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Bruny Radar

Unwin Radar


Department of
Electronic Engineering
La Trobe University
Victoria 3086 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 3 9479 2036
Fax: +61 3 9471 0524

Department of Physics
La Trobe University
Victoria 3086 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 3 9479 2622
Fax: +61 3 9471 1552
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School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
TIGER Consortium

TIGER logo TIGER is a HF Radar facility consisting of two radars, one at Bruny Island, Tasmania, and one at Invercargill, New Zealand, with footprints that overlap over the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

The radars are used to map features in the ionosphere associated with the aurora and other high latitude space weather phenomena.

The TIGER project was initiated by Professor Peter Dyson in the Department of Physics and the radars were developed by Professor John Devlin in the Department of Electronic Engineering.

The TIGER radars are supported and operated by a consortium of university, government, and international partners and each organisation is represented by a Co-Investigator on the Scientific and Management Team.

Or by mail to:

TIGER Project,
School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences,
La Trobe University,
Bundoora, 3086

Scientific and Management Team

Principal Investigator

Prof. John Devlin
La Trobe University


Honorary Principal Investigator

Prof. Peter Dyson
La Trobe University



Dr. John Bennett
Monash University

Prof. Brian Fraser
Newcastle University

Dr. Ray Morris
Antartic Division

Dr. Bruce Ward
HFRD/DSTO Salisbury

Dr. Phil Wilkinson
IPS Radio & Space Service

Mr. Mike Pinnock
British Antartic Survey


Additional Scientists

Prof. Fred Menk
Newcastle University

Dr. Robert Greenwood
Bureau Of Meteorology

Dr. Murray Parkinson
Bureau Of Meteorology

Dr. Colin Waters
Newcastle University


Data Management

Dr. Harvey Ye
La Trobe University

Dr. Andrew McDonald
La Trobe University


Project Manager

Prof. John Devlin
La Trobe University


Project Team

Prof. John Devlin
Dr. Paul Smith
Dr. Harvey Ye
Mark Gentile
Steven Wang
Jin Li Huang
Tim Smith
Peter Devlin
Steven Merrifield

From Left to Right:
Prof. J.Devlin and Prof. P. Dyson with the TIGER Radar in the background.


Layout of the Bruny Radar hardware located in Tasmania.


From Left to Right:
Prof. J.Devlin, Dr. P.Smith, M.Gentile, S.Wang, S.Merrifield, Jin Li and Prof. P.Dyson
(1999 - Project Team)


Farewell Ceremony at La Trobe University for the Unwin Radar to its final destination in NZ.
(2004 - Project Team)

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