Updated 28/10/19, 14:21
A Victorian small business has been awarded a $336,000 contract to develop potentially life-saving technology for Defence under the Defence Innovation Hub.
Anywise Consulting won for its development of the Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) used for bridges. The system aims to improve the availability, reliability and safety of Defence’s gap-crossing capabilities.
Anywise's fleet agnostic HUMS is modular, scalable and able to be used for all bridge types and configurations. This system will provide meaningful and reliable data on structural integrity, fleet availability, use and overall system health, as well as reducing life cycle costs.
“This technology would not only provide Defence with peace-of-mind in terms of the safety of personnel using these bridges, but it also holds significant export potential for the company,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said.
In a statement, Anywise said it has commenced a detailed design phase of this project and 'welcomes the opportunity to work with other Australian companies that have technology available or emerging for this project.'
Minister Price also announced a $2.1 million contract with Saber Astronautics, which would allow the company to develop intelligent data fusion technology to enhance space traffic management.
“This flagship innovation program, part of our unprecedented $200 billion build-up of Australia’s defence industry, is working closely with small businesses like these across the country to help turn their good ideas into advanced capabilities," Minister Price said.