Microprocessors applications in the nuclear industry

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Microprocessors in the nuclear industry, particularly at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, have been and are being utilized in a wide variety of applications ranging from data acquisition and control for basic physics research to monitoring special nuclear material in long-term storage. Microprocessor systems have been developed to support weapons diagnostics measurements during underground weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site. Multiple single-component microcomputers are now controlling the measurement and recording of nuclear reactor operating power levels. The CMOS microprocessor data-acquisition instrumentation has operated on balloon flights to monitor power plant emissions. Target chamber mirror-positioning equipment for laser fusion facilities ... continued below

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Ethridge, C.D. January 1, 1980.

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Microprocessors in the nuclear industry, particularly at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, have been and are being utilized in a wide variety of applications ranging from data acquisition and control for basic physics research to monitoring special nuclear material in long-term storage. Microprocessor systems have been developed to support weapons diagnostics measurements during underground weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site. Multiple single-component microcomputers are now controlling the measurement and recording of nuclear reactor operating power levels. The CMOS microprocessor data-acquisition instrumentation has operated on balloon flights to monitor power plant emissions. Target chamber mirror-positioning equipment for laser fusion facilities employs microprocessors.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • COMPCON 1980, San Francisco, CA, USA, 25 Feb 1980

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-79-3349
  • Report No.: CONF-800201-4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5708994
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1087469

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Ethridge, C.D. Microprocessors applications in the nuclear industry, article, January 1, 1980; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1087469/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.