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AAQFS (Australian Air Quality Forecasting System) – a state-of-the-art modeling system which forecasts the following day’s air quality
ABSAC – Building and construction testing services
ACCESS (Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator) – a fully coupled system to be developed as a joint initiative of the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, with university sector involvement to create models and modeling outcomes
Aida mobile browser technology – enables high quality video to be delivered to 3G mobile phones from internet web servers in a continuous stream, minimising waiting time
Airscan – automatically detects and tracks aircraft by capturing and identifying registration numbers at airports
Alphacron – an automated, integrated and compact turnkey system designed for the extraction and measurement of gases from mineral samples (joint venture with Patterson Instruments Pty Ltd to commercialise the system)
ASRIS (Australian Soil Resource Information System) – provides online access to the best available soil and land resource information in a consistent format across the nation
ATM (Air Traffic Management Systems)
ATS (Accelerated Test Shelter) – a system which can evaluate new and existing roof fastener products for corrosion performance – See Keep your roof on thanks to CSIRO, 2000 (Media Release)
Auscope Grid – a grid, simulator and earth model system which provides an infrastructure to find and assess additional major mineral deposits buried under the regolith in Australia by improving the image of the subsurface – See Regolith geochemistry for mineral exploration
Australis – an accelerator mass spectrometry system for ultra sensitive trace element and isotopic studies
Automated Particle Settling Cylinder Test System – software, uses real-time digital image analysis to streamline slurry sedimentation – See Cheaper, faster, precision ore analysis, 1999 (Media Release)

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BioCane Technology – uses a fungus that attacks greyback (sugar) cane beetle; licensed to Bio-Care Technology Ltd – See Bio-control of cane pest a commercial reality, 2000 (Media release)
Bioclim – software, a bioclimate analysis and prediction system, based on continuous mathematical surfaces fitted to measured meteorological data
Biological control of a variety of fungus gnats on seedlings, hydroponically grown flowers and mushrooms using the entomopathologic nematode Steinernema feltiae
Biological control of mimosine toxicity in grazing cattle by infusion with detoxifying rumen bacteria Synergistes jonesii – See Leucaena toxicity solution
Biological control of rabbits using calicivirus – See Myxomatosis to control rabbits
Biological control of rabbits using myxoma virus – See Myxomatosis to control rabbits
Biological control of skeleton weed using the rust fungus Puccinia chondrillina – See Skeleton weed biocontrol
Biological control of the apple borer moth in China using entomopathologic nematodes
Biological control of the aquatic fern Salvinia using the weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae – See Salvinia biocontrol
Biological control of the banana weevil using entomopathologic nematodes
Biological control of the black currant borer moth using entomopathologic nematodes
Biological control of the black vine weevil in ornamentals using entomopathologic nematodes
Biological control of the carpenter worm, Holcocerus insularis in shade trees using the entomopathologic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae
Biological control of various species of scarabs using entomopathologic nematodes
Biological (insect) control of prickly pear infestations – See Prickly pear control
BlueGen™ is a grid-parallel SOFC system that operates on natural gas producing high efficiency electricity with up to 2kW power export and can also be used as a combined heat and power generation system. At peak efficiency, BlueGen delivers approximately 13,000 kilowatt-hours of low-emission electricity per year. BlueGen is fully remotely controlled and monitored via BlueGen net, with portals for customers, service companies and Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. See Ceramic Fuel Cells
Bluelink> Ocean Forecasting Australia – delivers ocean forecasts for Australian region; IT project between Bureau of Meteorology, Royal Australian Navy and CSIRO – See BLUElink>: reliable ocean forecasting (Profile – Project)
BRIAN (Barrier Reef Image Analysis) – remote sensing system
Broadband Flow Imaging Technology – a blood flow imaging diagnostic ultrasound system; licensed to ATL Ultrasound (now Philips Ultrasound)
BuildingIQ – energy management system software that actively and continuously optimises a building’s energy management control systems to achieve substantial reductions in energy usage
Burdekin-Fitzroy Project Web Mapping System – online interactive map which contains layers of geographic, geological and hydrological information

