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Title: Method and apparatus for signal processing in a sensor system for use in spectroscopy

Abstract

A method for processing pulses arriving randomly in time on at least one channel using multiple peak detectors includes asynchronously selecting a non-busy peak detector (PD) in response to a pulse-generated trigger signal, connecting the channel to the selected PD in response to the trigger signal, and detecting a pulse peak amplitude. Amplitude and time of arrival data are output in first-in first-out (FIFO) sequence. An apparatus includes trigger comparators to generate the trigger signal for the pulse-receiving channel, PDs, a switch for connecting the channel to the selected PD, and logic circuitry which maintains the write pointer. Also included, time-to-amplitude converters (TACs) convert time of arrival to analog voltage and an analog multiplexer provides FIFO output. A multi-element sensor system for spectroscopy includes detector elements, channels, trigger comparators, PDs, a switch, and a logic circuit with asynchronous write pointer. The system includes TACs, a multiplexer and analog-to-digital converter.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Bellport, NY
  2. Nesconset, NY
  3. Natrona Heights, PA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
984324
Patent Number(s):
7,378,637
Application Number:
10/835,092
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

O'Connor, Paul, DeGeronimo, Gianluigi, and Grosholz, Joseph. Method and apparatus for signal processing in a sensor system for use in spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
O'Connor, Paul, DeGeronimo, Gianluigi, & Grosholz, Joseph. Method and apparatus for signal processing in a sensor system for use in spectroscopy. United States.
O'Connor, Paul, DeGeronimo, Gianluigi, and Grosholz, Joseph. Tue . "Method and apparatus for signal processing in a sensor system for use in spectroscopy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/984324.
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