Satellite tracking software
PreviSat is a satellite tracking software for observing purposes. Very easy to use, it shows positions of artificial satellites in real-time or manual mode. PreviSat is able to make predictions of their passes, predictions of Iridium flares and several other calculations.
Mantid Project (www.mantidproject.org)
An Open Source model rocket simulator.
Static and Dynamic Structural Analysis of 2D and 3D frames.
FRAME3DD is a program for the static and dynamic structural analysis of two- and three-dimensional frames and trusses with elastic and geometric stiffness.
Generating cells for electronic structure calculations from CIF files
CIF2Cell is a tool to generate the geometrical setup for various electronic structure codes from a CIF (Crystallographic Information Framework) file. The program currently supports output for a number of popular electronic structure programs, including ABINIT, ASE, CASTEP, CP2K, CPMD, CRYSTAL09, Elk, EMTO, Exciting, Fleur, FHI-aims, Hutsepot, MOPAC, Quantum Espresso, RSPt, Siesta, SPR-KKR, VASP. Also exports some related formats like .coo, .cfg and .xyz-files. The program has been published in Computer Physics Communications 182 (2011) 1183–1186. Please cite generously.
Framework für Numerische Rechnungen
NumeRe: Framework für Numerische Rechnungen is a framework written for Microsoft Windows(R) and released under the GNU GPL v3 for solving and visualizing mathematical and physical problems numerically. The program's language is available in German and in English, however all commands are always in English. If you are interested in translating NumeRe to your language, please mail the developer. If you think that NumeRe is helpful: don't hesitate and write a corresponding review here on SourceForge!
A fast and robust software for tracking organisms
ToxTrac is a free Windows program optimized for tracking animals. It uses an advanced tracking algorithm that is robust; very fast; and that can handle one or several animals in one or several environments. The program provides useful statistics as output. ToxTrac can be used for fish, insects, rodents, etc. If used, please cite: Rodriguez, A., Zhang, H., Klaminder, J., Brodin, T., Andersson, P. L. and Andersson, M. (2017). ToxTrac: a fast and robust software for tracking organisms. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2017(00):1-5. Rodriguez, A., Zhang, H., Klaminder, J., Brodin, T., and Andersson, M. (2017). ToxId: an algorithm to track the identity of multiple animals. Scientific Reports. 7(1):14774. Contact Magnus Andersson, Department of Physics, Umeå University email@example.com Support Alvaro Rodriguez, Main Developer firstname.lastname@example.org Supported by Kempestiftelserna
Simple tools for working with gravitational waves
GWtool: simple tools for working with gravitational waves
Python GUI program for Geiger counters like GMC-300/320/500/600
GeigerLog is a Python based GUI program to work with GQ Electronic's GMC-300 / 320 and now also GMC-500 /600 Geiger counters. Available as "scripts" to run where a proper Python environment exists, or as "bundle", which brings its own Python environment (but currently runs on Linux only). GeigerLog allows reading of Geiger counter data, logging to file, printing to screen and plotting as graph, showing Count Rate vs. Time, both in various, selectable units. The history stored on the Geiger counter's internal memory can be extracted, analyzed and graphed in the same way. The graph is live auto-updated and allows various customization. Time ranges for analysis can be set manually or per left/right mouse click. GeigerLog can control some functions of a connected counter (limited to GMC-3xx counters!). Advanced analysis of the data now permits count rate histograms with Poisson fit for quality control of data, and FFT analysis for any periodic signal hidden within the data.
Polycrystal generation and meshing.
Neper is a software package for polycrystal generation and meshing. It can deal with 2D and 3D polycrystals with very large numbers of grains. Its main features are: - Generation of polycrystals from (experimental) morphological properties; - Generation of multiscale microstructures; - Generation of periodic or semi-periodic microstructures; - Meshing into good-quality elements; - Meshing with cohesive elements at interfaces; - Visualization and analysis of the tessellations and meshes. Neper is built around three modules: generation, meshing and visualization. All the input data are prescribed non-interactively, using command lines and / or ASCII files. Neper can be compiled and run on any Unix-like system.
Airfoil optimization with Xfoil
Airfoil optimization using the highly-regarded Xfoil engine for aerodynamic calculations. Starting with a seed airfoil, Xoptfoil uses particle swarm, genetic algorithm and direct search methodologies to perturb the geometry and maximize performance. The user selects a number of operating points over which to optimize, desired constraints, and the optimizer does the rest.
