Fine Scale Modeling and Forecasts of Upper Atmospheric Turbulence for Operational Use

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number: F09B-T27-0022
Amount: $99,879.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF09-BT27
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Small Business Information
8540 E McDowell Road, #16, Mesa, AZ, 85207
DUNS: 623861940
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Mahalov
 (480) 226-2730
Business Contact
 Susan Mahalov
Title: President
Phone: (480) 283-3792
Research Institution
 Arizona State University
 Beth Israel
 Fulton Center 310
300 E University Drive
Tempe, AZ, 85281
 (480) 965-1225
 Nonprofit college or university
Intelliware LLC proposes to investigate under Phase 1 of the STTR Program the development of a fine scale forecast model capability that will provide a technologically superior, high resolution atmospheric decision tool to accurately predict areas of clear air turbulence in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS). Accurate real time knowledge of the dynamics in the UTLS is needed to support UAVs and operations in high impact turbulence environments. Among the new capabilities required are improved physics based modeling and nesting to integrate models of disparate scales. We will develop fast and scalable numerical algorithms and solvers for effective resolution of the dynamics of the UTLS using high resolution nested simulations. We will also study the feasibility of an integrated hardware-software platform which uses state-of-the-art multi-core technologies for single analytic workloads to accelerate run-time performance for real time operational forecasting. BENEFIT: The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Global Hawk, Predator), U2, reconnaissance, and communication systems will benefit from this STTR project. Additional applications include forecasts in complex terrain or urban areas for problems related to aviation and Homeland Security.

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