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Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY TO ASSESS PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION FOR GENERATION IV SYSTEMS

Abstract

Enhanced proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) is one of the technology goals for advanced nuclear concepts, such as Generation IV systems. Under the auspices of the Generation IV International Forum, the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology of the U.S. DOE, the Office of Nonproliferation Policy of the National Nuclear Security Administration, and participating organizations from six other countries are sponsoring an international working group to develop an evaluation methodology for PR&PP. This methodology will permit an objective PR&PP comparison between alternative nuclear systems (e.g., different reactor types or fuel cycles) and support design optimization to enhance robustness against proliferation, theft and sabotage. The paper summarizes the proposed assessment methodology including the assessment framework, measures used to express the PR&PP characteristics of the system, threat definition, system element and target identification, pathway identification and analysis, and estimation of the measures.

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Research Org.:
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Chalk River, ONT (CA); Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (US); University of California, Berkeley, CA (US); Argonne National Lab., Argonne, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
841454
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Americas Nuclear Energy Symposium (ANES 2004), Miami, FL (US), 10/03/2004--10/06/2004; Other Information: PBD: 6 Oct 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; DESIGN; EVALUATION; FUEL CYCLE; NUCLEAR ENERGY; OPTIMIZATION; PHYSICAL PROTECTION; PROLIFERATION; SABOTAGE; SECURITY; TARGETS; THEFT; GENERATION IV NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS; PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE; EVALUATION METHODOLOGIES

Citation Formats

Nishimura, R, Bari, R, Peterson, P, Roglans-Ribas, J, and Kalenchuk, D. DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY TO ASSESS PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION FOR GENERATION IV SYSTEMS. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Nishimura, R, Bari, R, Peterson, P, Roglans-Ribas, J, & Kalenchuk, D. DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY TO ASSESS PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION FOR GENERATION IV SYSTEMS. United States.
Nishimura, R, Bari, R, Peterson, P, Roglans-Ribas, J, and Kalenchuk, D. Wed . "DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY TO ASSESS PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION FOR GENERATION IV SYSTEMS". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/841454.
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title = {DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY TO ASSESS PROLIFERATION RESISTANCE AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION FOR GENERATION IV SYSTEMS},
author = {Nishimura, R and Bari, R and Peterson, P and Roglans-Ribas, J and Kalenchuk, D},
abstractNote = {Enhanced proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) is one of the technology goals for advanced nuclear concepts, such as Generation IV systems. Under the auspices of the Generation IV International Forum, the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology of the U.S. DOE, the Office of Nonproliferation Policy of the National Nuclear Security Administration, and participating organizations from six other countries are sponsoring an international working group to develop an evaluation methodology for PR&PP. This methodology will permit an objective PR&PP comparison between alternative nuclear systems (e.g., different reactor types or fuel cycles) and support design optimization to enhance robustness against proliferation, theft and sabotage. The paper summarizes the proposed assessment methodology including the assessment framework, measures used to express the PR&PP characteristics of the system, threat definition, system element and target identification, pathway identification and analysis, and estimation of the measures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {10}
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