C4ISR Systems

C4ISR (command, control, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) combines all the systems that allow military commanders to understand their operational environment, identify mission critical factors, and control their assets

The C4ISR Systems group provides the necessary research, science and technology support for integrating defence personnel, ships, aircraft, vehicles, sensors and more.

We have five main areas of work: mission systems and battlespace awareness; communications, networks and cyber; information and intelligence; sensing and surveillance; and space technologies.

Learn more by reading our case studies.


Mission systems and battlespace awareness

Examples of our work include:

  • Operational awareness
  • Future command and control (C2)
  • C2 simulation
  • Augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR) technologies
  • Southern Ocean and Ross Sea environments
  • Rapid environmental assessments
  • Environmental phenomenology
  • METOC (meteorology and oceanography) tools

Communications, networks and cyber

Examples of our work include:

  • Cyber security and resilience
  • Satellite communications
  • Terrestrial communications
  • Novel waveforms
  • Future communication and networking

Information and intelligence

Examples of our work include:

  • Exploitation and analysis
  • Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) architectures and interoperability
  • Imagery processing
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Information management

Sensing and surveillance

Examples of our work include:

  • Underwater ISR
  • Optics and lasers
  • Radar systems
  • Other sensing technologies

Space technologies

Examples of our work include:

  • Ground and space segment developments
  • Space situation awareness
  • Space communications
  • Space ISR