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COMISIS

24 Iulie 2014

PROJECT TITLE: Computational methods in scientific investigation of space — COMISIS

Coordinator: WEST UNIVERSITY TIMISOARA 

Partners:

  • UNIVERSITY OF CRAIOVA
  • “BABES-BOLIAY” UNIVERSITY CLUJ-NAPOCA

Period: November 2013 - November 2016

Project director: Dumitru Vulcanov

Project team:

  • CO: 3 experienced researchers + 1 PhD student
  • P1:  6 experienced researchers+ 2 PhD students
  • P2:  2 experienced researchers+ 1 PhD student+1Master student 

Description: The project proposes a joint research program having the following main directions:

Providing an entire computer library devoted to numerical, symbolic computation and algebraic programming methods in space science areas as numerical relativity, nonlinear flow equations and other applications. 

Analytical and numerical models for remote solar and space plasma diagnostics. 

Semi-analytical methods in studying the stability of constrained space flight dynamics.

Project objectives:

  • Identifying possible effects of different cosmological models on the astrophysical measurements in space missions (satellites and planetary movement in the solar system, supernovae, etc.)
  • Complementing and validating the proposed methods of solar and space plasma diagnostics by novel observations and corresponding data assimilation procedures.
  • Refinement of reconnection models based on stochastic behavior of magnetic fields and applications to astrophysical events, like the intraday variability observed in the spectra of accretion disks of AGNs (Active Galactic Nuclei).
  • Extension of the Draper Semi-analytical Satellite Theory (DSST) in studing the stability of spacecraft orbits. 
  • Development of specific application of the stability theory in the study of turbulent atmospheric phenomena. 

Activities:

  • WP1 - Computer library devoted to numerical, symbolic computation and algebraic programming methods in space science
  • WP 2 - Analytical and numerical models for remote solar and space plasma diagnostics. 
  • WP 3 - Semi-analytical methods in studying the stability of constrained space flight dynamics.
  • WP 4 - Dissemination, communication,  training and education
  • WP 5 - Management / administration

Contributions to the STAR programme objectives:

  • The research approach of the whole project start from TRL 1 and end to TRL 4. 
  • All the three major research themes will start from identifying general principle which can be applied in space science and will allow their validation in laboratory conditions.

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