The CSIR's 70 year-plus track record is one of many technological innovations and successful interventions. All of these breakthroughs and highlights first started as a project or part of a project in one of our laboratories or research groups. Read more about ongoing or recently completed CSIR projects.
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Combining expertise in material manufacturing with expertise in the detonics and ballistics field, the CSIR developed a cost-effective, novel protection solution against the threat of improvised e
The CSIR, in collaboration with Cape Aerospace Technologies and Stellenbosch University, is working on a 200 N (Newton) micro gas turbine engine for the hobby market, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs
CSIR researchers are investigating the development of a system that can be used to determine or verify the identities of people from infancy to adulthood using biometrics that were captured at birt
The CSIR has developed a portfolio of border safeguarding cameras and made significant progress on the manufacturing of two cameras.
The CSIR’s VeristicPrint Biometric Technology is a contactless fingerprint recognition technology that enables digital imaging devices, such as smartphones, webcams and digital cameras, to be used
Ground-based surveillance and classification radar, a proposed technological upgrade to a forerunner that has had well-documented successes in curbing rhino poaching incidents through wide-area sur
The CSIR has developed face, body and number plate recognition technology for the biometric verification of individuals, recording of activities and reporting of incidences or events.
The infrared (IR) missile is an ever-evolving threat that requires continuous advancement in countermeasure development to ensure the protection of airborne platforms, such as aircraft.
The CSIR has developed an electronic warfare pod that can be hosted on a number of fast jet types to provide a dynamic, multi-angle and more agile means of testing the effectiveness of radar and el