Technical Seminar – June 2nd at 3:30pm: Susan Polsky of ONR presents “The US Navy Dynamic Interface Virtual Environment (DIVE) Program”

The US Navy Dynamic Interface Virtual Environment (DIVE) Program

By Ms. Susan Polsky
Office of Naval Research (ONR)

A unique aspect of Naval operations is the launch and recovery of aircraft from ships at sea. The complex aerodynamic environment presents significant piloting and aircraft performance challenges. The goal of the DIVE program is to develop modeling and simulation tools, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools, to enable the use of M&S to enhance or even replace live flight testing for rotary wing aircraft. The brief will address the CFD modeling and experimental “truth data” aspects of the DIVE program.

Speaker Bio:

Susan received an M.S. and B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland. From 1990-1996, she performed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research for the Aerothermodynamics Branch at NASA Ames Research Center working projects from Mars reentry vehicles to scramjet design. In 1997, Ms. Polsky joined the NAVAIR Applied Aerodynamics Branch where she became a subject matter expert in ship airwake and air/ship integration CFD modeling. Products from Susan’s research are used by many Navy ship and aircraft programs. Susan is currently the Computational Aerodynamics Team Lead for the Office of Naval Research Dynamic Interface Virtual Environment (DIVE) program.

Thursday, June 2, 3:30pm
In-Person: NASA Ames Research Center, Bldg. N219 Conference Room (Spillover via Teams in N215 if needed)
Happy hour at 4:30pm after the talk outside at the Megabites Café tables
Virtual: MS Teams invite will be sent out to those who RSVP prior to the talk

All Attendees: Please RSVP to Carl Russell ( by Wed, June 1, especially if you would like to attend in-person.
Visitors to Ames will require a visitor badge.

Non-Ames personnel: Please RSVP to Carl Russell and submit the attached visitor pre-approval form directly to the Visitor Office by Tue, May 31 to receive a badge. If you have already submitted this pre-approval form within the last year, you do not need to submit it again – just RSVP to Carl.
Due to security restrictions, onsite attendance at Ames will be limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

ARC OPS Pre-Approval Visitor Access Form