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A Priori Error-Controlled Simulations of Electromagnetic Phenomena for HPC

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Department of Defense
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2013 / STTR
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HyPerComp, Inc.
2629 Townsgate Road Suite 105 Westlake Village, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: A Priori Error-Controlled Simulations of Electromagnetic Phenomena for HPC
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0039
Award Amount: $374,999.00


Recent times have witnessed enormous advances in high fidelity modeling of electromagnetic (EM) phenomena in the time-domain. To make such simulations tractable, the computational region must be truncated in a manner allowing outgoing waves to leave with minimal reflection from the boundary. HyPerComp Inc., in collaboration with Prof. Thomas Hagstrom of the Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) have been investigating a boundary condition procedure named Complete Radiation Boundary Condition (CRBC) for advanced EM simulation systems. The CRBC requires no tuning parameters to achieve optimal performance for a specified level of accuracy. In Phase I a preliminary demonstration of the CRBC approach was performed on unstructured mesh systems and some important estimates of accuracy and stability have been verified in conjunction with a high order accurate EM solver which uses the discontinuous Galerkin method. Proposed Phase II development aims to generalize the formulation to a variety of discretization procedures and high performance computing platforms. We wish to develop this into an open source boundary condition module named HDcrbc which can interface with EM solvers often used in the community to deliver any specified accuracy efficiently, without the need for tuning parameters, both of which are highly desirable attributes in EM simulations.

Principal Investigator:

Vijaya Shankar
Vice President
(805) 371-7556

Business Contact:

Vijaya Shankar
Vice President
(805) 371-7556
Small Business Information at Submission:

HyPerComp, Inc.
2629 Townsgate Road Suite 104 Westlake Village, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 770474340
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750156
Dallas, TX 75275-0156
Contact: Thomas Hagstom
Contact Phone: (214) 768-4338