Evaluation of icephobic coatings
Report on the evaluation of an icephobic coating developed by the United States Naval Surface Warfare Center to reduce ice build-up on offshore patrol vessel superstructures during cold environment operations.
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Defence capability plan
This plan is designed to give shape to the first ten years of capability development under the policy framework provided by the Defence White Paper 2010.
Read this plan [NZDF website]
The influence of shallow water waves on the REMUS autonomous underwater vehicle
This report outlines the results of an investigation into the influence that shallow water waves have on the dynamics and performance of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.
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The Seabreeze 2009 experiment
Report on an experiment to investigate the impact of ocean and atmospheric processes on radar performance in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. This report from Weather and Climate has been reproduced with permission from the New Zealand Meteorological Society (Inc).
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Rotational torsion fatigue failure of an engine driven fuel pump coupling
This paper reports on our research to investigate the engine failures occurring in military trainer aircraft, used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Read this research paper [Wiley Online Library website]
Sound pressure level of the Steyr AUG Rifle
Report on the sound pressure level of the New Zealand Army’s Steyr AUG rifle at a number of angles and distances from the muzzle – with and without a muzzle brake fitted.
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Review of the Defence Technology Agency
The observations and recommendations from a three-person panel during a comprehensive external review of the Defence Technology Agency.
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Summary of findings from the New Zealand recruitment nutrition and health project – 2009
This report summarises the extensive findings of each phase of the New Zealand Army Recruit Nutrition and Health Project and provides recommendations to help enhance physical and cognitive performance, both during training and throughout a soldier’s career.
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Maritime counter-piracy study using agent-based simulations
This research paper describes the simulation techniques used to investigate how a large commercial vessel could defend itself against pirate hijacking.
Read this research paper [Nanyang Technological University website]
Finite element analysis of the cold expansion of aircraft fastener holes
Report on research to develop finite element simulations of the hole cold expansion process. The research evaluated the residual stress fields developed from FEA (finite element analysis) models of different levels of complexity.
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This article, published in Navy Today, explains our role, who we work with in the military science community, and some of the work we’ve done for the Royal New Zealand Navy.
Navy Today is the monthly magazine for RNZN sailors, members of the New Zealand Defence Force, and others.
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DTA Research Anticipates NH90 Arrival
This article explains how we, as part of a research cluster, have won funding for research into advanced fibre composite structures. Our expertise in composites will enable us to support the Air Force’s new NH90 helicopters.
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Recent developments in the MANA agent-based model
This article describes MANA – an agent-based method of modelling military operations. MANA was developed by the Operations Analysis team within our Sensing Systems group.
Read this article [Naval Postgraduate School website]