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Company Information:

Company Name:
HyPerComp, Inc.
Address:
2629 Townsgate Road
Suite 105
Westlake Village, CA 91361-2981
Phone:
(805) 371-7556
URL:
EIN:
770474340
DUNS:
5100560
Number of Employees:
14
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
Yes
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,477,576.00 37
SBIR Phase II $17,377,317.00 20
STTR Phase I $949,906.00 9
STTR Phase II $3,999,906.00 6

Award List:

SYNTHETIC DATA PREDICTION AND VALIDATION TECHNIQUES FOR AUTOMATIC TARGET RECOGNITION(ATR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Vijaya Shankar
Abstract:
Recent advances in full wave solutions to time-domain Maxwell's equations employing high order space and time, finite-element-like unstructured grid-based integration procedures, and parallel scalable code architectures, now make it very attractive and cost-effective to consider such solutions for a… More

Development of multi-mode Propulsion Technology for High Performance Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijayva Shankar
Abstract:
N/a

Intelligent Simulation Environment for Computation-Intensive Design Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,985.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President, Technical
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dr Vijaya Shankar
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
N/a

Advanced Computtation Environment for Incompressible Flows with Free Surface, MHD and Turbulence Effects in Complex Geometries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Technical Staff
Abstract:
60419 This project will develop a three dimensional, adaptive, unstructured grid treatment of free surface magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of conducting liquids, as envisioned in future fusion systems. In particular, computational fluid dynamic (CFD) tools, capable of predicting the flow… More

Advanced Computtation Environment for Incompressible Flows with Free Surface, MHD and Turbulence Effects in Complex Geometries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Technical Staff
Abstract:
60419 This project will develop a three dimensional, adaptive, unstructured grid treatment of free surface magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flow of conducting liquids, as envisioned in future fusion systems. In particular, computational fluid dynamic (CFD) tools, capable of predicting the flow… More

Advancing the Frontiers of Broad Band CEM for Target Modeling Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
HyPerComp, a premiere developer of innovative and highly scalable computational environments for time-domain electromagnetics, proposes to develop, demonstrate and deliver the next generation TEMPUS (Time-Domain EM Parallel Unstructured Simulator)environment to perform cost-effective and routine… More

Advancing the Frontiers of Broad Band CEM for Target Modeling Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$3,115,525.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
HyPerComp, a premiere developer of innovative and highly scalable computational environments for time-domain electromagnetics, proposes to develop, demonstrate and deliver the next generation TEMPUS (Time-Domain EM Parallel Unstructured Simulator)environment to perform cost-effective and routine… More

A design environment for plasma and magneto-aerodynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Member Technical Staff
Abstract:
"HyPerComp, Inc., a leader in physics-based high performance computing proposes to apply advanced numerical tools to enhance understanding of plasma applications in future military and civilian missions. A focussed effort in the development anddemonstration of advanced numerical techniques and… More

Higher-Order Common Platform for complex Multi-Physics Computation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
"HyPerComp in collaboration with Prof. Stan Osher of UCLA/Level Set Systems proposes to start with a computational electromagnetics (CEM) environment (TEMPUS - Time-Domain EM Parallel Unstructured Simulator) funded by DARPA under its VirtualElectromagnetics Testrange (VET) initiative, which employs… More

High Performance Computing in Hybrid Time-Domain CEM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
"HyPerComp, Inc., a premiere developer of innovative and highly scalable parallelcomputational environments for time-domain electromagnetics, is teaming withSAIC-DEMACO in proposing to develop and demonstrate under Phase I, a hybridcapability that combines the virtues of TEMPUS, a time-domain CEM… More

Synthetic Signature Prediction and Feature Analysis for Recognition Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
HyPerComp is developing a state-of-the-art time-domain CEM technology known as TEMPUS (Time-Domain EM Parallel Unstructured Simulator). TEMPUS is a complete industrial grade CEM environment that includes all aspects of a CEM simulation such as CADgeometry modeling/repair, unstructured gridding for… More

