I have been mainly concerned with the development of computer systems for the dissemination, management, and assessment of atomic data for astrophysical applications. I have taken a leading role in the design, coding, testing, and data curation of the following systems:
- XstarDB – I have collaborated during the past 20 years in the curation of the atomic database of the XSTAR spectral modeling code, particularly to characterize X-ray K lines in ions with atomic number Z ≤ 20.
- AtomPy – A prototype of a community-driven cloud environment for the curation and assessment of atomic data. It is based on Google Sheets and Python Pandas DataFrames.
- TIPbase – Contains atomic radiative rates and electron impact collision strengths from the Iron Project, and resides at the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, France.
- OPserver – This is a data web service for the atomic radiative opacities and accelerations from the Opacity Project. At present it is implemented in a containerized installation at the Observatoire de Meudon, France (Mendoza et al . 2007).
- TOPbase – As described by Cunto & Mendoza (1992) and Cunto et al. (1993), this system manages the massive atomic data (level energies, f-values and photoionization cross sections) computed in the pioneering Opacity Project (OP). The system currently resides at the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, France.