VORP, an improved detector system for remote measurements. [Voltage Output Radiation Probe for ionization chamber readout for underground nuclear explosion diagnostics]

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The Voltage Output Radiation Probe (VORP) is used as the detector to monitor radiological data on underground nuclear tests at the Department of Energy (DOE) Nevada Test Site. The VORP was designed to convert the current output of a Neher-White ionization chamber to a voltage output. There are several advantages in having a voltage output device rather than a low current probe in the field. The VORP makes it easier to protect against transients induced in the field wires. It also allows the use of redundant (parallel) data acquisition equipment without having to duplicate each field probe. The electronics was ... continued below

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Smale, R.F. & Backsen, M.H.J. January 1, 1978.

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The Voltage Output Radiation Probe (VORP) is used as the detector to monitor radiological data on underground nuclear tests at the Department of Energy (DOE) Nevada Test Site. The VORP was designed to convert the current output of a Neher-White ionization chamber to a voltage output. There are several advantages in having a voltage output device rather than a low current probe in the field. The VORP makes it easier to protect against transients induced in the field wires. It also allows the use of redundant (parallel) data acquisition equipment without having to duplicate each field probe. The electronics was designed to operate off of a self-contained 1.35-volt battery and was fabricated using thick film hybrid circuit technology.

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-78-26
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5001619
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1059761

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Smale, R.F. & Backsen, M.H.J. VORP, an improved detector system for remote measurements. [Voltage Output Radiation Probe for ionization chamber readout for underground nuclear explosion diagnostics], article, January 1, 1978; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1059761/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.