Samples of our major and world leading capabilities.

Each DIN university provides scholarships for Australian PhD students to support projects with a defence focus. DIN provides additional funding towards the stipend.

Macquarie University

    • Soldier Physical Performance Enhancement
    • A room-temperature NV diamond maser for quantum sensing, timekeeping and navigation
    • Using Cues: The Cognitive Enabler of Warfighting
    • Microfluidic Cooling for High Power RF Electronics

University of New South Wales

    • *NEW Quantum Methods for Securing Remote Devices
    • Surface Vessel Detection using GPS Reflectometry
    • Structural Supercapacitors
    • Optical technologies for distributed array sonars
    • Kelvin wake fingerprinting of submerged vessels

University of Newcastle

    • *NEW Quantum Methods for Securing Remote Devices  
    • Real-time Cognitive Measures for Enhanced Human Performance
    • Robo-Laser: A Novel System for Remediation of Marine Corrosion in Confined Spaces Within Naval Platforms Using Laser-Carrying Spider Robots
    • Naval ship response under extreme loads
    • Cyber security for autonomous systems

University of Wollongong

    • Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and Data Fusion for Improvised Threat Detection
    • Real-time ATR of Naval Mines with AUV Sonar Imaging
    • Cooperative operation of UAVs and other types of vehicles considering energy constraints and uncertainty
    • Project Kosciuszko: Supporting deep decisions in AI-enabled command and control

University of Sydney

    • *NEW Drone Systems Testing and Failure Mode Recognition using AI and ML
    • AI-enabled Software-Defined Radio for Tactical Communications
    • Tunable Laser Eye Protection
    • Drag-reducing Anti-fouling Coatings for Maritime Applications
    • Finding Haystacks within Haystacks: An AI Framework for Automated, Machine-to-Machine Sharing of Benign Cyber Intelligence Data

University of Technology Sydney


Western Sydney University

    • Trust in Human Autonomy Teaming
    • Event-based Imaging for Space Situational Awareness
    • Stealthy osmotic engines
    • Optimal design and testing of composite structures with enhanced protection capability against a laser weapon attack

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