The Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless communication networks are connecting machines, people and devices, driving a revolution in big data that is changing the way decisions are made and sparking a new wave of innovations. Tech Lab partners with industry and government to develop key enabling technologies for 5G/6G and IoT, paving the way for communication systems that are smarter, safer and more sustainable.
Areas of expertise
Mobile sensing & high speed data communications
Building remote sensing and wireless communication technologies to improve national and global broadband infrastructure.
Antenna & radio frequency (RF)
Tech Lab has the largest near-field antenna anechoic chamber in Australia, suitable for testing a range of antennas including reconfigurable beam scanning antennas, metamaterial-inspired antennas and base station antennas for 4G/5G and beyond.
5G/6G communications & IoT networking
Developing intelligent sensing technologies for IoT, including optical fibre-based sensing and smart devices. Creating enabling technologies for 5G/6G and IoT, including vehicular and drone communications, software defined networking (SDN), spectrum sharing and machine type communications in IoT.
Cybersecurity & blockchain
Establishing cyber-defence solutions to secure the internet, the cloud and IoT. Enabling real-time tracking of IoT devices, protecting data privacy and ensuring tamper-proof traceability in blockchain systems.
Integrated nano systems
Minimising parasitic energy (electrical, thermal, mechanical) loss from devices to improve the sustainability and efficiency of systems such as IoT.