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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE of STANDARDS and TECHNOLOGY
NIST Project No. 8460463
FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT submitted by project leader Louis Costrell
18 September 1998
For U.S.Department of Energy Award No. DE-AI02-93ER615
Project: Instrumentation for Nuclear Applications MAR 2 9 199
Sponsored by the Pollutant Characterization and Safety
Division of the Office of Health and Environmental Resear . "E I
The objective of this project was to develop and coordinate nuclear
instrumentation standards with resulting economies for the nuclear
and radiation fields. There was particular emphasis on coordination
and management of the Nuclear Instrument Module (NIM) System, U.S.
activity involving the CAMAC international standard dataway system,
the FASTBUS modular high-speed data acquisition and control system
and processing and management of national nuclear instrumentation
and detector standards, as well as a modest amount of assistance
and consultation services to the Pollutant Characterization and
Safety Research Division of the Office of Health and Environmental
The prncipal accomplishments were the develoment and maintenance of
the NIM instrumentation system that is the predominant
instrumentation system in the nuclear and radiation fields
worldwide, the CAMAC digital interface system in coordination with
the ESONE Committee of Eurpean Laboratories, the FASTBUS high-speed
system and and numerous national and international nuclear
This has included also coordination and direction of the Nuclear
Instrumentation systems referred to above. As the technology
advanced, continued direction and effort were expended in resolving
problems and assuring continuance of compatibility. Maintenance,
interpretation and continued review of the NIM and CAMAC systems
A clearing house for NIM and CAMAC information was provided as well
as liason and collaboration with the ESONE Committee of European
Laboratories and national and international laboratories with
regard to the instrumentation systems.
The project provided processing and management of nuclear
instrumentation and detector standards for adoption as standards of
the the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as well as a modest
amount of assistance and consultation services to the Pollutant
Characterization and Safety Research Division of the Office of
Health and Environmental Research in conjunction with miscellaneous
instrumentation projects. -1-
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