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Title: Method and apparatus for reading free falling dosimeter punchcodes

Abstract

A punchcode reader is provided for reading data encoded in a punchcode hole array on a dosimeter. The dosimeter falls through a passage in the reader containing photosensor detectors disposed along the passage which provide output signals to a microprocessor. The signals are processed to determine the orientation of the dosimeter in the reader, the location and state of punchcode holes in a two row array thereby decoding the encoded data. Multiple rate of fall calculations are made, and if appropriate matching of the punchcode array is not obtained in three tries, an error signal is outputted to the operator. The punchcode reader also provides for storage of data from multiple dosimeters passed through the reader, and for the output of decoded data to an external display or a computer for further processing.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Golden, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP
OSTI Identifier:
868609
Patent Number(s):
5173595
Application Number:
07/560,667
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; reading; free; falling; dosimeter; punchcodes; punchcode; reader; provided; data; encoded; array; falls; passage; containing; photosensor; detectors; disposed; provide; output; signals; microprocessor; processed; determine; orientation; location; holes; row; decoding; multiple; rate; fall; calculations; appropriate; matching; obtained; tries; error; signal; outputted; operator; provides; storage; dosimeters; passed; decoded; external; display; computer; processing; provide output; output signals; output signal; error signal; /235/250/

Citation Formats

Langsted, James M. Method and apparatus for reading free falling dosimeter punchcodes. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Langsted, James M. Method and apparatus for reading free falling dosimeter punchcodes. United States.
Langsted, James M. Tue . "Method and apparatus for reading free falling dosimeter punchcodes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868609.
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author = {Langsted, James M},
abstractNote = {A punchcode reader is provided for reading data encoded in a punchcode hole array on a dosimeter. The dosimeter falls through a passage in the reader containing photosensor detectors disposed along the passage which provide output signals to a microprocessor. The signals are processed to determine the orientation of the dosimeter in the reader, the location and state of punchcode holes in a two row array thereby decoding the encoded data. Multiple rate of fall calculations are made, and if appropriate matching of the punchcode array is not obtained in three tries, an error signal is outputted to the operator. The punchcode reader also provides for storage of data from multiple dosimeters passed through the reader, and for the output of decoded data to an external display or a computer for further processing.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {12}
}

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