Open Architecture Software Integration System for Particle Beam Optics

Period of Performance: 01/01/2004 - 12/31/2004

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

G. H. Gillespie Associates, Inc.
10855 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92121
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

75338-Because particle optics is at the heart of accelerator operation, particle optics computer programs play a critical role throughout the life cycle of every accelerator. Although new and innovative optics programs have been developed for a spectrum of existing and proposed accelerators, the ability to effectively use many of these programs is often limited to specialists. Non-specialists need improved software tools in order to apply these advanced optics computer programs to a growing range of accelerator applications. This project addresses the challenge by creating an Open Architecture Software Integration System that will allow both specialists and non-specialists to create easy-to-use graphic interfaces for any optics program. The system will provide an intuitive human-computer interface that can be customized to each user¿s requirements and provide full integration with other advanced software tools. Phase I will establish the technical feasibility and utility of the Open Architecture Software Integration System. A concept demonstration software package will be developed, and the package will then be applied to selected optics programs to demonstrate the utility. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to its use in High Energy Physics, the software should provide a valuable commercial tool for optimizing the performance of medical accelerators and improving manufacturing processes that use accelerators.