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International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP)

ISSN: 2074-9074 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9082 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIGSP Vol.5, No.7, Jun. 2013

Design and Development of PC Based Data Acquisition System for Radiation Measurement

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Author(s)

M. A. A. Mashud,Md. Shamim Hossain,M. Nurul Islam,Md. Serajul Islam

Index Terms

γ-ray, Microcontroller, LTP1 port, GM tube, PCWH compiler

Abstract

A PC based data acquisition was designed and developed using GM detector and a programmable microcontroller 16F876 of PIC family. This unit was calibrated with the standard Canberra Counter. It gave prompt response directly and has low power consumption. It was tested for gamma ray measurement to continuously monitor a radiological resulting from the natural and man-made sources that threat site security and human health. The system was simple to use, required no additional hardware and allows the selection of data. The collected data were easily being exported to a PC via parallel port. A "C" language program was developed to control the function of the entire system, using PCWH compiler.

Cite This Paper

M. A. A. Mashud,Md. Shamim Hossain,M. Nurul Islam,Md. Serajul Islam,"Design and Development of PC Based Data Acquisition System for Radiation Measurement", IJIGSP, vol.5, no.7, pp.34-40, 2013.DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2013.07.05

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