Defence systems acquisition is fraught with all sorts of financial, technical, and political risks. Arguably the most resource-demanding stages in any acquisition program are the various stages of test and evaluation.
This project will deliver an interim capability for obtaining in-situ, real-time ocean data from rapidly deployable autonomous systems using data fusion techniques to DSTG; and an opportunity to explore a new product offering that complements current products and services provided to defence by Acacia Systems.
This research activity will introduce a new technique for satellite-based connectivity for people in a hazardous environment when ground-based communications network infrastructure is unavailable through denial or degradation, whether from natural causes or bad actors.
Sensing semiconductor devices in operando with terahertz waves Project Summary This project is founded upon The University of Adelaide’s (UoA)unique synergy between side-channel attacks and terahertz technology. It presents opportunities in dual use of security and non-contact circuit evaluation, highly attractive to our defence partner, DSTG, and UoA’s commercial partner, Keysight. UoA’s earlier unfunded trials with a generic terahertz system showed promising results on discrete transistors. This project will focus on a proof of concept in actual scenarios with those semiconductor devices operating at their GHz clock speeds. A novel terahertz system will be purposely [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.