Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Nuclear Engineering

Major Professor

Arthur E. Ruggles

Committee Members

G. Ivan Maldonado, Lawrence H. Heilbronn


Positron Emission Particle Tracking (PEPT) software at the University of Tennessee (MultiPEPT) has demonstrated promising performance in multiple measurement domains. In order to contribute to its further development, a full codebase audit and three focused performance assessments were undertaken. Several improvements were made to the codebase as a result of the audit. The assessments demonstrated a linear axial detector- MultiPEPT response, the effect of mesh size variation, and the effect of temporal overlap variation. A number of best practices are compiled for effective use of MultiPEPT.

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