Virtual Instrumentation Experiment Optimization for High-Throughput Scientific Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,762.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85000
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
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, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806486692
Principal Investigator:
Mark Green
Dr.
(716) 634-3834
mlgreen@txcorp.com
Business Contact:
Laurence Nelson
Mr.
(720) 974-1856
lnelson@txcorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Demand for neutron beams at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) has exceeded expectations, resulting in a strong incentive to proceed rapidly with a planned facility expansion. In order to maximize the usage of these neutron beams, an easy-to-use portal access to DOE computing facilities must be developed for simulations of virtual neutron instrumentation. This project will extend a user-friendly Multitier Portal Architecture, developed in collaboration with the SNS, in order to provide virtual instrumentation experiment capabilities to neutron scientists. The enhanced capability not only will allow neutron scientist to perform extensive pre-experiment virtual simulations, but also will yield live data simulation comparisons and beam sample time estimates. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Simulation of neutron experiments should provide a deeper understanding of the physics of neutron scattering so that neutron scattering can be applied more effectively. In addition to the benefit to U.S. and international neutron facilities, improved simulations of neutron experiments should contribute to multiple applications in electronics, material science, manufacturing, medical research, and engineering.

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