Waterborne Transport Modeling Capability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-05-P-0090
Agency Tracking Number: T051-013-0077
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA05-013
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
DUNS: 082191198
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dept. Mgr./Corp. Senior Scientist
 (818) 501-2880
Business Contact
 Curt Harkless
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 501-2880
Email: harkless@arete.com
Research Institution
We propose to develop a computational model and associated software library to calculate the transport and dispersion (T&D) of hazardous materials into and through the water. The model is developed for incorporation into HPAC and will compliment its existing atmospheric T&D model for CBRN (including toxic industrial substances) releases. We will investigate existing T&D models including those developed by Arete for other DoD programs and develop prototype algorithms for (initially) a 2-D waterborne transport module. The computational algorithm developed will emphasize the balance between accuracy and speed so that it will be useful within the HPAC framework. The model will incorporate various databases where available and be sufficiently general to describe waterborne transport in various parts of the world having diverse geographic (e.g. rivers, ports and coastal regions) and environmental (tidal, seasonal, and weather) conditions. The model and software library developed in Phase I will serve as foundation to be enhanced in phase II to a fully 3-D T&D model with coupled air-sea interaction capability.

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