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Title: PULSE AMPLITUDE DISTRIBUTION RECORDER

Abstract

A device is described for automatica1ly recording pulse annplitude distribution received from a counter. The novelty of the device consists of the over-all arrangement of conventional circuit elements to provide an easy to read permanent record of the pulse amplitude distribution during a certain time period. In the device a pulse analyzer separates the pulses according to annplitude into several channels. A scaler in each channel counts the pulses and operates a pen marker positioned over a drivable recorder sheet. Since the scalers in each channel have the sanne capacity, the control circuitry permits counting of the incoming pulses until one scaler reaches capacity, whereupon the input is removed and an internal oscillator supplies the necessary pulses to fill up the other scalers. Movement of the chart sheet is initiated wben the first scaler reaches capacity to thereby give a series of marks at spacings proportional to the time required to fill the remaining scalers, and accessory equipment marks calibration points on the recorder sheet to facilitate direct reading of the number of external pulses supplied to each scaler.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4287169
Patent Number(s):
2847268
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-001007
NSA Number:
NSA-13-001007
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CAPACITORS; CIRCUITS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; COUNTERS; OSCILLATIONS; OSCILLATORS; PULSE ANALYZERS; PULSES; RECORDING SYSTEMS; RESONANCE; SCALERS; STANDARDS

Citation Formats

Cowper, G. PULSE AMPLITUDE DISTRIBUTION RECORDER. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Cowper, G. PULSE AMPLITUDE DISTRIBUTION RECORDER. United States.
Cowper, G. Tue . "PULSE AMPLITUDE DISTRIBUTION RECORDER". United States.
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title = {PULSE AMPLITUDE DISTRIBUTION RECORDER},
author = {Cowper, G.},
abstractNote = {A device is described for automatica1ly recording pulse annplitude distribution received from a counter. The novelty of the device consists of the over-all arrangement of conventional circuit elements to provide an easy to read permanent record of the pulse amplitude distribution during a certain time period. In the device a pulse analyzer separates the pulses according to annplitude into several channels. A scaler in each channel counts the pulses and operates a pen marker positioned over a drivable recorder sheet. Since the scalers in each channel have the sanne capacity, the control circuitry permits counting of the incoming pulses until one scaler reaches capacity, whereupon the input is removed and an internal oscillator supplies the necessary pulses to fill up the other scalers. Movement of the chart sheet is initiated wben the first scaler reaches capacity to thereby give a series of marks at spacings proportional to the time required to fill the remaining scalers, and accessory equipment marks calibration points on the recorder sheet to facilitate direct reading of the number of external pulses supplied to each scaler.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {8}
}