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Method and apparatus to monitor a beam of ionizing radiation

United States Patent

June 2, 2015
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Methods and apparatus to capture images of fluorescence generated by ionizing radiation and determine a position of a beam of ionizing radiation generating the fluorescence from the captured images. In one embodiment, the fluorescence is the result of ionization and recombination of nitrogen in air.
Blackburn; Brandon W. (Idaho Falls, ID), Chichester; David L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Watson; Scott M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Johnson; James T. (Rigby, ID), Kinlaw; Mathew T. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA), U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
13/ 326,970
December 15, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.