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D-Wave, Davidson introduce innovative apps at SMD Symposium

HUNTSVILLE — D-Wave Quantum and Davidson Technologies are making a joint appearance this week at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center.

They will unveil two applications focused on interceptor assignment and optimized radar scheduling.

“During times of military response, speed matters, and our artificial intelligence, powered by D-Wave’s technology, provided an answer much faster than other computational options,” said John Holly, president/CEO and chairman of Davidson Technologies. “Our mission is to deliver advanced, agile technology solutions in defense of our nation, and together with D-Wave, we’re providing our government customers with critical applications in service to our country.”

D-Wave and Davidson have been collaborating since August 2022, when the companies entered into a multi-year reseller agreement to allow Davidson to resell D-Wave’s products and services, including the Leap quantum cloud service.

“By utilizing emerging and advanced technologies, Davidson is able to provide its customers with unique military implementation and national defense tools,” said Dr. Alan Baratz, CEO of D-Wave. “We share that spirit of imagining the unimaginable and harnessing the power of technology to keep America safer.

“We are excited to see advancement in our collaboration and look forward to more robust application development over our multi-year relationship.”

Designed to mitigate potential attacks, the collaborative interceptor assignment application can take into account a multitude of complex variables, including missile capability in negating threats; balanced allocation of missiles to threats; and availability of resources to help quickly identify the potential defense threats, and identify key mitigation tactics.

The radar scheduling application efficiently manages the time-limited resources of a phased-array radar system, enabling scheduling of communication with moving objects.

D-Wave provides quantum computing software systems. Their solutions are available through the company’s Leap quantum cloud service, and work synergistically with other technologies like high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and machine leaning.

Davidson Technologies is a technology services company that provides engineering solutions to the Department of Defense and the aerospace industry.

The companies will showcase live demonstrations of their quantum-hybrid application at the SMD Symposium.

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