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Fine Scale Modeling and Forecasts of Upper Atmospheric Turbulence for…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09TT27
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
IntelliWare LLC
8540 E McDowell Road, #16 Mesa, AZ 85207-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Fine Scale Modeling and Forecasts of Upper Atmospheric Turbulence for Operational Use
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0067
Award Amount: $99,879.00


Intelliware LLC proposes to investigate under Phase 1 of the STTR Program the development of a fine scale forecast model capability that will provide a technologically superior, high resolution atmospheric decision tool to accurately predict areas of clear air turbulence in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS). Accurate real time knowledge of the dynamics in the UTLS is needed to support UAVs and operations in high impact turbulence environments. Among the new capabilities required are improved physics based modeling and nesting to integrate models of disparate scales. We will develop fast and scalable numerical algorithms and solvers for effective resolution of the dynamics of the UTLS using high resolution nested simulations. We will also study the feasibility of an integrated hardware-software platform which uses state-of-the-art multi-core technologies for single analytic workloads to accelerate run-time performance for real time operational forecasting. BENEFIT: The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Global Hawk, Predator), U2, reconnaissance, and communication systems will benefit from this STTR project. Additional applications include forecasts in complex terrain or urban areas for problems related to aviation and Homeland Security.

Principal Investigator:

Alex Mahalov

Business Contact:

Susan Mahalov
Small Business Information at Submission:

IntelliWare LLC
8540 E McDowell Road, #16 Mesa, AZ 85207

EIN/Tax ID: 364589807
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Arizona State University
Fulton Center 310
300 E University Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Contact: Beth Israel
Contact Phone: 4809651225