2023 CAES EMSSO Laboratory Tour

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Dear IEEE members and invited guests

The next IEEE Control, Aerospace and Electronic Systems (CAES) lab tour will be on 26th May 2023 at 5:30pm (Adelaide time).

I hope to see you all there.


Waddah Al-Ashwal

IEEE SA CAES Chapter Vice Chair

About the Tour

The Flinders University Centre for Defence Engineering Research and Training (CDERT) has a section devoted to Electromagnetic Systems and Spectrum Operations (EMSSO) https://www.flinders.edu.au/cdert/electromagnetic-environment. Flinders University offers classified post-graduate degrees for those with the appropriate clearances and unclassified undergraduate degrees in EMSSO. In this lab tour we will demonstrate how we use software defined radios to teach radio frequency engineering and demonstrate some the vulnerabilities of commercial aircraft.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 26 May 2023
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+09:30) Adelaide
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  • Flinders at Tonsley
  • 1284 South Road
  • Tonsley, South Australia
  • Australia 5042
  • Room Number: EMSSO laboratory (4.03 on level 4)
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  • Starts 10 May 2023 08:00 PM
  • Ends 26 May 2023 05:29 PM
  • All times are (UTC+09:30) Adelaide
  • No Admission Charge


Prof Sam Drake Prof Sam Drake of Filnders University


Professor Sam Drake completed his Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours at the University of Melbourne. His honours thesis was a study of chaos in the special relativistic dynamics. Soon after the commencement of his PhD Sam transferred to the Mathematical Physics Group at the University of Adelaide. Sam’s PhD thesis was on axisymmetric space-times in general relativity. Upon completion of his PhD Sam took a post-doctoral position at the University of Padua in Italy studying the formation of non-Keplerian disks about rotating dense stars.

Following the completion of post-doctoral research Sam took up a position as research scientist in the Australian public service. In this role Sam has represented Australia as a subject matter expert in government-to-government collaborations with Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Sam has worked with Raytheon and Boeing to develop electromagnetic security systems for Australian fighter jets.

Since 2021 Sam has been the Professor of Electromagnetic Systems Security at Flinders University.


5:30 pm - Short talk about the lab and research activities at the Centre for Defence Engineering Research and Training (CDERT)

5:50 pm - Lab tour and demonstration

6:20 pm - Light snacks, refreshments and network session