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PREDICTING 3-D WINDFLOWS AT VENDENBERG AFB USING A MESOSCALE NUMERICAL MODEL

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
10096
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10096
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
R*scan Corp
1200 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: PREDICTING 3-D WINDFLOWS AT VENDENBERG AFB USING A MESOSCALE NUMERICAL MODEL
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PREDICTION OF MESOSCALE DISPERSION, FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PURPOSES, IS CRITICALLY DEPENDENT UPON ACCURATELY FORECASTING THE 3-D WIND FIELD WITHIN THE DOMAIN OF INTEREST SEVERAL HOURS IN ADVANCE. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS, WHICH TYPICALLY USE SOME FORM OF GAUSSIAN DIFFUSION MODEL COMBINED WITH WIND FIELDS INTERPOLATED FROM SCATTERED SURFACE LAYER WIND MEASUREMENTS, ARE, UNDE RMANY MESOSCALE REGIMES, INCAPABLE OF DESCRIBING THE CURRENT COMPLEX TRANSPORT AND DIFFUSION FOUND IN REGIONS SUCH AS VANDENBERG AFB, MUCH LESS PROJECTING SEVERAL HOURS INTO THE FUTURE. A NEW GENERATION OF MESOSCALE NUMERICAL MODELS APPEARS CAPABLE OF FORECASTING THE DETAILED 3-D WINDFLOW IN COASTAL COMPLEX TERRAIN TO A DEGREE SUFFICIENT TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE REGIONAL DIFFUSTION PREDICTIONS. PHASE I AIMS AT DEMONSTRATING THAT THE REGIONAL ATMOSPHERIC MODELING SYSTEM (RAMS) CAN ACCOMPLISH THIS TASK. IF SUCCESSFUL, THIS PAVES THE WAY FOR SUBSEQUENT EFFORTS TO PORT THE RAMS MODEL INTO AN OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Walter A Lyons
6123331424

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

R*scan Corp.
1200 Wash Ave S - Mn Supercomp Minneapolis, MN 55415

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