Computer Interface For Pulse Logging

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Tom Dressel
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Computer Interface For Pulse Logging

Post by Tom Dressel » Thu Jun 13, 2002 2:56 am

Attached is a screen shot of some software that I got today.

http://www.seintl.com

It is designed for logging radiation levels as measured from a geiger counter's audio output. But it will also take a 5 volt TTL input. It comes with a cable with a serial port interface on one end and a male audio plug on the other.

It has some interesting utilities, including a human dose calculator that tells you how many nights you have to sleep alone after a given dose of radiation!

I was thinking of using the SCA output to drive the software for logging counts as "documentation" of an actual neutron producing fusor run.

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Re: Computer Interface For Pulse Logging

Post by Richard Hull » Thu Jun 13, 2002 2:07 pm

Tom,

What did it cost you?

I called these folks a while back on their universal radiation spectrum analyzer block and it was $3,000.

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Re: Computer Interface For Pulse Logging

Post by Tom Dressel » Thu Jun 13, 2002 10:42 pm

It was a little costly at $79.00, but I got it through Stormwise, http://www.stormwise.com/ as part of a software upgrade to my lightning detector. So I don't know how much Stormwise added to S. E. Internationals's price.

Strormwise also sells a more primative DOS based version if a radiation monitor, which is a modeled after the lightning detector for $59.95

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Re: Computer Interface For Pulse Logging

Post by ChrisSmolinski » Thu Jun 27, 2002 12:40 pm

I have a simple DOS version of my Rad program available for download, the URL is http://www.blackcatsystems.com/GM/download.html

It's free to use, and the interface is very simple - just feed an appropriately scaled pulses into the serial port (20 microseconds or so wide should work)

The Windows/Mac versions of this program are somewhat more sophisticated (such as generated of prettier graphs and auto-ftp to your web site), and ship with the GM-10/GM-45 detectors.

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