C.M. Marianno and G. Hearn,
"Development of a Detection Array for Field Work and Instructional Laboratories,"
Proceedings of the Mid-Year Meeting of the Health Physics Society
, Charleston, South Carolina, February 6-9, 2011.
Detector arrays are used in several field applications for
radiation detection. Developing a useful array for laboratory or
field use sometimes requires custom electronics and software to
ensure each detector is properly synchronized and calibrated.
Electrical engineers, software CANCELLED28 engineers, and radiation
specialists collaborate to create such systems. Recently developed
commercial hardware is now making it easier for independent
researchers to link groups of detectors together. Using ORTEC's
DigiBASE-E, health physics researchers and students are developing
sodium-iodide crystal-based detector arrays that will be used for
field work and in hands-on student laboratories. Software is being
developed to be used in conjunction with this hardware. This
computer program will allow a number of detectors to be linked and
have their acquired data synchronized and displayed. This talk will
describe this software, the DigiBASE-E and how they are being used
in radiation detection research at Texas A&M University.
Associated Project(s):SHIELD (Smuggled HEU Interdiction through Enhanced anaLysis and Detection): A Framework for Developing Novel Detection Systems Focused on Interdicting Shielded HEU