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Title: DIFFERENTIAL PULSE HEIGHT DISCRIMINATOR

Abstract

Pulse-height discriminators are described, specifically a differential pulse-height discriminator which is adapted to respond to pulses of a band of amplitudes, but to reject pulses of amplitudes greater or less than tbe preselected band. In general, the discriminator includes a vacuum tube having a plurality of grids adapted to cut off plate current in the tube upon the application of sufficient negative voltage. One grid is held below cutoff, while a positive pulse proportional to the amplltude of each pulse is applled to this grid. Another grid has a negative pulse proportional to the amplitude of each pulse simultaneously applied to it. With this arrangement the tube will only pass pulses which are of sufficlent amplitude to counter the cutoff bias but not of sufficlent amplitude to cutoff the tube.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4247406
Patent Number(s):
US 2860242
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-008399
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRODES; ELECTRON TUBES; GRIDS; PLATES; PULSE ANALYZERS; PULSES; VACUUM

Citation Formats

Test, L.D. DIFFERENTIAL PULSE HEIGHT DISCRIMINATOR. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Test, L.D. DIFFERENTIAL PULSE HEIGHT DISCRIMINATOR. United States.
Test, L.D. 1958. "DIFFERENTIAL PULSE HEIGHT DISCRIMINATOR". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {Pulse-height discriminators are described, specifically a differential pulse-height discriminator which is adapted to respond to pulses of a band of amplitudes, but to reject pulses of amplitudes greater or less than tbe preselected band. In general, the discriminator includes a vacuum tube having a plurality of grids adapted to cut off plate current in the tube upon the application of sufficient negative voltage. One grid is held below cutoff, while a positive pulse proportional to the amplltude of each pulse is applled to this grid. Another grid has a negative pulse proportional to the amplitude of each pulse simultaneously applied to it. With this arrangement the tube will only pass pulses which are of sufficlent amplitude to counter the cutoff bias but not of sufficlent amplitude to cutoff the tube.},
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