Practical Simulations of Two-Phase Flows with Wall Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72766S03-I An advanced computational environment to simulate three-dimensional, unsteady, incompressible magnetohydrodynamic ( MHD) flows with free surfaces, as found in fusion devices, is under development. This project will add a suite of features to this code to provide realistic computations… More

Higher-Order Common Platform for complex Multi-Physics Computation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Member Technical Staff
Abstract:
The cost-effective design of future high performance complex aerospace systems spanning incompressible to hypersonic flow regimes requires highly accurate simulations of coupled multidisciplinary problems that involve fluid-structure interaction withturbulence, magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) effects,… More

Synthetic Signature Prediction and Feature Analysis for Recognition Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The ability to accurately predict the scattering and radiation behavior for broad band (up to 100 GHz) electromagnetic illumination over complex targets with geometrical details including gaps, cracks, thin edges, cavities and embedded antennae coupled with realistic material treatments is a… More

Practical Simulations of Two-Phase MHD Flows with Wall Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72766-This project will develop a unique computational environment as a design tool for incompressible magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows with free surfaces. In particular, the MHD limitations on design, as function of flow speed, will be determined. Several numerical and physical issues related to… More

Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Multi-Sensor Dynamic Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
At HyPerComp, under funding from AFRL, DARPA, and AFOSR, we have undertaken the development of a state-of-the-art time-domain CEM technology known as TEMPUS (Time-Domain EM Parallel Unstructured Simulator). TEMPUS is a complete industrial grade CEM environment that includes all aspects of a CEM… More

Automated Design Optimization for Hypersonic Plasma-Aerodynamics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Member Technical Staff
Research Institution:
University of Texas at Arlington
RI Contact:
Donald R. Wilson
Abstract:
Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of interest in MHD and plasma augmentation of hypersonic flows, for applications in active flow control, power generation and flow acceleration. HyPerComp Inc. has been at the forefront of comprehensive physical modeling efforts pertaining to MHD flow… More

Development of a Canonical Approach to Liquid Metal MHD Computations and Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75909-The use of liquid metals has been advanced for the removal of heat from first walls in fusion energy systems. Because the costs of actual fusion experiments are so prohibitive, simulations are needed to predict the performance of these systems. A pioneering liquid-metal magnetohydrodynamic… More

Modeling and Simulation Technologies for Multi-Sensor Dynamic Targeting

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
Under sponsorship from the Sensors Directorate at AFRL, HyPerComp has significantly advanced the state of the art of time-domain, broad band electromagnetic simulations. The TEMPUS (Time-Domain ElectroMagnetic Parallel Unstructured Simulator) environment is a self contained code suite that includes… More

Physical Model Development and Benchmarking for MHD Flows in Blanket Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$652,500.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
75909S A simulation environment, named HIMAG, is under development for modeling incompressible magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows relevant to blanket conditions in fusion reactors. This project addresses two important components of this development: (1) incorporating such physical phenomena as… More

Air to Ground Signature Database Development Technologies for Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
Accurate prediction of scattering and radiation behavior for broadband (tens of MHz to 20 GHz)) electromagnetic illumination over stationary and mobile ground targets with realistic material treatments in general terrain settings is a critical technology for Combat Identification (CID). The… More

Air to Ground Signature Database Development Technologies for Combat Identification

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
The physics-based scattering phenomena from general targets can be very complex and occur in many different forms such as: a) specular reflection, b) creeping waves, c) traveling waves, d) slow moving surface waves, e) edge diffraction, f) singular currents at surface discontinuities, g) resonating… More

Development of a Virtual Simulation Environment for Test Blanket Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In contemporary fusion research, there is a need to to simulate the integrated behavior of the fusion ¿blanket¿ ¿ complicated systems of different functional materials (breeder, multiplier, coolant, structure, insulator, etc.) in various configurations with many responses and interacting… More

Signature Prediction and Uncertainty Analysis for Recognition Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
Development of target recognition algorithms require 1) predicting accurate physics-based signatures, and 2) characterizing signature sensitivity to various field parameters in order to identify robust and stable signature features. HyPerComp Inc. in collaboration with SAIC-DEMACO proposes to build… More

