Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Sunnyvale, California, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company, has been awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contracts to utilize real-time data filtering and semantic compression to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) modeling and simulation (M&S) systems.

M&S systems can generate hundreds of terabytes of simulation data that need to be transmitted and analyzed. This is important for autonomous vehicle and aerospace and defense systems. For the first SBIR Phase II initiative, RTI will deploy its software in part with Boon Logic’s embedded artificial intelligence (AI) machine-based learning technology to intelligently filter through simulation data in real-time. This will result in a higher quality of the captured data, capturing critical moments before and after every incident in high resolution, while down-sampling the rest. The implementation of real-time data filtering will reduce the amount of data the DoD needs to collect and analyze, enabling these M&S systems to run more efficiently with lower costs.

The second SBIR Phase II contract will focus on enabling real-time, extensible compression to be applied to the data, reducing the amount of time it takes for the data to move over a long-distance network. By leveraging the data-centric design of Data Distribution Service, this advanced compression takes the structure and interrelationships of the data into account. 

“These SBIR contracts allow us to prioritize research efforts into needed features for the DoD,” said Paul Pazandak, director of Research at RTI. “SBIR contracts allow us to explore advanced concepts that feed into future product development.”