Defence Technologies

Defence must operate in complex environments often with adversaries attempting to counter or degrade the performance of aircraft, army and naval systems. World leading fundamental research is needed to keep pace with other defence systems that Australia may be operating with or against. Most of these defence challenges require multidisciplinary approaches with strong cross cutting research required to: understand the human-machine interfaces; develop new sensors, computational systems and materials; understand the human system; work towards optimal solutions in uncertainty; and to develop practical but advanced mechanical and electronic systems. Current key strengths in defence include: networked communication, decision and sensor systems; power and energy for naval platforms; dynamic control and estimation; advanced tracking techniques for defence applications; biomedical and bioengineering solutions. Our work with industry partners is crucial. We are partnering with large defence firms and small-and-medium enterprises to realise the transition of research outcomes into high impact applications.

Case study: Flow chemistry shapes future of high-performance ceramics

Research Program Leader: Prof. Len Sciacca
 
T:+61 3 8344 6954, 
E: len.sciacca@unimelb.edu.au