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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Stoltz
 (720) 563-0336
 pstoltz@txcorp.com
Business Contact
 John Cary
Phone: (303) 448-0727
Email: cary@txcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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.

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