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Title: DESIGN INFORMATION VERIFICATION FOR NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS

Abstract

A critical aspect of international safeguards activities performed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the verification that facility design and construction (including upgrades and modifications) do not create opportunities for nuclear proliferation. These Design Information Verification activities require that IAEA inspectors compare current and past information about the facility to verify the operator’s declaration of proper use. The actual practice of DIV presents challenges to the inspectors due to the large amount of data generated, concerns about sensitive or proprietary data, the overall complexity of the facility, and the effort required to extract just the safeguards relevant information. Planned and anticipated facilities will (especially in the case of reprocessing plants) be ever larger and increasingly complex, thus exacerbating the challenges. This paper reports the results of a workshop held at the Idaho National Laboratory in March 2009, which considered technologies and methods to address these challenges. The use of 3D Laser Range Finding, Outdoor Visualization System, Gamma-LIDAR, and virtual facility modeling, as well as methods to handle the facility data issues (quantity, sensitivity, and accessibility and portability for the inspector) were presented. The workshop attendees drew conclusions about the use of these techniques with respect to successfully employingmore » them in an operating environment, using a Fuel Conditioning Facility walk-through as a baseline for discussion.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NA
OSTI Identifier:
969491
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-09-16395
TRN: US1000307
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute for Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting 2009,Tucson, AZ,07/12/2009,07/16/2009
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; IAEA; LASERS; MODIFICATIONS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; PROLIFERATION; REPROCESSING; SAFEGUARDS; SENSITIVITY; SIMULATION; VERIFICATION; ASA-100; Design Information Verification; DIV

Citation Formats

Robert S. Bean, Richard R. M. Metcalf, and Phillip C. Durst. DESIGN INFORMATION VERIFICATION FOR NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Robert S. Bean, Richard R. M. Metcalf, & Phillip C. Durst. DESIGN INFORMATION VERIFICATION FOR NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS. United States.
Robert S. Bean, Richard R. M. Metcalf, and Phillip C. Durst. Wed . "DESIGN INFORMATION VERIFICATION FOR NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/969491.
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author = {Robert S. Bean and Richard R. M. Metcalf and Phillip C. Durst},
abstractNote = {A critical aspect of international safeguards activities performed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the verification that facility design and construction (including upgrades and modifications) do not create opportunities for nuclear proliferation. These Design Information Verification activities require that IAEA inspectors compare current and past information about the facility to verify the operator’s declaration of proper use. The actual practice of DIV presents challenges to the inspectors due to the large amount of data generated, concerns about sensitive or proprietary data, the overall complexity of the facility, and the effort required to extract just the safeguards relevant information. Planned and anticipated facilities will (especially in the case of reprocessing plants) be ever larger and increasingly complex, thus exacerbating the challenges. This paper reports the results of a workshop held at the Idaho National Laboratory in March 2009, which considered technologies and methods to address these challenges. The use of 3D Laser Range Finding, Outdoor Visualization System, Gamma-LIDAR, and virtual facility modeling, as well as methods to handle the facility data issues (quantity, sensitivity, and accessibility and portability for the inspector) were presented. The workshop attendees drew conclusions about the use of these techniques with respect to successfully employing them in an operating environment, using a Fuel Conditioning Facility walk-through as a baseline for discussion.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
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