Research Pillars

Delivering innovation, trusted technology and workforce skills development to Australia’s Defence, Aerospace and Transport Systems industries.

RMIT SLWDAC Defence & Aerospace 2022

For 100 years RMIT has partnered with the Defence sector. Sir Lawrence Wackett Defence & Aerospace Centre @ RMIT, a trusted partner in building Australia's Defence and Aerospace capabilities.

  • Artificial intelligence & machine learning
  • Autonomous systems & unmanned vehicles
  • Human-machine interface & interactions
  • Navigation & collision avoidance
  • Optimisation & operations management
  • Robotics & mechatronics
  • Traffic management & control
  • Trusted autonomy & safety critical solutions
  • Blockchain
  • Cyber systems, cryptology & data security
  • Data analytics, data fusion & machine learning
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • Network design & security
  • Quantum technologies
  • Wireless communications 
  • Aircraft design & airworthiness
  • Aeronautics
  • Aviation management
  • Cross-disciplinary education & training programs
  • Industry 4.0
  • Maintenance and logistics
  • Naval shipbuilding skills
  • Pilot & UAV training
  • Short courses & microcredentials
  • Simulations & visualisations
  • Transport safety investigation
  • Digital Health
  • Food technologies
  • Human factors
  • Human protection & comfort
  • Medical & biomedical countermeasures
  • Physical & cognitive performance & functions
  • Preventative medicine
  • Protective clothing 
  • Additive & subtractive manufacturing
  • Advanced structural testing capabilities
  • Airworthiness & through-life support
  • Alloys
  • Composite technologies
  • Design & testing for manufacturing
  • Digital manufacturing & industry 4.0
  • Fabrics & textiles
  • Light weighting
  • Metamaterials, micro- & nano-materials
  • Alternative applications, knowledge sharing
  • Block chain
  • Ethics
  • Global business innovation
  • Global policy & regulation
  • Health law & policy
  • Human development
  • National and international law
  • Procurement
  • Security & peace studies 
  • Energetics
  • Energy harvesting
  • Energy conversion & efficiency
  • Energy storage
  • Hypersonics
  • Logistics, optimisation, supply chain
  • Propulsion test facility design & operation
  • Rocket propulsion
  • Sustainability
  • Antennas
  • Environmental & tactile sensing
  • Integrated photonics
  • Microwave devices & systems
  • Radar & sonar
  • Remote imaging
  • Situation awareness
  • Surveillance & detection
  • Wearable & flexible electronics
  • Wireless technologies
  • Propulsion
  • Remote sensing & communications
  • Satellite technologies, tracking, positioning
  • Space debris monitoring & modelling
  • Spacesuits & space textiles
  • Space launch systems & space vehicles
  • Weather & geospatial sciences 
  • Engineering systems & structures
  • Industrial & environmental design
  • Life-cycle analysis
  • Model based system engineering
  • Modelling & simulation
  • Product design & life-cycle management
  • Prognostics & health management
  • Virtual & augmented reality
  • Virtual design & prototyping 

2022 Victorian & Tasmanian Defence Research Capability Directory

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.