Some measurement quality criteria for a multichannel neutron supermonitor
Abstract
The present work sets forth a method for estimating the accuracy of the recorded intensity of cosmic radiation as measured by a multichannel neutron supermonitor by studying parameters characterizing simultaneously the measurements of all sections of the device. An expression is given for the systematic error of neutron supermonitor measurements in the case of no knowledge regarding highvoltage changes on the BF3 counters and level discrimination. The validity of certain presuppositions in order that this estimate be reliable is investigated. These presuppositions are: (1) in a given time interval, the number of counts in any channel is a random normally distributed quantity, (2) the cosmic ray intensity affects the counting rate of all sections in an identical manner for the given time interval, and (3) the measurements of each section are equally accurate, that is, have identical dispersion.
 Publication:

Akademiia Nauk SSSR Izvestiia Seriia Fizicheskaia
 Pub Date:
 September 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974IzSSR..38.1982K
 Keywords:

 Cosmic Rays;
 Instrument Errors;
 Neutron Counters;
 Particle Flux Density;
 Radiation Measurement;
 Error Analysis;
 Random Errors;
 Statistical Analysis;
 Space Radiation