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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-07-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: F061-002-2103
Amount: $749,907.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
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 build upon the conformal boundary models that currently exist in the VORPAL plasma simulation framework for both the electromagnetic and particle-in-cell (PIC) models in code. These improvements will include 2nd order accurate conformal boundary models for the electromagnetics with no reduction in the Courant time step, models for low noise removal of particles at conformal boundaries, and field emission of particles at conformal boundaries. New PIC models with a higher order current weighting will also be studied. These improvements will be tested in simulations of high-powered microwave devices such as magnetrons.

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