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Title: Improved Technology for Unattended Remote Reactor Monitoring Under the NPT.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Key Verification Assets Fund Guidelines for the 2013 Program Review held April 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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United States

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Reyna, David. Improved Technology for Unattended Remote Reactor Monitoring Under the NPT.. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Reyna, David. Improved Technology for Unattended Remote Reactor Monitoring Under the NPT.. United States.
Reyna, David. Wed . "Improved Technology for Unattended Remote Reactor Monitoring Under the NPT.". United States. doi:.
title = {Improved Technology for Unattended Remote Reactor Monitoring Under the NPT.},
author = {Reyna, David},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015}

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  • Nonproliferation and nuclear safeguards activities by agencies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute (JNC) require the means to ensure that only authorized activities occur during periods when an inspector is not present. Unattended monitoring systems are designed to minimize human resource requirements both during inspection visits and in the period between visits via installation of a primarily automated monitoring system. This system is capable of meeting or exceeding human inspection reliability and consistency. Implementation of an unattended monitoring system should also provide less expensive continuous coverage of the inspected facility over themore » lifetime of the inspections when compared to the cost of inspector time and travel. Furthermore, a transition to remote monitoring systems, while decreasing cost and time burdens to an inspection agency, simultaneously provides for a unified safeguards approach that is not facility dependent. A second generation of unattended and remote monitoring (UNARM) systems has been developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for use in nuclear fuel cycle facilities. These systems allow for more efficient use of inspection resources and more rigorous coverage of nuclear facilities. These systems incorporate several types of sensors that are capable of low-level intercommunication to enable a comprehensive and multi-layered coverage of facility operations. These systems utilize data from radiation, motion, video, and balanced magnetic switch sensors, for example. When information from all sensors is combined together, an unambiguous reconstruction of facility operations can be assembled.« less