Antenna Placement Optimization on Large, Airborne, Naval Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$468,787.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0223
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-022-0077
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-022
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
3015 Village Office Place, Champaign, IL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782768977
Principal Investigator:
Tod Courtney
Senior Software Engineer
(217) 363-3396
tcourtney@delcross.com
Business Contact:
Matthew Miller
President
(217) 363-3396
mcmiller@delcross.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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