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Title: Generation IV PR and PP Methods and Applications

Abstract

This paper presents an evaluation methodology for proliferation resistance and physical protection (PR&PP) of Generation IV nuclear energy systems (NESs). For a proposed NES design, the methodology defines a set of challenges, analyzes system response to these challenges, and assesses outcomes. The challenges to the NES are the threats posed by potential actors (proliferant States or sub-national adversaries). The characteristics of Generation IV systems, both technical and institutional, are used to evaluate the response of the system and determine its resistance against proliferation threats and robustness against sabotage and terrorism threats. The outcomes of the system response are expressed in terms of six measures for PR and three measures for PP, which are the high-level PR&PP characteristics of the NES. The methodology is organized to allow evaluations to be performed at the earliest stages of system design and to become more detailed and more representative as design progresses. Uncertainty of results are recognized and incorporated into the evaluation at all stages. The results are intended for three types of users: system designers, program policy makers, and external stakeholders. Particular current relevant activities will be discussed in this regard. The methodology has been illustrated in a series of demonstration and casemore » studies and these will be summarized in the paper.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Doe - National Nuclear Security Administration
OSTI Identifier:
941613
Report Number(s):
BNL-81551-2008-CP
R&D Project: 05885; TRN: US200825%%627
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 16th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (16PBNC); Aomori, Japan; 20081013 through 20081018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DESIGN; EVALUATION; NUCLEAR ENERGY; PHYSICAL PROTECTION; PROLIFERATION; SABOTAGE

Citation Formats

Bari, R A. Generation IV PR and PP Methods and Applications. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Bari, R A. Generation IV PR and PP Methods and Applications. United States.
Bari, R A. Mon . "Generation IV PR and PP Methods and Applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/941613.
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