Accession Number : AD0665608

Title :   PULSE HEIGHT ANALYZERS: COMPUTER-COMPATIBLE OUTPUT FOR BOTH STATIONARY AND MOBILE SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Euler,Bruce A.

Report Date : 23 FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : As the utilization of digital computer techniques for the analysis of pulse height spectra increases, it is important to develop efficient and reliable techniques for linking the pulse height analyzer to the computer. Two computer-compatible analyzer output media, punched cards and magnetic tape, were found to be practical and appropriate for providing computer coupling for an array of pulse height spectrometers which are used for making high-quality measurements in gamma-ray spectrometry. Both stationary and mobile installations were accommodated. An IBM-523 Gang Summary Punch, in conjunction with a specially built buffer unit, is used to provide fast punched card readout from 256-, 1024-, and 16,384-channel pulse height analyzers. Computer-compatible magnetic tape readout is provided on a 4,096-channel and a 16,384-channel pulse height analyzer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PULSE HEIGHT ANALYZERS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES), RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, GAMMA RAY SPECTROSCOPY, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPATIBILITY, MOBILE, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROMETERS, PUNCHED CARDS, MAGNETIC TAPE

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE