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Title: The Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Science Plan (Version 2.4c)

Abstract

The Source Physics Experiment (SPE) series is a long-term NNSA research and development effort designed to improve U.S. arms control and nuclear nonproliferation verification and monitoring capabilities. The findings from the SPE will advance the United States’ nuclear explosion monitoring capabilities, particularly with respect to detection, discrimination and determination of yields associated with small nuclear explosions that can be lost amid the noisy seismo-acoustic background from other sources. The data generated from the SPE, a series of well-designed and recorded chemical explosions, will contribute to the development and validation of first-principles explosive source generated seismo-acoustic modeling codes. These codes will then facilitate the update of semi-empirical methods, currently based on historic test site data, such that key explosion observables can be reproduced, thus improving confidence in nuclear test monitoring in new areas and/or under novel emplacement conditions. The overall SPE project is comprised of both the development of the new explosion simulation codes and the chemical explosion test series. The chemical explosion test series will generate the empirical data required to both develop and validate the new simulation codes.

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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  5. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1529820
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-654513
775184
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Snelson, Catherine M., Bradley, Christopher R., Walter, William R., Antoun, Tarabay H., Abbott, Robert, Jones, Kyle, Chipman, Veraun D., Montoya, Lloyd, Brunish, Wendee M., Coblentz, David, Hawkins, Ward L., Kelley, Richard E., Knight, Earl E., Larmat, Carene, Miller, Elizabeth D., Patton, Howard J., Rougier, Esteban, Rowe, Charlotte A., Sandoval, Thomas D., Schultz-Fellenz, Emily S., Steedman, David W., Sussman, Aviva J., Whitaker, Rodney W., Wilson, Jennifer E., Yang, David, Burkhard, Norm, Ezzedine, Souheil M., Ford, Sean R., Glenn, Lewis A., Hauk, Teresa F., Matzel, Eric M., Mellors, Robert J., Pasyanos, Michael E., Pitarka, Arben, Pyle, Moira M., Rodgers, Arthur J., Vorobiev, Oleg Y., Wagoner, Jeff, Vigil, Steve, Preston, Leiph, Aldridge, Dave, and Townsend, Margaret. The Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Science Plan (Version 2.4c). United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1529820.
Snelson, Catherine M., Bradley, Christopher R., Walter, William R., Antoun, Tarabay H., Abbott, Robert, Jones, Kyle, Chipman, Veraun D., Montoya, Lloyd, Brunish, Wendee M., Coblentz, David, Hawkins, Ward L., Kelley, Richard E., Knight, Earl E., Larmat, Carene, Miller, Elizabeth D., Patton, Howard J., Rougier, Esteban, Rowe, Charlotte A., Sandoval, Thomas D., Schultz-Fellenz, Emily S., Steedman, David W., Sussman, Aviva J., Whitaker, Rodney W., Wilson, Jennifer E., Yang, David, Burkhard, Norm, Ezzedine, Souheil M., Ford, Sean R., Glenn, Lewis A., Hauk, Teresa F., Matzel, Eric M., Mellors, Robert J., Pasyanos, Michael E., Pitarka, Arben, Pyle, Moira M., Rodgers, Arthur J., Vorobiev, Oleg Y., Wagoner, Jeff, Vigil, Steve, Preston, Leiph, Aldridge, Dave, & Townsend, Margaret. The Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Science Plan (Version 2.4c). United States. doi:10.2172/1529820.
Snelson, Catherine M., Bradley, Christopher R., Walter, William R., Antoun, Tarabay H., Abbott, Robert, Jones, Kyle, Chipman, Veraun D., Montoya, Lloyd, Brunish, Wendee M., Coblentz, David, Hawkins, Ward L., Kelley, Richard E., Knight, Earl E., Larmat, Carene, Miller, Elizabeth D., Patton, Howard J., Rougier, Esteban, Rowe, Charlotte A., Sandoval, Thomas D., Schultz-Fellenz, Emily S., Steedman, David W., Sussman, Aviva J., Whitaker, Rodney W., Wilson, Jennifer E., Yang, David, Burkhard, Norm, Ezzedine, Souheil M., Ford, Sean R., Glenn, Lewis A., Hauk, Teresa F., Matzel, Eric M., Mellors, Robert J., Pasyanos, Michael E., Pitarka, Arben, Pyle, Moira M., Rodgers, Arthur J., Vorobiev, Oleg Y., Wagoner, Jeff, Vigil, Steve, Preston, Leiph, Aldridge, Dave, and Townsend, Margaret. Thu . "The Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Science Plan (Version 2.4c)". United States. doi:10.2172/1529820. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1529820.
@article{osti_1529820,
title = {The Source Physics Experiment (SPE) Science Plan (Version 2.4c)},
author = {Snelson, Catherine M. and Bradley, Christopher R. and Walter, William R. and Antoun, Tarabay H. and Abbott, Robert and Jones, Kyle and Chipman, Veraun D. and Montoya, Lloyd and Brunish, Wendee M. and Coblentz, David and Hawkins, Ward L. and Kelley, Richard E. and Knight, Earl E. and Larmat, Carene and Miller, Elizabeth D. and Patton, Howard J. and Rougier, Esteban and Rowe, Charlotte A. and Sandoval, Thomas D. and Schultz-Fellenz, Emily S. and Steedman, David W. and Sussman, Aviva J. and Whitaker, Rodney W. and Wilson, Jennifer E. and Yang, David and Burkhard, Norm and Ezzedine, Souheil M. and Ford, Sean R. and Glenn, Lewis A. and Hauk, Teresa F. and Matzel, Eric M. and Mellors, Robert J. and Pasyanos, Michael E. and Pitarka, Arben and Pyle, Moira M. and Rodgers, Arthur J. and Vorobiev, Oleg Y. and Wagoner, Jeff and Vigil, Steve and Preston, Leiph and Aldridge, Dave and Townsend, Margaret},
abstractNote = {The Source Physics Experiment (SPE) series is a long-term NNSA research and development effort designed to improve U.S. arms control and nuclear nonproliferation verification and monitoring capabilities. The findings from the SPE will advance the United States’ nuclear explosion monitoring capabilities, particularly with respect to detection, discrimination and determination of yields associated with small nuclear explosions that can be lost amid the noisy seismo-acoustic background from other sources. The data generated from the SPE, a series of well-designed and recorded chemical explosions, will contribute to the development and validation of first-principles explosive source generated seismo-acoustic modeling codes. These codes will then facilitate the update of semi-empirical methods, currently based on historic test site data, such that key explosion observables can be reproduced, thus improving confidence in nuclear test monitoring in new areas and/or under novel emplacement conditions. The overall SPE project is comprised of both the development of the new explosion simulation codes and the chemical explosion test series. The chemical explosion test series will generate the empirical data required to both develop and validate the new simulation codes.},
doi = {10.2172/1529820},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}