Halifax’s QRA Corp. is set to provide Lockheed Martin engineers with its advanced early-stage systems verification technology, which assists in the proactive development of complex cyber-physical designs.
QRA’s software allows manufacturers to detect production flaws as early in the design and production stages as possible, a problem that costs the world’s largest defence and aerospace companies almost $100 billion in wasted resources annually, according to QRA CEO Jordan Kyriakidis.
The Bethesda, Maryland security and aerospace giant will be using QRA’s QVTrace testing platform to target and detect errors within complex systems during the development cycle.
“All large-scale system integrations will eventually proactively use technology similar to QVTrace,” said Kyriakidis. “Although QVTrace is already an incredibly powerful tool for engineers, this work will help ensure it remains on the bleeding edge of innovation by taxing it with some of the most complex and demanding systems in the world. It’s an exciting time.”
By proactively detecting minor flaws early in the design process, manufacturers can avoid costly re-designs and deployment failures, so reducing costs and increasing system confidence while speeding up time to market.
Last month, QRA brought David Lizius, ex-president of COM DEV Canada, onto its board of directors.
Mr. Lizius has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of London and a BSc in Physics from the University of Bristol.
For fun last year, QRA’s engine development leader, broke the world record for evaluating the prime counting function, in his spare time.