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Title: FUNCTION GENERATOR FOR ANALOGUE COMPUTERS

Abstract

An improved analogue computer is designed which can be used to determine the final ground position of radioactive fallout particles in an atomic cloud. The computer determines the fallout pattern on the basis of known wind velocity and direction at various altitudes, and intensity of radioactivity in the mushroom cloud as a function of particle size and initial height in the cloud. The output is then displayed on a cathode-ray tube so that the average or total luminance of the tube screen at any point represents the intensity of radioactive fallout at the geographical location represented by that point. (AEC)

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4792556
Patent Number(s):
3012729
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-16-029310
NSA Number:
NSA-16-029310
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS; CLOUDS; COMPUTERS; ELECTRON TUBES; FALLOUT; PLANNING; RADIOACTIVITY; VELOCITY; WIND

Citation Formats

Skramstad, H.K., Wright, J.H., and Taback, L. FUNCTION GENERATOR FOR ANALOGUE COMPUTERS. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Skramstad, H.K., Wright, J.H., & Taback, L. FUNCTION GENERATOR FOR ANALOGUE COMPUTERS. United States.
Skramstad, H.K., Wright, J.H., and Taback, L. Tue . "FUNCTION GENERATOR FOR ANALOGUE COMPUTERS". United States.
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title = {FUNCTION GENERATOR FOR ANALOGUE COMPUTERS},
author = {Skramstad, H.K. and Wright, J.H. and Taback, L.},
abstractNote = {An improved analogue computer is designed which can be used to determine the final ground position of radioactive fallout particles in an atomic cloud. The computer determines the fallout pattern on the basis of known wind velocity and direction at various altitudes, and intensity of radioactivity in the mushroom cloud as a function of particle size and initial height in the cloud. The output is then displayed on a cathode-ray tube so that the average or total luminance of the tube screen at any point represents the intensity of radioactive fallout at the geographical location represented by that point. (AEC)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {12}
}