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Compressed FDTD Simulation Software for Missile Defense

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.
PO Box 341149 Austin, TX 78734-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Compressed FDTD Simulation Software for Missile Defense
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0090
Award Amount: $69,557.00


"Missile defense systems rely on computational electromagnetic techniques to simulate potential missile threats. Simulation techniques for radar scenarios are rapidly increasing in their importance as budget restrictions reduce support for extensivedesign testing and flight data collection. These simulation techniques rely on advanced computational electromagnetic tools which typically require long run times due to field propagation in the computational window and an enormous amount of RAM.The fundamental goal stated in the solicitation is to develop a numerical method that corresponds closely to first principles. This concern arises from techniques in numerical analysis which have been developed for the solution of differential equations,numerical integration, and algebraic solution to operator equations which are then retro-fitted to solve field propagation problems. Complications arise when mathematical assumptions made in the method do not make sound physical sense. Hence,propagation and scattering simulations based on these numerics are often at odds with physical data. The solicitation specifies a method that reduces prohibitive runtime and memory while making use of high-performance computing (HPC).The proposed effort by APELC is a simulation engine (the CEM technique) that reduces runtime and memory requirements, makes use of HPC resources, and gives the user a degree of accuracy, control and efficiency. Phase II effo

Principal Investigator:

Jon R. Mayes
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Jon R. Mayes
Managing Partner
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Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.
PO Box 341149 Austin, TX 78734

EIN/Tax ID: 752756093
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No