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Title: Technical results of Y-12/IAEA field trial of remote monitoring system

A Remote Monitoring System (RMS) field trial has been conducted with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on highly enriched uranium materials in a vault at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. The RMS included a variety of Sandia, Oak Ridge, and Aquila sensor technologies which provide containment seals, video monitoring, radiation asset measurements, and container identification data to the on-site DAS (Data Acquisition System) by way of radio-frequency and Echelon LonWorks networks. The accumulated safeguards information was transmitted to the IAEA via satellite (COMSAT/RSI) and international telephone lines. The technologies tested in the remote monitoring environment are the RadCouple, RadSiP, and SmartShelf sensors from the ORSENS (Oak Ridge Sensors for Enhancing Nuclear Safeguards) technologies; the AIMS (Authenticated Item Monitoring System) motion sensor (AMS), AIMS fiber-optic seal (AFOS), ICAM (Image Compression and Authentication Module) video surveillance system, DAS (Data Acquisition System), and DIRS (Data and Image Review Station) from Sandia; and the AssetLAN identification tag, VACOSS-S seal, and Gemini digital surveillance system from Aquila. The field trial was conducted from October 1996 through May 1997. Tests were conducted during the monthly IAEA Interim Inventory Verification (IIV) inspections for evaluation of the equipment. Experience gained through the field trials will allow themore » technologies to be applied to various monitoring scenarios.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Aquila Technologies Group, Albuquerque, NM (United States) [and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
505711
Report Number(s):
SAND--97-1781C; CONF-970744--4
ON: DE97007921; TRN: 97:013425
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 38. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials management, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 20-24 Jul 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; FISSILE MATERIALS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; FIELD TESTS; REMOTE SENSING; SAFEGUARDS