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Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Defence, Singapore, and National University of Singapore in 2003.
Guest of Honour: MINDEF Deputy Secretary (Technology) and Chief Executive of DSTA, Rear Admiral Richard Lim (2nd from left) and Prof Chong Chi Tat, Deputy President and Provost, NUS (2nd from right). Also in the picture: Chairman and Co-Chairman of CPT management Board Mr. Lim Chee Hiong, Director (Building and Infrastructure), DSTA (1st from left) and Prof Lee Fook Hou, Department of Civil Engineering, NUS (1st from right).
Field tests of structural components and geosynthetic RS walls subjected to blast Loading.
Deployable shelters have been developed for military applications. The main challenge is to balance the protection ability and the speed of deployment. The protection level is ensured by both protective material and the overall structural robustness.
Laboratory test and evaluation of a prototype un-reinforced masonry wall strengthened by fiberreinforced polymer (FRP) system against blast loading.
The Centre for Protective Technology (CPT) was established in September 1998 through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between MINDEF and NUS. This MOU has since been renewed twice, the last time in September 2008. Since its establishment in 1998, CPT has seen its own research capabilities developed from materials and systems investigation and calibration to materials and systems development.
The mission of the Centre is to spearhead research efforts in developing advanced Protective Technology, provide scientific and engineering solutions to meet the national needs in weapons and defence systems and address emerging national challenges in the field of Protective Technology.