3D Magnetic Field Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-09-C-0176
Agency Tracking Number: F081-001-0610
Amount: $747,728.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-001
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
2909 Palomas Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
DUNS: 828679089
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerald F Kiuttu
 CEO and Executive Directo
 (505) 999-1265
 gerald.kiuttu@varitech-services.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Kiuttu
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (505) 999-1265
Email: gerald.kiuttu@varitech-services.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ABSTRACT: We propose to employ a novel Boundary Element Method (BEM) numerical technique, demonstrated during Phase I, to develop a parallel computer code that will allow simultaneous solution, in three dimensions (3-D), of the vacuum magnetic vector potential and magnetic field structure for complex geometries. The primary advantages of the chosen approach are the reduction of the dimensionality of the problem from three to two dimensions, and the avoidance of wasteful computation of fields and potentials away from conductor surfaces of interest. The resulting code can either be employed stand-alone, for design purposes, or in combination with existing magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) or static magnetic diffusion codes based on finite-difference, finite-volume, finite-element, or even time-domain BEM techniques. BENEFIT: The benefits and applications of successful development of a 3-D code for magnetic fields and potentials are too numerous to catalog. However, of immediate utility will be more successful designs of high-current, high-power pulsed power devices and systems for directed energy and advanced energy applications. The resulting code will also be useful for a wide range of commercial applications that use magnetic fields, such as the recording industry, the medical community for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and proton cancer therapy, magnetic levitation for the transportation industry, accelerators for beam guidance systems, and university research.

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