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Title: Requirements Definition for ORNL Trusted Corridors Project

Abstract

The ORNL Trusted Corridors Project has several other names: SensorNet Transportation Pilot; Identification and Monitoring of Radiation (in commerce) Shipments (IMR(ic)S); and Southeastern Transportation Corridor Pilot (SETCP). The project involves acquisition and analysis of transportation data at two mobile and three fixed inspection stations in five states (Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington DC). Collaborators include the State Police organizations that are responsible for highway safety, law enforcement, and incident response. The three states with fixed weigh-station deployments (KY, SC, TN) are interested in coordination of this effort for highway safety, law enforcement, and sorting/targeting/interdiction of potentially non-compliant vehicles/persons/cargo. The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is interested in these deployments, as a Pilot test (SETCP) to identify Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs) in highway transport. However, the level of DNDO integration among these state deployments is presently uncertain. Moreover, DHS issues are considered secondary by the states, which perceive this work as an opportunity to leverage these (new) dual-use technologies for state needs. In addition, present experience shows that radiation detectors alone cannot detect DHS-identified IND threats. Continued SETCP success depends on the level of integration of current state/local police operations withmore » the new DHS task of detecting IND threats, in addition to emergency preparedness and homeland security. This document describes the enabling components for continued SETCP development and success, including: sensors and their use at existing deployments (Section 1); personnel training (Section 2); concept of operations (Section 3); knowledge discovery from the copious data (Section 4); smart data collection, integration and database development, advanced algorithms for multiple sensors, and network communications (Section 5); and harmonization of local, state, and Federal procedures and protocols (Section 6).« less

Authors:
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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Center for Computational Sciences
Sponsoring Org.:
Work for Others (WFO)
OSTI Identifier:
932605
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2006/519
400904120; TRN: US0803956
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ALGORITHMS; COMMUNICATIONS; DETECTION; ENFORCEMENT; MONITORING; ORNL; PERSONNEL; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATIONS; SAFETY; SECURITY; TRADE; TRAINING; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Walker, Randy M, Hill, David E, Smith, Cyrus M, DeNap, Frank A, White, James D, Gross, Ian G, Gorman, Bryan L, Hively, Lee M, and Abercrombie, Robert K. Requirements Definition for ORNL Trusted Corridors Project. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/932605.
Walker, Randy M, Hill, David E, Smith, Cyrus M, DeNap, Frank A, White, James D, Gross, Ian G, Gorman, Bryan L, Hively, Lee M, & Abercrombie, Robert K. Requirements Definition for ORNL Trusted Corridors Project. United States. doi:10.2172/932605.
Walker, Randy M, Hill, David E, Smith, Cyrus M, DeNap, Frank A, White, James D, Gross, Ian G, Gorman, Bryan L, Hively, Lee M, and Abercrombie, Robert K. Fri . "Requirements Definition for ORNL Trusted Corridors Project". United States. doi:10.2172/932605. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/932605.
@article{osti_932605,
title = {Requirements Definition for ORNL Trusted Corridors Project},
author = {Walker, Randy M and Hill, David E and Smith, Cyrus M and DeNap, Frank A and White, James D and Gross, Ian G and Gorman, Bryan L and Hively, Lee M and Abercrombie, Robert K},
abstractNote = {The ORNL Trusted Corridors Project has several other names: SensorNet Transportation Pilot; Identification and Monitoring of Radiation (in commerce) Shipments (IMR(ic)S); and Southeastern Transportation Corridor Pilot (SETCP). The project involves acquisition and analysis of transportation data at two mobile and three fixed inspection stations in five states (Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington DC). Collaborators include the State Police organizations that are responsible for highway safety, law enforcement, and incident response. The three states with fixed weigh-station deployments (KY, SC, TN) are interested in coordination of this effort for highway safety, law enforcement, and sorting/targeting/interdiction of potentially non-compliant vehicles/persons/cargo. The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is interested in these deployments, as a Pilot test (SETCP) to identify Improvised Nuclear Devices (INDs) in highway transport. However, the level of DNDO integration among these state deployments is presently uncertain. Moreover, DHS issues are considered secondary by the states, which perceive this work as an opportunity to leverage these (new) dual-use technologies for state needs. In addition, present experience shows that radiation detectors alone cannot detect DHS-identified IND threats. Continued SETCP success depends on the level of integration of current state/local police operations with the new DHS task of detecting IND threats, in addition to emergency preparedness and homeland security. This document describes the enabling components for continued SETCP development and success, including: sensors and their use at existing deployments (Section 1); personnel training (Section 2); concept of operations (Section 3); knowledge discovery from the copious data (Section 4); smart data collection, integration and database development, advanced algorithms for multiple sensors, and network communications (Section 5); and harmonization of local, state, and Federal procedures and protocols (Section 6).},
doi = {10.2172/932605},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {2}
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