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|Title:||Front-End Electronics and DAQ for the EURITRACK Tagged Neutron Inspection System|
|Authors:||LUNARDON Marcello; PEERANI PAOLO; SEQUEIRA VITOR; SALVATO MARTINO|
|Citation:||NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIO vol. 261 p. 391-395|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||The EURopean Illicit TRAfficing Countermeasures Kit (EURITRACK) Front-End and Data Acquisition System is a compact set of VME boards interfaced with a standard PC. The system is part of a cargo container inspection portal based on the tagged neutrons technique. The front-end processes all detector signals and checks coincidences between any of the 64 pixels of the alpha particle detector and any gamma-ray signals in 22 NaI(Tl) scintillators. The system is capable of handling the data flow at neutron flux up to the portal limiting value of 108 neutrons/second. Some typical applications are presented.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen|
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