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Title: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ON THE DUPIC SAFEGUARDS SYSTEM

A safeguards system has been developed since 1993 in the course of supporting a fuel cycle process to fabricate CANDU fuel with spent PWR fuel (known as Direct Use of PWR spent fuel In CANDU, DUPIC). The major safeguards technology involved here was to design and fabricate a neutron coincidence counting system for process accountability, and also an unattended continuous monitoring system in association with independent verification by the IAEA. This combined technology was to produce information of nuclear material content and to maintain knowledge of the continuity of nuclear material flow. In addition to hardware development, diagnosis software is being developed to assist data acquisition, data review, and data evaluation based on a neural network system on the IAEA C/S system.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
775288
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-01-938
TRN: US0102836
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 1 Feb 2001
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; FUEL CYCLE; MONITORING; NEURAL NETWORKS; SAFEGUARDS; SPENT FUELS; VERIFICATION; CANDU TYPE REACTORS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; RADIATION DETECTORS