NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 S5.01-9825
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Technologies for Large-Scale Numerical Simulation
PROPOSAL TITLE: A New Architecture for FUN3D on Modern HPC Systems

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
EM Photonics
51 East Main Street, Suite 203
Newark, DE 19711 - 4685
(302) 456-9003

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mr. Paul Fox
51 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711 - 4685
(302) 456-9003

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Mrs Renee Willis-Williams
51 East Main Street, Suite 203
Newark, DE 19711 - 4685
(302) 456-9003

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 2

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Technologies for Large-Scale Numerical Simulation is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The goal of this project is to refactor NASA's FUN3D computation fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation code to enable it to take full advantage of accelerator hardware available on modern hybrid computing environments. We will rearchitect FUN3D to take advantage of HPC tools we are currently building for NASA Goddard, using a dynamically-scheduled, task-based approach, with the goals of improving scalability, performance on the CPU, and the amenability to accelerators current and future. In Phase I, the focus will be on proving the validity and applicability of our approach for a given subset of FUN3D code. To meet this goal, we have identified two primary objectives for Phase I: rearchitect FUN3D and develop a prototype demonstrating feasibility. This will decouple the science being performed from the intricacies of implementations on a variety of platforms. In Phase II, we will build off this work to create a full accelerated solver for ongoing use. Once complete, the full solver will be efficient on today's hardware and easily adaptable to future systems.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
FUN3D is mission-critical software, and is used to analyze many types of air vehicles. The code developed in this project will be integrated back into the core FUN3D codebase, benefiting FUN3D users directly. Our intention is that the work in this project will result in sufficient commercial opportunities for continued development after completion of the SBIR program.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
We have identified two main channels for commercialization of this technology, through direct consulting and by working with partner companies. Consulting will be performed by continuing to tailor our solution to a client's needs. We have specifically identified users of this software at commercial and other government organizations who have expressed interest in our approach. We will engage them during the project to ensure a successful commercial transition.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Computer System Architectures
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Software Tools (Analysis, Design)

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