Project Outcomes – Simulation
“Competence, Capacity and Commitment through Partnership”
For the Defence Simulation Support Panel (DSSP), Project Outcomes has assembled an extensive team of Sub-Contractors whose technical and management skills and experience provide complementary services, enhanced capability and capacity to the Project Outcomes DSSP Team. Collectively, these companies have the ability required, either singularly or working in concert, to meet every requirement for the DSSP. The Sub-Contractor companies that, together with Project Outcomes, comprise the Project Outcomes-Simulation team are:
2MRD is an Australian research and development company commercialising ionising radiation modelling and simulation technology for industries that use or are affected by ionising radiation, including Defence.
Ionising Radiation Modelling – 2MRD has developed unique technologies for precise, accurate, and rapid modelling of complex radiation environments using geometry definitions derived from CAD models. Additionally, time dependent geometry enables the characterisation of temporal processes in dynamic environments. Applications of our ionising radiation simulation technologies include: the characterisation of naturally occurring radioactive material in and around sites of mining activity, radiation dose calculation in radiotherapy and nuclear medicine, and the optimisation of radiation detection and radiation shielding apparatus.
High Performance Computing – Realistic physics simulations, and the statistical analysis and visualisation of very large datasets, necessitate the use of high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. We coordinate traditional supercomputing environments, and cloud computing services for bespoke and cost effective HPC as consultants to industry.
The Team – Cofounders Iwan Cornelius and Christopher Poole both hold PhDs in physics, and have many years of experience in universitybased research. Their experience is wideranging and includes: radiation detector design, characterisation, and testing; comprehensive radiation environment modelling; high performance computing and scientific programming; and the development of immersive and augmented reality tools for the training of healthcare professionals in radiation oncology and radiology.
2MRD is an active member of both the radiation protection and Defence communities, and holds corporate membership with the Australasian Radiation Protection Society.
Simcon Services Pty Ltd (Simcon) – Simcon was established in August 1999, by Mr Peter Hill, as an independent organisation delivering simulation consultancy services to the Simulation Industry Association of Australia, to government, and to industry. Simcon’s expertise includes technical analysis, system engineering, project management, and quality systems development. Simcon has a strong technical background, combined with up-to-date knowledge of the latest simulation technologies, applications and projects. It offers customers valuable insight into the state-of-the-art and future trends.
Majura Consulting Pty Ltd (Majura) – Majura provides high-end engineering services across: telecommunications technology; military communications and information systems; architectural views and systems engineering; communications skills; and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V). Majura has worked with Project Outcomes for the last 10 years.
Logistics Solutions Australasia Pty Ltd (LSA) – LSA was formed in May 1998 to specifically support the Defence Acquisition Organisation and Logistics Commands (Army, Navy & Air Force), now known as the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). LSA’s core business is supporting Defence technologies in the acquisition and sustainment logistics domain with the majority of their growth derived directly from supporting Defence, and the remainder assisting Defence Industry. LSA’s unbroken ten-year partnership with Defence has seen the company grow to over 50 full-time employees supported by a small number of specialist and trusted Sub-Contractor companies. LSA has successfully demonstrated to its Defence clients a high level of professionalism, dedication, practical skills and successful outcomes. They have provided professional support to over 60 Defence projects resulting from over 150 individual Contracts for the provision of Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), Project Management & Systems Engineering services in support of Defence capability acquisition. Over several years, LSA has supported Project Outcomes in its provision of support services to ADSO and the Joint Combined Training Capability (JCTC). LSA is Quality Certified to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000, is a Defence Industry Security Program member, a Defence preferred supplier, a member of CSD IT Capability Support Services Panel and Telstra Small Business Award finalist 2003 & 2004.
