When air traffic controllers need to be rapidly deployed to an airfield, as they do in emergency situations, sometimes the only way to track aircraft movement is through maps, pen and paper.
Proving that good ideas and innovation emerge through collaboration, Squadron Leader Ataman Iskender is working to change the way radar sites are identified by Air Force with the assistance of Jericho’s Edgy Air Force program.
A sensor that has shown potential to measure the speed and predict the trajectory of incredibly fast-moving objects has been developed in a partnership between Air Force and university researchers.
An unexpected STEM engagement opportunity cropped up when a high-altitude balloon with an Air Force payload got caught in a jet stream coming back down to Earth and landed in a remote area about 200km from the original launch site.
On a crisp winter day in regional NSW, a couple of high-altitude balloons could be seen floating up into the clouds.