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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,971.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-03ER83801
Agency Tracking Number:
72625S03-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tech-x Corporation
5541 Central Avenue, Suite 135, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter Stoltz
(720) 563-0336
pstoltz@txcorp.com
Business Contact:
John Cary
(303) 448-0727
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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