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Biographical entry d'Assumpcao, Henrique Antonio (Henry) (1934 - )


9 August 1934
Macao, China
Electronic engineer


Henrique Antonio (Henry) d'Assumpcao was in charge of a group at Weapons Research and Development Wing (later the Weapons Systems Research Laboratories) undertaking studies of the propagation of sound in the sea, noise and clutter, signal extraction and processing and radiation systems. He was co-inventor of the Barra Sonobuoy System.


Born Macao, China, 9 August 1934. AO 1992. Educated University of Adelaide (BE (hons) 1956, ME 1962). Weapons Research Establishment, Salisbury, South Australia 1956-57; Scientific Officer, Royal Radar Establishment UK 1958-59, Senior Scientific Officer 1962; Senior Research Scientist, Electronic Warfare Division, Electronic Research Laboratory, Department of Defence 1964, Senior Principal Research Scientist 1976, Superintending Scientist 1978-81; Director, Electronic Research Laboratory, Department of Defence 1981-87; Chief Defence Scientist, Department of Defence and Head, Defence Science and Technology Organisation 1987-90; Director, Collaborative Research Development, University of South Australia 1991 to date; Director, Co-operative Research Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing; Director, Signal Processing Research Institute. Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1981; Award of Merit, Professional Officer's Association, Australian Public Service 1981; Fellow, Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK; Honorary Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia 1994.

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