Business Description

We provide homeland security solutions to law enforcement and Defence with focus on small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS), explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), tactical and forensics. We have developed our own software; a tactical ecosystem for the geospatial visualization of SUAS video including the generation of ortho-mosaics and 3D models. The software also provides tools for effective decision-making during mission planning.

Projects / tasks

The intern will be participating in the integration of a gimballed EO/IR camera system, video encoder and radio to a VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle. This will require electrical and mechanical design and implementation. Development and integration of payload control will then be incorporated into our software suite.

Technical skills

Desired skills Java 8+, video encoding/decoding, photogrammetry, network architecture, control loop programming, CAD design and 3D printing.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Able to work within a small agile team with initiative and confidence in your own ability. Willing to seek advice and receive constructive feedback. Friendly, committed and considerate of confidential information

Business Description

A research and development company focused on defence capability in the fields of land, sea, air and space.  Our vision is to solve defence related challenges by producing capability in the form of affordable force multipliers that redefine asymmetric warfare.  We are engaged in novel, innovative research projects, many of which are funded through Government agencies. We gain our expertise from the collaborative engagement of our engineering team with University experts in their field, currently working with approximately 130 researchers from Universities and Defence Science and Technology Group.

Projects / tasks

An intern working as part of the Unmanned Systems Team would be exposed to the development of leading edge, innovative and practical electronic systems and sub-systems. The intern would participate in work on unmanned autonomous platforms including quad-rotors fixed-wing and other novel aerial, surface and sub-surface vehicles.  Specific capability development would occur in:

  • General and embedded systems programming
  • System engineering including design and development

Technical skills

  • Embedded system programming i.e. C/C++
  • Linux
  • ArduPilot Software Stack
  • Python, Java (Android)
  • Radio communication systems
  • Flight controller
  • Embedded sensors i.e. IMU, GPS
  • Automation

Intern interpersonal qualities

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective organization
  • Communication and presentation skills

Business Description

We provide engineering and scientific service support to Army and DSTG in several projects such as Maritime (Submarine), Decision Support, Software Product Development and Simulation and Training. We also offer sales and support of AI-driven constructive simulation, and simulation interoperability products from European OEMs and undertake internal R&D and development of products.

Project / tasks

Project HALCYON CFD

Technical skills

Mechanical or Aerospace engineering Undergraduates:

Essential

  • Aerospace, Mechanical, Marine/Maritime/Ocean Engineering, Civil (with marine focus)
  • Good marks in computational fluid dynamics
  • Passionate about engineering simulation

Desirable

  • Programming experience
  • Mathematical inclination

Software Engineering Undergraduates:

Essential

  • Object oriented languages (C++, Java )
  • Software engineering best practices
  • Complex algorithms
  • Solid maths and physics
  • Passionate about scientific computing, simulation and high performance computing
  • Strong Linux or Unix

Desirable

  • Simulation or 3D gaming
  • Computer graphics
  • High performance computing
  • Numerical methods

Intern interpersonal qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Very high demonstrated aptitude for the respective discipline
  • Highly motivated
  • High capacity for abstract thinking.

Business Description

We provide engineering and scientific service support to Army and DSTG in several projects such as Maritime (Submarine), Decision Support, Software Product Development and Simulation and Training. We also offer sales and support of AI-driven constructive simulation, and simulation interoperability products from European OEMs and undertake internal R&D and development of products.

Projects/ tasks

Project would be ExTrace

Technical skills

Essential :

  • Object oriented programming
  • Software engineering best practices
  • Strong Java, JavaScript, Web Development

Desirable :

  • Database knowledge/skills
  • Data Science and/or Maths/Statistics interest and some data science tools and techniques

Intern interpersonal qualities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • High demonstrated aptitude for data science
  • Highly motivated
  • High capacity for abstract thinking

Business Description

A leading provider in intelligence, surveillance and communications solutions for maritime (above and below the water) and land systems, we specialise in undersea surveillance, network and acoustic communications, maritime domain awareness from harbours to coastlines, and the provision and sustainment of electronic mission systems.

Projects / tasks

The intern would participate in engineering development opportunities for key division projects and programs.

Technical skills

Systems Engineering – Full ASDEFCON engineering lifecycle management.

Electronic Engineering – High and Low Level Product Development

Software Engineering – GUI development and Underwater Acoustic Processing.

Intern interpersonal qualities

The ideal intern will be self-motivated, ask questions, be accountable and exercise the highest level of confidentially.

