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Title: Progress in Gamma Ray Measurement Information Barriers for Nuclear Material Transparency Monitoring

Abstract

Negotiations between technical representatives of the US and the Russian Federation in support of several pending nuclear arms and nuclear material control agreements must take account of the need for assurances against the release of sensitive information. Most of these agreements involve storing nuclear material and in some cases nuclear components from stockpile weapons in specially designed containers. Strategies for monitoring the agreements typically include measuring neutron and gamma radiation from the controlled items to verify declared attributes of plutonium or highly enriched uranium. If accurate enough to be useful, these measurements will contain information about the design of the component being monitored, information considered sensitive by one or both parties to the agreement. Safeguards have evolved to prevent disclosure of this information during inspections. These measures combine hardware, software, and procedural measures to contain the sensitive data, presenting only the results needed for verification. Custom features preserve data security and guard against disclosure in case of failure. This paper summarizes the general problem and discusses currently developing solutions for a high resolution gamma ray detection system. It argues for the simplest possible implementation of several key system components.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
792727
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-137484
TRN: US0300446
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-Eng-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Nuclear Material Management 41st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (US), 07/16/2000--07/20/2000; Other Information: PBD: 3 Jul 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; DETECTION; GAMMA RADIATION; HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM; IMPLEMENTATION; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; NEUTRONS; PLUTONIUM; RESOLUTION; SAFEGUARDS; SECURITY; VERIFICATION

Citation Formats

Wolford, J K, and White, G K. Progress in Gamma Ray Measurement Information Barriers for Nuclear Material Transparency Monitoring. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Wolford, J K, & White, G K. Progress in Gamma Ray Measurement Information Barriers for Nuclear Material Transparency Monitoring. United States.
Wolford, J K, and White, G K. Mon . "Progress in Gamma Ray Measurement Information Barriers for Nuclear Material Transparency Monitoring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/792727.
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abstractNote = {Negotiations between technical representatives of the US and the Russian Federation in support of several pending nuclear arms and nuclear material control agreements must take account of the need for assurances against the release of sensitive information. Most of these agreements involve storing nuclear material and in some cases nuclear components from stockpile weapons in specially designed containers. Strategies for monitoring the agreements typically include measuring neutron and gamma radiation from the controlled items to verify declared attributes of plutonium or highly enriched uranium. If accurate enough to be useful, these measurements will contain information about the design of the component being monitored, information considered sensitive by one or both parties to the agreement. Safeguards have evolved to prevent disclosure of this information during inspections. These measures combine hardware, software, and procedural measures to contain the sensitive data, presenting only the results needed for verification. Custom features preserve data security and guard against disclosure in case of failure. This paper summarizes the general problem and discusses currently developing solutions for a high resolution gamma ray detection system. It argues for the simplest possible implementation of several key system components.},
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