Parallel Validation Tools for Fusion Simulations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85505
Agency Tracking Number: 91501
Amount: $99,682.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 56 c
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000350
Small Business Information
Tech-x Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303
DUNS: 806486692
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Svetlana Shasharina
 Dr.
 (720) 563-0322
 sveta@txcorp.com
Business Contact
 Laurence Nelson
Title: Mr.
Phone: (720) 974-1856
Email: lnelson@txcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Numerical simulations, needed for design and operation of new fusion devices such as ITER, play a critical role in the exploration of new experimental regimes. These simulations must be carefully validated against existing experiments. Synthetic diagnostics, the generation of data that can be directly compared to experimental diagnostics, is an excellent test for simulations. However, the development and use of synthetic diagnostics is often problematic, due to incompatibilities of the data representations used in simulations and experiments. Thus, there is a need for tools to standardize and streamline the generation of synthetic diagnostics and a means to run them in a scalable manner. This project will develop a standard to describe diagnostics data, implement a set of synthetic diagnostics modules, and facilitate a workflow related to the running diagnostics. The synthetic diagnostics modules will apply transformations to simulation data and produce data directly comparable with experiments. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee The new software infrastructure should provide consulting business opportunities with companies involved in fusion projects (ITER, KSTAR, and JT-60). The technology also could be applied to multiple high-performance applications, such as computational fluid dynamics codes used in industry

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