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Calibration and Use of Site-Specific Urban Weather Observations Data using Microscale Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-06-P-0079
Agency Tracking Number: RDI060003366
Amount: $99,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA06-001
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-06-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-12-20
Small Business Information
215 Wynn Dr., 5th Floor, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: 185169620
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Coirier
 Manager/Defense Applications
 (256) 726-4800
Business Contact
 Ashok Singhal
Title: President
Phone: (256) 726-4800
Research Institution
We propose to develop a capability to correct and calibrate intra-urban sited meteorological stations data for subsequent use by NWP, ATD and force protection models. This new capability will provide a number of related innovations, including: a standalone software capability to assist in the siting of meteorological stations in urban areas; the development of sensor-centralized vertical profiles to be passed to NWP and other models; the incorporation of rapidly generated, high-resolution wind and turbulence fields into synthetic natural environments for high-resolution CBRN/E urban dispersion modeling; and the development of correlations between less trusted intra-urban sites to accepted “truth” meteorological stations readings. By performing constrained optimizations using pre-computed, Computational Fluid Dynamics generated wind and turbulence field libraries, this new technique will construct mass, momentum and energy conserving, high-resolution, microscale wind and turbulence fields that satisfy the meteorological sensor data readings in a “best-fit” framework. Phase I will develop the wind library and optimization procedures, evaluate the approach using urban area field test data, explore uses of the best-fit wind fields, and develop an integration plan for incorporation of the approach into existing and next generation consequence assessment models in Phase II and III.

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