Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

1st quarter

Recipient Name:MDA Systems LTD
Location:Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Purpose:Artificial intelligence (AI) running on high-performance computers can be trained to help scientists get the most out of space exploration missions. The technology is used to make decisions about where to go, what information to collect, and what data to share with scientists. This project will explore low-power hardware platforms that provide the processing power needed for AI, can be made less susceptible to the effects of radiation, and are ready for the harsh, constrained environment of space. The small size and low weight components will allow future space missions to conduct independent scientific investigations, adapt to changing situations in space, or determine the best data to send back to Earth. This project will showcase Canadian innovation and open the market for on-board AI in space, allowing a wide range of AI applications to run directly on a spacecraft.
Comments:The amount allocated covers more than one fiscal year.