GPU-Based High-Performance Computing for Accelerated Design and Analysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0441
Amount: $749,973.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-024
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
51 East Main Street, Suite 203, Newark, DE, -
DUNS: 071744143
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Humphrey
 Principal Investigator
 (302) 456-9003
 humphrey@emphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Eric Kelmelis
Title: CEO
Phone: (302) 456-9003
Email: kelmelis@emphotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Commodity graphics processing units (GPUs) offer tremendous computational throughput for relatively little cost. They have been shown to outperform microprocessors in the important metrics of FLOPS/dollar, FLOPS/Watt, and FLOPS/unit space and have already been applied to a wide range of numerically intense problems. In Phase I of this project, we demonstrated their potential to enhance complex CFD simulations. Specifically, using modeling and simulation to predict UAV operation as they interact with Naval vessels in takeoff and landing scenarios; which is important from both a cost-savings and a life-savings standpoint. By the end of Phase II, we will have a complete solver that allows for the modeling of the dynamic interface (DI) between very large and very small objects as their airwakes interact. The result will be a tool for the rapid and accurate simulations analysis of UAVs in near-ship environments the we will deploy to NAVAIR to assist in pilot training, operational mission identification, and UAV autopilot development.

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