Accession Number:

AD0731350

Title:

A Pulse Reactor Radiation Detection System Using an On-Line Computer

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

A pulse reactor radiation detection system is described. The system uses an on-line Scientific Data Systems SDS 920 computer, coupled through an analog to digital converting interface, to record and retain the response data for various radiation detectors. Results of typical measurements are presented. An overall range of sensitivity of one million is possible with a precision to within about 5 percent exclusive of the detectors for determining relative reactor power, neutron and gamma ray flux densities if the spectra remain constant, and neutron and gamma ray tissue kerma rates or the time integral of these quantities. This range is achieved using combinations of radiation sensors.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE