BAE to help DARPA boost computing power for ISR systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $10.9 million contract to BAE Systems to help develop more efficient computing technology for military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems where power generation is a challenge in processing data gathered from sensors, reports NextGov.

DARPA's Power Efficiency Revolution For Embedded Computing Technologies program was established to find ways to furnish more effective embedded computing per watt of electrical power, the story said. The problem is acute in regard to ISR systems, which have sensors that collect far more information than can be processed in real time. The result of such limitations is that potentially valuable real-time intelligence data is not provided in a timely manner.

Other companies that have recently received funding through the program include SRI International and Reservoir Labs, the story said.


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