Microcomputer based shelf system to monitor special nuclear materials in storage

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Diversion of special nuclear material has become a matter of grave concern in recent years. Large quantities of this material are kept in long-term storage and must be inventoried periodically, resulting in a time-consuming activity that exposes personnel to additional radiation. A system that provides continuous surveillance of stored special nuclear materials has been developed. A shelf monitor has been designed using a single component microcomputer to collect data from a Geiger Muller tube that monitors gamma emissions and a scale that monitors the total weight of the special nuclear material and its container. A network of these shelf monitors ... continued below

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Nicholson, N.; Kuckertz, T.H. & Ethridge, C.D. January 1, 1980.

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Diversion of special nuclear material has become a matter of grave concern in recent years. Large quantities of this material are kept in long-term storage and must be inventoried periodically, resulting in a time-consuming activity that exposes personnel to additional radiation. A system that provides continuous surveillance of stored special nuclear materials has been developed. A shelf monitor has been designed using a single component microcomputer to collect data from a Geiger Muller tube that monitors gamma emissions and a scale that monitors the total weight of the special nuclear material and its container. A network of these shelf monitors reports their acquired data to a minicomputer for analysis and storage. Because a large number of these monitors is likely to be needed in most storage facilities, one objective of this program has been to develop a low cost but reliable monitor.

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  • 21. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Palm Beach, FL, USA, 30 Jun 1980

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-80-1795
  • Report No.: CONF-800655-9
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5277674
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1072316

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Nicholson, N.; Kuckertz, T.H. & Ethridge, C.D. Microcomputer based shelf system to monitor special nuclear materials in storage, article, January 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1072316/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.