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CAAB (Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota) – continuously maintained and expanding 8-digit coding system
CARRS (Computer Automated Road Report System) – delivers information on traffic conditions customised to the driver’s planned trip
CAR-Sonde – portable stand-alone atmospheric sounding system
CAS (Collision Avoidance Systems) – help reduce, if not eradicate, mine vehicle collisions by a 360 ° proximity detection system for large haul trucks
Catchment Care – a new auction-based system for distributing funds to the community for natural resource management; conducted by CSIRO and Onkaparinga Catchment Water Management Board
CMSS [external link] (Catchment Management Support System) – software designed to provide long term, broad area prediction of the impacts of different nutrient management strategies on water quality in Australian catchments
Coalscan – on-line analysis instruments for the coal industry
Cold Spray – a clever coating system that allows metallic, non-metallic powders or a mixture of them, to be sprayed onto surfaces at supersonic speed and at much lower temperatures than current thermal spray techniques; can revolutionise manufacturing of printing rollers – See New printing technology to benefit the environment, 2006 (Media Release)
Corrosion Sensing Systems – sensor array and customised software that provides real-time information about metal corrosion and the atmospheric conditions that cause it – See Mini sensors to help in the fight against corrosion, 2006 (Media Release)
CRANOS – sewage treatment system that reduces demand on potable water supplies and provides an alternative water source to irrigate parks, playing fields, gardens, homes and for use in industry; commercially available through ACTEW Corporation Ltd
CRISS (Controlled Release Infusion Substitute Systems) – develop injectable surfactant-based delivery vehicles for chemotherapy drugs; with Soltec Research and F.H. Faulding & Co
CSEM (Controlled Source Electromagnetic) surveys – technology for mapping oil with dependable precision – See Exploring under the sea floor with OCEANMAG (Profile – Project)
CSS TCP (Computational and Simulation Sciences Transformational Capability Platform) – technology to develop new methodologies to analyse and exploit large and complex datasets. It is part of the international research effort in what is sometimes called ‘data-intensive computing’.

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DAD Drums and Display – operating system written by CSIRO staff for the CDC 3600 computer, installed in 1964. Subsystems were DAVE, MABEL, TED, RIOT.
ddRNAi – system for selective ‘silencing’ of targeted genes for ‘DNA Directed RNA interference’; commercialised by Benitec Ltd and the Queensland Dept of Primary Industries – See RNAi and Milestone Strategic Agreement to Commercialise Australian Biotech Innovation, 2003 (Media Release)
Devil – software system that supports two satellite transmission protocols: Service Argos (Argos-2) and Iridium Short Burst Data maintained and distributed by Turo Technology Pty Ltd of Hobart
Digital Imaging Network – system that takes an image from any digital or analogue source and creates a link via a web site, enabling collaborative discussion
DINS (Diagnostic Imaging Network System) – system that will transfer images to a central database accessible to veterinary pathologists across Australia; in collaboration with Acitecta Pty Ltd
Dragline Dutymeter System – an early warning system alerting operators in real time; also monitors and logs continuous wear and tear on the machine – See Safe and sustainable coal mining (Overview – Research)
DriCon – open-cycle air cooling system that is a refrigeration process
Dung beetle program and its contribution to sustainable agriculture
D-VASS (Dynamic-Vehicle Allocation and Scheduling System) – software, efficient booking system for car rental company THL Rentals Pty Ltd (Tourism Holdings Ltd)

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ECHIDNA™ – a ground-based laser scanning system that measures plot-based forest structure with unprecedented detail and provides a permanent record of a forest’s three-dimensional structure at a given growth stage; scans a full hemisphere above the setup point, providing data that can be used for estimates of wood volume, stem form, biomass and canopy architecture
EchoNet – a mobile broadband telemedicine system designed to virtually bring a remote specialist to the point of care where he or she can participate in image-based diagnostic procedures such as echocardiography – See Delivering specialist healthcare to the patient’s bedside (Achievement) and A specialist at your beside – via broadband, 2008 (Audio)
EcoGraze – program aimed at recovery of deteriorated lands – See Combatting catchment erosion (CSIRO Land and Water)
Ecologically sustainable fisheries and marine industries
Elvin – a high performance, secure, publish-subscribe, distributed information notification software system for hardware vendors and system managers
E-Sheep – a walk-through weighing system enabling the natural behaviour of sheep is harnessed to automatically capture information about a sheep’s weight, nutritional supplementation, feeding or drinking frequency and whereabouts

