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A Coupled System for Assessing the Threat of Solar Energetic Particle Events

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
114898
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X11.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Predictive Science Incorporated
9990 Mesa Rim Road, Suite 170 San Diego, CA 92121-3933
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Coupled System for Assessing the Threat of Solar Energetic Particle Events
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CE84P
Award Amount: $124,738.00
 

Abstract:

Solar Particle Events (SPEs) represent a major hazard for extravehicular maneuvers by astronauts in Earth orbit, and for eventual manned interplanetary space travel. We propose to develop a system to aid forecasters in the prediction of such events, and in the identification of ``all clear'' time periods when there is a low probability of such events occurring. The system combines empirical assessments with physics-based models by leveraging three recently developed technologies: a tool for forecasting solar eruptions from line-of-sight magnetograms (University of Alabama at Huntsville), physics-based models of the solar corona and inner heliosphere with embedded solar eruptions (Predictive Science, Inc., or PSI), and empirical/physics-based assessments of energetic particle fluxes using the Earth-Moon-Mars Radiation Environment Module (EMMREM, University of New Hampshire). When completed, the proposed SPE Threat Assessment Tool, or STAT, will represent a significant step forward in our ability to assess the possible impact of SPE events.

Principal Investigator:

Jon Linker
Principal Investigator
8584506489
linkerj@predsci.com

Business Contact:

Irene Caguinguin
Business Official
8584506494
irene@predsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Predictive Science Incorporated
9990 Mesa Rim Road, Suite 170 San Diego, CA 92121-3933

EIN/Tax ID: 263200502
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No