Business description:

We manufacture and market a submersible marine marker buoy and retrieval system, used in defence (Australia, US, Belgium) as well as research and fishing.

Projects / tasks:

Some our technology is now out dated, both in terms of electronics hardware as well as software, in particular the User Interfaces. We would like the intern to understand the function of the current technology and why it operates the way it does, specifically for defence requirement, then look at contemporary equivalents to do the same job, particularly with consideration to users expectations of how things should and do work now (ie. Phone apps etc), balanced against defence security issues. The system utilizes subsea through-water acoustic communications technology.

Technical skills:

C+ or C# and advantage but not vital, an understanding of relevant hardware and electronics would be needed.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Would be required to take part in field trials at times on a boat, inshore only.

Business description:

We specialise in ship–air integration and innovative solutions that support the development and management of ship–helicopter operating limits (SHOL). We work with defence forces across the world to conduct flight tests in the harshest maritime environments to prove and enable the embarked aviation capability of the defence forces. Limits defined by our company give operators the confidence to fly helicopters and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from ships at sea when and where required.

Projects / tasks:

  • Development and debugging of Airhub
  • Increase of the test coverage of the different products
  • Testing and validation tasks

Technical skills:

C#, Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket)

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Willingness to learn, be bold to challenge and ask questions.

Business description:

Evolving from a world-leading operator of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) in extreme polar environments and Australia’s leading AUV training program, they have expanded into academic research, commercial maritime industries and the defence sector as a trusted provider and operator of integrated underwater robotics and sensor networks.

Key areas of services include:

  • Academic and commercial marine research
  • Oceanographic surveys
  • Pipeline inspections
  • Underwater infrastructure inspections
  • AUV and USV Operator and Mission Controller training

The company operates three AUVs (ISE Explorer, REMUS 100 and Iver4-580), three USVs (WAM-V 16 and two Micro ASVs design and built by AMC) and a number of ROVs.

Projects / tasks:

The intern will investigate, consider and report on Autonomous Maritime System cyber vulnerabilities. Specifically, the internship will focus on how AMS data produced by the facilities’ operational AUVs/USVs can best be handled, stored and kept secure. These systems rely on common technology stacks, though they may not receive software updates as frequently as desktop computers or servers. They are thus potentially vulnerable to the malicious alteration of planned missions, reliable execution and post-mission data alteration, exfiltration or loss. Threat assessment is to include both the identification of vulnerabilities in the field and in the post-mission activities. A variety of design, coding, and testing tasks are required to bring this project to life.

Technical skills:

Programming experience in Python or Matlab with a willingness to learn is required. Programming experience in, C++, JavaScript, or HTML are desirable. Familiarity with penetration testing, packet sniffing, MitM attacks, Wifi pineapples, denial of service, or acoustic modems are particularly desirable.

Knowledge of communication standards such as TCP/UDP and RS232, general networking, and software/hardware interfacing and experience with LINUX/OSX based computers would be beneficial.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong communication skills are needed to work with the project leader and team of AUV/ USV engineers to capture specifications, report on progress, manage issues and document developments and progress.  The candidate will need to work within a multi-disciplinary team from varying technical backgrounds.

Business Description

Manufacturers of Propulsion and gyro stabilization systems,  Submarine Valves and castings,  Ride control foils up to 15 tonnes. Current Defence work includes : Collins Class valves;  Collins Class machinery components;  CPP Propeller assessment and repair; Austal Ride Controls – LCS for USA delivery.

Projects / tasks

This is a cyber security internship. All tasks are cyber security related and address all facets of cyber security.

  • Security Operation Centre Improvement
  • Implement Web server hardening
  • Review and implement network security improvement through segregation of vulnerable manufacturing devices
  • Review and mitigate Web Application Attacks
  • Review and improve the ISO 27001 Risk Assessment documentation

Technical skills

Network administration and cyber security skills.

Intern interpersonal qualities

The candidate must be trustworthy and have good communication skills.