AI partnership to enhance RF systems and data analysisNews
December 15, 2020
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced that the company is on track to begin collaborating and investing in Deepwave Digital with the intent to support research, development, and integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.
According to the company, this partnership will aim to improve communications processing power for next-generation capabilities for defense customers.
“We’re evolving the way we think and the way we work, to use emerging commercial technologies to provide our warfighters the most advanced capabilities more quickly,” said Chris Daughters, vice president of research, technology and engineering, Aeronautics Systems, Northrop Grumman.
Throughout the year, the Congressional Research Service has been updating the document "Artificial Intelligence and National Security" to include arguments encouraging defense manufacturers to foster strategic partnerships with the private sector, especially when developing AI technologies. The goal is to combat the gradual speed at which the Department of Defense has been adopting and implementing AI policy in contrast to how quickly the commercial industry is moving.
Deepwave Digital claims that the company's framework allows radio frequency (RF) engineers to incorporate AI into their communications, spectrum monitoring, navigation, and other RF systems using machine learning intended to provide quicker answers on large amounts of data being analyzed.