RSPE Electronics Unit

The research efforts of the School and the wider ANU community are supported by the RSPE Electronics Unit which is equipped with a range of the latest electronic design, development and construction tools. The staff are all experts in their respective fields and as a team offer an extremely high level of service and expertise.

The electronics workshop itself has been relocated several times but has always made it's home near the centre of the Cockcroft Building and is now located on Level 4 (Room C4.51) as a well-equipped and safe environment named in honour of the remarkable Tom Rhymes who was a previous Manager and long-time engineer in the Research School.

In 2008 the Research School established the Tom Rhymes technical development award to celebrate the life of Dr Tom Rhymes.

Some of our capabilities are:

  • Electronics design and development
  • Programming C#, Delphi and Labview for example
  • Electronic/Electrical Equipment repair
  • Electronic/Electrical certification including test and tag
  • High Voltage testing (40kV AC and DC)
  • Pre procurement electronics advice
  • Post procurement electronics installation and commissioning

Our facilities include:

  • State of the art test and measurement equipment library (some available for loan)
    • Oscilloscopes to 1 GHz
    • Signal Generators from mHz to 3GHz
    • Vector Network Analyser 9kHz to 4GHz
    • Power Supplies nV to 20kV
    • Power Quality Analyser
  • RF shielded room (3.5 metre x 2.5 metre)
  • High power testing bench equipped 15A single phase, up to 32A 3 phase. 32A 3 phase variac.
  • Chemical room for printed circuit manufacturing and cleaning
  • 3D printing – 120mm X 120mm X 120mm ABS and PLA
  • Small metal fabrication area and electronics parts storage

If you require technical assistance with your electronics, wish to borrow equipment or need discuss a new design please contact the Electronics Unit Manager.

We are also happy to undertake commission work and have constructed many advanced components for other universities and research institutions.

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Electronics Unit staff

Anderson, David profile
Manager, Electronics Unit
Gibson, Dennis profile
Technical Officer
Huynh, Steven profile
Technical Officer
Marshall, Steven profile
Technical Officer
Materne, Luke profile
Technical Officer
Ramasundara, Wasantha profile
Technical Officer
Redman, Paul profile
Technical Officer

Updated:  14 November 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPE/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster