FSML-Fusion Simulation Markup Language for Interoperability of Data and Analysis Tools

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,897.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-04ER84101
Agency Tracking Number:
76055S04-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tech-x Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Svetlana Shasharina
Dr.
(720) 563-0322
sveta@txcorp.com
Business Contact:
John Cary
Dr.
(303) 448-0728
cary@txcorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
76055-The visualization and analysis of data generated by simulations in the fusion and plasma physics community are difficult because of the incompatibility among the multiple data formats and multiple data analysis tools. This incompatibility also makes comparison of the data difficult and the interworking of codes problematic. Therefore, systems are needed to facilitate data interchange and the interoperability of analysis tools. This project will address these problems by developing the Fusion Simulation Markup Language (FSML), which is based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML). The system will include: (1) metadata markups and schemas for describing semantically and structurally similar data coming from fusion and plasma simulations; and (2) libraries for parsing FSML documents and accessing data from major data visualization and analysis tools. Phase I will specify a prototype XML schema based on data structures generated by two magnetohydrodymic (MHD) codes, M3D and NIMROD. Then using this schema, prototype APIs (application program interface) for parsing files and reading data from C++ and AVS/Express will be developed. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as Described by the awardee: The set of tools should be of immediate use to the Fusion Simulation Project and multiple scientific collaboratories, allowing enhanced data interchange and analysis tools interoperability.

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