NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- S5.01-4746
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Technologies for Large-Scale Numerical Simulation
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Technologies for Large-Scale Numerical Simulation
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
WarpIV Technologies, Inc.
5230 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 306
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 605-1646

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Jeffrey Steinman Ph.D
E-mail:
jeffrey.steinman@warpiv.com
Address:
5230 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 306 San Diego, CA 92121 - 2016
Phone:
(858) 531-0643

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Teresa Hernandez
E-mail:
teresa.hernandez@warpiv.com
Address:
5230 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 306 San Diego, CA 92121 - 2016
Phone:
(858) 605-1646
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 4
End: 7
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

This proposal demonstrates how the parallel discrete-event simulation technology of the WarpIV Kernel can be used to effectively solve large-scale numerical simulations related to NASA problems. Four diverse applications will be demonstrated: (1) modeling planetary rings as an N-body gravitational system, (2) modeling space debris and possible collisions with satellites or rocket launches, (3) modeling RF propagation for monitoring weak spacecraft signal strengths in noisy RF environments, and (4) producing non-spherical high-resolution gravity models. The most important of these demonstrations is the planetary ring model that was originally proposed by Dr. Steinman at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1995 prior to the launch of the Cassini mission. This proposal shows how N-body gravitational models can achieve orders of magnitude improvements to performance using discrete-event techniques (as opposed to time stepped techniques) while also producing more accurate results.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

All high-performance computing science applications. This proposal lists four applications that will be demonstrated: (1) modeling planetary rings as an N-body gravitational system, (2) modeling space debris, (3) modeling RF propagation for monitoring spacecraft signal strengths in noisy RF environments, and (4) producing non-spherical high-resolution gravity models. The discrete-event approach could easily apply to a variety of CFD applications.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The large-scale numerical simulation capabilities that will be demonstrated in this effort naturally extend to all HPC simulation applications. In particular, this effort demonstrates how discrete-event approach (vs. time stepping) not only facilitates orders of magnitude faster executions, but also produces more accurate results.

Duration: 6

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