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Title: RIVA seal system

Abstract

The Re-useable, In-situ Verifiable, Authenticated Seal System (RIVA) will provide applicable agencies in the US government and in the international arena, with a secure sealing system for a wide variety of applications, including treaty verification, arms control, and international safeguards. The system consists of a number of RIVA fiber-optic seals and a PC-based verification system that is used to initially program each seal, and at a later time, to provide a positive indication as to all the seal's integrity and identity, in a time-related manner. Each re-useable RIVA Seal is based on the concept of continually transmitting, and subsequently receiving, specially encoded message packets over a fiber-optic cable/loop, that may be up to 100 meters in length. The loop is secured to an item of interest in such a way that it is not possible to gain entry into the item without breaching the secure link. Any missing, or suddenly re- occurring fiber-optic messages (due to loop opening or closings) , any message that cannot be verified (due to tampering), or any indication of seal-body tampering, are construed as a seal event anomaly. This event information is immediately stored with the seal, or is transmitted in an authenticated manner, overmore » a wireless RF link, to a remote receiving station for time-tagged storage. Optionally, this data can be passed on to a central data integration center for real-time applications. Three different collection modes provide the inspector with a user-firendly, interactive, menu-driven system that is used during collection periods and provides a method to easily determine when and if the seals integrities have been compromised. 5 refs., 4 figs.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5413350
Report Number(s):
SAND-91-1519C; CONF-910774-55
ON: DE91016128; TRN: 91-024841
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 32. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) annual meeting, New Orleans, LA (United States), 28-31 Jul 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; SECURITY SEALS; VERIFICATION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; FIBER OPTICS; OPERATION; REAL TIME SYSTEMS; RF SYSTEMS; SAFEGUARDS; PHYSICAL PROTECTION DEVICES; SEALS; 350300* - Arms Control- Verification- (1987-); 055001 - Nuclear Fuels- Safeguards, Inspection, & Accountability- Technical Aspects; 440800 - Miscellaneous Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Schoeneman, J L, Jenkins, C D, and Fox, L J. RIVA seal system. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Schoeneman, J L, Jenkins, C D, & Fox, L J. RIVA seal system. United States.
Schoeneman, J L, Jenkins, C D, and Fox, L J. Thu . "RIVA seal system". United States.
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title = {RIVA seal system},
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abstractNote = {The Re-useable, In-situ Verifiable, Authenticated Seal System (RIVA) will provide applicable agencies in the US government and in the international arena, with a secure sealing system for a wide variety of applications, including treaty verification, arms control, and international safeguards. The system consists of a number of RIVA fiber-optic seals and a PC-based verification system that is used to initially program each seal, and at a later time, to provide a positive indication as to all the seal's integrity and identity, in a time-related manner. Each re-useable RIVA Seal is based on the concept of continually transmitting, and subsequently receiving, specially encoded message packets over a fiber-optic cable/loop, that may be up to 100 meters in length. The loop is secured to an item of interest in such a way that it is not possible to gain entry into the item without breaching the secure link. Any missing, or suddenly re- occurring fiber-optic messages (due to loop opening or closings) , any message that cannot be verified (due to tampering), or any indication of seal-body tampering, are construed as a seal event anomaly. This event information is immediately stored with the seal, or is transmitted in an authenticated manner, over a wireless RF link, to a remote receiving station for time-tagged storage. Optionally, this data can be passed on to a central data integration center for real-time applications. Three different collection modes provide the inspector with a user-firendly, interactive, menu-driven system that is used during collection periods and provides a method to easily determine when and if the seals integrities have been compromised. 5 refs., 4 figs.},
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year = {1991},
month = {7}
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