International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

Capability Statement 

ICRAR was launched in 2009 as a joint venture between Curtin University and the University of Western Australia. Initally established to support The Square Kilometre Array project (SKA), ICRAR is now home to over 150 scientists, engineers and big data experts, along with in-house project managers and industry engagement specialists.

ICRAR boasts a multidisciplinary team from industry and academia, with a proven track record of delivering complex projects in support of a variety of fields, including radio astronomy, data science and big data analytics. 

Summary of Capabilities

Specific capabilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Data science and big data analytics (including development of algorithms and AI for data analysis, development of source detection and characterisation software, consultancy and training for statistics, programming and data analysis, software licensing and open source software, game design and online applications, and large astronomy datasets that can be shared for product testing)
  • Electromagnetic radiation modelling and simulation (including antenna characterisation and design)
  • Digital signal processing
  • RF engineering (including next-generation technologies such as 5G)
  • Instrumentation and real-time digital system development
  • Sensor design, characterisation and interfacing
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing and design for low electromagnetic interference (EMI)
  • Systems integration
  • Other expertise related to radio astronomy science, engineering and data-intensive astronomy.

ICRAR has a strong history of collaboration with industry and harnessing partnerships to find key solutions to scientific and technological problems, and deliver world-class projects.

To find out more, please contact ICRAR specialist Aoife Stapleton at [email protected], or visit ICRAR’s website to see some recent industry success stories.

Case Studies

Collaborations / Partnerships