Accession Number : ADA302290

Title :   Modification of Canberra's Accuspec Radiation Data Collection Program to Produce Spreadsheet-Format Output Files.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 90-Dec 91,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Laws, D. R. ; Karnik, P. ; LaCaze, D. R. ; Novotny, J. A.

PDF Url : ADA302290

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This manuscript describes a modification of Canberra's Accuspec radiation data acquisition program to produce a compact, ASCII-format, concatenated output file with real- time display of data to a remote video terminal. This modification was driven by the needs of an experiment requiring the collection of data from several channels of input over many cycles, followed by statistical analysis and graphical display. These requirements were satisfied entirely within the framework of the AccuSpec Autosequence function: Only 2 of the 60 original source code files required modification and one C-language file was added to accomplish the necessary time-stamp recording, binary-to-ASCII conversion, data merging, concatenation, and display operations. The cycle reset time was 8 seconds. The modified program produces a single file, which is smaller by a factor of 11375th than the storage volume required for the original program's several hundred output files.

Descriptors :   *RADIATION, *DATA ACQUISITION, *COMPUTER FILES, *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, INPUT, OUTPUT, SOURCES, MODIFICATION, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TIME, CODING, FORMATS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, DATA DISPLAYS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STORAGE, VIDEO SIGNALS, CHANNELS, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, REMOTE TERMINALS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE