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Title: Graphical Environment Tools for Application to Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Arrays

Highly segmented, position-sensitive germanium detector systems are being developed for nuclear physics research where traditional electronic signal processing with mixed analog and digital function blocks would be enormously complex and costly. Future systems will be constructed using pipelined processing of high-speed digitized signals as is done in the telecommunications industry. Techniques which provide rapid algorithm and system development for future systems are desirable. This project has used digital signal processing concepts and existing graphical system design tools to develop a set of re-usable modular functions and libraries targeted for the nuclear physics community. Researchers working with complex nuclear detector arrays such as the Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array (GRETA) have been able to construct advanced data processing algorithms for implementation in field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) through application of these library functions using intuitive graphical interfaces.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. RIS Corp.
  2. ORNL Physics Div.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
CRADA 0665
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
RIS Corp., Knoxville, TN
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER)
Contributing Orgs:
RIS Corp., Knoxville, TN; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Physics Division, Oak Ridge, TN
Country of Publication:
United States
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS digital signal processing, GRETA, GRETINA, Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), gamma-ray spectroscopy, Simulink