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Comprehensive Surf Zone Modeling Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0616
Agency Tracking Number: N19A-010-0002
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N19A-T010
Solicitation Number: 19.A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-13
Small Business Information
694 Charingworth Ct
Westminster, MD 21158
United States
DUNS: 079892760
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Karl Leodler Karl Leodler
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 963-2204
Business Contact
 Karl Leodler
Phone: (703) 963-2204
Research Institution
 Regents of the University of Minnesota
 Dr. Lian Shen Dr. Lian Shen
University of Minnesota Office of Sponsored Projects Administration 450 McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

 (612) 624-2022
 Nonprofit College or University

The littoral and specifically surf zone regions with breaking waves, bathymetry, weather, currents, tides, obstacles, etc. create a dynamic environment that can be very challenging for conducting operations. Systems are being developed to increase situational awareness in this region, however expensive physical testing to verify performance is limited to specific areas and conditions. To supplement physical test data, expand performance characterization and reduce testing costs, Dynamic Dimension Technologies, LLC (DDT) and partner University of Minnesota St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), propose to create a comprehensive surf zone modeling capability for the Water incorporated and Autonomy enabled Virtual Environment (WAVE) simulation framework. To accomplish this, we will begin with SAFL’s Wave-Ocean-Wind (WOW) computational framework for high-fidelity simulation of multi-scale and multi-physics geophysical flows for naval applications then develop an innovative methodology and modeling architecture that integrates with WAVE to support sensor models (i.e. EO, IR, RF, Sonar, etc.) as needed for algorithm and system testing. This proposal describes DDT’s and SAFL’s efforts to design a comprehensive surf zone modeling tool based on a combination of the unique technologies of both WAVE and WOW, that will result in an intuitive tool to support system performance assessment and verification testing.

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