Starsim is a framework designed for the STAR detector simulation
using the GEANT simulation package. The simulation program is an
enhanced version of the interactive GEANT (GPAW), controled
via KUIP interface. The Starsim package consists of
a set of .g modules (text files), each providing description of the:
Starsim accepts interactive commands or KUIP kumac files. There are few
examples of kumac files in $STAR/kumacs/sim directory. Among
these, have a look in the material.kumac - it allows to get material
distribution plots in any STAR subsystem or combination of subsystems.
Starsim accepts different types of input files and produces output
in a file, with the platform independent FZ format. The contents
of FZ files can be read in ROOT.
geometry of different subsystems
of the STAR detector , like Beam pipe, Silicon Vertex Tracker, TPC etc...
procedure to perform operations like i/o,
particle generation, on-flight analysis
etc. under user control.
Starsim/GSTAR user manual
Please keep in mind that large part of teh following material is legacy documentation
and sometimes makes references to GSTAR, which was a prototype for
the current system, the Starsim. That is not a problem because of
a large degree of backward compatibility in Starsim, so all the information
is still valid. Also
Examples of KUMAC macros
Advanced Geometry Interface
Also available in Postscript version
Various Notes and Additional information
E-mail the author of the original GSTAR package: Pavel
Nevski, or the STAR simulation leader Maxim