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This program is a pioneering initiative that seeks to redefine the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in secure sensor connectivity and signal processing. It is a collaboration between leading research institutions, the defence industry, agriculture, government, the energy sector, and satellite operators, united by the common goal of addressing the challenges of next-generation wireless sensor networks and data processing.

Our approach hinges on the development of innovative algorithms and systems that merge the principles of efficiency, security, and agility. The overarching concept recognises that robust and secure wireless sensor networks demand a holistic approach, fusing the intricacies of sensor networking design and deployment with data-aware spectrum access and data processing. To ensure the seamless functioning of these sensors and networks, we are introducing a cognitive approach to AI-enabled radio spectrum access, promoting autonomous radio resource utilisation.

This vision of connectivity extends to the novel integration of satellite and terrestrial networks, creating a unified and uninterrupted network across diverse geographic regions. We envision the deployment of these sensors as an autonomous process, optimising data detection and collection. This data collected from agricultural and energy sensors will be subject to AIenabled signal processing, securely transmitted through robust networks.

Chief Investigators

Akram Hourani, Nahina Islam, Biplob Ray, Rakibuzzaman Shah, Muhammad Imran, Beeshanga Jayawickrama


RMIT, Central Queensland, Federation, UTS

Industry partners

Singtel Optus, Consunet, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Praetorian Aeronautics, Botanical Food Company, McCormick Foods Australia, Single Agriculture, Connect AUZ, BuzzBay Energy, RedgridGPT, Blue Spiral, Outlook Industries Australia, Datellite

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