Dr Thomas (Tom) Millhouse is a Consultant Engineer with Nova Systems, with over 15 years military and defence industry experience specialising in the fields of Electronic Warfare (EW), Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Signals Intelligence. Tom is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and holds Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Engineering from the University of NSW and a PhD in signal processing from the University of Sydney.

As a former Royal Australian Air Force Engineering Officer he spent time in operation, acquisition and sustainment roles with the ADF’s EW capability through postings at JEWOSUDSD and the DMO. In these roles he was actively involved in operations and support of EW systems for mission critical ISR and self-protection systems on multiple platforms in all ADF domains.  During his time in Defence, Tom provided support to multiple tactical and strategic EW groups throughout the recent Middle East conflict extending from CIED capability in the Land Domain, to Naval ESM systems and airborne self-protection and countermeasures.  He was awarded an Officer Commanding Aerospace Operational Support Group commendation in 2004 for his work in supporting the C-130H deployments into the Middle East.

Since moving into Industry, Tom has supported Industry and Government as a specialist EW Engineer in the acquisition of EW systems for major ADF platforms; Wedgetail, Air Warfare Destroyer, F/A-18G Growler and the Mobile EW Threat Emitter System and was recently contracted by DGNICW to develop the EW operational support architecture for future Navy EW.

Tom has presented papers on topical Electronic Warfare and force protection issues at AOC conferences in Washington 2011, Malaysia 2012 and Adelaide 2012 and has served on previous AOC technical planning committees for the Adelaide 2012 and Malaysia 2012 conferences. Tom also lectures widely for Nova Systems and the Australian Government on EW, Operational Test and Evaluation and Force Protection.

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