PhD Students

The following PhD scholarships have commenced. Their topics cover a variety of SmartSat CRC’s strategic and priority research areas ranging from Space IoT communications through to AI-powered autonomous operations in space. The majority of the PhD thesis topics have one or more industry partners to support the practical application of the proposed thesis topic, demonstrating SmartSat’s commitment to fostering Australia’s space industry through building strong linkages between academia and industry.

A Bettens

Anne Bettens

Autonomous navigation of satellites for space exploration

University of Sydney

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Benjamin Dix-Matthews

Phase- and spatial-stabilisation system development

University of Western Australia

S karapathakis

Skevos Karpathakis

Communications engineering, phase- and spatial-stabilisation system development

University of Western Australia

K Thangavel

Kathiravan Thangavel

Artificial Intelligence for Distributed Satellite Systems Autonomous Operations: An Integrated Approach to Space and Control Segments Co-Evolution

RMIT University

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Ahsan Waqas

Distributed Beamforming for Satellite Applications

University of South Australia

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Liang Zhao

Satellite image-based smoke detection for bush fire detection

University of South Australia