Accession Number : AD0685626


Title :   NUCLEAR REACTOR PULSE ANALYSIS, AN APPLICATION OF A REAL-TIME COMPILER.


Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Gitelman,J. J. ; Garrett,C. W.


Report Date : DEC 1967


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : The use and advantages of a Real-Time FORTRAN (RTF) Compiler are illustrated by describing the collection and processing of data acquired from a TRIGA nuclear reactor on the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute Data Acquisition System. The system computes the reactor period and reactivity as a function of time from data acquired on-line during a reactor pulse. The hardware components of the system, comprised of an SDS 920 digital computer and special-purpose interface equipment, are described, as is the software package which makes use of an RTF Compiler. The illustration shows how the flexibility and programming simplicity of a problem-oriented compiler language in a real-time environment enables the implementation of an on-line data acquisition system operation with less effort and in less time than that required when a standard symbolic assembly language is used. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*REACTOR OPERATION, DATA PROCESSING), (*DATA PROCESSING, *COMPILERS), PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, REAL TIME, RESEARCH REACTORS


Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
      NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND FISSION REACTOR ENG


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE