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News Article | February 16, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

SMi Reports: Japanese Cabinet Office will discuss future plans for Japan’s space diplomacy and space security at MilSatCom Asia Pacific, taking place on 15-16 May in Singapore. London, United Kingdom, February 16, 2017 --( Speaking at SMi’s MilSatCom Asia-Pacific conference this May, Colonel Shinichiro Tsui and Dr Hiroshi Yamakawa from Japanese Cabinet Office will be discussing Japan's space diplomacy with a focus on enhancing space security as well as developing regional cooperation. Colonel Tsui will address the increasing use of outer space for both civil and security applications and how advancement of space technology can help to enhance assets. He will also talk about the importance of promoting international cooperation including capacity building. Details about the future of space policy for the Japanese MoD and government will also be reviewed. Dr Yamakawa’s talk will outline the key aims and focuses of the Space Security Working Group and discuss sustainable development. Effective utilisation of space and the importance of stable use of outer space for allied forces in the Asia-Pacific region will also be explored. Firmly established as the leading conference for SatCom and communication experts, MilSatcom Asia Pacific will take place on the 15th-16th May 2017, at the Grand Copthorne Water Front Hotel in Singapore. Focusing on developing strategic space programmes and space security, the 2017 show invites not only programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but will also provide a perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their experiences in the enhancement of satellite for effective military communications across Asia Pacific. Notable presenters include Republic of Korea Armed Forces Military, U.S. Air Force, Indian Army, New Zealand Defence Force, Japanese Cabinet Office, ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, Indonesia Maritime Studies, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, GAPSAT. The 7th annual event will also feature an all new exclusive half day post conference workshop hosted by The Aerospace Corporation, taking place on the 17th May, 2017. Attending the event enables you to meet, network and hear about the latest developments in national MilSatCom and space programs from leading nations within the Asia Pacific region, as well as learning how satellite capabilities are effectively used in times of peace as well as war. Explore how key nations such as the US and Canada are assisting the growth of MilSatCom programs in the Asia-Pacific region, and discuss and develop partnerships with allied nations to improve and enhance cooperation effectively. Attendees for the 2016 show includes: Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Data Device Corporation, DSO National Labs, DSTA, Embassy of Romania, Eutelsat Asia, FMV, ILS, Intelsat General Corporation, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Kratos Networks, MCC Corporation, Philippine Navy, Rohde & Schwarz, SaMS, Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore MoD, Singapore Space & Technology Association, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Telespazio, The Aerospace Corporation, U.S Embassy In Singapore, ViaSat, Inc., Zodiac Data Systems and much more. For those looking to attend, there is S$300 early bird offer available online ending on 28th February 2017. Further information is available at http://www.milsatcomasia.com/prcom 7th Annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific 15th – 16th May 2017 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore http://www.milsatcomasia.com/prcom Sponsored by Hughes Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk Booking: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, February 16, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Following their first military satellite launched on January 24th, Japan is ready to share their upcoming plans regarding space diplomacy and security.Speaking at SMi’s MilSatCom Asia-Pacific conference this May, Colonel Shinichiro Tsui and Dr Hiroshi Yamakawa from Japanese Cabinet Office will be discussing Japan's space diplomacy with a focus on enhancing space security as well as developing regional cooperation.Colonel Tsui will address the increasing use of outer space for both civil and security applications and how advancement of space technology can help to enhance assets. He will also talk about the importance of promoting international cooperation including capacity building. Details about the future of space policy for the Japanese MoD and government will also be reviewed.Dr Yamakawa’s talk will outline the key aims and focuses of the Space Security Working Group and discuss sustainable development. Effective utilisation of space and the importance of stable use of outer space for allied forces in the Asia-Pacific region will also be explored.Firmly established as the leading conference for SatCom and communication experts, MilSatcom Asia Pacific will take place on the 15th-16th May 2017, at the Grand Copthorne Water Front Hotel in Singapore. Focusing on developing strategic space programmes and space security, the 2017 show invites not only programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but will also provide a perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their experiences in the enhancement of satellite for effective military communications across Asia Pacific.Notable presenters include Republic of Korea Armed Forces Military, U.S. Air Force, Indian Army, New Zealand Defence Force, Japanese Cabinet Office, ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, Indonesia Maritime Studies, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, GAPSAT.The 7th annual event will also feature an all new exclusive half day post conference workshop hosted by The Aerospace Corporation, taking place on the 17th May, 2017.Attending the event enables you to meet, network and hear about the latest developments in national MilSatCom and space programs from leading nations within the Asia Pacific region, as well as learning how satellite capabilities are effectively used in times of peace as well as war. Explore how key nations such as the US and Canada are assisting the growth of MilSatCom programs in the Asia-Pacific region, and discuss and develop partnerships with allied nations to improve and enhance cooperation effectively.Attendees for the 2016 show includes: Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Data Device Corporation, DSO National Labs, DSTA, Embassy of Romania, Eutelsat Asia, FMV, ILS, Intelsat General Corporation, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Kratos Networks, MCC Corporation, Philippine Navy, Rohde & Schwarz, SaMS, Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore MoD, Singapore Space & Technology Association, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Telespazio, The Aerospace Corporation, U.S Embassy In Singapore, ViaSat, Inc., Zodiac Data Systems and much more.For those looking to attend, there is S$300 early bird offer available online ending on 28th February 2017.Further information is available at http://www.milsatcomasia.com/prcom7th Annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific15th – 16th May 2017Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singaporehttp://www.milsatcomasia.com/prcomSponsored by HughesMedia: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukBooking: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen@smi-online.co.ukEstablished since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


