JP 3025 PH 2)
- Space situational awareness – concepts/technologies that can contribute to our detection of space and ballistic objects
- Communications solutions for hostile electronic warfare environments
- Low cost networkable ESM systems to contribute to situational awareness and force level EW communications emulation systems for force level electronicwarfare training
- New open approaches to air and ground based mission systems for future air platform upgrades
- Optical Fibre Networks that can be incorporated into future warships
- Advanced Geospatial Intelligence analytical environments
- Automated Geospatial Information production capabilities
- Remote and roving integrated Geospatial Intelligence solutions
- Counter-mine and IED detection and neutralisation
- Enhanced Geospatial Intelligence storage solutions for strategic and tactical environments.
- Integrated Platform Emitter Blanking (Communications, Radars and Tactical Data Link)
- Launch and Recovery systems for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV)
- Low cost simulation display technologies for C4I interface design and experimentation
- Tactical Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)
- Integrated Active Masts (technologies that leverage off the ANZAC CEAFAR/CEAMOUNT mast)
- Underwater Sensors that complement Long Range Persistent Underwater Sensors
- Modelling and simulation behaviour repository that supports C2 simulation, anthropomorphic representations and human factors
Defence has undertaken over 100 CTD Programs ranging from $150,000 to $4,000,000 at a total cost exceeding $250 million. Defence payments are made on completion of meeting mutually developed project milestones.
Applications close Tuesday 10 June 2013.
Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.
The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.
Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.
Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.
Call us on (03) 9005 6789 or email to discuss further.
We have significant experience in applying for grants. Typical areas where we can be of assistance include:
- Demonstrating the identified need;
- Highlighting the relevance to current government policies and priorities;
- Complete the Project Plan and Budget Projections;
- Identify Outcomes that are measurable;
- Detail the applicant organisation’s experience or expertise in undertaking the project/s;
- Calculating the value for money; and
- Demonstrating capacity to deliver quality outcomes
Round 17 Recipients
The successful projects for Round 17 of the CTD Program are as follows:
- Wideband Adaptive Interference Canceller which aims to protect Electronic Warfare (EW) systems from on-board and off-board electronic interference (Ultra Electronics – Avalon Systems Pty Ltd, SA).
- Sensor Augmented Vision for Improved Operation of Rotorcraft in a Degraded Visual Environment (SAVIOUR) which seeks to reduce the probability of helicopter accidents caused by spatial disorientation in bad weather and light by providing aircrew with an all-direction, augmented view of the outside environment (Rheinmetall Simulation Australia Pty Ltd (formerly known as Sydac), SA).
- Data Cloudlets to Support IT Services which will develop techniques for protecting and synchronising data before, during and after a sudden disconnection to avoid loss of operational data (SMS Consulting Group Ltd, NSW).
- Active Electronic Scanned Array for High Bandwidth Data, a proposal to develop a capability for a high bandwidth, ship-to-ship communication link by adapting equipment currently installed on ANZAC Class Frigates (CEA Technologies Pty Ltd, ACT).
- Passive Radar designed to demonstrate a system that detects objects by picking up the energy radiated or reflected by them, without requiring a transmitter (BAE Systems Ltd, SA).
- Photonic Enhanced Radio Frequency Front End will use advances in microchip and photonic technologies to build a high-sensitivity electronic front end – placed between a radar antenna and follow-on signal processing stages – which should improve detection of smaller, faster, smarter targets like missiles, as well as generally enhance operational intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. (The University of Sydney, NSW).
- Combat Helmet System with High Powered Rifle and Increased Fragment Protection which aims to apply new bonding and laminating techniques to make advanced ceramic helmet shells to be manufactured into light weight composite infantry helmets offering multi-hit and shock protection for soldiers (Armor Composite Engineering Pty Ltd, NSW).
- CEA Missile Simulation Target (CEAMIST) which plans to develop the Navy capability to conduct anti-missile training exercises with low cost realistic radar targets (with CEA Technologies Pty Ltd, ACT)
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