The objective of the SCANS project is software development that enables significantly more cost effective and scientifically productive use of existing neutron scattering facilities, and provide opportunities for the design of future instrumentation and the utilisation of existing and future neutron sources. SCANS aims to encourage collaboration in software development not only between the partner laboratories, but also all other neutron scattering facilities and their users.
During the first year we have carried out development of the McStas, VITESS and RESTRAX simulation packages, the NeXus data format and RMC data analysis routine s. Detailed instrument simulations are being carried out, in particular in relation to the ESS project. Most generic instrument types can be simulated though further work is required on the details of components, including samples, particularly for the description of polarised neutrons. Preliminary work has begun on the coupling of instruments/simulations to high level data analysis in order to produce 'virtual instruments' or automated experiment control, which depends on the scientific results obtained.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton
250 68 Rez - Praha