Zhou Y.,Defence Science and Technology Agency | Zhao J.,Monash University
Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology | Year: 2015

Underground space development has become an economic imperative for land-scarce Singapore. In 2007, the government, under the Ministry of National Development, set up an inter-agency Underground Master Planning Task Force that aims to map out the long-term development of the underground space, bringing the underground space development to a strategic level. In 2010, the Economic Strategies Committee made developing underground space part of the government's long-term economic strategy with specific recommendations on master planning, geological investigations, investment in research and development, and various policy issues. The ESC report also recommended that the government should take the lead in catalysing the use of underground space. Based on these recommendations, the Singapore government have taken various initiatives and studies, and initiated various research projects in support of these initiatives.This paper gives a review of the history of underground space development, highlights the potential utilisations, and discusses the various recent studies and planning issues, and examines possible strategies for future use of underground space in Singapore. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.


Li J.C.,CAS Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics | Li H.B.,CAS Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics | Ma G.W.,University of Western Australia | Zhou Y.X.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology | Year: 2013

A theoretical method to predict underground tunnel behavior considering the peak particle velocity (PPV) and the stress distribution is presented in this study. The influence of explosion-induced wave from an underground charge tunnel on an adjacent tunnel is explicitly considered in order to evaluate tunnel stability. According to the wave propagation law in rock and the conservation of the momentum on the wave front, the motion equation of the adjacent tunnel wall is first derived in the paper. A case study is carried out and the analytical method is calibrated by comparing the PPV of the adjacent tunnel wall with empirical formulae results. The tunnel safety is then assessed by analyzing the PPV and the stress distribution. Parametric studies regarding the effects of the separation distance and the loading density on the potential brittle failure of the adjacent tunnel wall are also conducted. The safe separation distance between the two adjacent tunnels is predicted and compared with those from the empirical PPV criterion and the maximum tensile strength criterion. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Li J.C.,CAS Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics | Ma G.W.,University of Western Australia | Zhou Y.X.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering | Year: 2012

A theoretical approach is presented to study the ground motion induced by an underground tunnel explosion. The ground motion is caused by two coupled stress waves, i.e., the reflected body wave and the secondary surface wave or Raleigh wave. Based on the principle of conservation of momentum at the wavefronts, the reflected body waves along the ground surface are derived. The interaction of the body wavefront and the ground surface induces the secondary surface wave which transfers outwards on the ground. The particle velocity and particle acceleration on the ground surface are subsequently derived. The analytical results are compared with results from numerical simulations and empirical formulae with different material damping ratios. The effects of the loading density and the material damping on the ground motion are investigated. Finally, the limitations of the proposed theoretical approach for ground motion prediction are discussed. © Springer-Verlag 2011.