Dynamic Blade Shapes for Improved Helicopter Rotor Aeromechanics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-yen Szema, Senior Scientist
Abstract:
HyPerComp Inc. is teaming with NextGen Aeronautics and the Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland to explore the use of dynamic blade shapes (morphing) for improved rotor performance. Team members complement HyPerComp's core expertise in modeling and simulation of the rotors, NextGen's vast… More

Development of a Rapid Turnaround Modeling Ability for PbLi Blanket Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
HIMAG, an advanced MHD modeling tool that was developed to simulate flows in liquid blankets, could have application to the design and development of the Test Blanket Module (TBM) for ITER, a fusion energy facility. HIMAG is a multiphysics-based solver that addresses various aspects of TBM-like… More

Signature Prediction and Uncertainty Analysis for Recognition Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,616.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, vice president
Abstract:
Use of full wave solvers such as TEMPUS is still prohibitively expensive for generating Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) data domes for full scale targets at X-band frequencies. HyPerComp is currently developing a hybrid procedure based on the "CrossFlux" approach that combines the fast high… More

Continuous Detonation Rocket and Air Breathing Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,937.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist
Abstract:
We propose here a systematic sequence of advancements which can lead to the efficient and reliable operation of continuous detonation engines. The advancements sought will pertain to fuel injection, initiation and sustenance of detonation waves and the geometrical design of detonation channels and… More

High-Speed Airbreathing Propulsion Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist
Abstract:
In this proposal HyPerComp Inc., jointly with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, GASL and the University of Texas at Arlington, seeks to create a high performance rapid test environment for hypersonic multimode airbreathing vehicle development. This will be achieved by a systematic sequence of… More

Weapon System Performance in Complex Radio Frequency (RF) Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,939.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-Yen Szema, Sr. Engineer
Abstract:
In this proposed effort we seek to develop mesh repair algorithms that optimize preexisting meshes for CEM full wave solvers. We will investigate automated methods for converting asymptotic meshes to full wave CEM solver meshes. Mesh repair modules will implemented and accessed from a stand-alone… More

High-order modeling of applied multi-physics phenomena

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Senior Computational Physicist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
RI Contact:
Bram Van Leer
Abstract:
In this proposal, we seek to extend the capabilities of an existing suite of high order accurate complex geometry, multiphysics software to enable production level applicability to problems of Air Force interest. The focus of this STTR project will be on efficient methods to handle diffusive… More

Dynamic Blade Shapes for Improved Helicopter Rotor Aeromechanics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,977.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Rohit Jain, Member Technical Staff
Abstract:
HyPerComp Inc. is teaming with NextGen Aeronautics and the Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland (UMCP) to explore the use of dynamic blade shapes (morphing) for improved rotor performance. In the ongoing Phase-I of this project we are investigating open-loop morphing of leading-edge,… More

Development of a Rapid Turnaround Modeling Ability for PbLi Blanket Module

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The ability to simulate magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) flow of liquid metals in fusion relevant conditions is vital to US interests in liquid breeder reactors. This project will use a software environment that has demonstrated unique capabilities in modeling such flows accurately in complex and… More

CAD-centric Computational Management System for a Virtual TBM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project will develop a Virtual Test Blanket Module (VTBM) computational system to address the need in contemporary fusion research for modeling the integrated behavior of blanket, divertor, and plasma facing components in a fusion environment. The VTBM will include such physical phenomena as… More

Efficient Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Shashi Aithal, Member Technical Staff
Research Institution:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
RI Contact:
Barna Bihari
Abstract:
Radiative transfer is of special importance in several applications from re-entry flows to rocket engines and air-breathing engines. Solution of the Radiative Transfer Equation (RTE), which is a complex integro-differential equation, places stringent requirements on the computational resources. … More

Efficient Broadband Electrically Small Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
HyPerComp proposes to build on the discontinuous Galerkin (DG)-based high order accurate broadband electromagnetics environment TEMPUS to provide modeling and simulation support to Navy's interests in the design of efficient small antennas. TEMPUS is a complete industrial grade CEM environment that… More

