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M3MSat

Building the Next-Generation Space Antenna

Team from University of Waterloo designs innovative antenna technology for M3MSat (Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite)
June 22, 2016

M3MSat

Canada's M3MSat Successful Launch

Advancing Canada's capabilities to monitor maritime traffic from space
June 22, 2016

This light visor from Physician Engineering Products in Bangor, Maine, USA, is the light treatment device used at Canadian Forces Station Alert.

Understanding the various effects of melatonin on the body

Do you have trouble with the daylight saving time change? Just imagine yourself being in months of darkness, or trying to adjust to a 12-hour time change after an overseas flight. Well, research scientists from Defence Research Department Canada (DRDC) have spent several years trying to combat the effects of both.
June 21, 2016

This image is from a simulation of the derailment of a railcar carrying dangerous goods. The photo shows four firefighters standing in pairs a short distance from a burning tank car. In the foreground are two  firefighters using hoses to extinguish a flammable-liquid fire that is engulfing the railc

Train Derailments Involving Dangerous Goods

The 2013 train derailment disaster in Lac-Mégantic, Québec, showed the unique challenges first responders face when flammable liquids spill and cause fires. Exercise Vulcan aimed to address some of these challenges through government, first responder and industry expertise and collaboration.
June 15, 2016

This graphic shows the scene on the ground during CAUSE III. There are fire trucks, paramedics, and police cars set up in and around Wildhorse, Cypress Hills, and Willow Creek in Canada, and Montana in the U.S. The image shows the Cell on a Balloon flying over Cypress Hills emitting a green bubble o

Wildfire disaster scenario: New report highlights how new communication technologies improve emergency response

When natural disasters or other emergencies strike near the Canada/U.S. border, it is essential that first responders on both sides can communicate with each other to coordinate an effective response and mitigate as much damage as possible. The CAUSE III experiment explores technologies that support these efforts.
June 1, 2016

Portrait of Anthony Damini, Defence Scientist, DRDC Ottawa Research Centre.

Defence scientist honoured as IEEE outstanding engineer for 2016

Defence Research and Development Canada’s Anthony Damini wins Outstanding Engineer Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for 2016
May 30, 2016

arctic

All Domain Situational Awareness S&T Program

Through an investment of up to $133M over five years in All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) S&T, DND will conduct research and analysis to support the development of options for enhanced domain awareness of air, maritime surface and sub-surface approaches to Canada, and in particular those in the Arctic. This research and analysis will be delivered through collaboration with other government departments (OGDs), academia, industry and allies.  Surveillance solutions explored will support the Government of Canada’s ability to exercise sovereignty in the North, and will provide a greater whole-of-government awareness of safety and security issues, transportation and commercial activity in Canada’s Arctic.
May 4, 2016

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All Domain Situational Awareness S&T Program

Through an investment of up to $133M over five years in All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) S&T, DND will conduct research and analysis to support the development of options for enhanced domain awareness of air, maritime surface and sub-surface approaches to Canada, and in particular those in the Arctic.
April 11, 2016

CSSP

Canada-US Enhanced Resiliency Experiment IV (CAUSE IV)

The fourth annual Canada-United States (U.S.) Enhanced Resiliency Experiment, or CAUSE IV, is an experiment that aims to demonstrate how technologies can enable Canadian and U.S. emergency management officials and responders to exchange information as an incident unfolds.
April 11, 2016

Minister Sajjan Launches Public Consultations on Defence Policy Review

Provide feedback on Canada’s defence policy to help prepare us for the future

The Department of National Defence (DND) has launched public consultations in the development of a new defence policy for Canada.
April 7, 2016

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