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Rogers, Chris, 12 April 2011 10:01

MAUS User Documentation

MAUS usage is handled by several applications that enable basic usage of the framework. Each application runs several modules against a particular configuration. The particular modules that the application runs, and the configuration that is run against, can all be modified by the user.


There are several applications in the MAUS schema:

  • Simulation tracks particles through a given geometry. Simulation uses the following modules
    • BeamGenerator generates a beam as defined by the user
    • ReferenceParticle pushes a single particle through the geometry to phase the cavities
    • Tracking pushes particles through the geometry
    • VirtualPlanes extracts information on particle tracks as they cross flat planes in space or time.

Configuration manipulation

MAUS uses a set of user-modifiable files to control the application configuration. Variables such as input geometry, field arrangement and detector parameters can all be modified by the user.

Changing application modules

MAUS uses a modular structure in its applications. Uses can alter the modules which a particular application runs or define their own application. The different modules are listed in the Components section.

File IO

Data is passed between different parts of the framework in tree-like structured data files. The tree structure is described in the DataStructure section.

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