Radiation interlocks [electronic resource] : The choice between conventional hard-wired logic and computer-based systems
- Menlo Park, Calif. : Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1986. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 10 : digital, PDF file
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- Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- During the past few years, the use of computers in radiation safety systems has become more widespread. This is not surprising given the ubiquitous nature of computers in the modern technological world. But is a computer a good choice for the central logic element of a personnel safety system. Recent accidents at computer controlled medical accelerators would indicate that extreme care must be exercised if malfunctions are to be avoided. The Department of Energy has recently established a sub-committee to formulate recommendations on the use of computers in safety systems for accelerators. This paper will review the status of the committee's recommendations, and describe radiation protection interlock systems as applied to both accelerators and to irradiation facilities. Comparisons are made between the conventional relay approach and designs using computers. 6 refs., 6 figs.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 11/01/1986., "slac-pub-4126", " conf-8602106-1", "DE87003671", 20. mid-year topical symposium of the Health Physics Society, Reno, NV, USA, 8 Feb 1986., and Crook, K.F.
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