Field/Circuit Computational Modeling and Simulation Software Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-10-C-0114
Agency Tracking Number: A08A-004-0365
Amount: $748,905.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: ARMY 08T004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
315 S. Allen St., Suite 222, State College, PA, 16801
DUNS: 945483733
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christohper Penney
 Electromagnetic Analyst
 (636) 536-4008
Business Contact
 Stephen Fast
Title: President
Phone: (814) 861-1299
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Michael Steer
 ECE Department, College of Eng
NC State Univeristy
Raleigh, NC, 27695
 (919) 515-5191
 Nonprofit college or university
The goal of this effort is to create a hybrid software product that combines a full wave electromagnetic solver with a sophisticated circuit simulator creating an engineering tool that is capable of simulating the complete system of complex electronic devices. This tool will be powerful asset for a wide variety of government and industry users for applications that combine field and circuit interaction such as radio design, co-site interference, and active tuning. Government applications could include the co-location of multiple transmitters on a vehicle or the impact of electromagnetic pulse on circuitry while industry users are interested in simulations such as the interaction of multiple antennas in cellular phone devices or the tuning of magnetic resonance imaging coils. In Phase I the concept was validated by simulating a multi-stage radio circuit connected to a monopole antenna. For Phase II the product will be refined to functionality of the circuit solver will be integrated into the full wave solver, creating a unified tool Validation of the solver will be provided against measurements such as the co-site interference problem of nearby radios. The effort will combine the multi-physics circuit simulator, fREEDA, with the full wave commercial software product, XFdtd.

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