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Title: The 2014 Integrated Field Exercise of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty revisited: The case for data fusion

Abstract

The International Monitoring System of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) uses a global network of radionuclide monitoring stations to detect evidence of a nuclear explosion. The two radionuclide technologies employed—particulate and noble gas (radioxenon) detection—have applications for data fusion to improve detection of a nuclear explosion. Using the hypothetical 0.5 kT nuclear explosive test scenario of the CTBTO 2014 Integrated Field Exercise, the intrinsic relationship between particulate and noble gas signatures has been examined. This study shows that, depending upon the time of the radioxenon release, the particulate progeny can produce the more detectable signature. Thus, as both particulate and noble gas signatures are inherently coupled, the authors recommend that the sample categorization schemes should be linked.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1437531
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-131028
Journal ID: ISSN 0265-931X; 453040142
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity; Journal Volume: 189; Journal Issue: C
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
CTBTO; Data Fusion

Citation Formats

Burnett, Jonathan L., Miley, Harry S., Bowyer, Theodore W., and Cameron, Ian M. The 2014 Integrated Field Exercise of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty revisited: The case for data fusion. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2018.03.013.
Burnett, Jonathan L., Miley, Harry S., Bowyer, Theodore W., & Cameron, Ian M. The 2014 Integrated Field Exercise of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty revisited: The case for data fusion. United States. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2018.03.013.
Burnett, Jonathan L., Miley, Harry S., Bowyer, Theodore W., and Cameron, Ian M. Sat . "The 2014 Integrated Field Exercise of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty revisited: The case for data fusion". United States. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2018.03.013.
@article{osti_1437531,
title = {The 2014 Integrated Field Exercise of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty revisited: The case for data fusion},
author = {Burnett, Jonathan L. and Miley, Harry S. and Bowyer, Theodore W. and Cameron, Ian M.},
abstractNote = {The International Monitoring System of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) uses a global network of radionuclide monitoring stations to detect evidence of a nuclear explosion. The two radionuclide technologies employed—particulate and noble gas (radioxenon) detection—have applications for data fusion to improve detection of a nuclear explosion. Using the hypothetical 0.5 kT nuclear explosive test scenario of the CTBTO 2014 Integrated Field Exercise, the intrinsic relationship between particulate and noble gas signatures has been examined. This study shows that, depending upon the time of the radioxenon release, the particulate progeny can produce the more detectable signature. Thus, as both particulate and noble gas signatures are inherently coupled, the authors recommend that the sample categorization schemes should be linked.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jenvrad.2018.03.013},
journal = {Journal of Environmental Radioactivity},
number = C,
volume = 189,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Sat Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}