MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) received an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) contract to provide technology, including modeling and simulation studies, that will help characterize and predict human mobility.
Supporting the Hidden Activity Signal and Trajectory Anomaly Characterization (HAYSTAC) program, L3Harris will lay the groundwork for generating and analyzing human activities that produce data captured by GPS, Bluetooth and other systems. The goal of the modeling and simulation research is to help transform future autonomous systems.
“Over the last four decades, L3Harris has developed and perfected its modeling and simulation analysis capabilities, which is why L3Harris is an artificial intelligence and machine learning industry leader in delivering mission-critical sensemaking solutions that understand and analyze big data,” said Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris. “Our world-class research team also includes small business and academic experts who are poised to make breakthroughs in developing a system to characterize and predict human mobility.”
The L3Harris team will use simulated information to develop complex models mirroring realistic human behavior and social networks such as how people move throughout the world and interact with each other. The solutions will aid the intelligence community and the Department of Defense in identifying subtle anomalies when developing response options for real-world scenarios – from conflicts and humanitarian events to environmental crisis.
“While bringing HAYSTAC to fruition will be a multi-year process, once it’s complete, we’ll have reframed how we look at activity in the world,” said IARPA’s HAYSTAC Program Manager Dr. Jack Cooper. “And it won’t be a static concept of where things are on a map, but a dynamic one based on how they’re moving and what’s out of the ordinary.”
L3Harris is developing this technology in Melbourne, Florida; Rochester, New York; and Herndon, Virginia. Phase one of the HAYSTAC program is projected to end in late 2024 and subsequent phases are anticipated to end in the next three to four years.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about contract values, technology capabilities, including the AI/ML being developed for the HAYSTAC program, and project timing are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. L3Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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