To enhance information delivery, sustenance, system ergonomics, materials and energy technology focusing on soldier-centric integrated design.
The technology thrusts of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Communications: aim at overcoming the wireless communications challenges for modern military operations which will continue to migrate beyond voice service into video and image on-demand, compounded by network centric operations. Some specific areas of interest:
- Infrastructure-less communications in Urban Operations (UO) for Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) operations.
- Spectrum exploitation through high fidelity spectrum analysis, interference mitigation and visualisation.
- Communications and datalink for unmanned operations.
- Energy & Power: aim at developing energy and power solutions to meet the energy requirements of soldier systems, unmanned systems and field installations. Some specific areas of interest:
- To reduce the load on soldiers for energy supply e.g. light weight high energy density solutions (can be hybrid of fuel cells, batteries, alternate energy solutions), smart power management, silent field charger system and energy harvesting technology.
- To develop silent re-generative systems that are capable of delivering high power and energy and leading to reduction in fuel logistics. Smart power grids that can confer energy security and improving power efficiency.
- Protection: aim at developing materials for possible armour applications. Some specific areas of interest:
- To develop body armours that are significantly lighter and more comfortable than what is already available while maintaining the same level of protection (in terms of threat type and coverage) and cost.
- Detection of trace levels of toxic chemicals and biological threats.
- Integration Engineering: to design an integral system of systems for the future army’s Advanced Combat Man System (ACMS) by conducting optimisation studies and integration engineering to achieve soldier-centric integrated design.