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Farming 2020 – a wireless network of low-power, durable sensors capable of monitoring land quality, and tracking livestock
FARMScape (Farmers, Advisors, Researchers, Monitoring, Simulation) – computer-based system of scenarios and simulation to predict crop yields – See Farmscape tips odds towards farming success, 2000 (Media Release)
Fibre Direct – clip preparation and wool aggregation system; licensed to Wesfarmers Dalgety Ltd
Fires – software, environmental management expert system for fire control
FLOCK (Flexible Organiser of Content and Knowledge) – a system that manages email overload – See Intelligent Interactive Technologies (CSIRO ICT Centre)
Funnelback™ search engine (previously called P@noptic™ search engine) – See also CSIRO sells Funnelback search engine, 2009 (Media Release)

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GAAS IC (Gallium Arsenide chip fabrication line)
G-Bird (Ground-Based Infra-Red Detection) – a system to detect airborne volcanic gas and ash; commercialised by Tenix – See CSIRO Volcanic Ash Detector to safeguard air travel, 2003 (Media Release)
Gene shears – catalytic RNA molecules that cut messenger RNA molecules, causing them to lose their ability to direct protein synthesis in the cell
Genetic selection for multiple births in sheep
GeoScan – a through belt elemental analysis system for monitoring bulk materials
Gigabit wireless network – the world’s fastest millimetre-wave communications link
Grapevine – software, a generalised intranet and web information delivery system that delivers information where the user is notified of only the most relevant and valuable sources

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HALO – geochemical exploration method to find gold and other mineral deposits – See Scientists Hailed For $5 Billion Gold Discoveries, 1997 (Media Release) and Regolith geochemistry for mineral exploration
High Temperature Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) for Transient Electro-Magnetic (TEM) mineral prospecting – development commenced in 1991, was trialled by BHP-Billiton and following their withdrawal from further development, systems were built in collaboration with Falconbridge, a Canadian mining company – See LANDTEM
HORTA (Honeywell Ore Recovery and Tunnelling Aid) – navigation system
HyChips™ – a robotic spectrometer system for the rapid non-destructive determination of selected mineralogy derived from high quality reflectance spectra of drill chips and blast-hole samples in their original trays
HyLogger – automated robotic spectrometer and imaging system for logging drill cores – See CSIRO and Rio Tinto take a closer look at iron ore, 2007 (Media Release)
HyLogging™ – tools that improve the efficiency, productivity and objectivity of logging by using reflectance spectroscopy to log the mineralogy of drill cores and chips
HyMod (Hybrid modular) System – software, that passes streams of digital video data between modules by using high speed serial data transmission – See CSIRO helping to keep all eyes on the road, 2005 (Media Release)

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ICMS (Interactive Component Modeling System) – PC-based software product, developed to facilitate the rapid development and delivery of catchment science to catchment managers; implements a ‘layered’ approach to development, and delivery – See Interactive Component Modelling System – ICMS and ICMS main features
IDAS (Interactive Data Acquisition Software) – data collection system
Indium Phosphide (InP) Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) – radio astronomy amplifiers and advanced telecommunication systems – See Radio astronomy amplifiers using millimetre wavelength imaging imaging
Intelligent Plant – artificial intelligence being built into coal processing plants; developed with support from ACARP
Internet Market Places – technology, provides ability to share and combine information within a large organisation or across organisations; used for Sydney Information Highway Project
Interscan aircraft landing system – microwave approach and landing system for aircraft; allows curved approaches; manufactured by Interscan Australia
INTKEY – sophisticated software package for interactive identification and information retrieval – See DELTA taxonomic computer programs
Ion Exclusion Lactose Technology – cost-effective food processing system that minimises waste and maximises commercial use of by-products ; joint venture with University of Western Sydney (UWS) – See French say ‘oui’ to Aussie whey recycling, 2005 (Media Release)
IRMAS (Intelligent Risk Mapping and Assessment System) – designed for concurrent engineering projects that link the entire project management process from product or project design, development, manufacture to delivery – See Minimising the ‘risky business’ in engineering projects, 2005 (Media Release)
ITS-Connect – nationwide intelligent transport and control system software, focusing on freight movements – See New freight transport systems to save billions, 2001 (Media Release)

