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Title: CMS remote monitoring at Fermilab


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Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
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Conference: Presented at 15th IEEE Real Time Conference 2007 (RT 07), Batavia, Illinois, 29 Apr - 4 May 2007
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United States

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Stone, Alan L., and /Fermilab. CMS remote monitoring at Fermilab. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Stone, Alan L., & /Fermilab. CMS remote monitoring at Fermilab. United States.
Stone, Alan L., and /Fermilab. Tue . "CMS remote monitoring at Fermilab". United States. doi:.
title = {CMS remote monitoring at Fermilab},
author = {Stone, Alan L. and /Fermilab},
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year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}

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  • The Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear of Argentina (ARN), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), ABACC, the US Department of Energy, and the US Support Program POTAS, cooperated in the development of a Remote Monitoring System for nuclear nonproliferation efforts. This system was installed at the Embalse Nuclear Power Station last year to evaluate the feasibility of using radiation sensors in monitoring the transfer of spent fuel from the spent fuel pond to dry storage. The key element in this process is to maintain continuity of knowledge throughout the entire transfer process. This project evaluated the fundamental design and implementation of themore » Remote Monitoring System in its application to regional and international safeguard efficiency. New technology has been developed to enhance the design of the system to include storage capability on board sensor platforms. This evaluation has led to design enhancements that will assure that no data loss will occur during loss of RF transmission of the sensors.« less
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