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Title: Audible radiation monitor

Abstract

A method and apparatus for monitoring ionizing radiation comprising radiation detectors in electrical connection with an isotopic analyzer and a device for producing chords to which each isotope is mapped so that the device produces a unique chord for each isotope. Preferably the chords are pleasing to the ear, except for chords representing unexpected isotopes, and are louder or softer depending on the level of radioactivity produced by each isotope, and musical instrument voices may be simulated in producing the chords as an aid to distinguishing similar-sounding chords. Because of the representation by chords, information regarding the level and composition of the radiation in an area can be conveyed to workers in that area more effectively and yet without distracting them.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (11 Russellwood Ct., Aiken, SC 29803)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
868872
Patent Number(s):
5231288
Assignee:
Odell, Daniel M. C. (11 Russellwood Ct., Aiken, SC 29803) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
audible; radiation; monitor; method; apparatus; monitoring; ionizing; comprising; detectors; electrical; connection; isotopic; analyzer; device; producing; chords; isotope; mapped; produces; unique; chord; preferably; pleasing; representing; unexpected; isotopes; louder; softer; depending; level; radioactivity; produced; musical; instrument; voices; simulated; distinguishing; similar-sounding; representation; information; regarding; composition; conveyed; workers; effectively; distracting; radiation detector; ionizing radiation; radiation detectors; electrical connection; radiation comprising; radiation monitor; musical instrument; information regarding; device produces; /250/340/

Citation Formats

Odell, Daniel M. C. Audible radiation monitor. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Odell, Daniel M. C. Audible radiation monitor. United States.
Odell, Daniel M. C. Fri . "Audible radiation monitor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868872.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for monitoring ionizing radiation comprising radiation detectors in electrical connection with an isotopic analyzer and a device for producing chords to which each isotope is mapped so that the device produces a unique chord for each isotope. Preferably the chords are pleasing to the ear, except for chords representing unexpected isotopes, and are louder or softer depending on the level of radioactivity produced by each isotope, and musical instrument voices may be simulated in producing the chords as an aid to distinguishing similar-sounding chords. Because of the representation by chords, information regarding the level and composition of the radiation in an area can be conveyed to workers in that area more effectively and yet without distracting them.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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