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KEBS (Kershaw Emergency Braking System) – conveyor belt mats unroll and trail beneath the wheels, halting them
KISSS (Capillary Irrigation Sub-Surface Systems) – a ‘new’ backyard sub-surface, irrigation dripper hose system for potable or treated greywater; combines existing drip lines with a new form of geotextile covering, to increase water efficiency and overall irrigation performance; manufactured and distributed by Irrigation & Water Technologies Pty Ltd; developed by CSIRO Land and Water, University of Western Sydney, University of Queensland, and Charles Sturt University

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LAMPS (Location and Monitoring for Personal Safety) – communication system that will track position of people working in underground mines – See LAMPS to help save miners’ lives, 1999 (Media Release)
LASC (Longwall Automation System) – technology, non-exclusively licensed to Joy Mining Machinery Australasia and Inbye Mining Services for commercialisation; licensed to Joy Australasia, Inbye Mining services, Eickhoff Australia, Bucyrus Australia and the ZZM-KOPEX Group – See Manufacturers embrace longwall automation, 2009 (Media Release)
LFA (Landscape Function Analysis) System – monitors ecosystem health in the semi-arid rangelands, by identifying the way in which a landscape regulates resources such as water, nutrients, organic matter and propagules – See A remote sensing tool for monitoring landscape health (Achievement) Contact: David Tongway AM
Lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) – a mobile laser imaging system (upwards)
Lidar-STIL – laser imaging system mounted in aeroplanes for tuna spotting (downwards)
LITESLICE – computerised system enables railway operators to check rail track; licensed to Aldetec Pty Ltd
LITRES-2 – a software system that can simulate the operations of urban public transport services, in order to assess their likely performance; includes modules designed to aid in the implementation of demand-responsive transport services
LiveBoard – electronic liveboard technology allows 2 whiteboards set up in distant offices to work as one
Longwall Shearer Guidance System – an underground full extraction mining method which involves the extraction of coal in large blocks or panels using a mechanised shearer – See Military ‘black box’ behind longwall mining revolution, 2005 (Media Release)
Low emission vehicles

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MAGSAFE – a new system for locating and identifying submarines and mines using 3 SQUIDs (Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices); contract with DSTO
Marine ecosystems dynamics simulations
Mathematical tools for designing better spectacle lenses – a novel mathematical method was developed to analyse the curved surface of a lens and develop design tools which helped to find the best possible lens shape for the desired purpose – See CSIRO – Odd socks, spectacles and CSIRO maths, 2001 (Media Release)
MineGem – autonomous navigation system for a class of underground mining vehicles (LHD vehicles) to de-people mines. LHD vehicles load, haul and dump metaliferous ore from an open stope (where there is broken rock) to a crusher or waiting truck to be transported to the surface. The system has been exclusively licensed to Caterpillar, who launched the product in 2004 under the name MINEGEM . The system has been sold around the world and is now in everyday use moving millions of tonnes of broken ore while operators sit safely in comfortable control rooms. Mines using the system have reported 40-60% productivity increases over manual operation. See Load Haul Dump Automation
MK3 Highwall Guidance System – uses a high-performance inertial navigation sensor to determine accurate 3D position in real-time using dead-reckoning principles – See Safe and sustainable coal mining (Overview – Research)
MMB (Methanol Multibeam) receiver – a 7-beam system jointly constructed by the ATNF (Australia Telescope National Facility) and Jodrell Bank Observatory in UK [external link]
MPCT (Minimal Pruning Of Cordon-Trained) vines system
MudLine – software for image processing of digital image analysis of mineral slurries – See Cheaper, faster, precision ore analysis, 1999 (Media Release)

