Reducing Complex Physico-Chemical Model Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0081
Agency Tracking Number: A054-018-0058
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-T018
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-08-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-02-11
Small Business Information
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
DUNS: 030817290
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Brown
 Principal Scientist
 (978) 663-9500
 brown@aerodyne.com
Business Contact
 Charles Kolb
Title: CEO
Phone: (978) 663-9500
Email: kolb@aerodyne.com
Research Institution
 PRINCETON UNIV.
 Michelle D Christy
 Office of Research and Project
Princeton, NJ, 08544
 (609) 258-3090
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
An important and fundamental challenge in science and engineering is the need to understand the system output variables (model predictions, measured observables) and their relation to the system¡¦s input variables (model inputs, specified experimental conditions). This project proposes to address this problem through the development of a family of numerical tools for implementing High Dimensional Model Representation (HDMR) to characterize the multi-parameter input-output (IO) behavior of complex physiochemical systems. These tools are intended to provide a robust suite of analysis programs to support both theoretical and experimental technology development research efforts. The starting point for this work is the computational HDMR algorithms and software which have been developed at Princeton University over the past several years. This Phase I and II project will: (a) build on that foundation by developing formulations for highly nonlinear systems, (b) apply HDMR to new applications, and (c) develop user friendly, commercial grade data analysis software for applications which are important to practicing scientists and engineers in a wide variety of scientific areas. The proposed Phase I research begins this work with the demonstration of HDMR techniques for thermal RDX decomposition.

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