Audible radiation monitor

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This invention consists of a method and apparatus for monitoring ionizing radiation comprising radiation detectors in electrical connection with an isotopic analyzer and a device for producing chords to which each isotope is mapped so that the device produces a unique chord for each isotope. Preferably the chords are pleasing to the ear, except for chords representing unexpected isotopes, and are louder or softer depending on the level of radioactivity produced by each isotope, and musical instrument voices may be simulated in producing the chords as an aid to distinguishing similar-sounding chords. Because of the representation by chords, information regarding ... continued below

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Odell, D.M.C. December 31, 1992.

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This invention consists of a method and apparatus for monitoring ionizing radiation comprising radiation detectors in electrical connection with an isotopic analyzer and a device for producing chords to which each isotope is mapped so that the device produces a unique chord for each isotope. Preferably the chords are pleasing to the ear, except for chords representing unexpected isotopes, and are louder or softer depending on the level of radioactivity produced by each isotope, and musical instrument voices may be simulated in producing the chords as an aid to distinguishing similar-sounding chords. Because of the representation by chords, information regarding the level and composition of the radiation in an area can be conveyed to workers in that area more effectively and yet without distracting them.

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14 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE94007336

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1992

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  • Other: DE94007336
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A7844330
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140511
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620017

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  • December 31, 1992

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Odell, D.M.C. Audible radiation monitor, patent, December 31, 1992; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620017/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.