Air Force asks Descartes Labs for sensor fusion technology for targeting with artificial intelligence (AI)

Nov. 16, 2020
Descartes Labs offers geospatial analytics technology, which uses AI and computer vision to fuse sensor data like satellite imagery for tactical use.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $2.2 million contract to Descartes Labs Inc. in Santa Fe, N.M., to generate real-time analytics with a focus on developing moving target indication data. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

16 Nov. 2020 -- Air Force researchers will gain access to Descartes Labs geospatial analytics technology, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision to process and fuse sensor data like satellite imagery for tactical use.

Descartes Labs officials say their company's analytics expertise will help the Air Force generate moving targeting indication data for detecting, pinpointing, and attacking ground and airborne targets.

Descartes Labs won this contract through the Air Force Research Lab's Space Technology Advanced Research program, which launched last year to develop enabling technologies for space-based capabilities, including on-orbit servicing, debris management, and ground systems.

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