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Earth sciences and environmental studies

Atmospheric physics

Electromagnetic propagation in air and water







Marine research

Terrain science

Engineering technology and design

Electronic engineering and technology

Human factors engineering

Integrated systems engineering and technology

Software engineering

Systems engineering

Test and evaluation capability

Human behavioural sciences

Human performance research



Sociology and law

Teams organisations and cultures

Information and communications technology

Battlespace information acquisition and processing

Command and control systems research

Communications systems research

Information superiority research

Messaging and telecommunications technology

Satellite communications research

Materials science and technology

Electronic materials technology

Optoelectronic materials technology

Mathematical and computer sciences

Computing hardware and software research

Data and signal processing technology

Information management systems research

Mathematical techniques

Operations research and systems analysis

Optimisation planning and decision support systems

Statistical methods and techniques

Meteorology and climatology

Aviation meteorology

Defence meteorology research


Marine meteorology

Upper atmosphere and space environment

Military sciences and defence analysis

Operational analysis

Navigation and detection systems research

Electrical and electric field detection

Gravitic field detection research

Magnetic field detection systems research

Navigation and guidance systems research

Non-acoustic underwater detection research

Optical detection systems research

Radar systems research

Radio frequency detection and antenna research

Target direction range and position finding research


Electricity and magnetism

Electromagnetic pulses


Plasma techniques

Radio frequency wave propagation

Solid-state physics

Thermal technologies and thermodynamics

Space research and technology

Communications satellites research

Environmental and meteorological satellites research

Ground support systems for space vehicles

Military satellites research

Space launchers research

Surveillance and navigation satellites research

Weapon guidance and control systems research

Tracking and display systems research