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Title: Integration of the SSPM and STAGE with the MPACT Virtual Facility Distributed Test Bed.

Abstract

The Material Protection Accounting and Control Technologies (MPACT) program within DOE NE is working toward a 2020 milestone to demonstrate a Virtual Facility Distributed Test Bed. The goal of the Virtual Test Bed is to link all MPACT modeling tools, technology development, and experimental work to create a Safeguards and Security by Design capability for fuel cycle facilities. The Separation and Safeguards Performance Model (SSPM) forms the core safeguards analysis tool, and the Scenario Toolkit and Generation Environment (STAGE) code forms the core physical security tool. These models are used to design and analyze safeguards and security systems and generate performance metrics. Work over the past year has focused on how these models will integrate with the other capabilities in the MPACT program and specific model changes to enable more streamlined integration in the future. This report describes the model changes and plans for how the models will be used more collaboratively. The Virtual Facility is not designed to integrate all capabilities into one master code, but rather to maintain stand-alone capabilities that communicate results between codes more effectively.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5)
OSTI Identifier:
1375573
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-8631
656201
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Cipiti, Benjamin B., and Shoman, Nathan. Integration of the SSPM and STAGE with the MPACT Virtual Facility Distributed Test Bed.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1375573.
Cipiti, Benjamin B., & Shoman, Nathan. Integration of the SSPM and STAGE with the MPACT Virtual Facility Distributed Test Bed.. United States. doi:10.2172/1375573.
Cipiti, Benjamin B., and Shoman, Nathan. 2017. "Integration of the SSPM and STAGE with the MPACT Virtual Facility Distributed Test Bed.". United States. doi:10.2172/1375573. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375573.
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