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


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=AD0685626


Report Date : Dec 1967


Pagination or Media Count : 24


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.


Descriptors :   *COMPILERS, *DATA PROCESSING, *REACTOR OPERATION, 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