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Security and defence

Improving capabilities for the defence and security industries

Working with government agencies and defence groups, the centre is contributing to projects in the areas of perception, path planning, battlefield casualty care and detection.

Our projects

Our experts: Dr David Johnson, Professor Robert Fitch, Mr Wolfram Martens, Mr Troy Wilson, Mr Rishi Ramakrishnan, Associate Professor Fabio Ramos and Dr Lionel Ott

Our industry partnersAgency of Defence Development

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics is working with the Agency of Defence Development in South Korea on real-world implementations of simultaneous localisation and mapping techniques. Their focus brings together perception and path planning in dynamic environments.

Our experts: Dr David Johnson, Associate Professor Robert Fitch, Associate Professor Fabio Ramos, Mr Navid Pirmarzdashti and Mr Vsevolod Vlaskine

Our industry partnersDefence Science and Technology group

This Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement project with the Defence Science and Technology group is investigating the use of low-bandwidth communications in decentralised path planning, along with cognitive radar techniques applied to active perception. This work will be demonstrated through multi-platform trials incorporating elements of manned–unmanned teaming.

Our experts: Dr David Johnson, Dr Graham Brooker and Associate Professor Alistair McLean

Our industry partnersNepean Clinical School

The team led a feasibility study into automating battlefield casualty care and evacuation for the Defence Science and Technology group. The project had a number of outputs, including the design of a new form of pneumatically-assisted casualty diagnosis/stabilisation and sustainment.

Our experts: Dr David Johnson, Dr Graham Brooker, Mr Javier Martinez, Mr Bang Nguyen, Mr Victor Chan, Mr Ben Stewart, Mr Navid Pirmarzdashti and Mr Vsevolod Vlaskine

Our industry partners: Sensing Pty Ltd, in partnership with NSW Corrective Services

The team has been developing new radar technology to detect objects being thrown into prisons. The project uses the latest automotive radar technology in a multi-static manner to detect tennis balls (the object of choice to smuggle contraband in NSW) as they are thrown over the prison fence.