Xu J.,Nanyang Technological University | Lee C.K.,Nanyang Technological University | Fan S.C.,Nanyang Technological University | Kang K.W.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
International Journal of Impact Engineering | Year: 2014

In this study, the ricochet phenomenon of concrete debris impacting on sand is investigated by both experiments and numerical simulations. Three types of debris, including 50 mm â̂... concrete spheres, 60 mm and 100 mm chamfered concrete cubes, are employed in the tests. The relationship between the debris impact responses and the incident condition is studied. A numerical modelling is established to simulate the impact of the three types of debris against sand. A parametric study based on the numerical modelling is carried out to study the influence of the sand internal friction angle on the debris impact responses. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Ho C.L.,Defence Science and Technology Agency | Li K.Y.,University of Canterbury | Spearpoint M.J.,University of Canterbury
Fire and Materials | Year: 2013

Smoke contamination of balconies due to a channelled spill plume at a lower level in an atrium might occur during a fire and could affect occupant safety during an evacuation. Previous experimental work has investigated the extent of smoke contamination, and this work describes a numerical modelling comparison of the experiments using the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) computational fluid dynamics programme. Temperature, severity and height of smoke contamination are selected as the key parameters for comparison. The predictions of severity and height of smoke contamination are generally similar to the experimental results using a 'most severe point assessment of smoke contamination' assessment method. Although predicted temperatures are slightly lower than experimental values, FDS temperature slice files can be used at the most severe smoke contaminated point using a 10 °C temperature rise. This 10 °C threshold matches the criterion proposed in the previous experimental research. On the basis of the comparisons for the height of smoke contamination, the simulation results generally match a previously proposed equation for the height of smoke contamination above a balcony spill plume. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Leong S.C.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium | Year: 2012

A new distance dependent point rainfall rate, R 0.01, originally defined by ITU to be only dependent on location, has been established to take into account the finite rain cell size effect on the rain/link attenuation cumulative distribution curves for a one-way simplex satellite communication link. With modified R 0.01 rainfall rates, a more accurate link budget calculation can be computed as compared to the traditional dual or single rain fade calculations. Using this methodology, 6 dB of link margin improvement as compared to a dual rain fade calculation can be achieved for a typical satellite communication link between median distances in Singapore at Ku band 99.99% availability.


Zhou Y.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
Rock Dynamics and Applications - State of the Art: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications, RocDyn-1 2013 | Year: 2013

The engineering design for underground explosives storage safety is typically based on the effects of an accidental explosion. When an explosion occurs in a rock cavern, it generates a stress wave in the rock that propagates through the geological media and may cause damage to adjacent caverns or tunnels as well as nearby buildings. Important design parameters include the amount of rock cover required to contain an explosion, and the internal rock separation distances for various protection requirements from limiting tunnel damage to prevention of sympathetic detonation from spalling rock. The rock dynamics issues involved in these design parameters include prediction of the ground shock or dynamic loading, dynamic strengths of the rock mass and damage criteria, as well as dynamic rock support. This paper examines and highlights the deficiencies in the current prevailing design standards based only on the amount of explosives involved in a detonation and discuss the associated rock dynamics issues. Based on existing literature, recent research and results from large-scale testing, it will show that the loading density and rock mass property are two important parameters affecting the explosion effects and ground shock loading and suggest methods and additional research that will improve future design for underground explosives storage. © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group.


