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Title: Dual amplitude pulse generator for radiation detectors

Abstract

A pulsing circuit for producing an output signal having a high amplitude pulse and a low amplitude pulse may comprise a current source for providing a high current signal and a low current signal. A gate circuit connected to the current source includes a trigger signal input that is responsive to a first trigger signal and a second trigger signal. The first trigger signal causes the gate circuit to connect the high current signal to a pulse output terminal whereas the second trigger signal causes the gate circuit to connect the low current signal to the pulse output terminal.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Blackfoot, ID
  3. Island Park, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873716
Patent Number(s):
6229377
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03K - PULSE TECHNIQUE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
dual; amplitude; pulse; generator; radiation; detectors; pulsing; circuit; producing; output; signal; comprise; current; source; providing; gate; connected; trigger; input; responsive; causes; connect; terminal; signal input; signal causes; pulse output; gate circuit; circuit connected; output terminal; pulse generator; output signal; radiation detector; current source; radiation detectors; current signal; trigger signal; amplitude pulse; /327/

Citation Formats

Hoggan, Jerry M, Kynaston, Ronnie L, and Johnson, Larry O. Dual amplitude pulse generator for radiation detectors. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Hoggan, Jerry M, Kynaston, Ronnie L, & Johnson, Larry O. Dual amplitude pulse generator for radiation detectors. United States.
Hoggan, Jerry M, Kynaston, Ronnie L, and Johnson, Larry O. Mon . "Dual amplitude pulse generator for radiation detectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873716.
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abstractNote = {A pulsing circuit for producing an output signal having a high amplitude pulse and a low amplitude pulse may comprise a current source for providing a high current signal and a low current signal. A gate circuit connected to the current source includes a trigger signal input that is responsive to a first trigger signal and a second trigger signal. The first trigger signal causes the gate circuit to connect the high current signal to a pulse output terminal whereas the second trigger signal causes the gate circuit to connect the low current signal to the pulse output terminal.},
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Works referenced in this record:

A portable, photon analysis spectrometer for the assay of X- and gamma-ray emitting radionuclides
journal, July 1998