C.M. Marianno G. Hearn, “Development of a Detection Array for Field Work and Instructional Laboratories”, 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.