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Nuclear Detector Interface Electronics (425)

Problem: Need specialized low-noise, high dynamic range interface electronics for various nuclear radiation detectors.*

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Circuits and devices through Controls and Measurements.

PNNL Solution:

  • Optimal detector performance required tailored detector interface electronics
  • Leveraged knowledge of detector characteristics and application requirements
  • Developed tailored interfaces for various instruments that achieved excellent performance and met size, form factor and power requirements

(*Detector options include PMT’s, He3 tubes, photodiodes, etc.)

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Understanding of various nuclear detector operating characteristics and signal characteristics; analog circuit design to: a) optimize detector performance, b) provide suitable signal for subsequent processing, c) meet application dynamic range and power requirements; circuit fabrication, checkout and validation; circuit integration with balance of system; design documentation.

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Contact: John Rohrer

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