New Boundary Algorithms for Next-Generation Simulation and Design of High-Power Microwave Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-06-M-0095
Agency Tracking Number: F061-002-2103
Amount: $99,648.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-002
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
5621 Arapahoe Ave, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303
DUNS: 806486692
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chet Nieter
 Research Scientist
 (303) 444-2582
Business Contact
 Laurence Nelson
Title: Controller
Phone: (720) 974-1856
Research Institution
We propose to identify, prototype and test a conformal boundary algorithm for use in finite-difference electromagnetic particle-in-cell codes. The algorithm that is selected will be 2nd order accurate and have a minimum reduction in the Courant time step. The prototype will implemented in the plasma simulation framework VORPAL, building on existing conformal boundaries in the VORPAL code. We will run tests of the algorithm for a variety of cavity shapes in both 2D and 3D.

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