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Scientific publications

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DSTO’s scientific and technical publications are an important vehicle for the dissemination of our work. 

We have several goals for our publications:

  • To communicate the results of the research program to clients and fulfil DSTO’s reporting responsibilities to the Department of Defence.
  • To record the results of DSTO’s research program.
  • To communicate the results of scientific research and technical information to Australian industry and academia.
  • To increase awareness of and enhance the reputation of DSTO.

Search our online repository at DSTO Publications Online, or see below for a selection of recent publications.

Latest scientific publications

Technical report
Technical report
This report examines the research conducted on 7050-T7451 and how corrosion pitting could influence the fatigue life of components in RAAF aircraft manufactured from this alloy. The report shows that corrosion pitting causes not only a reduction in time to failure at a certain stress but also up to a 50% reduction in the fatigue threshold.
Technical report
Technical report
General guidelines for the interpretation of published data on probability of detection (POD) for nondestructive testing.
Technical report
Technical report
This report describes the application of two DSTO initiatives to improve the analysis of oil filter wear debris to be used as a valuable adjunct to existing condition monitoring techniques.
Technical note
Technical note
This provides a means of predicting the response of a building to an explosive blast load where the building is composed of Australian standard size red bricks or bluestone blocks using the Vulnerability Assessment and Protection Options (VAPO) software..
Research report
Research report
Crew survival in combat vehicles that carry their propelling charges and high explosive filled projectiles inside the crew compartment in the event of of an on-board explosion was examined. In a trial with simulated vehicles and instrumented simulated personnel results indicated that the thermal and ejecta threats posed the greatest risk to crew survival.
Technical report
Technical report
Mussel growth in the internal sea water systems of Navy vessels can result in significant performance issues and biosecurity concerns for affected vessels. The study examined the effectiveness of two commercially available QAC disinfectants formulations, '
Technical note
Technical note
This report fully details the techniques involved in the modelling of a nonlinear and bi-axial vibration energy harvesting device.
Technical report
Technical report
In this report, the missile-target engagement problem is analysed. Two models commonly used for intercept engagment studies are investigated.
Technical note
Technical note
This report proposes that Mobile Agent (MA) technology could provide a means to introduce new information exchange paradigms and computer automation opportunities in the battlespace. More specifically, a MA)is an agent which is able to migrate (move) from one computer to another and to continue its execution on the destination computer.
Technical report
Technical report
This paper describes the Logic, Assumptions and Risks Framework (LARF) developed by DSTO to establish a mechanism to improve the analysis, transparency and decision paths that underpin planning and evaluation.

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