Four-Year Research Program Will Improve Autonomy of Space-Based Software

NASA announced today a team led by the
Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in Columbia, MD won a $13.65
million research proposal for “Verification and validation of autonomy
software.” Minneapolis-based Adventium Enterprises’ share is just over $1.4
million over four years, phase I (first year) is $204,000.

“We were fortunate to be selected, since only about 1 in 50 (or 2%) of the
initial proposals received funding,” said Bonnie Bennett Adventium
Enterprises’ CEO. The full list is at . The
program is in response to President Bush’s January 14 announcement for a new
vision for NASA which includes:

— Implement a sustained and affordable human and robotic program to explore the solar system and beyond;

— Extend human presence across the solar system, starting with a human return to the Moon by the year 2020, in preparation for human exploration of Mars and other destinations;

— Develop the innovative technology, knowledge, and infrastructures both to explore and to support decisions about the destinations for human exploration; and

— Promote international and commercial participation in exploration to further U.S. scientific, security, and economic interests.

This represents the first major research funding for Adventium
Enterprises, a new company established by Adventium Labs, a two-year-old
research and development laboratory located in Minneapolis, and its founder,
Bonnie Bennett, Ph.D.

About Adventium Enterprises

Adventium Enterprises is a Minneapolis-based research and development
company focused on developing advanced software applications for complex
systems, with a particular emphasis on automated reasoning, human-system
interaction and supporting architectures. Like its affiliate company,
Adventium Labs, its goal is to advance the state of the art, provide effective
solutions to important problems and foster high-tech job creation.

About Adventium Labs

Adventium Labs is a non-profit research and development lab dedicated to
performing and publishing scientific research, and to intellectual property
creation, maturation and commercialization. Its goal is to advance the state
of the art, provide effective solutions to important problems and foster high-
tech job creation. For more information, visit .