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NEMSIM (National Electricity Market Simulator) – computer modeling system for power-generation companies to explore investment in extra generation capacity to meet future demand – See CSIRO gives energy generator companies the edge, 2005 (Media Release) and Modelling for the electricity market (Video)
NestEgg – a habitat improvement program to enhance and protect several endangered bird species; in cooperation with Murray Catchment Management Authority (MCMA) and landholders – See Designing conservation auctions for biodiversity outcomes in the Murray Catchment (Profile – Project)
NexSysTM – real-time risk management decision support system to be further developed by Mining Logic Solutions and trialled at the Grasstree mine; licensed to Mining Logic Solutions – See Mine safety system goes global, 2009 (Media Release)
Nickel deposits – new paradigms and exploration strategies
NP-Opt (Nitrogen Phosphorus Optimisation System) – a computer model that helps forest managers improve fertiliser efficiency by identifying the radiata pine stands most likely to respond to specific fertiliser strategies; developed in collaboration with Auspine, ForestrySA and Green Triangle Forest Products

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OAURS (Opto-Acoustic Underwater Remote Sensing) – an experimental system for rapid, large-area depth measurements in coastal waters, many of which are turbid – See Probing the depths of coastal waters: opto-acoustic underwater remote sensing (Profile – Project) and Probing the depths while staying high and dry, 2009 (Audio)
Online Dark Speck Detector for Nonwovens – a continuous computerised inspection system that provides accurate quality assurance in the production of nonwoven healthcare fabrics; commissioned by Textor Textile Technologies in 2007
OzEcco – an embodied energy model, developed to integrate the physical and economic systems of Australia, to explore how sustainability and economic planning goals impact on each other – See 30 million trees for car fuel, greenhouse cuts, 2000 (Media Release)

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P@noptic search engine – previously called S@NITY, since 2006 called Funnelback [external link]
PARMS (Pipeline Asset and Risk Management System) – a suite of computer-based models designed to assist in the management of water supply network assets – See PARMS-Planning: protecting our pipelines (Solution) and PARMS-Priority software: managing pipeline replacement analysis (Publication – Technical)
PED (Personal Emergency Device) – paging systems designed to save miners’ lives; licensed to Mine Site Technologies Pty Ltd – See Emergency two-way communications for underground miners (Achievement)
PersiMon – personal monitoring home telecare system – See Personal Monitoring Clinical Trials Program (e-Health Research Centre) [external link] and CSIRO demonstrates home telecare fall monitoring system, 1999 (Media Release)
Petroleum reservoir characterisation
Photometric Method of crystal orientation fabric analysis using optical microscopy and computer analysis systems
PIPADS (Parallel Image Processing And Display System) – vertically integrated system
PIRAT – remote sensing system for sewers – See PIRAT sewer inspection system (Solution)
PLS Precision System – automatic vehicle location/position location system; enables automatic radio location of mobile units to within mm
PMCam – control system for remote control and monitoring of unattended aeration of grain

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QEMSCAN® mineral analysis – system based on QEM*SEM technology

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RANGEPACK – an integrated PC-based advisory system for improving decision-making in pastoral land management
RDMS (Remote Diagnostic and Maintenance System) – a reliable, fully automated system for the collection of water quality samples and data – See A remote automated water quality stream gauging system design (CSIRO Land and Water)
RIDES (Remote Immersive Diagnostic Examination System) – allows specialist surgeons to examine patients in another location in a comprehensive and realistic way – See Bringing specialist healthcare to remote areas (Profile – Project)
RNAi (RNA interference) – one of the most fundamental gene control pathways in cells RNA interference is guided by double-stranded RNA and works by degrading target single stranded RNAs
RoadCrack system – classifies 1mm cracks in road pavements from vehicles travelling at 105 km/h
RockBreaker – Telerobotic control system increases operator utilisation, availability and sustainability – See Controlling mines from a distance (Profile – Project)
ROES™ mining system – a low-cost, remote-controlled, non-entry mining system developed in collaboration with Orica – See also Researching metal mining solutions (Overview – Research)

