• Sunset over the TIGER antennae.  Photo credit: La Trobe UniversitySunset over the TIGER antennae. Photo credit: La Trobe University

La Trobe radar wins national engineers’ award

La Trobe University’s TIGER-3 radar system has won the Australian Engineering Award for Innovation. TIGER stands for Tasman International Geospace Environment Radar.

The instrument was designed and built by La Trobe University electronic engineers and physicists. The radar is the most sophisticated system of its kind in the world for research into the upper atmosphere and how space weather and solar flares impact on global communication and navigation infrastructure.

The instrument, built in South Australia, cost AU$1.7 million to construct and is operated remotely from La Trobe University’s main Melbourne campus at Bundoora.

The annual awards from Australia’s peak engineering body celebrate some of the finest engineering accomplishments in the world.

Read more about the system and the team who built it on the La Trobe website here.

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