Dr Nicholas Ralph

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr Nicholas Ralph has a research focus on developing space-applications for neuromorphic sensors using new techniques for active sensing, event-based vision algorithms and machine vision system design.

Nic's current projects range from satellite tracking for space situational awareness, development of neuromorphic space imaging systems, algorithm design and satellite payload design. Nic actively pursues the application of machine learning to optical and radio astronomy and electrical signalling in biology.

Dr Nic Ralph completed his PhD at the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) and the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University, with a thesis on exploring space situational awareness using neuromorphic event-based cameras. Nic completed his Master of Research focusing on machine learning in radio astronomy and his Bachelor of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering at Western Sydney University and Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.

Nic is active in several projects, including:

  • Project Falcon Neuro and Falcon Odin as a collaboration with the United States Air Force Research Academy for the deployment and current operation of a neuromorphic vision sensor on the International Space Station,
  • Co-recipient of a CRC-P funded project in collaboration with Gilmour Space to develop a neuromorphic stellar gyroscope.


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics (HONS)
  • Master of Research, Engineering

Contact Nicholas

Phone+61 2 4736 0753
LocationWestern Sydney University Penrith (Werrington South) campus