Military Embedded Systems

Fog computing platform to leverage AI, machine learning capabilities


January 16, 2019

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

DULLES, Va. Officials at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Technica Corp. entered into cooperative agreement to support the Distributed Processing in Heterogeneous Tactical Environment (DPHTE) program. The research agreement is valued approximately at $1.04 million.

Under the agreement, Technica Corp. will research and develop a fog computing platform with artificial intelligence that integrates and distills disparate smart edge device data into a common platform. Technica engineers will leverage the company's SmartFog platform to collect, correlate, and analyze data limited power and bandwidth environments to provide increased situational awareness for warfighters in contested and denied environments. SmartFog utilizes distributed processing and machine learning tools to create and maintain actionable intelligence.

The ARL’s Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD) is responsible for the project and works closely with academic and industry partners to conduct basic and applied research resulting in technologies that support state-of-the-art capabilities in the distribution and/or assimilation of digitized battlespace information.


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