Efficient, Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,921.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CF07P
Agency Tracking Number:
085100
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PC Krause and Associates, Inc.
3016 Covington Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906-1108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161183322
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Heltzel
Principal Investigator
(937) 255-8663
heltzel@pcka.com
Business Contact:
Paul Krause
Business Official
(765) 464-8997
krause@pcka.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Focusing on a reduced-dimension problem of a hypersonic orbital/lunar reentry capsule, an algorithm will be built which combines the stochastic Monte Carlo method for treatment of radiation transport in optically thin to moderate domains, with a single-term modified differential approximation (MP1) for use in optically thick domains. This numerical method will be verified against a known benchmark case before application to the reentry problem. The bandwise and cumulative distribution function (CDF) methods will be combined within the Monte Carlo framework, creating an efficient, dual-hybrid radiation transport algorithm. A detailed plan for the generation of the full algorithm will be developed, with a focus on parallelization and compatibility with existing commercial transport software. This plan will include thorough testing and validation stages.

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