Electromagnetic Scattering Effects of Sea on the Radar Cross Section (RCS) of Small Boats in Littoral and Deep Ocean Environments.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0139
Agency Tracking Number: N092-101-0778
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N092-101
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
HyPerComp, Inc.
2629 Townsgate Road, Suite 105, Westlake Village, CA, -
Duns: 005100560
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Kuo-Yen Szema
 Member Technical Staff
 (805) 371-7500
 kyszema@hypercomp.net
Business Contact
 vijaya shankar
Title: Vice President
Phone: (805) 371-7556
Email: vshankar@hypercomp.net
Research Institution
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Abstract
HyPerComp, Inc. in collaboration with Professor Patrick Lynett of Texas A & M University is developing a comprehensive approach to providing realistic geometric models for small craft moving in a littoral environment, including representations for the sea surface, suitable for use in computing radar returns from the combined surfaces using currently available electromagnetic solvers. In this effort, we are developing a geometry/gridding interface that utilizes the output of Prof. Lynett's COULWAVE software, which generates time-dependent sea surfaces representative of both shallow and deep-water conditions, in combination with HyPerComp's sophisticated gridding tools, to provide complete surface-patch representations for the target environment. In addition to this gridding effort, HyPerComp is also adapting its broadband electromagnetics solver, TEMPUS, to compute the normalized radar return (NRCS) from sea state environment. In the Phase II effort, the end goal is to advance the state of the art in these areas to provide user-friendly, turn key computing platforms for routine computation of physics-based, accurate, full wave solutions for Navy objects of interest at greatly reduced computational run times over current practice.

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