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PILE-UP FREE PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND DIGITAL ONLINE PEAK LOCALIZATION ALGORITHMS FOR GAMMA RAY SPECTROSCOPY

Noras, J.M. and Raad, M.W. and Deriche, M. PILE-UP FREE PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND DIGITAL ONLINE PEAK LOCALIZATION ALGORITHMS FOR GAMMA RAY SPECTROSCOPY. IEEETEM2003.

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Abstract

A fast waveform sampling facility has been recently developed and integrated into the VAX-based data acquisition system at the Energy Research Laboratory (ERL). This study uses the above facility in developing algorithms for digitally determining the basic pulse parameters and tackling the problem of pulse pile-up in Gamma-ray spectroscopy. A number of parameter estimation and digital online peak localisation algorithms are being developed, including a pulse classification technique which uses a simple peak search routine based on the smoothed first derivative method, which gave a percentage error of peak amplitude of less than 0.1. A finite input deconvolution filter of 3 coefficients and 4 coefficients have been tested successfully to resolve pile-up to an average percentage of 93% and 92% pile-up free respectively. The classification technique has the unique feature of cutting down the computation largely by only allowing the event of interest to be executed by a particular algorithm. The pulse classification technique was tested successfully on a TMS320C6000 high performance floating-point processor to give an execution time down to 2 msec.



Item Type:Article
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Creators:Noras, J.M. and Raad, M.W. and Deriche, M.
Email:jmnoras@bradford@ac.uk, mwraad@ccse.kfupm.edu.sa, Mderiche@kfupm.edu.sa
ID Code:1478
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Deposited On:02 Jun 2008 11:14
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:10

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