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Mr Friedl Bartsch

Data Acquisition and Electronics Group

Role at ANSTO

Friedl Bartsch's responsibilities lie primarily in scientific infrastructure development for neutron detection and data acquisition systems used on each of the neutron scattering instruments at the OPAL facility. 

He is the team leader of the Data Acquisition and Electronics Group and is involved in building, installing, commissioning and maintaining each of the world class neutron beam instruments at OPAL. In addition, as a detector specialist he is also responsible for each of the unique, large area, position sensitive neutron detectors used at the facility. 

Other responsibilities include the design and installation of the instrumentation and control communication networks used at the OPAL neutron beam facility. Friedl's expertise includes neutron detection, position sensitive detectors, data acquisition, embedded electronics, instrumentation engineering, communications engineering, analogue electronics, digital electronics, instrumentation and control networks. 

Friedl began his career in 1974 as an electrical engineering trainee specialising in analog and digital control and automation systems in the Port Kembla steel industry. In 1985 he joined the Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC) specialising in the development of unique microprocessor based data acquisition systems.

After completing an Applied Mathematics and Computing degree in 1995 he transferred to the Information Management division computing centre as a network engineer before becoming the ANSTO Network Manager. In 2005 Friedl transferred to the Bragg Institute to assist with the Neutron Beam Instrument Project. 

Qualifications & Achievements

  • DAE Team Leader for the Neutron Beam Instruments Project OPAL Research Reactor (from 2006).
  • Detector Specialist for the Neutron Beam Instruments Project OPAL Research Reactor (from 2005).
  • Project Manager during the specification, installation and commissioning of the data, voice, security and video network communication systems at the OPAL Research Reactor and Neutron Beam Instrument Projects. (1998-2005).
  • ANSTO Network Manager Information Management Division (2000-2005).
  • Project Manager for the replacement PABX project Information Management Division (2000).
  • Network Engineer Information Management Division ANSTO (1995-2000).
  • Sample Acquisition Specialist for the Maralinga Radioecology Study ANSTO (1988-1991).
  • Data Acquisition Specialist for the Environmental Science Division AAEC/ANSTO (1985-1995).
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics Charles Sturt University (1995).
  • Electronics and Communications Certificate (1982).