The application of Artificial Intelligence to space systems is a growing research strength for UNSW Canberra Space. We focus on the development of miniaturised satellites as edge devices, capable of performing complex tasks and analysis of data on orbit.
We specialise in developing new aviation technologies using aviation safety and human factors research. We aim to reduce the likelihood of error and build more tolerant and resilient systems to support safe air travel and airways management for economic, social and cultural development worldwide.
We’re leading research in fluid-structure interactions to understand how the flow around objects can influence their mechanical performance. From developing flapping-wing flight to modelling the flow of blood through veins, fluid-structure interaction research has a vast range of applications.
Imaging research develops and utilises image processing techniques to transform the way we see the world. From shaping the design of future artificial knees to informing knowledge of climate change, digital image processing holds huge potential for the future.
We are developing cutting-edge, practical and efficient algorithms and frameworks to support multidisciplinary design optimisation. These design methods address the fundamental challenges and uncertainties involved in finding optimal solutions for product design and decision-making activities.
New advances in space technology and science potentially open up whole new worlds for humans to explore. However, not all innovation is positive, and even the development of ‘good’ technologies can have negative outcomes.
Space Situational Awareness (SSA) is the understanding of the very large number of objects in orbit around the Earth, the complex and dynamic environment that they orbit in, and their interactions with that environment.
Trusted Autonomy is an emerging field of research that focuses on understanding how human-machine interactions and artificial intelligence can be used to develop autonomous systems that have a positive impact on our society and quality of life.
We apply the physical laws of microphysical processes to explain astronomical events and determine the lifecycle of stars, planets, and galaxies in the Universe as well as how the Universe has changed with time.