A program for fitting structural models to small angle scattering data
SASfit has been written for analyzing and plotting small angle scattering data. It can calculate integral structural parameters like radius of gyration, scattering invariant, Porod constant. Furthermore it can fit size distributions together with several form factors including different structure factors. Additionally an algorithm has been implemented, which allows to simultaneously fit several scattering curves with a common set of (global) parameters. This last option is especially important in contrast variation experiments or measurements with polarised neutrons. The global fit helps to determine fit parameters unambiguously which by analysing a single curve would be otherwise strongly correlated. SASfit user guides: http://youtube.com/sasfitteam releases: http://sasfit.org/releases code: http://sasfit.org
QXRD is software for the acquisition and analysis of X-ray data taken with 2 dimensional detectors. The software can drive a Perkin Elmer XRD series flat panel detector and can be remote-controlled via a socket interface, or directly from SPEC
SpecTools - an OpenSource software package for quant. spectra analysis
Automated Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis Combining Background Subtraction, Cosmic-Ray Removal and Peak Fitting programmed in LabVIEW. Current version 1.1.0. Binaries and source available.
IQWorks is a project to provide Medical Physicists with automated image analysis software for use with DICOM test images, such as CT, mammography and digital radiography.
A code primarily aimed at DNA and RNA coarse-grained simulations
oxDNA is a simulation code that was initially conceived as an implementation of the coarse-grained DNA model introduced by T. E. Ouldridge, J. P. K. Doye and A. A. Louis (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3552946). It has been since reworked and it is now an extensible simulation+analysis framework. It natively supports DNA, RNA, Lennard-Jones and patchy particle simulations on both CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs.
QSE is an application intended to help in the initial stages of data reduction of EXAFS data taken with multi-element detectors using the 'Spec' data acquisition system.
PyRPL turns your Red Pitaya into a powerful analog feedback device.
The Red Pitaya is a commercial, affordable FPGA board with fast analog inputs and outputs. This makes it useful for quantum optics experiments, in particular as a digital feedback controller for analog systems. Based on the open source software provided by the board manufacturer, PyRPL (Python RedPitaya Lockbox) implements many devices that are needed for optics experiments with the Red Pitaya. PyRPL implements various digital signal processing (DSP) modules (see features below). It allows to arbitrarily interconnect the available DSP modules and retrieve signal values on timescales below 1 ms. The graphical user interface (GUI) provides a realtime display of the various measurement instruments and allows the easy configuration of DSP signal chains and feedback controllers. At the highest abstraction level, arbitrary feedback sequences can be defined to fulfill tasks as complex as approaching and locking a resonance of a high-finesse Fabry-Perot cavity (tested up to finesse=100,000).
An application programming (API) and graphical user interface (GUI) to facilitate the use of PENELOPE's program PENEPMA.
A MATLAB program for 2D particle tracking or 3D DHM based tracking.
We present a versatile and fast MATLAB program (UmUTracker) that automatically detects and tracks particles by analyzing long video sequences acquired by either light microscopy or digital holography microscopy (DHM). Our program finds the 2D particle center position using an isosceles triangle transform and the axial position by a fast implementation of Rayleigh-Sommerfeld numerical reconstruction algorithm using a one dimensional radial intensity profile. *Updates v1.1: 2017/11/21- Bug fix & Blob detection functions. Please visit our homepage for more information: http://www.physics.umu.se/english/research/biological-physics/the-biophysics-and-biophotonics-group/ *Please cite our work using the following information: Zhang, H., T. Stangner, K. Wiklund, A. Rodriguez, and M. Andersson. 2017. UmUTracker: A versatile MATLAB program for automated particle tracking of 2D light microscopy or 3D digital holography data. Comput. Phys. Commun. 219: 390–399.
Open Source Ballistic Calculator in C#
Ballisitic Calculator based on JBM's implementation 3-degree of freedom model, ported to C#, improved to support metric system and extended by some math from Litz's "Applied Ballistic" book. Calculator displays ballistic tables, graphs, comparison graph and reticle images. The application is free to use under GNU license
Simple user interface for gnuplot aimed for reflectometry data
Graphical user interface for gnuplot to create publication quality figure very quickly. It supports templates for fast formatting of graphics, different plot styles, insets, axis and label options. One important feature is storing metadata in png and pdf files that can be used to reload any graph saved with QuickPlot.
Arrowmatcher is a ballistics software for crossbow archers. It can calculate the speed, kinetic energy, trajectory, aiming solution and much more of an arrow (or bullet). It uses a simplified 6 degree of freedom model.
Simulate high power rocket flights with splash down plots
This software allows you perform six degree of freedom simulations of High Power Rocket (HPR) and model rocket flights. Parachute descent is also simulated. 3D flight trajectories are produced as well as detailed tabular flight data. Running in Monte Carlo mode allows generates multiple possible flight paths and splash down plots, indicating the probability of landing in an area. Peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Open Research Software (JORS) http://doi.org/10.5334/jors.137 "Cambridge Rocketry Simulator – A Stochastic Six-Degrees-of-Freedom Rocket Flight Simulator"
http://loto.sourceforge.net/ hosts 4 projects of free software related to materials science and physics. They are loto, feram, compasses and xtalgrowth.