A framework for addressing design challenges in wargames Project Summary A framework for addressing design challenges in wargames: Improving the design of wargames: We want to provide a capability maturity assessment tool that designers could use for designing the next generation of wargames. Enhanced learning: Providing a baseline would help validate insights from disparate wargames. Effectual decision-making: Help decision-makers to have higher confidence in their decisions while deriving insights from wargames for making policy-level decisions. Project Value $304,888 DIP Contribution $149,957 Status Project Lead Dr Mehwish Nasim, Flinders University [...]
Deep Sensing: ML Enhanced Optical Fibre Hydrophone Project Summary This project aims to develop a hydrophone array for identification of underwater acoustic vibrations, benefiting the Australian Defence Force. A novel photonics-based technology for underwater maritime threat detection using machine learning and optical fibre sensing. This proposed technique has the potential to provide real-time information at key strategic locations such as naval bases and cities, or even as a national alert system, due to the long sensing lengths possible with optical fibres without requiring remote electrical power. Project Value $271,245 DIP Contribution [...]
Advancing SOCRETIS (“SOCial REasoning Tool & Interactive System”): An AI- enabled collaborative reasoning aid for the information environment
Advancing SOCRETIS (“SOCial REasoning Tool & Interactive System”): An AI- enabled collaborative reasoning aid for the information environment Project Summary This project will develop SOCRETIS – an AI-enabled, interactive reasoning aid that can help people assess the nature and quality of consensus views gleaned via a shared information environment. With the ability to index and cross-reference large volumes of information in real-time, AI tools are well suited to guiding human reasoners in this way. SOCRETIS has the potential to enable Defence Information Warfare capability by bolstering national resilience to malign influence in the grey-zone. The [...]
A virtual reality tool to manipulate digital human mannequins for evaluating ergonomics and human factors
A virtual reality tool to manipulate digital human mannequins for evaluating ergonomics and human factors Project Summary This project will develop a new Virtual Reality (VR) tool for the rapid design assessment of environments with digital human mannequins (DHMs). Building on our extensive experience in the application of biomechanics and VR, we will develop a novel advanced tool and integrated design assurance process, providing Defence with the means to achieve decision superiority in design. This will ensure optimal human-environment interactions within military vessels, leading to maximal crew performance and capability edge within Defence. The tool [...]
Developing neuroscience-based approaches to assessing and enhancing human cognitive performance in challenging operational environments
This project aims to develop a neurobiological marker that predicts individual cognitive capacity, an augmented reality (AR) wearable solution and an AR-integrated biofeedback system.
Maritime border control is a high-priority concern for the Australian Defence Force. Lux Aerobot will develop a solution consisting of a constellation system of self-organising, low-cost, high altitude balloons to provide near real-time ship detection.
Space is becoming crowded and hostile, demanding satellite systems that can respond to adverse events. Most satellites cannot autonomously avoid space junk or hostile objects due to a lack of onboard propulsion. Nanofluidic thrusters offer a solution, based on nanoscale actuation of ionic liquids in chip-based (non-invasive) thrusters.
This project aims to improve human-machine interfaces on Australian naval vessels by developing a console solution to limit the negative impact on operators from light pollution.