Ibadan, 24 May 2023. – L3Harris Technologies has received an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) contract to provide technology, including modeling and simulation studies, to help characterize and predict human mobility. As a result, L3Harris will support the Hidden Activity Signal and Trajectory Anomaly Characterization (HAYSTAC) program by laying the groundwork for generating and analyzing human activities that produce data captured by GPS, Bluetooth, and other systems. The goal of modeling and simulation research is to help transform future autonomous systems.
Commenting on the partnership, Ed Zoiss, President of Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris, said, “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.” Zoiss also added, “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.”
Similarly, IARPA’s HAYSTAC Program Manager, Dr. Jack Cooper, added, “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. 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.”
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 also aid the intelligence community and the Department of Defense identify subtle anomalies when developing response options for real-world scenarios – from conflicts and humanitarian events to environmental crises.