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Epirus to Help DARPA Develop Software for Predicting Electromagnetic Propagation

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Epirus to Help DARPA Develop Software for Predicting Electromagnetic Propagation

Epirus, a company specializing in high-powered microwave technology, has been awarded a multimillion-dollar defense contract to enable more accurate predictions of electromagnetic waveforms.

The company will help develop software for rapid computation of electromagnetic propagation effects in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Radio-frequency Directed Energy Rapid Assessment and Numerical Generation of Electromagnetic Response project.

DARPA’s RANGER is aimed at using such prediction software to drive government and commercial applications, Epirus said.

The company added that the technology has the potential to optimize 5G and 6G cellular data transmission, autonomous vehicles, the internet of things and edge-computing capabilities.

Work will be done in up to three project phases in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Corporation, a contracting organization that supports technology development at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Epirus added.

Epirus said that it and GTRC will use mathematical techniques, algorithms, artificial intelligence-based models and source code to shorten the time needed to predict electromagnetic waves from days to minutes.

The collaboration is also expected to reduce the hardware requirements of electromagnetic modeling, which is currently dependent on costly high-performance computing technologies, according to Epirus.

Epirus said it is proposing a more scalable model that can be run off commercial-grade computers to increase accessibility for end users.

The company added that the stakeholder community will benefit from the creation of a continuous information-sharing mechanism intended to rapidly commercialize the technology.

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