QS-2 adds Deep Expertise to Solving Real-World Problems

QS-2 has joined ranks with The Advanced Mobility Collective. We plan to leverage their cutting edge knowledge across multiple disciplines to unlock solutions to the intractable mobility challenges presented in disaster management and recovery and healthcare delivery.” – Todd Spain, Executive Director

Arlington, Virginia-based Quantitative Scientific Solutions, known as QS-2, has locked arms with The Advanced Mobility Collective, to build tomorrow’s future today. The QS-2 team consists of advanced air mobility (AAM) and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), automated vehicles (AV) subject matter experts with decades of wide-ranging relevant expertise and experience including in statistics, artificial intelligence machine learning (AI/ML), analytics, mathematics, systems engineering, mechanics of materials, network theory, macro-level energy modeling, technology acquisition strategy, automotive cybersecurity, intellectual property, energy technologies, and policy. Founding Partner and Director of Technology, Dr. Thomas Armel, rounds out the company’s diverse team with healthcare-specific expertise in biotechnology and neuroscience with an emphasis on synthetic biology, biophysics, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and genomics.

In the past several months, QS-2 has hit the trifecta of awards in the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program, landing contracts across three military branches. Earlier this year, the U.S. Air Force Agility Primes team elected the company to develop a model-based machine learning tool that will generate key parameter ranges for test vectors to enable the development, testing and certification processes of new military UAS. This system is also expected to jumpstart the commercial UAM industry. QS-2’s Director of Engineering, Dr. Shawn Kimmel said, “This project is a significant step towards certification of autonomous systems in the National Airspace System.”

In the fall of 2020, the Navy announced the company would provide an essential weapon to combat misinformation, disinformation, bots, deepfakes, and other manifestations of purposefully manipulative content, by developing a suite of advanced machine learning algorithms and an associated desktop extension and mobile phone app. Just prior to that, the Army selected it to determine how power electronics can be improved in existing rotorcraft and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programs. Not surprisingly, in April 2021, the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum’s (SECAF) selected the company as a finalist for its prestigious 13th Annual Government Contractor of the Year Award ($7.5M – $15M annual revenue category for showing “a compelling and profound commitment to excellence.”

The addition of QS-2 to The Collective will amplify the network’s core capabilities in AIML, autonomous systems, aviation, biotechnology, and program management. With regard to aviation alone, the QS-2 team enables advanced technologies, concepts, and innovations in, among other areas, advanced air mobility, drones, infrastructure, weather analytics, and air traffic management. QS-2 services range from scientific and technical consulting, digital analytics, systems engineering, strategic planning, testing and evaluation, and operations assistance.

“We are incredibly eager to take advantage of the expertise and scientific breakthroughs that QS-2 brings to The Collective. Our work together will undoubtedly advance economically and environmentally viable mobility solutions.” - Todd Spain, Executive Director                                         

About The Collective: The Collective is a nonprofit global community of business, technology, government, and research partners bringing new mobility services to life by acting as a catalyst for innovation and economic development for connected and autonomous vehicles in the air and on the ground. Consistent with its purpose, to grow and shape the Advanced Mobility Ecosystem, AMC frames real-world challenges and links companies, partners, services, Federal, State, and Local bodies to solve them collaboratively.


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