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Title: Method and apparatus for improving resolution in spectrometers processing output steps from non-ideal signal sources

Abstract

A method and apparatus for processing step-like output signals (primary signals) generated by non-ideal, for example, nominally single-pole ("N-1P ") devices. An exemplary method includes creating a set of secondary signals by directing the primary signal along a plurality of signal paths to a signal summation point, summing the secondary signals reaching the signal summation point after propagating along the signal paths to provide a summed signal, performing a filtering or delaying operation in at least one of said signal paths so that the secondary signals reaching said summing point have a defined time correlation with respect to one another, applying a set of weighting coefficients to the secondary signals propagating along said signal paths, and performing a capturing operation after any filtering or delaying operations so as to provide a weighted signal sum value as a measure of the integrated area QgT of the input signal.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
~Individually Owned Patent
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175798
Patent Number(s):
7065473
Application Number:
10/690,470
Assignee:
Warburton, William K.; Momayezi, Michael
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-97ER82510
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Warburton, William K., and Momayezi, Michael. Method and apparatus for improving resolution in spectrometers processing output steps from non-ideal signal sources. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Warburton, William K., & Momayezi, Michael. Method and apparatus for improving resolution in spectrometers processing output steps from non-ideal signal sources. United States.
Warburton, William K., and Momayezi, Michael. Tue . "Method and apparatus for improving resolution in spectrometers processing output steps from non-ideal signal sources". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175798.
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