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Safe-T-Cam – a world-leading technology aimed at improving road safety by monitoring transport; uses generic technology with broad applications in the vehicle operating and traffic law enforcement industry – See Safe-T-Cam: keeping an eye on the road (Solution)
SaltMap – remote airborne system mapping electromagnetic data reflecting regolith thickness and conductivity providing information on the spatial distribution of salt storage in the landscape – See Regolith geochemistry for mineral exploration
Seabed ore systems for mineral exploration on the deep ocean floor
Sediment quality assessment frameworks for water ecosystems
SEE Grid (Solid Earth and Environmental Sciences Grid) – a paradigm in internet technologies and computers
SenSys – remote access system for collecting and storing data from various sensors (e.g. oxygen, pH measurement); commercialised by Innov8, a Perth start-up company acting as global licensee – See Developing Technologies and Products (CSIRO Land and Water)
Sentinel Hotspots – a state-of-the-art internet-based satellite mapping system developed by CSIRO, the Department of Defence and Geoscience Australia to demonstrate the utility of rapid delivery satellite information for strategic bushfire management; designed to provide fire location data within an hour of NASA satellites detecting the hotspots, up to seven times a day – See Developing Technologies and Products (CSIRO Land and Water) and Locating bushfires as they happen (Soluton)
SESS Framework (Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery) Framework – a scientifically based assessment and harvest strategy framework developed by CSIRO and provided to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to set Total Allowable Catch limits for 32 stocks and species for 2006 – See Fishery assessment in south-east Australia (Achievement)
ShrubKill – shrub control system – See Fire: Good for Pastoral Country, 1993 (Media Release)
SilviScan™ rapid wood analysis system
Siratac – a computer-based pest management system used in the Australian cotton industry
Sirex wasp eradication using the nematode Beddingia siricidicola
SiroCirc – is a low-flow recirculation SIROFLO® system to provide a balanced flow of gas through a complex of bins at once. Unlike other recirculation systems it is effective in bins which are capped but not gas-tight – See SIROFLO®
SiroFAST™ fabric quality assurance system – developed by CSIRO to meet industry’s need for a reliable method of predicting fabric performance
SIROFLO® – fumigation system to protect grain from insects – See Psocid research leads to more targeted control (Fact Sheet)
SiroFume® – a new, low-cost, method of fumigating and protecting grain in sealed storages. It is an automatic top-up process that maintains a constant concentration of phosphine in grain – See SIROFLO®
SiroLog – a suite of instruments in use in Australia and overseas for exploration, mine planning and production; also being evaluated for its potential as an environmental management tool including the measurement of salt concentrations in soil as part of the assault on dryland salinity; includes hand-held instruments and other borehole logging probes based on natural gamma and gamma-gamma techniques – See Nuclear probe may be new weapon against acid mine drainage, salinity, 2002 (Media Release)
Spatial Information Systems
Spectrum Colour Imaging System – digital colour imaging system for scanning electron microscopes (developed with Dindima) – See Fantastic Images Now In Colour, 1998 (Media Release)
Spot-Lite – an online image distribution archiving system
SQIS™ (System for Quick Image Search) – facial recognition system; now known as Valencia and marketed by Argus Solutions – See CSIRO’s ICT expertise on show, 2002 (Media Release) and Now Just Look At This! Computers That Can See, 1993 (Media Release)
SSX (Synergistic Solvent eXtraction system) – uses commercially available reagents i.e. existing organic solvents, as synergists to improve the selectivity of existing extractants in nickel and cobalt recovery resulting in simplified process flowsheets and low capital and operating costs – See Old solvents offer new solutions for faster nickel processing (Profile – Project) and Solvent extraction for metals recovery (Overview – Science)
Steep Dip Highwall Auger Mining System – being developed by Cutting Edge Technology Pty Ltd
Sustainable effluent-irrigated tree plantations
SWIMS (Scour Waste Integrated Management System) – See Australian wool technology to help India and China, 2000 (Media Release) and Scouring process yields the fertiliser that grew on sheep, 2000 (ECOS Magazine) [external link]
Synchro-Pulse Controlled Drop Transfer Welding System

