- December 1, 2020
- Posted by: Dely_SM
- Categories: DOD HQ, Press Releases
GERMANTOWN, Md.; December 1, 2020 –Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, has been selected by the SecureAmerica Institute (SAI) to develop a real-time 2D/3D visual modeling and simulation framework. Amentum’ s concept was competitively selected from among 30 proposals received by SAI to advance the resiliency of U.S. manufacturing and enhance the security of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base.
Amentum’ s sensor fusion concept will be developed in partnership with Unity Software and will enhance the security and resilience of U.S. manufacturers and their supply chains. The concept will provide a common framework to model, analyze, and predict through an aggregation of real-world, sensor fusion scenarios. The Amentum concept leverages the continued exponential growth of sensors and sensor fusion to provide deep insights and improved situational awareness required by planners and researchers.
“Our concept will deliver a state-of-the-art framework and toolkit that accelerates sensor fusion modeling and simulation, crucial to our national security,” said Phil Horvitz, Amentum’s chief technology officer. “The framework will allow planners to quickly create sensor models and share these models with a community of operators to enhance the security and resilience of our nation’s supply chain.”
To develop the framework, Amentum will partner will Unity Software, employing Unity’s state-of-the-art digital twin and sensor fusion technologies. Work will be performed over the next six to nine months at Amentum’s facilities with a pilot demonstration at Texas A&M.
The SecureAmerica Institute is a private-public partnership converging technology, economics and policy to secure the U.S. critical manufacturing sector and defense industrial base through applied research, education and workforce development, and technology transition. The Institute’s initial roster of more than 50 industry partners, which includes Raytheon Technologies, Deloitte, GE, Rockwell, SAP, BP and Amentum and more than 25 academic institutions.
Amentum is a premier global technical and engineering services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. We draw from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., we employ more than 34,000 people in all 50 states and 105 foreign countries and territories. Visit us at amentum.com to explore how we deliver excellence for our customers’ most vital missions.