Signature Prediction and Uncertainty Analysis for Radar-based MDA Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Abstract:
A new, highly efficient physics-based approach is proposed for mapping the variation in RCS of MDA targets of interest over the full range of angle, frequency, geometry, and material properties relevant in missile defense scenarios. This approach implements recent developments in reduced-basis… More

Efficient Small Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice-President
Abstract:
We propose here a systematic approach to designing efficient small antennas by applying innovative non-Foster matching techniques to candidate low-profile, conformal, wideband concepts in current vogue. The Phase-I project will be based exclusively on numerical analysis, spanning as wide a design… More

Electromagnetic Scattering Effects of Sea on the Radar Cross Section (RCS) of Small Boats in Littoral and Deep Ocean Environments.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-Yen Szema, Member Technical Staff
Abstract:
A comprehensive approach is proposed to providing realistic geometric models for small craft moving in a littoral environment, including representations for the sea surface, suitable for use in computing radar returns from the combined surfaces using currently available electromagnetic solvers. In… More

Integrated Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Fusion Liquid Metal Flows

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Accurate prediction of coupled transport phenomena is critical to the design of liquid metal blankets used in fusion reactors. While rapid advances are being made in the computer modeling of blanket systems in areas of fluid flow, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), heat transfer, structural mechanics, and… More

Theoretical Innovations in Combining Analytical, Experimental, and Computational Combustion Stability Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Senior Computational Physicist
Research Institution:
School of Aerospace Engineering
RI Contact:
Suresh Menon
Abstract:
Combustion stability is an important consideration in the design of liquid rocket engines. While fundamental modes of unstable operation in simple geometries are easily identified using analytical methods, recent times have seen these methods greatly expand in scope, applied in semi-numerical format… More

Advanced Computational Methods for Study of Electromagnetic Compatibility

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President
Research Institution:
University of Kentucky
RI Contact:
Stephen Gedney
Abstract:
The leakage of electromagnetic (EM) energy into air vehicles, and particularly into ordnance, poses a hazard that requires careful evaluation. Under current guidelines, such evaluations are primarily to be carried out through extensive testing of items under possible field conditions, a process that… More

High-order modeling of applied multi-physics phenomena

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,959.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist
Research Institution:
University of Michigan
RI Contact:
Bram van Leer
Abstract:
The gap between research in numerical methods and popular commercial solvers in CFD and related areas has been gradually widening in the recent past, particularly in the realm of high order accurate algorithms. At HyPerComp we are advancing a suite of high order codes based on the discontinuous… More

Signature Prediction and Uncertainty Analysis for Radar-based MDA Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vicfe President
Abstract:
Incorporating the possible presence of delayed radar returns due to traveling waves, cavity resonance, and other physics-based features in the automatic object recognition (AOR) database can greatly improve the odds for successful discrimination. Mapping out the full range of variation in the radar… More

Continuous Detonation Rocket and Air Breathing Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physici
Abstract:
In the proposed second phase of this project, HyPerComp will team with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR), the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and Purdue University in the systematic design, fabrication and testing of a continuous detonation rocket engine (CDRE). During phase-I we studied the… More

Automated Preparation of Geometry Models for Computational Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,960.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-Yen Szema, Sr. Scientist
Abstract:
In this proposed effort we seek to develop and integrate CAD repair algorithms that greatly decrease the time spent preparing complex geometry for grid generation as part of numerical simulation problem setup. Highly detailed CAD models are critical for design and manufacture of all sorts of… More

Efficient Multi-Scale Radiation Transport Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist
Research Institution:
UCLA
RI Contact:
Ann Karagozian
Abstract:
Radiative heat transfer is a dominant mode of heat transfer in combustion and propulsion systems as well as for hypersonic flow encountered during planetary entry. Solution of the Radiative Transfer Equation (RTE), which is an integro-differential equation, places stringent requirements on the… More

Weapon System Performance in Complex Radio Frequency (RF) Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,967.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-Yen Szema, Member Technical Staff – (805) 371-7500
Abstract:
This Phase II effort has two objectives: The first objective involves implementing the capability to repair or convert existing mesh such that it is optimized for full wave solvers; the second objective is to lay the foundation for a complete meshing tool that will allow a user to quickly go from… More

