AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTAL SUBMARINE (ARES) - DESIGN AND SIMULATION FOR SUBMARINES IN AN INDUSTRY 4.0 ENVIRONMENT
DIP Contribution: $150,000
Project Summary: Design an Australian Research & Experimental Submarine – ARES (5-10m long) with the ability to reconfigure external shape and Fwd/aft control planes configurations (cross or X-rudder) to simulate existing or future shapes.
Defence Relevance: The short-term benefits lie in upskilling the South Australian workforce in submarine engineering by working collaboratively in a manageable microcosm with Industry 4.0 tools and mindset to ultimately deliver R&D.
The long term benefits are delivering an experimental submarine that DST could use for NATO collaborative works in hydrodynamics (AVT-301 research group) and hydroacoustics but also to investigate Collins shape modifications for future capability (example: deck shelter for UUV-integration).
Team Lead: The University of Adelaide's Mr Eric Fusil.
08 January 2020 - The Lead South Australia - "Australia set to build its first research submarine"
09 January 2020 - UK Defence Journal - "Australia set to build its first research submarine"
09 January 2020 - In Daily - "SA project plans to build Australia's first research submarine"