Business Description

We have developed a model-based engineering decision support solution that provides the integrated analyses required to conduct engineering risk management. This support solution digitizes RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) and CBM (Condition-Based Maintenance) analysis to optimize the design and sustainment of complex, mission / safety-critical systems.

Projects / tasks

Development of a software solution to monitor / analyze operational data required for system health assessment for sustainment (maintenance) optimization.

Technical skills

Strong mathematical background, Python, Machine Learning and/or Data Science experience, Java

Intern interpersonal qualities

Communication skills are important, rapid knowledge acquisition / application capability, preferably 4th year students that could transition to FTE upon completion of internship.

Business description:

We specialise in design, engineering, integration and support of complex high technology electronics and software-intensive systems. We design, develop, manufacture, install, operate and support both hardware and software systems, system interfaces and system upgrades. Key areas of experience and expertise include: Developing complex electronics and software systems for key Corporate, Government and Defence clients Leading edge technology solutions for very high performance data acquisition and digital signal processing for real-time applications Contract engineering design services specialising in high performance electronic hardware and software.

Projects / tasks:

JORN Phase 6;  SEA1180 OPV ;   Land154;   AIR5431 – Phase 1;   Defence Innovation Hub;   MROC Sustainment;  VIGILARE Support

Technical skills:

  • SW Engineer; Java and/or C++
  • Mechanical Engineer: CAD (AutoCad Inventor preferred)
  • Electronics Engineer; Schematic preparation, FPGA coding

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Someone with a good work ethic and a willingness to learn will always go far in life.

Business description:

We design, develop and maintain specialist Electronic Warfare surveillance equipment for use by the Australian Defence Force. Generally our systems are comprised of a combination of RF electronics, high technology circuit cards (high speed analog to digital conversion, CPU and FPGA based processing), and custom software and firmware.

Projects / tasks:

The intern would be given exposure to a range of projects and tasks that will be selected based on their education and interest areas.

Technical skills:

Our ideal intern will have a background in Computer Systems Engineering and knowledge of digital signal processing techniques and concepts and familiarity with programming languages such as C++, Java and Python.  Candidates from Electronic/Systems Engineering are also sought, in particular those with an interest in RF, Digital Signal Processing and FPGA development.   Candidates from Software Engineering backgrounds are also considered, however our work tends to leverage concepts that are covered in more traditional engineering such as physics, mathematics, and digital signal processing.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Candidate should have good communication skills, be capable of working both alone and within a team, and have sufficient initiative to work independently/autonomously.

 

Business description:

An Australian engineering company that designs and develops systems for defence applications in the area of underwater acoustics. This includes sonar systems, acoustic analysis tools and recording systems which are supplied to Australian and foreign defence forces.

Projects / tasks:

  • research projects in the areas of acoustic detection and classification.
  • algorithm assessment, modelling of processing and related software development.
  • acoustic data analysis on “signals of interest”.
  • complex system integration and test activities.
  • system configuration management.

Technical skills:

  1. Signal Processing (underwater acoustics) design and development (Python/C++)
  2. Software Engineering (C++ and Operating Systems)
  3. Systems Engineering

Intern interpersonal qualities:

  1. Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.
  2. Self-management – can plan own tasks and align with given priorities effectively.
  3. Technical ownership – committed to finding the optimal technical solution and committed to quality output.

Business description:

We produce 21st Century space mission control software, using machine learning and gaming graphics to greatly reduce the challenge of operating spacecraft. We sell flight software and our operations centre services companies in the USA and Australia. Our customers include fortune 500 companies, NewSpace, military, and government satellite owners. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

Our founders have world class flight heritage which includes large commercial spaceflight as well as microsatellites and CubeSats. Our operations experts include senior instructors from the US military space school and seasoned operators from USSTRATCOM. Two of our founders have PhDs from world class robotics laboratories.

Projects / tasks:

There are a wide range of machine learning tasks for space that interns can participate in. Prior interns worked on space weather analytics to fill gaps in critical data, orbital mechanics, the design of large 100+ constellations, and spacecraft design.

Technical skills

If the student can code we can teach them to do space: Orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, SATCOM, space physics. Students that can code and do space are high interest but preference is for C#/Unity coders. Interns wishing to go into the Machine Learning and Spacecraft Engineering streams should have a good knowledge of Python and/or C/C++.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

What we want:

  • Engineers, tinkerers, and builders.
  • People who are passionate about space.
  • People who are not afraid to make mistakes