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Title: Managed Access by Controlled Sensing (MACS)

During chemical weapons challenge inspections, the CWC treaty allows ``alternate means`` of access to be proposed by the nation challenged. BNL`s Safeguards, Safety and Nonproliferation Division is funded by the Defense Nuclear Agency to develop a system to provide the challenge inspection team with a ``virtual presence`` within the facility while denying personal access. A general purpose configuration of a mobile station manned by site personnel and a base station manned by the challenge inspector, supported by a flexible communication system, will allow facility personnel to tailor the basic model to their site. Design of the MACS system is based on maximum use of commercial equipment that is available on the international market. Design requirements for the MACS system include methods of establishing geographical position, distance measuring equipment for use in verifying dimensions on floor plans, video and two-way audio links between the mobile unit and the base station, and portability and versatility of the equipment. The MACS platform will also support deployment of selected instrumentation which the site may offer to the challenge inspection team. This paper describes the design and construction of the prototype MACS system.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10173830
Report Number(s):
BNL--49974; CONF-940748--76
ON: DE94016734; IN: SSN-94-02
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 35. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM),Naples, FL (United States),17-20 Jul 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1994]
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY; COMPLIANCE; SAFEGUARDS; INSPECTION; DESIGN; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS 350300; VERIFICATION