Practical CAD-Centric Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Liquid Breeder Blankets

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Numerous advances have been made in recent times in computer modeling of phenomena such as neutron transport, MHD, heat and mass transfer in complex geometries of importance to liquid breeder blanket modules. Modeling approaches over the years have not only involved high performance computing, but… More

A Priori Error-Controlled Simulations of Electromagnetic Phenomena for HPC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Lucas Wilcox, Member Technical Staff – (805) 371-7500
Research Institution:
Southern Methodist University
RI Contact:
Thomas Hagstom
Abstract:
Recently significant advances have been made in the high fidelity modeling of electromagnetic phenomena in complex geometries in the time-domain. To make high fidelity simulations of scattering and radiation tractable, the computational region must be truncated in a manner allowing outgoing… More

Performance Assessment and Optimization of Installed Antenna and Radome

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,888.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
vijaya shankar, Vice President – (805) 371-7556
Abstract:
The principal elements for creating an efficient, accurate, and robust suite of tools for combined radome/antenna design are currently within view. The challenge is to integrate these elements in a package that is easily applied to optimizing radar system performance when the antenna is installed on… More

Electromagnetic Scattering Effects of Sea on the Radar Cross Section (RCS) of Small Boats in Littoral and Deep Ocean Environments.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-Yen Szema, Member Technical Staff – (805) 371-7500
Abstract:
HyPerComp, Inc. in collaboration with Professor Patrick Lynett of Texas A & M University is developing a comprehensive approach to providing realistic geometric models for small craft moving in a littoral environment, including representations for the sea surface, suitable for use in computing… More

Efficient Broadband Electrically Small Antenna Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
vijaya shankar, Vice President – (805) 371-7556
Abstract:
HyPerComp proposes to build on its strengths in developing high order discontinuous Galerkin (DG)-based methods, uncertainty quantification and reduced order-basis methods and investigate some novel ideas for modeling large-scale antenna/structure coupling problems of interest to the Navy. Some of… More

Automated Preparation of Geometry Models for Computational Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,948.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-Yen Szema, Member Technical Staff – (805) 371-7500
Abstract:
In this proposed effort we seek to develop and integrate CAD repair algorithms with our existing highly capable geometry manipulation and grid generation software with the goal of greatly decreasing the time spent generating grids for complex geometry configurations as part of the numerical… More

Mesh Generation and Control for Moving Boundary Problems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Senior Scientist – (805) 371-7500
Research Institution:
NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
RI Contact:
John Z. Lou
Abstract:
In this proposal, a team comprising of HyPerComp Inc. and NASA-JPL aims to develop modular parallel adaptive meshing capability for problems involving implicitly captured interfaces such as free surface capture using the level set method. In specific, these models will be demonstrated along with the… More

Methodologies for Accurate Assessment of Target Characteristics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,971.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President – (805) 371-7556
Abstract:
Building on HyPerComp"s strengths in developing high order physics-based solvers in multidisciplinary technologies in electromagnetics and fluid dynamics, we have now embarked on a new high order framework (being named High Definition-Physics (HDPhysics)) for solving time-domain Maxwell"s… More

Efficient Computational Tool for RF-Induced Thermal Response

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,984.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Dale Ota, Member Technical Staff – (805) 371-7500
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this proposal we suggest a two pronged approach to obtaining fast and efficient solutions to whole-body thermal response of tissue to RF exposures. The first, is the application of high fidelity electromagnetics and heat transfer solvers using high performance computing tools and… More

Radar Signature Tools for Small Boats in Dynamic Sea Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-Yen Szema, Member Technical Staff – (805) 371-7500
Abstract:
A comprehensive approach is proposed to develop and integrate tools for computationally obtaining radar signatures of small watercraft in dynamic seas over many simulation steps. In the proposed Phase I effort, HyPerComp, Inc. will develop and demonstrate capabilities for quickly creating geometric… More

