Australian Research & Experimental Submarine (A.R.E.S.) Design and Simulation for Submarines in an Industry 4.0 environment

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.

Collaborating Partners: The University of South Australia, Flinders University, TAFE SA, ASC Pty Ltd, Saab Australia, University of Tasmania

Media: 

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"

Status: Ongoing