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Title: Hodoscope readout system

Abstract

A readout system has been provided for reading out a radiation multidetector device with a reduced number of signal sensors. A radiation hodoscope, such as an array of scintillation counters, multiwire proportional counter array, or a set of multidetectors which do not receive signals simultaneously, is divided into equal numbered groups. A first group of signal terminals is connected to the equal numbered groups of detectors so that a signal from any one of the detectors of a group will be fed to one of the first group of terminals. A second group of signal terminals is connected to the detector groups so that a signal from a particular numbered detector of each of the detector groups is connected to one of the second group of terminals. Both groups of signal terminals are, in turn, coupled to signal sensors so that when a signal is simultaneously observed in one of the first group of terminals and one of the second group of tenniinals the specific detector detecting a radiation event is determined. The sensors are arranged in such a manner that a binary code is developed from their outputs which can be stored in a digital storage means according tomore » the location of the event in the multidetector device. (Official Gazette)« less

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4329214
Patent Number(s):
3777161
Assignee:
to United States Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
NSA Number:
NSA-29-020931
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1972 Nov 01; Other Information: G01j39/18. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N46110* -Instrumentation-Radiation Detection Instruments- General Detectors & Monitors; *HODOSCOPES- READOUT SYSTEMS; MULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL CHAMBERS; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS

Citation Formats

Lee, L Y. Hodoscope readout system. United States: N. p., 1973. Web.
Lee, L Y. Hodoscope readout system. United States.
Lee, L Y. Sat . "Hodoscope readout system". United States.
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title = {Hodoscope readout system},
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abstractNote = {A readout system has been provided for reading out a radiation multidetector device with a reduced number of signal sensors. A radiation hodoscope, such as an array of scintillation counters, multiwire proportional counter array, or a set of multidetectors which do not receive signals simultaneously, is divided into equal numbered groups. A first group of signal terminals is connected to the equal numbered groups of detectors so that a signal from any one of the detectors of a group will be fed to one of the first group of terminals. A second group of signal terminals is connected to the detector groups so that a signal from a particular numbered detector of each of the detector groups is connected to one of the second group of terminals. Both groups of signal terminals are, in turn, coupled to signal sensors so that when a signal is simultaneously observed in one of the first group of terminals and one of the second group of tenniinals the specific detector detecting a radiation event is determined. The sensors are arranged in such a manner that a binary code is developed from their outputs which can be stored in a digital storage means according to the location of the event in the multidetector device. (Official Gazette)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1973},
month = {12}
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