Dr Alan Theobald

    Dr Theobold is internationally renowned for his knowledge in maritime electromagnetics. Early in his career he worked on magnetic and electric signature analysis and modeling and degaussing algorithms. This work at the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment (UK) led to the current generation of significantly simpler magnetic ranges. He has a plethora of experience in shallow water, or littoral operations (DSTO) including mine threat assessment, underwater ranges, mine hunting sonar, operational modeling concepts, mine sweeping technology, underwater environmental characterisation, non acoustic sensor systems and maritime security. He has 20 years experience with DSTO.

    He has published over forty technical reports and holds three international patents in the field of magnetic signature analysis.

    Awards and Qualifications

    • PhD (Atmospheric Physics, Southampton University)
    • B.Sc. (Physics)
    • Awarded World Fellow of the International Committee on Composite Materials

    Career History

    • Specialist Associate at aadi Defence Pty Ltd
    • Chair of TTCP Mine Warfare Panel (8 years)
    • Science and Technology adviser for SEA 1180, Offshore Combatant Vessel.
    • Laboratory Manager (DSTO Sydney)
    • Research Manager for shallow water or littoral operations (DSTO)
    • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
    • Admiralty Underwater weapons establishment, United Kingdom
    Dr Theobold has numerous contacts within Australia and overseas in the broad area of research into maritime, especially littoral, operations and is internationally acknowledged as an expert on maritime electromagnetics.
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