Perspecta announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a $1M prime contract to Perspecta Labs to provide Photonic Edge AI Compact Hardware (PEACH) research under DARPA's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Exploration program.
"Perspecta Labs will draw on its rich portfolio of research and development in AI, photonics, radio frequency analytics, and systems engineering to deliver this work," said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Perspecta Labs. "We are excited to bring our innovative techniques to this DARPA program to enable next generation AI engines for the Department of Defense to use at the tactical edge," said Mouchtaris.
The PEACH program is designed to research and develop novel AI processing architectures in combination with innovative photonic hardware to enable breakthrough AI functionality with significant reduction in hardware complexity, latency and power consumption.
Under the 18 month contract, Perspecta Labs will create a novel multiple-loop, delay-line reservoir computing architecture, an algorithm for specific emitter identification, and a scalable prototype hardware design in combination with innovative photonic hardware.
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