Reduced-Order High-Fidelity Models for Signature Propagation/WAVE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W912HZ-07-P-0324
Agency Tracking Number: A074-028-0164
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-T028
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1750 Kraft Drive, Suite 1400, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Samuel Wilson
 President
 (540) 961-0067
 hsferguson@avidaerospace.com
Business Contact
 Nanci Hardwick
Title: CFO
Phone: (540) 961-0067
Email: nhardwick@avidaerospace.com
Research Institution
 VIRGINIA TECH
 Daniel Inman
 CIMMS
310 Durham Hall, MC 0261
Blacksburg, VA, 24061
 (540) 231-4709
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
A reduced-order signature propagation model, with comparable full scale finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) accuracy is proposed. The reduced-order model achieves reductions in computational resources and time. Existing FDTD acoustic and seismic sensor models require supercomputing / multiprocessor level resources, which are impractical in a real time military / battlefield environment. The proposed effort combines efficient computational / numerical techniques with simplified physics and/or geometry to generate a reduced-order model to be evaluated against the benchmark FDTD model. Calculated impulse responses from the developed models, including a high order model FDTD, are compared using a least squares matching criteria. The accuracy of the localization of events is assessed using test cases accounting for sensor and source locations, and signal to noise levels. A real-time decision-aid tool provides a framework to perform trade studies, and generates a visual rendering illustrating results of the performance evaluations. Phase I focuses on development of an efficient reduced order code and well defined signal localization criteria working simultaneously within a visual environment to optimize the number and placement of seismic or acoustic sensors.

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