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Efficient, Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90802
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085100
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite C1-100 West Lafayette, IN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Efficient, Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CF07P
Award Amount: $99,921.00
 

Abstract:

Focusing on a reduced-dimension problem of a hypersonic orbital/lunar reentry capsule, an algorithm will be built which combines the stochastic Monte Carlo method for treatment of radiation transport in optically thin to moderate domains, with a single-term modified differential approximation (MP1) for use in optically thick domains. This numerical method will be verified against a known benchmark case before application to the reentry problem. The bandwise and cumulative distribution function (CDF) methods will be combined within the Monte Carlo framework, creating an efficient, dual-hybrid radiation transport algorithm. A detailed plan for the generation of the full algorithm will be developed, with a focus on parallelization and compatibility with existing commercial transport software. This plan will include thorough testing and validation stages.

Principal Investigator:

Alexander J. Heltzel
Principal Investigator
9372558663
heltzel@pcka.com

Business Contact:

Paul Krause
Business Official
7654648997
krause@pcka.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3016 Covington Street West Lafayette, IN 47906

EIN/Tax ID: 351581545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No