MSBAI, an Air Force Techstars 2020 company, has been selected for an AFWERX SBIR Phase 2 contract in the 20.3 cycle, in which they will adapt their GURU cognitive AI assistant to support the Air Force’s digital transformation.
Late last year the Air Force announced a goal to reduce time to design new aerial platforms from a decade+ down to a single year, by scaling up the utilization of simulation in design and testing to an unprecedented level. They coined the phrase ‘ECreate Before You Aviate’ to describe the opportunity to design, build, and test countless designs before building the physical system. Rather than “fly before you buy,” digital engineering and management allow the AF to reduce the real-world learning curve, the need for physical prototyping, and modifications between production blocks.
The White House’s May 2021 American Jobs Plan proclaimed: “Despite pioneering the technology, the United States is behind in the race to manufacture electric vehicles…it is time for …the U.S. to lead in EV manufacturing, infrastructure, deployment, and innovation.” MSBAI’s CEO, Allan Grosvenor, responded to the call, saying “Simulation is regularly used by only about 1% of engineers, and the Air Force chose us to make it 100%. We think we can do the same for the EV race!”
Full article: https://emobilityplus.com/2021/07/13/msbai-was-chosen-for-1-million-contract-to-enable-usaf-to-ecreate-before-you-aviate/