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Title: Dead-time compensation for a logarithmic display rate meter

Abstract

An improved circuit is provided for application to a radiation survey meter that uses a detector that is subject to dead time. The circuit compensates for dead time over a wide range of count rates by producing a dead-time pulse for each detected event, a live-time pulse that spans the interval between dead-time pulses, and circuits that average the value of these pulses over time. The logarithm of each of these values is obtained and the logarithms are subtracted to provide a signal that is proportional to a count rate that is corrected for the effects of dead time. The circuit produces a meter indication and is also capable of producing an audible indication of detected events.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Aurora, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866724
Patent Number(s):
4772793
Application Number:
07/104,029
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) FNAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
dead-time; compensation; logarithmic; display; rate; meter; improved; circuit; provided; application; radiation; survey; detector; subject; dead; time; compensates; wide; range; count; rates; producing; pulse; detected; event; live-time; spans; interval; pulses; circuits; average; value; logarithm; values; obtained; logarithms; subtracted; provide; signal; proportional; corrected; effects; produces; indication; capable; audible; events; wide range; count rate; count rates; radiation survey; detected event; survey meter; detected events; circuit produces; dead time; improved circuit; time pulse; rate meter; /250/327/

Citation Formats

Larson, John A., and Krueger, Frederick P. Dead-time compensation for a logarithmic display rate meter. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Larson, John A., & Krueger, Frederick P. Dead-time compensation for a logarithmic display rate meter. United States.
Larson, John A., and Krueger, Frederick P. Tue . "Dead-time compensation for a logarithmic display rate meter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866724.
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author = {Larson, John A. and Krueger, Frederick P.},
abstractNote = {An improved circuit is provided for application to a radiation survey meter that uses a detector that is subject to dead time. The circuit compensates for dead time over a wide range of count rates by producing a dead-time pulse for each detected event, a live-time pulse that spans the interval between dead-time pulses, and circuits that average the value of these pulses over time. The logarithm of each of these values is obtained and the logarithms are subtracted to provide a signal that is proportional to a count rate that is corrected for the effects of dead time. The circuit produces a meter indication and is also capable of producing an audible indication of detected events.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {9}
}

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