Deep reliance on global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) by armed forces represents a critical vulnerability as adversaries might seek to degrade or deny access by electronic jamming and deception or through anti-satellite systems.


This threat extends beyond restricting the ability to navigate, potentially affecting other fundamental capabilities such as secure communications, intelligence collection and the synchronisation of distributed military systems and networks.

The ADF’s assured position, navigation and timing (PNT) capability will integrate emerging quantum technologies with conventional solutions to provide sensitivity, accuracy and precision over extended timeframes and under a range of operationally relevant conditions in the absence of GNSS signals.

STaR Shot Opportunities

  • Development, miniaturisation and maturation of quantum clocks, accelerometers, magnetometers and gravimeters.
  • Advances in classical technologies to improve sensitivity, accuracy and precision; and reduce drift over long durations.
  • Integration and fusion of quantum and classical solutions for timing and navigation.

How To Get Involved

The Queensland Defence and Science Alliance (QDSA) is uniquely positioned to help bring together industry partners and academia to deliver sovereign capability into the hands of the Australian Defence Force to ensure they can operate with uninterrupted access to position, navigation and timing information.

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