Systemic protection and effects

The Systemic Protection and Effects branch of Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division develops concepts, technologies and techniques for the analysis of military and national critical cyber physical systems, with respect to their vulnerability to, and protection from, systemic electronic attack.

The work of this branch supports Defence, the Australian intelligence community and national security.

Automated analytics and decision support

Our Automated Analytics and Decision Support group undertakes research and development (R&D) in concepts, technologies and techniques for the understanding of the current and projected state of own and threat cyber physical systems.

We conduct activities in automated cyber analytics and decision support, cyber domain and mission modelling, visual analytics, scientific and threat intelligence; and software prototype development.

Distributed electronic warfare (EW) experimentation and simulation

Our Distributed EW Experimentation and Simulation group integrates EW systems, sensors, effectors and battle management tools/concepts within an information systems construct to examine Force-level EW concepts and analyse military systems.

Infrastructure in this area includes sophisticated modelling and simulation environments and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-based distributed EW testbeds.

Position, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies and systems

Our PNT Technologies and Systems group develops techniques for denying PNT to adversaries while maintaining our own PNT against electronic attack.

This is a fundamental component of systemic electronic protection and effects.


Key information

Areas of expertise:

Automated analytics and decision support

  • cyber domain and mission modelling
  • visualisation
  • scientific intelligence
  • software engineering

Distributed EW experimenation and simulation

  • EW battle management application development
  • electro-magnetic situation awareness
  • emitter geolocation technology
  • systems of systems architecture development and analysis
  • coalition EW interoperability standards
  • EW sensor modelling

PNT technologies and systems

  • radio frequency engineering
  • signal processing
  • computer programming (software)
  • computer programming (firmware)
  • global navigation satellite systems
  • electronic protection technologies (phased array, jammer location)
  • precision clock technology