The Department of Energy’s Sandia National Labs is working to integrateÂ automated technology into hypersonic vehicles to support flight and mission planning and improveÂ aircraft survivability, National Defense reported Thursday.
Alex Roesler, deputy director of Sandia’s integrated military systems center, saidÂ that automating mission and flight planning for hypersonic aircraft would accelerate testing operations that normally require extensive expert input and take weeks to plan during the U.S. Armyâs Mad Scientist event in Texas.
âWhat we think is needed are solutions that are artificial intelligence- and machine learning-based that automates that analysis,â he noted.
The lab is collaborating with various universities to develop AI-driven aerospace platforms as part of the Autonomous New Mexico research initiative. Sandia is conducting tests to support the development of hypersonic vehicles over the past three decades.