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Title: Unattended Dual Current Monitor (UDCM) FY17 Summary Report

Abstract

The UDCM is a low current measurement device designed to record pico-amp to micro-amp currents from radiation detectors. The UDCM is the planned replacement for the IAEA’s obsolete MiniGRAND data acquisition module. Preliminary testing of the UDCM at the IAEA facilities lead to the following recommendations from the IAEA: Increase the measurement range. Lower range by a factor of 5 and upper range by 2 orders of magnitude; Modifications to the web interface; Increase programmable acquisition time to 3600s; Develop a method to handle current offsets and negative current; Error checking when writing data to the uSD card; and Writing BID files along with the currently stored BI0 files.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1400119
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-29360
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Newell, Matthew R. Unattended Dual Current Monitor (UDCM) FY17 Summary Report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1400119.
Newell, Matthew R. Unattended Dual Current Monitor (UDCM) FY17 Summary Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1400119.
Newell, Matthew R. Fri . "Unattended Dual Current Monitor (UDCM) FY17 Summary Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1400119. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1400119.
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title = {Unattended Dual Current Monitor (UDCM) FY17 Summary Report},
author = {Newell, Matthew R.},
abstractNote = {The UDCM is a low current measurement device designed to record pico-amp to micro-amp currents from radiation detectors. The UDCM is the planned replacement for the IAEA’s obsolete MiniGRAND data acquisition module. Preliminary testing of the UDCM at the IAEA facilities lead to the following recommendations from the IAEA: Increase the measurement range. Lower range by a factor of 5 and upper range by 2 orders of magnitude; Modifications to the web interface; Increase programmable acquisition time to 3600s; Develop a method to handle current offsets and negative current; Error checking when writing data to the uSD card; and Writing BID files along with the currently stored BI0 files.},
doi = {10.2172/1400119},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 13 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Oct 13 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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