The F100 measures currents from nA to mA from an external detector. For example Faraday cups, ion chambers, beam position monitors, or photodiodes.
The primary application is real-time dosimetry for proton therapy. The F100 integrates current into a total charge. It generates a monitor pulse for each defined aliquot of total charge. After the total charge reaches a predetermined target its digital logic output triggers. This digital output connects up to a beam command or pneumatic actuator. The unit could be stand-alone or integrated into a larger control system.
The F100 can use an auxiliary high-voltage output up to 2kV. The source is suitable for electrical suppression of secondary electrons in Faraday cups like the BC-75.
Measurement data is transmitted through state-of-the-art fiber-optic cables. The benefits are numerous compared to other forms of data transmission.