MemComputing wins AFWERX Phase II SBIR
On March 25, San Diego, CA-based MemComputing, Inc. announced that it is a recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract awarded by AFWERX and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in association with Space Force. MemComputing will focus on developing a solution for the AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, which has a national defense-related need to optimize the processing of satellite imagery to track Airborne Moving Target Indications (AMTI) and deliver that information to the warfighter as fast as possible.
For this Phase II SBIR, MemComputing will utilize its commercially available Virtual MemComputing Machine (VMM) to develop a functional proof-of-concept that will demonstrate the optimized solution’s performance and accuracy. With the implementation of the VMM, Space Force will gain an optimized distribution of processing between on-orbit embedded computers, cloud-based computers, and ground portable computing to get that information in the hands of the warfighter as quickly as possible.
“It is an honor to work with the Air Force and Space Force,” said John Beane, CEO of MemComputing, “This work is all ground-based. However, we see a day in the not-too-distant future where MemComputing technology resides on Space Force satellites and Air Force drones and jets. This is one of the clear advantages MemComputing has over quantum computing. We won’t see a quantum computer on any of those vehicles in our lifetime.”