Larus Technologies awarded an IDEaS 1B project to further its AI/ML Solution for Activity-Based Intelligence Analysis in support of the Canadian Armed Forces
Ottawa, ON – Larus Technologies, announced that, along with its partner Kongsberg Geospatial, its solution to further develop and enhance its AI-driven technology for Adversarial Behaviour Modeling for intelligence analysis for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was accepted and awarded through the Department of National Defence’s (DND) Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program for completion in 2023.
The project “Multi-Domain Adversarial Behaviour Modeling using Retroactive (Big Data) Analytics and ABI” solution, or MAABI for short, was chosen to provide Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) capabilities for the application of Activity-Based Intelligence (ABI). MAABI uses the Larus developed retroactive analytics technology, providing advanced adversarial intent and threat events, through the Kongsberg multi-domain IRIS UxS system to decision makers.
“ABI made operational will help to develop a new generation of intelligence specialists with a greater depth of intelligence/knowledge based on discovery through a data-driven process.” said Dr. Rami Abielmona, Larus’ Vice-President of Research & Engineering. “Working with Kongsberg Geospatial, we have found world-leading global partners who have the domain expertise and knowledge to guide our AI/ML-based successes. Our AI-based solution provides great impact for the CAF in its ability to derive timely and predictive insights from large datasets as well as to detect patterns-of-life and infer activities of interest through opportunistic collection.”
The end goal of the project will be a comprehensive solution – relevant to the broader Joint Force and there environments therein – which includes a unique and advanced retroactive capability applicable to a modern operational military context processing a wide variety of data to aid CAF personnel in gaining tactical and intelligence advantages over its adversaries.
“We’re proud to be part of the critical evolution of machine learning”, said Jordan Freed, President, Kongsberg Geospatial. “Our battlespace visualization systems draw on our technical legacy with NATO projects to create a world leading capability to exploit ISR data and will help users effectively exploit historical ISR data.”
Larus Technologies will lead the project and provide its innovative AI/ML products: the Total::Insight™ Decision Support System that provides adaptive behavioral learning capabilities to “learn” any normal Pattern of Life (POL) for any area in the world; and perform real-time detection of objects and people using High-Level Information Fusion (HLIF), and the Total::Perception™ Systems Simulation Engine that provides an AI-based optimization framework for resource tasking, data collection and management operations. Total::Perception™ increases the speed and efficiency needed to meet fast-paced dynamic intelligence requirements and indicates where and when to position, cue and tip sensors, how best to schedule and manage them and how best to maximize the value of the fusion architecture for current and future mission success.
The combined expert capabilities of the team will provide intelligence personnel an enhanced ability to review intelligence events over a selected time period and detect anomalies, POLs and threats in current events within the integrated solution.
About Larus Technologies: Based in Ottawa, Canada, Larus Technologies (https://larus.com) is a Canadian software company specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Big Data Analytics and Decision Support Systems (DSS). Larus is comprised of three core business areas, Data Fusion and Analytics Solutions, including the patented Total::Insight™ Decision Support System (DSS), the Total::Perception™ Systems Simulation Engine (SSE) and the Total::Vision™ Video Analytics Solution (VAS), Software Engineering Consulting, primarily in the area of C4ISR for Public Security and Defense, and Research and Engineering, focusing on innovations in advanced AI/ML for Big Defence. Larus Technologies is renowned for its expertise in developing mission-critical advanced solutions requiring multi-sensor data collection, aggregation, exploitation, fusion and analytics.
About Kongsberg Geospatial: Based in Ottawa, Canada, Kongsberg Geospatial (https://kongsberggeospatial.com) creates precision real-time software for air traffic control and UxS and situational awareness. The Company’s products are primarily deployed in solutions for air-traffic control, Command and Control, and air defense. Over nearly three decades of providing dependable performance under extreme conditions, Kongsberg Geospatial has become the leading geospatial technology provider for mission-critical applications where lives are on the line. Kongsberg Geospatial is a subsidiary of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.
About DRDC: Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with seven research centres across the country, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is Canada’s science, technology and innovation leader, trusted advisor, collaborative partner, and knowledge integrator for defence and security. DRDC develops and delivers new technical solutions and advice to the DND, the CAF, other federal departments, and the safety and security communities.
About IDEaS: Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) is a defence innovation program which invests in research and technology aimed at meeting the demands of today’s complex global defence and security environment. The program enables Canada to deliver the capabilities needed for a strong and agile military by providing financial support to foster innovation through contracts, contribution agreements and grants. The IDEaS program helps innovators by supporting analysis, funding research, and developing processes that facilitate access to knowledge. It also supports testing, integration, adoption, and acquisition of creative solutions for Canada’s defence and security communities. To learn more, please visit the IDEaS website.
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