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Title: Multi-Detector Analysis System for Spent Nuclear Fuel Characterization

Abstract

The Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Non-Destructive Analysis (NDA) program at INEEL is developing a system to characterize SNF for fissile mass, radiation source term, and fissile isotopic content. The system is based on the integration of the Fission Assay Tomography System (FATS) and the Gamma-Neutron Analysis Technique (GNAT) developed under programs supported by the DOE Office of Non-proliferation and National Security. Both FATS and GNAT were developed as separate systems to provide information on the location of special nuclear material in weapons configuration (FATS role), and to measure isotopic ratios of fissile material to determine if the material was from a weapon (GNAT role). FATS is capable of not only determining the presence and location of fissile material but also the quantity of fissile material present to within 50%. GNAT determines the ratios of the fissile and fissionable material by coincidence methods that allow the two prompt (immediately) produced fission fragments to be identified. Therefore, from the combination of FATS and GNAT, MDAS is able to measure the fissile material, radiation source term, and fissile isotopics content.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
910871
Report Number(s):
INEEL/CON-99-00946
TRN: US200802%%248
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Test, Research and Training Reactors (TRTR) '99,Gaithersburg, MD,09/14/1999,09/17/1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COINCIDENCE METHODS; FISSILE MATERIALS; FISSION FRAGMENTS; FISSIONABLE MATERIALS; NATIONAL SECURITY; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; NUCLEAR FUELS; RADIATION SOURCES; TRAINING REACTORS; FATS; GNAT; isotopic; Multi-detector analysis system; NDA; SNF

Citation Formats

Reber, Edward Lawrence, Aryaeinejad, Rahmat, Cole, Jerald Donald, Drigert, Mark William, Jewell, James Keith, Egger, Ann Elizabeth, and Cordes, Gail Adele. Multi-Detector Analysis System for Spent Nuclear Fuel Characterization. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Reber, Edward Lawrence, Aryaeinejad, Rahmat, Cole, Jerald Donald, Drigert, Mark William, Jewell, James Keith, Egger, Ann Elizabeth, & Cordes, Gail Adele. Multi-Detector Analysis System for Spent Nuclear Fuel Characterization. United States.
Reber, Edward Lawrence, Aryaeinejad, Rahmat, Cole, Jerald Donald, Drigert, Mark William, Jewell, James Keith, Egger, Ann Elizabeth, and Cordes, Gail Adele. Wed . "Multi-Detector Analysis System for Spent Nuclear Fuel Characterization". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/910871.
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title = {Multi-Detector Analysis System for Spent Nuclear Fuel Characterization},
author = {Reber, Edward Lawrence and Aryaeinejad, Rahmat and Cole, Jerald Donald and Drigert, Mark William and Jewell, James Keith and Egger, Ann Elizabeth and Cordes, Gail Adele},
abstractNote = {The Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Non-Destructive Analysis (NDA) program at INEEL is developing a system to characterize SNF for fissile mass, radiation source term, and fissile isotopic content. The system is based on the integration of the Fission Assay Tomography System (FATS) and the Gamma-Neutron Analysis Technique (GNAT) developed under programs supported by the DOE Office of Non-proliferation and National Security. Both FATS and GNAT were developed as separate systems to provide information on the location of special nuclear material in weapons configuration (FATS role), and to measure isotopic ratios of fissile material to determine if the material was from a weapon (GNAT role). FATS is capable of not only determining the presence and location of fissile material but also the quantity of fissile material present to within 50%. GNAT determines the ratios of the fissile and fissionable material by coincidence methods that allow the two prompt (immediately) produced fission fragments to be identified. Therefore, from the combination of FATS and GNAT, MDAS is able to measure the fissile material, radiation source term, and fissile isotopics content.},
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