QinetiQ (QQ.L)’s North America division is working with Brewer Science and Applied Systems Intelligence on a program to develop an autonomous, self-deploying sensor that will serve as a roving, early-warning detector of biological warfare activity.
The program is being funded by the U.S. Army Research Office. Work on the project will be performed primarily at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) at Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., and the Waltham, Mass., office of QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group. All three companies involved in the project are members of JVIC.
“The development of this mobile early-warning robot sensor in Springfield is a great opportunity for Missouri State, its students and our community. JVIC has now progressed to the point where we are value-adding to the most sophisticated of advanced technologies known while providing job opportunities in the near future for advanced manufacturing, ” said Dr. Ryan Giedd, executive director of JVIC.