Antenna Placement Optimization on Large, Airborne, Naval Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0223
Agency Tracking Number: N101-022-0077
Amount: $468,787.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-022
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Delcross Technologies, LLC
3015 Village Office Place, Champaign, IL, -
DUNS: 782768977
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tod Courtney
 Senior Software Engineer
 (217) 363-3396
 tcourtney@delcross.com
Business Contact
 Matthew Miller
Title: President
Phone: (217) 363-3396
Email: mcmiller@delcross.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Modern naval aircraft can be large in dimensions and may carry a large number of antennas. For many of these systems, the surface area of the platform is in the tens of thousands of square wavelengths. In this case, the use of full-wave solvers to assess the on-platform performance of an antenna or the interaction between two antennas is impractical, both in terms of computing resources required and length of execution time. The best choice is to use a high-frequency code, which provides an approximate solution but requires modest computer resources and tends to be highly parallelizable. However, even high-frequency codes can take substantial time to execute depending on platform size and complexity. During this project, we propose to investigate multiple hardware-based parallelization strategies for our high-frequency computational electromagnetics code. The parallelization strategies will target different types of commercially available parallel processing hardware, including computer clusters and graphics processors.

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