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Latest News From Nova Systems

Nova Systems and ElectraNet at the PMI Awards

Jun 6, 2017

Nova Systems was invited by ElectraNet to attend the Project Management Institute (PMI) Gala Awards on 29th May, at Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, in appreciation of our contribution toward ElectraNet being recognised as a finalist in the category of ‘Best Project Management Office’. ElectraNet was runner up on the night, which is a fantastic achievement.

The Nova Systems team of Lachlan McInnes, Jemille Jenkins and Wayne Taylor played a significant role in the project to redevelop ElectraNet’s project and engineering management systems, with emphasis on scalability and efficiency in the way ElectraNet develops and maintains its electricity network into the future.

Turner & Townsend was the lead consultant responsible for redevelopment of the project management framework and Nova Systems provided specialist consulting services for redevelopment of the engineering management system, which involved interfacing the EMS with the PMS, reviewing the engineering policies and procedures, re-designing a streamlined EMS for future project delivery and developing and delivering EMS training for ElectraNet engineering and project staff. The end result was a new ‘ElectraNet Way’ of delivering its electricity network capital investment program. This new way is termed SPARQ – Standardised Projects Assuring Risk and Quality.

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Nova Systems Completes Multi-Drone UTM Trial

Jun 5, 2017

Nova Systems has just completed the most complex and advanced Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) system trials in Australia to date.

The trial, funded by Local Government Association of Queensland and Project Managed by Local Government Infrastructure Services, is the first stage in a series of trials intended to explore how Drones and UTM can be utilised in emergency scenarios to increase safety and efficiency. Nova was supported by the following Drone Operators: Scout Aerial Media and Surveying, Little Ripper Life Saver, and V-TOL Aerospace. UTMs trialled included: PrecisionHawk LATAS, AGI’s UTM, AirMap, and RelmaTech SIAM.

Nova’s role in the trial covered Safety Case development and CASA approvals, trial design and conduct, and on-site trial safety management, resulting in a Multi-Drone, Multi-UTM, > 400ft AGL, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) trial in military controlled airspace. The trial explored different Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drones) types and sizes, payload capabilities (including live payload distribution over an LTE network), the effectiveness of each UTM (some of which relied upon the LTE network), control of Drones over the LTE network, and a new ‘Range Safety’-based approach to trial safety management, across a series of different emergency scenarios.

The trial was considered a success by all in attendance and provided confidence in Nova’s Advanced UAS Trial capability. Nova extends it’s thanks to all participants for their significant contributions.

For more information about Nova Systems’ UAS capabilities, contact Dr Terry Martin –

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Nova Systems Exhibits at IMDEX2017

May 17, 2017

Nova Systems will be exhibiting at this years IMDEX – Asia’s largest Maritime Defence conference, this year held in Singapore 16-18 May.

We will be showcasing our Maritime, Modelling and analytics capabilities, along with the DECKSim demonstrator from our partner SEA Ltd! Drop past our stand at M28, to put your helicopter marshalling skills to the test on the simulator. Showcase your skills to land the helicopter safely on the ship!

Find out more about the conference here

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Media Article - Nova Systems works on cyber resilience for defence

Apr 21, 2017

Media Article 

For the last 14 months Nova Systems has been working across the full capability lifecycle to support Defence in delivering resilient systems that provide a greater chance of mission success when operating in cyber denied environments.

According to the company’s general manager (Communications, Information & Space) Nick Pengelly, a systems engineering based Cyber Security Capability maturity model has been developed based on Defence and industry best practice to establish the maturity of system design, implementation and governance.

“Our Cyber Security consultants have designed a cyber security range to keep abreast of emergent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) technical vulnerabilities,” Pengelly said. “The Cyber Range functions like a digital battlefield, not just a weapon ‘range’ or sandbox for training in a specific tool.”

The range aims to strengthen the stability, security and performance of infrastructure used by cyber professionals, utility providers, military and aviation specialists.

“A key attribute of the Cyber Range is having full control over its infrastructure, and by using real world artefacts, it can be driven with robust user activity models to provide realistic behavior,” Pengelly said.

He added this behaviour can be used as an accurate model to assist in mission analysis, concept of operations, detailed design, subsystem verification, system validation, maintenance and mission to achieve real success.

The Cyber Range capabilities will be extended to cover:

• Replication, of complex and diverse networks for civilian and military clients;
• enablement of a realistic testing facility for Internet and Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerability research and training;
• The development and deployment of cutting edge cyber testing capabilities;
• A virtual environment for the quantitative, qualitative and realistic assessment of potentially ground-breaking cybertechnologies for research and development; and
• an environment for cyberwarfare training, cybertechnology development, cybertechnology deployment.

Pengelly explained the range and Nova’s capability assurance will provide a means of assessing the risk of operational scenario achievement; tracing possible Cyber Security issues and likely impacts back to the Systems of Systems interfaces, Mission System architecture, Training scope and Organisational Standard Operational procedures.

“We’re effectively reducing the risk so as to provide better value for money outcomes for Defence in the delivery of capability outcomes.”

See the Original Article here

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Apr 10, 2017

Nova Systems will be exhibiting a technology showcase at this year’s APPEA Conference. Titled ‘Global Competitiveness through technology Integration‘ on Industry Display Stand B, our showcase will include  Nova Group partners Auspace and Geoplex, along with other key technology partners PTC and National Instruments.


Our experience in solving complex operational problems will be on display, demonstrating how we use innovation, technology and expertise to drive value and efficiencies across industry sectors.

The APPEA Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition is the largest annual upstream oil and gas event in the southern hemisphere, attracting delegates from across the country and around the world.

Visit the Nova Systems Oil & Gas Page to find out more!

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