Performance Assessment and Optimization of Installed Antenna and Radome

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,965.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President – (805) 371-7556
Abstract:
The goals of this SBIR effort are to 1) develop a framework to analyze and optimize on-aircraft antenna/radome performance, 2) demonstrate the capability for a full scale platform of interest to the Navy at X-band frequencies, and 3) develop novel procedures that can significantly reduce the… More

New Paradigms in High Pressure Combustion Dynamics Prediction and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Senior Computational Physicist – (805) 371-7500
Research Institution:
Brown University
RI Contact:
Jan Hesthaven
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Stability phenomena that are of vital interest in liquid rocket motor development involve a confluence of diverse physics and interactions across many system components. Any comprehensive, self-consistent numerical model is burdened by a very large computational mesh, stiff unsteady… More

A Priori Error-Controlled Simulations of Electromagnetic Phenomena for HPC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$374,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President – (805) 371-7556
Research Institution:
Southern Methodist University
RI Contact:
Thomas Hagstom
Abstract:
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.… More

Methodologies for Accurate Assessment of Target Characteristics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,993.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Vijaya Shankar, Vice President – (805) 371-7556
Abstract:
The physics-based scattering phenomena from MDA objects of interest can be very complex and occur in many different forms such as: specular reflection, creeping waves, traveling waves, slow moving surface waves, edge diffraction, singular currents at surface discontinuities, resonating gaps and… More

Surface Mesh Refinement Guide Tool for Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Kuo-Yen Szema, Senior Technical Staff – (805) 371-7500
Abstract:
A comprehensive approach is proposed to develop a tool for guiding and automating mesh refinement for complex CFD targets and simulations. In the proposed Phase I effort, HyPerComp, Inc., will develop and demonstrate capabilities for performing geometry and CFD-based mesh refinement for Euler… More

Modeling and Optimizing Turbines for Unsteady Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist – (805) 371-7500
Research Institution:
University of Connecticut
RI Contact:
Baki Cetegen
Abstract:
Pressure gain combustion (PGC) offers means to a more efficient energy use in propulsion and power generation devices. Integrating PGC concepts in gas turbine engines often results in highly unsteady flow conditions at turbine inlet. Further, the backpres

Automated Antenna CAD for Installed Performance Assessment and Optimization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
vijaya shankar, vice president – (805) 371-7556
Abstract:
HyPerComp is proposing to utilize its ongoing efforts in building the HDphysics environment to develop a framework for creating automated antenna CAD tools for assessing the installed performance of commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) antennas. A template-based approach is proposed to rapidly generate… More

Mesh Generation and Control for Moving Boundary Problems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$374,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist – (805) 371-7500
Research Institution:
SCOREC, RPI
RI Contact:
Mark Shephard
Abstract:
In this STTR project we aim to build software interfaces and enhancements to existing parallel mesh adaptation libraries for applications in high performance flow modeling. In Phase-I we demonstrated a preliminary implementation of such a system and identified technology needs. Phase-II development… More

A Human Body Model for Computational Assessment of Blast Injury and Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DHP
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist – (805) 371-7500
Abstract:
In this proposal, a team comprising of HyPerComp and Aerojet-Rocketdyne shall create a computational system for the detailed modeling of the interaction of the human body with blast waves. The model will be able to address complex geometry and physics of the blast scene, as well as anatomical detail… More

Modeling and Optimizing Turbines for Unsteady Flow

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$999,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist – (805) 371-7500
Research Institution:
Naval Postgraduate School
RI Contact:
Chris Brophy
Abstract:
We propose to design, fabricate and test turbine blade configurations in a flow driven by a continuous detonation wave engine with a goal of understanding the physics and efficiency of such an integrated device. Analysis based on CFD models and cycle perf

New Paradigms in High Pressure Combustion Dynamics Prediction and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ramakanth Munipalli, Sr. Computational Physicist – (805) 371-7500
Research Institution:
The University of Utah
RI Contact:
Dongbin Xiu
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: In this project we seek to transition major recent developments in the mathematics of model reduction to industrial grade computing applications in liquid rocket combustion instability. From the mathematical side, we are interested in unsteady nonlinear dynamical systems which exhibit… More