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GPU Multi-Scale Particle Tracking and Multi-Fluid Simulations of the Radiation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83353
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-022-0139
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
119 W Denny Way Suite 210 Seattle, WA 98119-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: GPU Multi-Scale Particle Tracking and Multi-Fluid Simulations of the Radiation Belts
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0162
Award Amount: $99,719.00
 

Abstract:

The radiation belts are a significant hazard to spacecraft, from generating single-event computer upsets to degradation of spacecraft surfaces and overall performance. The properties of the radiation belts can vary dramatically under the influence of magnetic storms and storm-time substorms. The task of understanding and predicting radiation belt properties is made difficult because their properties are not only modified by global processes but by small-scale wave-particle interactions. A full solution to the problem will require major innovations in technique and computer hardware. The proposed work will use new multi-scale/multi-fluid global simulations that are providing the first means to include small-scale processes within the global magnetospheric context. When linked with refinement gridding the code can be used to investigate self-consistently small-scale processes. Because of the disparate scale lengths and time scales substantial computational resources are needed. A major innovation of the proposed work will be codes designed to run of graphics processing units (GPUs). GPU are intrinsically highly parallelized systems that provide more than an order of magnitude computing speed over a CPU based systems. Successful development of a GPU based multi-scale/multi-fluid code couple to particle tracking will provide a major advance for the simulation of space plasmas.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Ziemba
President
2066509469
ziemba@eagleharbortech.com

Business Contact:

Timothy Ziemba
President
2066509469
ziemba@eagleharbortech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EAGLE HARBOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Suite D3 #179 321 High School RD NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

EIN/Tax ID: 204849242
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON
Dept of Earth and Space Scienc
Johnson Hall 070, Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195 1310
Contact: Robert Winglee
Contact Phone: (206) 543-1190
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university