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Fundamental Physical Science

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Models for providing hourly terrestrial weather forecasts anywhere in the world have become increasingly precise—our smartphones buzz or chirp with local alerts of approaching thunderstorms, heavy snow, flash floods, and big events like tornados and hurricanes. The military relies on accurate weather forecasts for planning complex operations in the air, on ground, and at sea.
The DARPA Space Environment Exploitation (SEE) program seeks to develop new models and sensing modalities to predict and observe the dynamics of the near-earth space environment. The SEE program explores how to go beyond magnetohydrodynamic descriptions of the magnetosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere coupled system to include wave/wave, wave/particle, and particle/particle interactions while using the latest advances in high performance computing such as GPUs and TPUs.
Program Manager
Major C. David Lewis joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office (DSO) in January 2018. Trained as an officer and physicist, Maj. Lewis is interested in applying the forefront of fundamental physics in unique ways to DoD challenges using the disciplines of quantum mechanics, space and plasmas, and gravitational physics.
The Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of high spatial and temporal resolution predictive/assimilative modeling and simulation of the near-earth space environment. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, prediction, devices, or systems. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.