Accession Number:

ADA525017

Title:

CT-Analyst Integration in Chemical/Biological/Radiological (CBR) Analysis Applications

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC LAB FOR COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS AND FLUID DYNAMICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Modern information systems used in the fight to prevent or respond to chemical, biological, and radiological CBR attacks are greatly improved by incorporating complex plume modeling as a resource in their applications. This is one of the principal reasons that NRLs CT-Analyst Contaminant Transport Analyst has become such a valuable software tool in the field of CBR analysis. CT-Analyst accurately models the transport and dispersion of contaminants for instantaneous situation assessment. By taking advantage of compressed data structures pre-computed in a high performance computing HPC environment, it runs in real time, without having to re-compute each time a change is made to a given scenario. CT-Analyst is also designed for smaller scales than other similar tools -- specifically cities, downtowns, and other complex urban environments. The computing speed and the focus on areas where attacks are likely to occur distinguish CT-Analyst as one of the top tools for use by first responders, crisis management teams, simulation designers, and others interested in fast and reliable plume predictions. CT-Analyst is also versatile in its connectivity with other applications its application programming interface opens it to developers in a range of applications, and allows it to interface with many widely available public tools. Thus, CT-Analysts integration with applications in the CBR arena makes it a powerful asset to the military, homeland security, local authorities, and software developers.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Computer Systems
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE