National Critical Technologies



Information & Communication


High-Density Data Storage        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Thin-film recording head transducers
  • Recording media
  • High-density RAM
  • Format compatibility/standards for optical storage
  • Magneto-optical storage
  • Holographic optical elements
  • Parallel data storage controllers

High Definition Displays        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Lithography
  • Circuitry patterning
  • Glass sheet production
  • Thin-film technologies
  • Photographic displays

Data Compression        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Chaotic graphics compression

Telecom / Data Routing        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Broadband switching
  • Programmable radios
  • Wireless communications technology
  • Cable
  • Fibre
  • Satellite-ground communication systems
  • Mobile computing systems

Interoperability        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Data interchange standards
  • Product data exchange

Parallel Processing        View Details

Technical Applications
  • MIMD (Multi Instruct
  • Multi Data Stream)
  • SIMD (Single Instruct
  • Multi Data Stream)
  • VLIW (Very Large Instruction Word)
  • Systolic arrays
  • Specialized parallel coprocessors
  • Hypercubes
  • Parallel data storage architecture

Data Fusion        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Multi-spectral data processing
  • Distributed array processing

Large-Scale Information Systems        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Very large database management tools
  • Real-time large scale info retrieval tools

Health Systems and Services        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Integrated systems of electronic patient records & decision support systems
  • User interfaces

Integrated Navigation Systems        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Electronic charts data information systems
  • On-the-fly DGPS positioning
  • Real-time environmental information systems

Autonomous Robotic Devices        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Sensors
  • Signal processing
  • Software
  • Robotics

Artificial Intelligence        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Knowledge representation
  • Computer-based reasoning methods
  • Machine learning methods

Physical Devices        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Microsensors
  • Biosensors
  • Chemical sensors
  • Passive thermal imagers
  • IRST systems
  • High yields
  • high-density photo/IR detectors
  • Multi-spectral integrated sensors

Integrated Signal Processing        View Details

Technical Applications
  • IR/radar sensors

Education Training Software        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Military training
  • Multi-media authoring tools

Network and System Software        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Navigation and resource discovery tools
  • Directories
  • Registries
  • Transparent embedding software
  • Operating systems
  • Run-time execution systems
  • Programming languages
  • Interpreters
  • Compilers

Modeling and Simulation        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Virtual battlefields & weapons systems
  • Atmospheric and global systems
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Agricultural
  • Cellular/biomolecular function
  • Computational physics
  • Computational chemistry
  • Economic systems
  • Numerical control simulation
  • Manufacturing

Software Engineering Tools        View Details

Technical Applications
  • CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tools
  • User interface design tools
  • Software testing tools
  • IC design tools

Pattern Recognition        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Virtual reality software
  • Natural language recognition (speech
  • handwriting)
  • Multi-media operating systems

Software Production        View Details

Technical Applications
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Modular/object-oriented programming