Tactical 5G Radio Access Network

Company: Cognitive Advantage
Duration: 3-months
Start Date: November 2023
Location: Canberra
Scholarship: $20,000

About the Company

Cognitive Advantage is a dynamic and innovative defence technology startup in Canberra with a portfolio of mobile communications, secure networking, and distributed computing solutions. We are a veteran-owned and operated business driven to solve some of the hardest technology challenges facing the Australian Defence Force. We are about to commence a two-year project to develop a disruptive new wireless technology for defence and commercial markets.

Project Objective

Demonstrate end-to-end private 5G stand-alone networking using software-defined radios and open-source software in a lab environment.

The intern would join the research team in designing and developing the testbed and performing early-stage demonstrations.


Intern Skills

Software-defined radio programming. Testbed design and implementation. Radio frequency engineering. Modelling and simulation. Design of experiments. Data capture and analysis techniques. Data visualisation techniques.



Applications must be submitted online by 24 September 2023 and should include additional documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Supervisor Support Letter
  • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residence
    (e.g. passport, birth certificate, citizenship or PR certificate)



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