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A User-Friendly, Modular Simulation Tool for Laser-Electron Beam Interactions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0006287
Agency Tracking Number: 211607
Amount: $999,952.05
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 15a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001019
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-08-16
Small Business Information
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4021
United States
DUNS: 20-125707
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gerard Andonian
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Alex Murokh
Title: Dr.
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution

Present day simulation tools for the accelerator community have a narrow focus on specific problems and have unwieldy command-line driven inputs. In addition, to produce relevant results, the output from one program has to be fed into another, increasing the possibility of errors in translation between different formats. The proposed cloud-based, code is built in a modular fashion, to allow varying sub-routines and element classes that can be integrated into an intuitive and user-friendly interface. This will increase user productivity in delivering solutions in accelerator system design. So far in Phase I & amp; Phase II, we developed a wavefront transport module, a beam generation and transport module, and incorporated support for select external codes for use in start-to-end simulations. We also developed an algorithm for generic laser-electron beam interactions. We developed a front end user interface based on python modules and tested the software execution within this framework. In Phase IIB, we will continue to develop the key subcomponents, including a new module to model the free-electron laser dynamics, and develop cloud-based architecture to allow seamless start-to-end modeling of complicated problems. We will focus on providing an intuitive interface that can handle large data formats of various codes. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The results of the efforts will find immediate utility in present accelerator and light source facilities which have direct impact on industrial, medical, defense and basic research applications.

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