A Priori Error-Controlled Simulations of Electromagnetic Phenomena for HPC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5030
Amount: $374,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11a-T015
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
2629 Townsgate Road, Suite 104, Westlake Village, CA, -
DUNS: 005100560
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Vijaya Shankar
 Vice President
 (805) 371-7556
Business Contact
 Vijaya Shankar
Title: Vice President
Phone: (805) 371-7556
Email: vshankar@hypercomp.net
Research Institution
 Southern Methodist University
 Thomas Hagstom
 PO Box 750156
Dallas, TX, 75275-0156
 (214) 768-4338
 Nonprofit college or university
Recent times have witnessed enormous advances in high fidelity modeling of electromagnetic (EM) phenomena in the time-domain. To make such simulations tractable, the computational region must be truncated in a manner allowing outgoing waves to leave with minimal reflection from the boundary. HyPerComp Inc., in collaboration with Prof. Thomas Hagstrom of the Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) have been investigating a boundary condition procedure named Complete Radiation Boundary Condition (CRBC) for advanced EM simulation systems. The CRBC requires no tuning parameters to achieve optimal performance for a specified level of accuracy. In Phase I a preliminary demonstration of the CRBC approach was performed on unstructured mesh systems and some important estimates of accuracy and stability have been verified in conjunction with a high order accurate EM solver which uses the discontinuous Galerkin method. Proposed Phase II development aims to generalize the formulation to a variety of discretization procedures and high performance computing platforms. We wish to develop this into an open source boundary condition module named HDcrbc which can interface with EM solvers often used in the community to deliver any specified accuracy efficiently, without the need for tuning parameters, both of which are highly desirable attributes in EM simulations.

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