Enhancement of a radiation safety system through the use of a microprocessor-controlled speech synthesizer [electronic resource].
- Argonne, Ill. : Argonne National Laboratory, 1980. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 6 : digital, PDF file
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- Argonne National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- A speech synthesizer is being used to differentiate eight separate safety alarms on a high energy accelerator at Argonne National Laboratory. A single board microcomputer monitors eight signals from an existing radiation safety logic circuit. The microcomputer is programmed to output the proper code at the proper time and sequence to a speech synthesizer which supplies the audio input to a local public address system. This eliminates the requirement for eight different alarm tones and the personnel training required to differentiate among them. A twenty-word vocabulary was found adequate to supply the necessary safety announcements. The article describes the techniques used to interface the speech synthesizer into the existing safety logic circuit.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1980., "conf-801103-59", "DE81023825", IEEE nuclear science symposium, Orlando, FL, USA, 5 Nov 1980., and McDowell, W.P.; Keefe, D.J.
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