A data processing system for real-time pulse processing and timing enhancement for nuclear particle detection systems

M. Faisal, R. T. Schiffer, M. J. Haling, M. Flaska, S. A. Pozzi, D. D. Wentzloff

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This paper presents a digital data processing system that allows real-time processing of neutron and gamma-ray pulses. The captured data are processed in real time on a field programmable gate array device. A number of pulse processing algorithms are implemented on this system including correlation-based triggering and on-the-fly pulse shape discrimination. Moreover, a timing enhancement technique using correlations is presented that allows sub-sample timing accuracy of the time-of-arrival of pulses. Finally, simulation and measurement results are presented and discussed in detail to show the system's potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6490451
Pages (from-to)619-623
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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