User-Friendly Steering and Diagnostics for Modeling Space Charge in Circular Accelerators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83801
Agency Tracking Number: 72625S03-I
Amount: $99,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5541 Central Avenue, Suite 135, Boulder, CO, 80301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Stoltz
 (720) 563-0336
Business Contact
 John Cary
Phone: (303) 448-0727
Research Institution
72625S03-I Space charge (the self-consistent interactions between particles in a beam) is suspected of adversely affecting many high-energy accelerators. However, computer codes to model circular accelerators do not presently include space charge effects. This project will implement a state-of-the-art space charge model from the beam physics community into simulation codes for circular accelerators. In Phase I, the necessary space charge subroutines will be wrapped for use in a specific circular accelerator simulation code, user-friendly interfaces and diagnostics will be added, and the improved code will be used to model a well-known circular accelerator. Commercial Application and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The physics modeling capability should be in demand in the high-energy accelerator community. Researchers familiar with these subroutines could provide services as consultants. Also, the easy-to-use interface could itself become a commercial product.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government