Distributed System Data Visualization, 10-9115Printer Friendly Version
Inclusive Dates: 01/15/99 - 07/30/00
Background - During the summer and early fall of 1998, SwRI developed a Java-based data visualization program of interest to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The software took output data from the Total-system Performance Assessment (TPA) program, which simulates the proposed nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and, through the use of a Graphical User Interface (GUI), allowed the user to choose which data sets to plot to the screen.
Approach - The purpose of this follow-on focused research project is to develop and implement innovative techniques to expand the functionality of this data-visualization software and to take greater advantage of the power of the Java programming language. The major technical tasks of the project are as follows:
Accomplishments - This project has completed its objectives. The TPA plotter program is a Java-executable program to be run on client computers. The TPA plotter program generates graphs from data processed by the TPA analysis program. Data files generated by the TPA analysis program may be downloaded or accessed directly from a web site. The TPA plotter program may request execution of the TPA analysis program on a remote server. A server side program is provided to support this remote execution request. The GUI capabilities were expanded through the use of Java, Ver. 1.2. The user can now optimize the style and format of the plotted graphs and can customize the nuclide, realization, and subarea specifics of the data being plotted.