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

Period of Performance: 01/01/2003 - 12/31/2003

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Ave Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

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.