Lethality Impact Maritime Analysis (LIMA) Toolset
Navy SBIR FY2018.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-008
Topic Title: Lethality Impact Maritime Analysis (LIMA) Toolset
Proposal No.: N181-008-0643
Firm: IllinoisRocstar LLC
108 Hessel Boulevard, Suite 101
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Contact: Masoud Safdari
Phone: (505) 550-9792
Web Site: http://www.illinoisrocstar.com
Abstract: The objective of the proposed project is to formulate, design and implement the Lethal Impact Maritime Analysis (LIMA) toolset. LIMA brings the latest modeling and simulation technology into vulnerability and lethality (V/L) assessment for maritime structures to serve US NAVY needs. LIMA comes with an intuitive graphical user interface enabled by fault-tree and stochastic analysis modules, a parametric geometric modeling engine featuring Illinois Rocstar's open-source CAD/meshing software (NemoSys), and a modular, extensible application coupling framework powered by Illinois Rocstar's open-source multiphysics application coupling toolkit (IMPACT). Leveraging existing DoD software, a set of fast running models (FRMs) will be offered for quick/efficient V/L assessment of user-developed targeting scenarios. A few open-source and government-owned high-performance physics solvers will also be provided to augment user's ability to carry out high-fidelity (HF) assessment with minimal additional effort. The Phase I effort features design of LIMA's core application module, identification and detailed investigation of its FRMs and HF tools, initial prototyping, and feasibility assessment. The subsequent phases will include full implementation, testing and performance tuning of LIMA along with its commercialization.
Benefits: The phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of LIMA. The outcome will be prototype code and a detailed expansion plan setting the stage for further development of the product. The major commercial application for LIMA will be for the US NAVY, serving needs for vulnerability and lethality (V/L) assessment of maritime structures. The project and research work that will be carried out, however, sets the stage for Illinois Rocstar to gain further exposure to the physics modeling needs of DoD. In the future, LIMA can be extended to serve similar needs of other organizations within DoD.