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Title: Methodology Development and Applications of Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Evaluation.

Abstract

We present an overview of the program on the evaluation methodology for proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) of advanced nuclear energy systems (NESs) sponsored by the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). For a proposed NES design, the methodology defines a set of challenges, analyzes system response to these challenges, and assesses outcomes. The challenges to the NES are the threats posed by potential actors (proliferant States or sub-national adversaries). The characteristics of Generation IV systems, both technical and institutional, are used to evaluate the response of the system and to determine its resistance against proliferation threats and robustness against sabotage and terrorism threats. The outcomes of the system response are expressed in terms of a set of measures, which are the high-level PR&PP characteristics of the NES. The methodology is organized to allow evaluations to be performed at the earliest stages of system design and to become more detailed and more representative as the design progresses. It can thus be used to enable a program in safeguards by design or to enhance the conceptual design process of an NES with regard to intrinsic features for PR&PP.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - OFFICE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
OSTI Identifier:
1015128
Report Number(s):
BNL-91315-2010-CP
TRN: US1102805
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Pacific Northwest International Conference on Global Nuclear Security - the Decade Ahead.; Portland, OR; 20100411 through 20100416
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DESIGN; EVALUATION; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PHYSICAL PROTECTION; PROLIFERATION; SABOTAGE; SAFEGUARDS; SECURITY; Proliferation Resistance; Physical Protection

Citation Formats

Bari, R A, and Peterson, P.F., Therios, I.U., Whitlock, J.J. Methodology Development and Applications of Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Evaluation.. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Bari, R A, & Peterson, P.F., Therios, I.U., Whitlock, J.J. Methodology Development and Applications of Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Evaluation.. United States.
Bari, R A, and Peterson, P.F., Therios, I.U., Whitlock, J.J. Sun . "Methodology Development and Applications of Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Evaluation.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015128.
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abstractNote = {We present an overview of the program on the evaluation methodology for proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) of advanced nuclear energy systems (NESs) sponsored by the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). For a proposed NES design, the methodology defines a set of challenges, analyzes system response to these challenges, and assesses outcomes. The challenges to the NES are the threats posed by potential actors (proliferant States or sub-national adversaries). The characteristics of Generation IV systems, both technical and institutional, are used to evaluate the response of the system and to determine its resistance against proliferation threats and robustness against sabotage and terrorism threats. The outcomes of the system response are expressed in terms of a set of measures, which are the high-level PR&PP characteristics of the NES. The methodology is organized to allow evaluations to be performed at the earliest stages of system design and to become more detailed and more representative as the design progresses. It can thus be used to enable a program in safeguards by design or to enhance the conceptual design process of an NES with regard to intrinsic features for PR&PP.},
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