Dr Don Sinnott

    Dr Don Sinnott is an expert in defence electronic systems. He has extensive experience in research and development with an emphasis on applied electromagnetics, including radio and radar systems, antennas and radio propagation, signal processing and global navigation satellite systems. Dr Sinnott has held many senior positions within the DSTO including Chief of a number of DSTO research divisions, first Assistant Secretary Science Policy and CEO for the CRC for Sensor Signal and Information Processing.

    He has been engaged as an independent electronic systems consultant with the DSTO, the University of Adelaide, CSIRO, Department of Transport and Regional Services and defence industry.

    Awards and Qualifications

    • PhD, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Syracuse University
    • MEngSc, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Hons, University of Melbourne
    • BE, Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

    Career History

    • Specialist Associate with aadi Defence Pty Ltd
    • Adjunct Professor of Radar Systems, the University of Adelaide
    • CEO, Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing, South Australia
    • Chair, Australian Global Navigation Satellite Systems Coordination Committee(AGCC)
    • Chair, management committee for CSIRO’s Australia Telescope NAtioanl Facility’s Western Australia site.
    • Division Chief, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, (DSTO)
    • Department of Defence’s Canberra-based First Assistant Secretary Science Policy (now Deputy Chief Defence Scientist:Policy)
    • Company Board Chairman of the CRC’s spin-off companies
    Dr Don Sinnott specialises in defence electronic systems; he is an experienced researcher and an executive manager in radio and radar electromagnetics, radio navigation and sensor integration.

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