About EXPI:
EXPI provides real-time forecasts of CME and shock arrival time at Earth immediately following significant solar activity.  EXPI’s database of solar events and real-time forecasts using four different forecast models spans nine years and includes over 650 forecasts.  
Department of Defense Support:
EXPI developed the proprietary Hakamada-Akasofu-Fry Version 2 (HAFv2) solar wind model and transitioned it into operations at the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) Space Weather Operations Center (Space WOC).  
EXPI is the sole-source contractor to AFWA for integrating HAFv2 into DOD’s High Performance Computing (HPC) environment using the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF).  This work is sponsored by the DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Office (HPCMO) Battlespace Environments Institute (BEI).
EXPI is collaborating with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Weather Center Of Excellence (SWCOE) to assimilate data from a coronal mass ejection imager into the HAFv2 real-time solar wind model forecasts.  This will enable “mid-course” updates to forecasts of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) approaching Earth and promises to significantly improve forecast skill.
NASA Support:
EXPI teamed with NOAA’s Space Environment Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville to study the causes of disturbances in the solar wind.  NASA’s Living With a Star Targeted Research and Technology (LWS/TR&T) program sponsored this research.
EXPI teamed with the University of Maryland to develop a miniature radio receiver for future Mars missions.  This work was supported by NASA’s Planetary Instruments Definition and Development Program (PIDDP).
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