06 September 2021
The Victorian Defence Science Institute (DSI) and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) are stimulating new ground breaking sensor research and the formation of Defence oriented multidisciplinary teams through funding awarded under the “DSI-Hazardous Agent Challenge (HAC)”.
The HAC is a DSI-led joint venture with DSTG that drew together Defence subject matter experts, end-user communities, industry and academia to explore the context and requirements for operating in environments which are potentially contaminated by a chemical or biological threat. Chemical and biological hazards, whether released on purpose or by accident, are some of the most insidious and challenging threats faced by Defence personnel and civilian first responders. Early warning provided by advanced sensor technology, and before dangerous levels are reached, is a cornerstone capability that protects our frontline operators from harm.