The design and interpretation of inertial confinement fusion and high energy density ex- periments relies heavily on multi-dimensional radiation-hydrodynamic simulations. Code main output typically consists of sequences of maps of fluid and thermodynamic variables, which are not easily compared with experimental observables. More direct comparison requires the devel- opment of simulated, or synthetic, diagnostics, using the detailed plasma information available in the fluid simulations. This has motivated the development of a set of simulated diagnostics coupled, either on-line or off-line, to our 2D Lagrangian code DUED .
We report on new software tools and their first applications: X-ray radiogra- phy for shock compression of matter , neutron spectrometry  (used to interpret exploding pusher experiments ), and fast charged particle spectrometry for stopping power measurements 
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Work supported by the Italian projects MIUR PRIN2012AY5LEL, Sapienza C26A15YTMA, and Sapienza Progetti Medi 2015 2016 (proposal n. 257584).