Disruptive high-performance computing technology developer MemComputing has secured a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase II contract to optimise tracking moving targets from space.
The SBIR contract has been awarded by AFWERX and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in association with the space force.
Under the contract, MemComputing will work on providing a solution for the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate requirement.
According to the company, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate has a satellite imagery processing optimisation national defence-associated need.
This requirement will provide troops with quick information by tracking airborne moving target indications (AMTI).
SPRINT programme manager stated: “The processing, accuracy, and dissemination of satellite imagery data is a critical process that the US Air Force relies on for a range of combat operations.
“MemComputing’s solution is poised to significantly enhance our ability to efficiently process and deliver AMTI information to the warfighter for enhanced responsiveness to time-critical events.”
In the Phase II SBIR, MemComputing will use its ‘commercially available’ Virtual MemComputing Machine (VMM) to develop a functional proof-of-concept (POC) that will show the performance and accuracy of the optimised solution.
With the VMM implementation, the space force will gain an ‘optimised distribution of processing’ between on-orbit embedded computers, Cloud-based computers, as well as ground portable computing.
MemComputing CEO John Beane said: “It is an honour to work with the airforce and space force.
“However, we see a day in the not-too-distant future where MemComputing technology resides on space force satellites and airforce drones and jets.
“This is one of the clear advantages MemComputing has over Quantum Computing. We won’t see a Quantum Computer on any of those vehicles in our lifetime.”