Accession Number : ADD011001

Title :   Sampling and Recording Dose Rate Meter.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kronenberg,S

Report Date : 06 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A wide range radiation dose rate for civil defense use, including a Geiger-Mueller tube used in a continuous counting mode and for measuring dose rates from the natural background to about 30. rads/hr., with an ion chamber arranged to measure higher dose rates up to 10,000 rads/hr. The instrument has a sample and record capability in which the selected radiation detector will have its output connected to a selected storage capacitor for a precise interval of time determined by a timing circuit and the storage capacitor will accumulate and hold a voltage proportional to the dose rate, which can be read by means of an electrometer at a later time. The instrument has a self contained hand cranked power supply and all components are selected for long shelf life. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Geiger counters, *Dose rate, *Recording systems, *Measuring instruments, Capacitors, Civil defense, Shelf life, Ionization chambers, Counting methods, Intervals, Power supplies, High rate, Long life, Parts, Measurement, Background, Precision, Time, Sampling, Storage

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE