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Barbaricum Enables U.S. Air Force AI / ML Advancement Through GEOINT Research


October 3, 2022

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AFRL/RI-Barbaricum Multi-INT Analysis CRADA Provides GEOINT Synthetic Data Set Generation at Scale for Training U.S. Air Force AI / ML Models

ROME, NY – October 3, 2022 – Barbaricum and the U.S. Air Force have increased their collaboration to support the warfighter through research and technology innovation. Barbaricum entered a new, five-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory–Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) to increase the robustness of multiple intelligence (multi-INT) and artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI / ML) models for multi-domain applications.

Working alongside AFRL/RI, Barbaricum’s multi-INT analytics (MINTA) CRADA was established to innovate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) synthetic data generation in support of the AFRL/RI Vision to lead the Air Force and Nation in command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) and cyber science, technology, research, and development. Results of the AFRL/RI-Barbaricum MINTA CRADA are a critical enabler for GEOINT and AI / ML technologies to better inform the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology Strategy’s strategic objective of Rapid, Effective Decision Making.

“Together, AFRL/RI and Barbaricum are working to expand the available training sets for AI / ML models,” Barbaricum Vice President of Research and Engineering, and Chief Scientist, Dr. John P. Hogan said. “A notable challenge we are addressing is that many synthetic data training sets provide spectrally-limited imagery. We will use AFRL’s High Performance Computing assets to create full spectrum data sets at scale that include increased imaging diversity in modality, range, look angle, background, and atmosphere.”

Led by Dr. Hogan, Barbaricum’s Research and Engineering Unit focuses on Sensor Processing and Intelligence Analytics. The AFRL/RI-Barbaricum MINTA CRADA highlights part of Barbaricum’s research and development (R&D) capabilities to strengthen America’s future technology and national security workforce. This collaboration will ultimately provide a substantial benefit to both the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense, as it will greatly enhance their ability to field future systems in an operational environment.

To learn more about the AFRL/RI-Barbaricum MINTA CRADA or Barbaricum Research & Engineering, contact [email protected].

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Barbaricum is one of the fastest-growing companies in our market. We support government customers with Cyber / Intel, Integrated Communications, and Mission Support services. Our passion is innovation, and we are committed to client value and effective technical solutions. We are an ISO 9001, ISO 27001, and CMMI Level 3-appraised, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Washington, D.C., Tampa, FL, Dayton, OH, Crane, IN, and Lincoln, MA. Our mission is to transform U.S. Government approaches to problem sets of increasing complexity by delivering innovative solutions, especially in support of National Security missions.

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The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 11,000 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit:

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