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Title: Design Considerations for the Field Use of Safeguards Technology

Abstract

The process of safeguards technology development, deployment, and use should be carried out in such a way that it supports the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) international safeguards verification mission, while also being efficient in terms of both cost and time. This process, however, may be hindered by a lack of communication between the scientists or engineers developing the technology and the safeguards inspectors who would be using the equipment, as well as by a general lack of facility experience among the scientists or engineers designing safeguards technology. The latter point is particularly true for new graduates and junior staff working at design laboratories, who typically have not had significant experience in an industrial facility setting or in working with or for the IAEA directly. As a result, junior safeguards staff may have difficulty understanding inspector needs and the limitations of using safeguards technology in the field, often leading to inefficiencies (in the form of increased cost and time spent) in the safeguards technology design process. To mitigate this knowledge gap, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has developed a list of design considerations that should be incorporated when developing safeguards technology. Project findings with respect tomore » nondestructive assay technology are detailed in this paper.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. The Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of International Nuclear Safeguards (NA-241)
OSTI Identifier:
1477017
Report Number(s):
IROS5713
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0001942
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

Citation Formats

Swift, Alicia, Paul, Brian, Hogue, Karen, Moran, Bruce, and Cooley, Jill. Design Considerations for the Field Use of Safeguards Technology. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1477017.
Swift, Alicia, Paul, Brian, Hogue, Karen, Moran, Bruce, & Cooley, Jill. Design Considerations for the Field Use of Safeguards Technology. United States. doi:10.2172/1477017.
Swift, Alicia, Paul, Brian, Hogue, Karen, Moran, Bruce, and Cooley, Jill. Mon . "Design Considerations for the Field Use of Safeguards Technology". United States. doi:10.2172/1477017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1477017.
@article{osti_1477017,
title = {Design Considerations for the Field Use of Safeguards Technology},
author = {Swift, Alicia and Paul, Brian and Hogue, Karen and Moran, Bruce and Cooley, Jill},
abstractNote = {The process of safeguards technology development, deployment, and use should be carried out in such a way that it supports the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) international safeguards verification mission, while also being efficient in terms of both cost and time. This process, however, may be hindered by a lack of communication between the scientists or engineers developing the technology and the safeguards inspectors who would be using the equipment, as well as by a general lack of facility experience among the scientists or engineers designing safeguards technology. The latter point is particularly true for new graduates and junior staff working at design laboratories, who typically have not had significant experience in an industrial facility setting or in working with or for the IAEA directly. As a result, junior safeguards staff may have difficulty understanding inspector needs and the limitations of using safeguards technology in the field, often leading to inefficiencies (in the form of increased cost and time spent) in the safeguards technology design process. To mitigate this knowledge gap, the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has developed a list of design considerations that should be incorporated when developing safeguards technology. Project findings with respect to nondestructive assay technology are detailed in this paper.},
doi = {10.2172/1477017},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
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