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Title: Method and apparatus for data sampling

A method and apparatus for sampling radiation detector outputs and determining event data from the collected samples is described. The method uses high speed sampling of the detector output, the conversion of the samples to digital values, and the discrimination of the digital values so that digital values representing detected events are determined. The high speed sampling and digital conversion is performed by an A/D sampler that samples the detector output at a rate high enough to produce numerous digital samples for each detected event. The digital discrimination identifies those digital samples that are not representative of detected events. The sampling and discrimination also provides for temporary or permanent storage, either serially or in parallel, to a digital storage medium. 6 figures.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5084904
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-076943
Patent Number(s):
US 5304808; A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-014916
Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Feb 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; RADIATION DETECTORS; SAMPLING; SAMPLERS; DESIGN; ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS; DATA ANALYSIS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; 440100* - Radiation Instrumentation