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AI and machine learning leveraged in space systems under Lockheed Martin, NEC contract

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March 03, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

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DENVER, Colo. Lockheed Martin and NEC Corporation announced that they have signed a joint collaboration agreement to extend their partnership utilizing NEC's System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT). The companies are also finalizing a licensing agreement with a multi-year option.

This partnership has a focus of driving speed and efficiency in system diagnotstics and will aim to continue to provide proven artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities across product lifecycles. This could positively impact design and production phases of spacecraft development, including applications on NASA's Orion vehicle for the Artemis mission.  

For several years, Lockheed Martin and NEC have been working together to evaluate the effectiveness of SIAT for early production testing and operational scenarios. As a result, Lockheed Martin has integrated SIAT into the Technology for Telemetry Analytics for Universal Artificial Intelligence (T-TAURI) AI service intended to drive proactive anomaly detection during the design, development, production, and test phase of spacecraft development.

According to the company, NEC's SIAT advanced analytics engine uses data collected from sensors to learn the behavior of systems, enabling the system itself to automatically detect inconsistencies and prescribe resolutions. By integrating within Lockheed Martin's T-TAURI platform, a comprehensive time series analysis framework, the team could gain an exhaustive, holistic understanding of a system.

 

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