Work items for 2009

Version 1.0


NOTE: Dates assigned to items are to be considered just indicative.
Items marked with refer to new developments.
Items marked with will involve new man-power or contribution from external sources interested in the project.
Items marked with will require coordination with more than one Working Group.

  1. Navigation & optimisation:
    • Correction to safety on exiting surfaces in navigator
      by April 30th, 2009
    • Implementation of precise ComputeSafety() in navigation for EM use
      by October 31st, 2009
    • Interoperability of multiple navigators/geometries
      by July 1st, 2009
    • Improvement in verbosity and control at step number in navigation
      by May 15th, 2009
    • Study adoption of direction in replica navigation
      by November 15th, 2009
  2. Robustness checking & performance tuning:
    • Review response precision of solids on points close to surface and normals. Verify accuracy of 2nd order equations
      by September 30th, 2009
    • Focus on tests for solids on complex cases
      by September 30th, 2009
    • Analysis of challenging test cases for Boolean solids
      by September 30th, 2009
  3. General code review and improvements:
    • Continue code review for selected CSG shapes
      by October 31st, 2009
    • Extension of G4Region to local magnetic fields
      by July 31st, 2009
    • Prototype new interface for field accuracy settings
      by September 30th, 2009
    • Code review of field intersection locator classes
      by March 31st, 2009
  4. New features:
    • Prototype of BREPS solids by surface extrusion and rotation
      by November 30th, 2009
  5. Detector description persistency:
    • Customised GDML writer for schema extensions
      by May 30th, 2009
  • Routine activities
    • Extend testing suite for solids (CSG/specific/Boolean/BREPS)
    • Review of user documentation and publication of a preprint paper on a refereed journal


Major items above prioritized and with description


Previous years planned activities


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Created: 28 November 2008
Modified: 30 January 2009
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