Tan K.S.O.,Defence Science and Technology Agency | Tng S.S.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
15th International Conference on Information Fusion, FUSION 2012 | Year: 2012

Maritime information systems typically offer system features for data collection, information fusion and the automated construction of a basic recognized maritime picture for human operators. However making sense of maritime situations is still very much an intensive human-based cognitive endeavor. Limited human resources face difficult cognitive challenges in making sense of huge amount of data generated daily by dynamic round-the-clock maritime shipping and port activities. An effective information exploitation system for maritime surveillance and monitoring is expected to be able to augment human-based surveillance and monitoring operations with machine-based computing capabilities to interpret and reason about massive amount of situational information, as well as transforming this knowledge into actionable decision indicators for the human decision makers. The Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) has developed the PACKED model to guide the exploration and development of computing technologies that support human decision making and other cognitive challenges in information rich, complex, and dynamic operational environments. An integrated maritime reasoning and monitoring system illustrates how computing technologies are applied in the areas of Attention, Knowledge, and Comprehension to support situation analysis and monitoring processes for maritime surveillance. The maritime reasoning and monitoring system consist of Bayesian reasoning, entity network analysis, and movement pattern analysis, to integrate, analyze, interpret and reason about maritime data. The Graylist Network Analysis (GNA) engine probes networks of entity-relationships to uncover "graylisted" entities that are closely associated with blacklisted entities. The Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA) engine uncovers common patterns in vessel movements and monitors real-time for maritime traffic data for anomalous vessel movements. The Bayesian network inference engine combines situation information from data sources and analysis results produced by analytical engines such as the GNA and MPA, with Bayesian knowledge models in order to infer probabilities of occurrences of maritime scenarios. © 2012 ISIF (Intl Society of Information Fusi).


News Article | February 23, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 23, 2017) - TandemLaunch, a company creator and seed fund focused on creating, incubating and accelerating early-stage technology start-ups, today announced a new Investment Partnership with Cap Vista Private Limited ("Cap Vista"), the strategic investment arm of the Defence Science and Technology Agency of Singapore. This collaboration has the potential to open new doors for TandemLaunch's cutting-edge technology start-ups. "Our ability to bring together brilliant technologists, entrepreneurs and strategic partners is at the core of our unique value creation model," said Helge Seetzen, General Partner of TandemLaunch. "Beyond their investment in TandemLaunch Ventures Fund II, this partnership formalizes a framework by which Cap Vista can further empower our ventures by providing access to potential new sources of funds and development opportunities internationally." ''We invest in technology start-ups with promising applications and products that seek to develop their businesses in the Asian defence and security market," said CEO Cap Vista, Chee Wei Nga, "we believe that such innovative technologies and partnerships are beneficial for our mutual entrepreneurial ecosystems, as well as the defence and security needs of Singapore." TandemLaunch closed its TLV Fund II in November 2016 reaching $15 million CAD with the support of BDC Capital, and an exceptional group of private and international investors. This capital will allow TandemLaunch to initiate at least another dozen new ventures that can draw on the financial and commercial support of a select group of Investment Partners. The objective of the fund is to create companies that develop strong intellectual property with the potential for global commercialization. Cap Vista Private Limited is the strategic investment arm of the Defence Science and Technology Agency. Cap Vista's mission is to identify and make strategic venture investments in local and overseas emerging and early-stage companies that develop cutting-edge technologies. Cap Vista brings value by opening doors to its extensive network of partners, both locally and overseas, as well as other Singapore government agencies. For prospective companies focused on commercial markets, Cap Vista helps to identify the dual-use potential of their cutting-edge technologies. TandemLaunch is a seed investor and incubator focused on creating early-stage technology start-ups. TandemLaunch works closely with consumer electronic companies and universities to identify disruptive technologies with a sizeable market opportunity. This unique demand-driven approach reduces market risk early in the start-up process. Since its foundation in 2010, TandemLaunch created 13 ventures valued at over $100 million and employing over 250 high-tech workers in the Montreal area. Notable portfolio companies include LandR, SPORTLOGiQ and wrnch. www.tandemlaunch.com

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