Peak Learning Pty Ltd (Peak Learning) – Peak Learning provides a range of services in the field of Human Performance Technology (HPT). HPT focuses on analysing and solving performance problems as well as identifying opportunities that will improve human performance. Many factors influence human performance but developing relevant and job-focussed skills and knowledge of people is a key plank in HPT in order for organisations to achieve optimal performance. HPT is an offspring of general systems thinking and Peak Learning sees organisational solutions, such as the delivery of simulation services, as having a systemic impact. Only through thorough analysis can all the critical components be identified and implemented. Peak Learning uses a range of tools including performance analysis, job analysis, competency analysis, method and media selection, curriculum design and development and evaluation to ensure that learning and performance in an organisation is focused, efficient and effective. Peak has worked with Project Outcomes on several tasks, and is currently deeply engaged with a Project Outcomes Team undertaking Defence-wide Training Needs Analyses for Defence’s Electronic Warfare (EW) capability.
Team HR (Australia) Pty Ltd (Team HR) – Team HR is a Canberra-based and Australian-owned SME with three fulltime staff, a broad range of casual staff and supporting networks. It has a specific focus on facilitation and performance improvement. Over the last ten years Team HR has delivered a broad range of services, including conference and forum facilitation, and learning and development support throughout Australia and New Zealand to public, educational and commercial organisations. TeamHR has worked with Project Outcomes for many years.
Magpie Applied Technology (Magpie) – Magpie is involved in consulting in a range of areas including or related to simulation and engineering disciplines. The consultancies are typically short and directed at solving specific problems or producing specified products. Magpie has experience in aerospace, maritime and land projects across a diverse range of technologies including simulation and training, communications systems, radar and sensor systems, information systems, and real-time integrated systems (avionics systems and naval combat systems). Additionally, Magpie has been involved with information system projects in utilities, banking, and transportation sectors providing systems engineering, engineering management and project management services. Magpie’s lead consultant was a co-author of SIMMAN’s Data Chapter and provided systems engineering and IV&V support to Project Outcomes’ development of a Preliminary CDD set for JP 3028.
Trac Solutions Pty Ltd (Trac) – Trac Solutions is a knowledge company specialising in the capture, codification, storage, retrieval and delivery of intellectual capital and data information. As a high-performing team, the company has developed a reputation for delivering quality to clients, including the provision of advice to a range of Department of Defence projects. The core values of Trac Solutions business practices reflect a commitment to excellence, achievement through hard work, and are the fundamental key to the success of each and every outcome. Trac is currently deeply engaged with a Project Outcomes Team undertaking Defence-wide Training Needs Analyses for Defence’s Electronic Warfare (EW) capability.
Australian Ecomanagement Systems Pty Ltd (AES) – AES is a niche consultancy specialising in project management, business analysis, technical regulation and data management. With extensive Defence experience, supporting Project Outcomes, AES has provided geospatial data management for the JCTC, assisted a number of projects and System Program Offices (SPOs) to achieve Accredited Engineering Organisation status and developed a range of CDDs.
Kord Defence Pty Ltd – Kord Defence develops innovative interface technologies for the military, homeland security and law enforcement markets. Work with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) led to development of a hand-held computer designed to enable Mine Clearance Divers to record their position and swim path underwater. Collaboration with Nautronix Ltd resulted in winning a contract to provide Mine Warfare Underwater Combat Systems (MUCS) to the RAN. They were accepted into service in mid 2009. The Company then focused on commercialising Kord IT for above-water applications, in particular soldier systems. It collaborated with ADI Limited (now Thales Australia) to develop a generic controller called the Rifle Input Control (RIC). Early prototypes drew strong interest from both local and overseas defence forces. A ruggedized prototype RIC for trial by the Australian Army was produced in late 2009. In November 2010 the US Department of Defense announced that the Kord Defence RIC had been selected for evaluation by the USMC. In March 2011, Kord Defence presented the RIC integrated with British Army SA80SA2 and FIST program accessories at the “Reducing the Burden on the Dismounted Soldier Weapon System” Open Day at the Capability Development Centre. This has resulted in an initial assessment trial in November 2011 by the Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU) of the British Army. A funded Technology Development Program is dependent upon the outcomes of this trial. Throughout the development period of the RIC, a series of trials have been undertaken. Kordic technology relies on muscle memory for rapid and accurate access to functionality. Training for trials subjects has evolved using various levels of simulation. With encouragement from US customers, Kord has recently developed training and simulation regimes using Bohemia Interactive’s VBS2 application. Kord Defence is developing a niche capability in this area.