The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, today presented awards for the best paper, second best paper, and best scientific poster delivered at the 2012 Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne.
The best paper award ($2500) was presented to Mohammad Hossny of Deakin University for Low-cost multimodal facial recognition Kinect sensors.
The second best paper award ($1500) went to Paul Phillips and Stephen Cimpoeru, both from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, for A systems view of vehicle landmine survivability.
R.Orr, from Bond University, won the best poster award ($1000) Load carriage: reductions in soldier task performance and risks posed.
"These awards recognise the excellent contributions of scientists and academics who undertake leading edge research to support the capability of Australia's land forces," Mr Snowdon said.
"I congratulate the winners on their fine work which benefits our men and women in uniform by improving their capability and survivability."
More than 50 papers and posters were presented at the Land Warfare Conference. They were judged on their value to defence capability, the quality of the research, presentation and delivery.
"Competition for the awards has attracted a wider selection of research contenders and raised the already high standard of the contributions," Mr Snowdon said.
He thanked the Defence Materials Technology Centre for sponsoring the awards.
The Land Warfare Conference is organised every two years by Army and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation to discuss new developments in capability and technology for the land force. The 2012 conference attracted more than 1500 delegates from Australia and overseas.
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