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Taxiway Monitoring Unit (TMU) – uses laser rangefinder cameras to measure aircraft’s lateral deviation from the taxiway centre-line, as well as its speed and type of aircraft; based at Sydney Airport
TBS-TC (Trap Barrier System plus Trap Crop) – rodent control system where crop plot planted earlier than surrounding crops acts as a lure crop for rat-catching device – See Rodent management in lowland rice production in the Red River delta, Vietnam (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems)
TEMS (Tube Eccentricity Measurement System) – makes on-line measurements of the eccentricity and minimum wall thickness and its orientation – See Detecting eccentric tubes, 2001 (Media Release)
TMC (Temperature Match Conditioning) System – state-of-the-art integrated temperature match conditioning system capable of simulating in-situ curing temperatures
Traceable T-Bones – trace-back computer system records data about animals as they enter the abattoir – See Aussie know-how makes Japanese meat safer, 2004 (Media Release)
Trayscan System – automated system which measures volume of material in trays of haul-trucks using laser-scanning technology; licensed to Transcale

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ViCCUTM (Virtual Critical Care Unit) – a real-time communication system that links specialists in one hospital with patients in remote hospitals – See Award-winning healthcare technology overcomes the tyranny of distance (Achievement) and IT Networks: High-Speed Skill Online (CSIRO SOLVE)
Virtual Tearoom – a high-quality multipoint videoconferencing system with integrated services – See CeNTIE: successful research collaboration (Achievement)
VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) – a phone system that cuts long-distance call costs by up to 70%; pioneered in Australia by CSIRO on nationwide AARNET – See Internet phone system slashes long distance bills, 1999 (Media Release)

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Walk Through Weigh In – a walk-through weighing system for automated sheep management and monitoring – See Revolutionary sheep weigher on trial, 2004 (Media Release)
Wane Detection System – automated trimming using machine vision; machine vision is also used extensively to scan timber boards for features and then this information is used to control saws to cut the timber in specific positions to increase the recovery of good timber while cutting out unwanted defects and wane
WASP (Wireless Ad hoc System for Positioning and sensing) – uses radio frequency tracking to overcome the limitations of conventional GPS which is usually not available at all within buildings and underground; developed to work with severe multipath interference and to operate in indoor environments with propagation through multiple walls – See Position Location Project (CSIRO ICT Centre)
Weight Management Mentor – electronic monitoring system supporting consumers on pharmacy-based weight management programs; developed with Verdant Health Pty Ltd – See Mobile phone mentor for weight management (CSIRO ICT Centre)
WindLoader – expert system to measure wind loads on buildings
Wireless LANs and WiFi
Wool Sale-by-Sample – based on objective measurement of properties such as yield and fibre diameter (in the 1970s) and fibre length and strength, etc. (in the 1980s); replaced traditional subjective assessment resulting in better informed decisions on price and suitability for end use, and significant cost savings for the wool industry – See Objective measurement of wool
WUEI (Water Use Efficiency Indicator) – enables farmers in Australia and China to assess both agricultural performance and land depletion, and monitor the results of changes of management – See China, Australia To Fight Environmental Decline, 1997 (Media Release)

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XRDF – ‘online’ slurry analysis system that combines XRF (X-ray fluorescence) and XRD (X-ray diffraction) technologies – See New analyser cuts complexity (Solution) and New analysers to unlock mineral value, 2009 (Media Release)

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Zero Emission House – First commercially-designed carbon-neutral house; joint venture between CSIRO, Delfin Lend Lease and Henley Property group – See Zero Emission House (Profile – Project) and New zero-emission home for Australian families, 2008 (Media Release)

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