Time-Domain BLT Solver for Electromagnetic Coupling to Cables and Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-07-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: F061-004-0959
Amount: $876,932.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-004
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
223 East Sixth Street, PO Box 676, Neoga, IL, 62447
DUNS: 782768977
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Kipp
 Chief Scientist
 (312) 260-5414
 kipp@delcross.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Miller
Title: President
Phone: (217) 895-2067
Email: mcmiller@delcross.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A engineering software product is proposed with unprecedented capabilities for rigorously predicting electromagnetic coupling to networks of multi-conductor transmission lines and nonlinear circuits located in realistic enclosures (e.g., circuit board cabinets, buildings, vehicles). Simultaneous time-domain solution of electromagnetic phenomena at three different scales (i.e., exterior - large, cables - medium, and circuits - small) is achieved through careful integration/interfacing of multiple computational methods. These methods incorporate recent developments in fast algorithms to render the solution of “real world” problems tractable. A sophisticated graphical user interface (GUI) for scenario configuration, job execution, and result display is described. The GUI is a critical part of the proposed tool given the scenario complexity supported by the simulation models. Configuring realistic HPM/UWB problems involving multiple scales of geometry and components is non-trivial. The GUI design renders problem set-up intuitive through emphasis on 3-D and 2-D visualization of radiation sources, enclosure geometry, cable networks, and circuits. Our team consists of members from industry and academia with extensive experience in electromagnetic compatibility, computational electromagnetics, circuit modeling, and engineering tool software development.

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