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Field "Calibrator" Validation (371)

Graphic representation of source and output spectra and photo of integrated pulser

Problem: Need validated, "cold" method for field calibration of gamma & neutron detector instrument electronics operation.

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Controls and Measurements through Integrated Systems

PNNL Solution:

  • Select representative sources to evaluate calibrator performance
  • Record live data using test sensor system with "hot" sources
  • Record "cold" test data using calibrator with appropriate DVD
  • Compare "hot" and "cold" instrument electronic output results
  • Results validated suitable operation

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs:

  • Nuclear radiation testing with neutron and gamma sources; computational modeling of source and measurement configuration to aid in data interpretation; test planning; data interpretation; conducted practical demonstration for independent review committee.

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Contact: Scott Morris

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