PSPA is a web-based platform to design accelerators and simulate beam physics
PSPA aims at optimizing the work of accelerator designers by factoring once and for all the time-consuming and error prone process of translating data formats between the various codes involved in the modelling of a machine, controlling the repeated execution of these models by easily varying some parameter and managing the associated data and finally provide a convenient mean for testing different physical models of a given part of a machine (a truly innovative feature).
With PSPA you will be able to:
- describe parts of, or a whole, accelerator using a construction kit and a collection of elementary components such as magnets, accelerating cavities, and so on ;
- import an existing machine (lattice) in several standard formats;
- assign a modeling program to each component or group of components, to be chosen from a range of standard codes available;
- change setting parameters;
- run a simulation of the machine;
- simulate several beam physics processes;
- look, plot, save results for further use;
- export results and files on user area;
- simulate the same device/lattice with different codes for modeling and comparison.
To be noted: PSPA is NOT a simple “translator” from code to code, but a real accelerator design tool