About TETRAD Institute, its Centers, and its Corporate Alliance Partners
The TETRAD Institute is a private research organization that includes two distinct, focal, organized centers of activity:
ASTRA Center – control, cybernetics, systems, communications, and engineering technology for cooperative, multi-agent, remote-operating systems, particularly serving space-based and extreme-type environments including in terrestrial and maritime environments.
PRIMUS Center – foundational theoretical physics, particularly the integration of quantum mechanics, particle physics, relativity theory and astrophysics, particularly focused upon emerging energy technologies.
These both exist as centers of study and research, operating as compact, collaborative, low-infrastructure and low-resource facilities. These two Centers have specific Programs and Projects that are their primary focus of activity.
ERA Program (ASTRA Center) – Terrestrial and Space cybernetics, robotics, coordinated human-robot systems, autonomous and semi-autonomous, for complex applications in agriculture, environmental management, maritime and coastal tasks, and space operations with asteroids and terraforming. ASTRIC and TETHYS Projects. Both Projects focus upon coordinated robotics for sensing, monitoring and mechano-control apoplications in space and on earth.
- RTD Program (PRIMUS Center) – Fundamental physics pertaining to the integration and unification of quantum-scale and cosmological scale physics and dynamics including particle (matter) emergence and stability, fundamental forces and interactions. TERANOD and CYGNUS Projects. These two Projects pertain to applications of RTD theory for nuclear fusion and other novel methods of energy and power generation.
- NeoPlexus Program (PRIMUS Center) – Topological-neurobiological model of computation employing quantum-physical computation (non-Turing models, distinct from qubit-array algorithms and systems). GCM Project, focused upon implementation of the Generalized Hetergeneous Computing Machine.
All components of the TETRAD Institute are aligned with other organizations including academic institutions, and open in sharing of ongoing work and results. Also within the TETRAD Institute are other Programs and Projects relating to fundamental and applied science and technology. Some of these are primarily of computational, neurobiological and/or socioeconomic focus. These include two major long-term TETRAD Institute Programs, complementing those of the two Centers:
OASIS Program in Psychosocioeconomic Dynamics (PSED) – information, control, cybernetics, computing foundations, architectures and network systems, particularly for interactive mass-population social networks and predictive analytics. OASIS and SELDON Projects. These two Projects constitute the design and implementation of the SELDON Engine for Predictive Analytics. Both Projects involve corporate partners including Intelligence Renaissance Industries (IRI).
LIBRARIUM Program – education, training and communications in emerging applied science and technology, focusing upon agriculture, energy, environmental management and particularly health and wellness through onsite and online offerings. The LIBRARIUM is a Program for the development of digital and physical library resources dedicated to the conservation, preservation and open availability of critical resources of human knowledge within STEM domains, serving long-term sustainability of civilization and organized human life. MIRNOVA Project, focused upon STEM education and training in socioeconomically sustainable ways, making use of the resources and results of other Institute Programs and Projects, and particularly those within the LIBRARIUM Program.
The Alliance of Partners is a special group of independent companies working closely with TETRAD Institute. The Alliance includes:
 Intelligence Renaissance Industries (IRI) - information-centric technologies and environments for Communicating, Collaborating, Making, Educating, Entertaining and Trading including the OASIS Worlds Dynamic-Reality-Experience Environment, CYBOT personalizable and reconfigurable robotics, IBANK Private Information Bank and Trust, and SELDON Prediction Engine. Within IRI are two long-term STEM-focused business components :
Tetradynamics - Biomedical and information technologies, intellectual property management, and subject-matter expert consultation, spanning chemical and biological sensors, imaging, diagnostics, informatics and robotics. This is a division within IRI and dedicated to serving IRI, EcoVita, EXO and other interests.
Exoplanetary Corporation (EXO) - a developing company in space technology and systems development, closely-coupled with the ASTRA and PRIMUS Centers (within TETRAD Institute) and partners in the space industry, focused upon energy generation for propulsion and life support of future interplanetary and exoplanetary missions.
 EcoVita - a public-access environment providing entertainment, education, and adventure/tourism offerings to visitors through a private park and facilities as well as internet-based offerings, with a combined focus upon personal and family experiences that cultivate and support health and wellness, through ecological and environmental lifestyles. Within EcoVita is OASIS Clinic for Neurophysiological Wellness, a public program for evaluation, facilitation and management of patient/family-optimized medical care including wholistic-oriented therapies for neurological and psychological disorders.