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Title: NEN Division Funding Gap Analysis

Abstract

The work in NEN Division revolves around proliferation detection. The sponsor funding model seems to have shifted over the last decades. For the past three lustra, sponsors are mainly interested in funding ideas and detection systems that are already at a technical readiness level 6 (TRL 6 -- one step below an industrial prototype) or higher. Once this level is reached, the sponsoring agency is willing to fund the commercialization, implementation, and training for the systems (TRL 8, 9). These sponsors are looking for a fast turnaround (1-2 years) technology development efforts to implement technology. To support the critical national and international needs for nonprolifertion solutions, we have to maintain a fluent stream of subject matter expertise from the fundamental principals of radiation detection through prototype development all the way to the implementation and training of others. NEN Division has large funding gaps in the Valley of Death region. In the current competitive climate for nuclear nonproliferation projects, it is imminent to increase our lead in this field.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/LANL
OSTI Identifier:
1050488
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-12-24509
TRN: US1204829
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: LDRD meeting ; 2012-09-05 - 2012-09-06 ; Los ALamos, New Mexico, United States
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; FINANCING; MEETINGS; PROLIFERATION; SECURITY

Citation Formats

Esch, Ernst I., Goettee, Jeffrey D., Desimone, David J., Lakis, Rollin E., and Miko, David K.. NEN Division Funding Gap Analysis. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Esch, Ernst I., Goettee, Jeffrey D., Desimone, David J., Lakis, Rollin E., & Miko, David K.. NEN Division Funding Gap Analysis. United States.
Esch, Ernst I., Goettee, Jeffrey D., Desimone, David J., Lakis, Rollin E., and Miko, David K.. Wed . "NEN Division Funding Gap Analysis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1050488.
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title = {NEN Division Funding Gap Analysis},
author = {Esch, Ernst I. and Goettee, Jeffrey D. and Desimone, David J. and Lakis, Rollin E. and Miko, David K.},
abstractNote = {The work in NEN Division revolves around proliferation detection. The sponsor funding model seems to have shifted over the last decades. For the past three lustra, sponsors are mainly interested in funding ideas and detection systems that are already at a technical readiness level 6 (TRL 6 -- one step below an industrial prototype) or higher. Once this level is reached, the sponsoring agency is willing to fund the commercialization, implementation, and training for the systems (TRL 8, 9). These sponsors are looking for a fast turnaround (1-2 years) technology development efforts to implement technology. To support the critical national and international needs for nonprolifertion solutions, we have to maintain a fluent stream of subject matter expertise from the fundamental principals of radiation detection through prototype development all the way to the implementation and training of others. NEN Division has large funding gaps in the Valley of Death region. In the current competitive climate for nuclear nonproliferation projects, it is imminent to increase our lead in this field.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2012},
month = {Wed Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2012}
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