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Wind Tunnel Verification of Drag Reduction by MEMS-Based Flow Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20068
Amount: $684,587.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
510 Clyde Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr Steven C. Caruso
 (415) 968-9457
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Research Institution

This proposal is concerned with the use of massively parallel computers for performing mesoscale numerical weather predictions (NWP). For the Phase I effort, a simple, but realistic model weather problem will be implemented on a parallel computer. The goal of the proposed research is to demonstrate the feasibility of using massively parallel processing techniques to gain significant computational efficiencies for typical calculations performed in mesoscale numerical weather prediction models. If the Phase I research is successful, a complete, operational mesoscale weather model will be ported to a parallel computer in a Phase II effort. The increased computational performance using parallel processing should permit the use of NWP codes in tactical operational environments, where CRAY-class supercomputers are not available. Greater computational efficiency may also permit the use of increased grid resolution in NWP models, thereby increasing their overall prediction accuracy and reducing the relience on parameterized quantities.

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