Watch the videos below to learn more about defence science innovation at DST: past, present and future.

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Video list

Daniel Magnano

Daniel is an acoustic engineer at DST who turns scientific ideas into capabilities that support the Australian Defence Force.

Miftar is a laser scientist at DST who is pushing the boundaries of science in the interest of Defence and national security.

Holly McNabb works in the Maritime Division at DST, testing out and learning from new scientific ideas to better understand the undersea environment.

Surveillance and space

"I think that the work I'm doing is going to be significant in the Defence of the country and in advancing science as a whole." - Sholto Forbes

Autonomous systems

Prajakta Desai is an Early Career Researcher at DST. Her role focuses on making drones more situationally aware so they can operate effectively in challenging environments.

DST researcher Vivienne Wheaton
Surveillance and space

DST is working with industry and academia to develop adaptive camouflage for uninhabited aerial systems, ensuring Defence can perform tactical surveillance missions undetected.

A team of engineers is building the capacity to cancel noise around a ‘data qubit’ by detecting the noise on a ‘spectator qubit’ in its vicinity.

“This project has the potential to deliver a breakthrough in quantum technologies which will lead to important applications in Defence and beyond” Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro.

Screen grab from the Careers in defence science video

DST staff talk about their career paths and what they find so rewarding about being a Defence scientist.

DST developed software is helping the Royal Australian Navy automatically detect mines on the seabed from images acquired by autonomous underwater vehicles.

DST researchers have developed technology to capture high-resolution close-up images of stress in aircraft structures to reduce maintenance costs.