NASA has several CAD models that are considered poorly defined and require months of human intervention to deal with. Radiation transport on these models is required to calculate dose on personnel in space. The ray tracing tool and process provided by XL Scientific will reduce the amount of time and human intervention necessary to deal with these problematic CAD models. The SBIR topic is specifically interested in calculating dose on personnel in the space radiation environment for shielding calculations. An additional NASA application would be radiation effects on electronics in the space environment.
CAD integration into radiation transport codes is not unique to the space environment. XL Scientific has been and is currently contracted to develop scripts to work towards CAD/radiation transport integration for the Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD has several radiation test capabilities and there is a need for predictive models to calculate dose on target. This capability would also be used to determine if new, potential capabilities can meet requirements. Finally, the Department of Energy has several radiation test capabilities. Once successful at producing our transport suite, it is likely that the DOE will be interested in our innovation.