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Operational Outer Zone Energetic Charged Particle Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-C-0619
Agency Tracking Number: F17C-T03-0017
Amount: $749,976.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF17-CT03
Solicitation Number: 17.C
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-05
Small Business Information
2241 Vanderveer Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11226
United States
DUNS: 080883026
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Philipa Njau
 Principal Investigator
 (862) 282-2373
Business Contact
 Philipa Njau
Phone: (862) 282-2373
Research Institution
 The Regents of the University of California
 Dr. Alexander Drozdov Dr. Alexander Drozdov
University of California, Los Angeles Office of Contract and Grant 10889 Wilshire Blvd,#700
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

 (310) 267-4263
 Nonprofit College or University

Near-Earth space environment is hazardous to satellites. This harsh particle radiation can penetrate protective shielding, accumulate in sensitive materials and can damage even well shielded electronic components causing temporary malfunctions or a complete system/mission loss. The goal of the proposed work is to provide the Air Force with a state-of-the-art model of the outer zone energetic elections that will include data assimilation capabilities. Data assimilation allows us to utilize a vast array of data, including information at various radial distances and from various satellites to reconstruct the global state of the outer radiation belt. Satellites on different orbits, with different detectors that vary in the range of energies and accuracy, can be naturally included in the analysis of the global state of the system.The work plan of PHASE II is based on the achievements and demonstrated capabilities of PHASE I and detailed discussions with AFRL staff on AFRL needs and requirements. While this product will provide great immediate and mid to long term benefits to the Air Force for its operational fleet of satellites, there is a strong potential commercial market as well.

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