Real-time inventory system for special nuclear material

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This paper describes a special purpose peripheral device for a minicomputer that can monitor SNM in vault storage in real time and give timely indication of any tampering with the material. This device, called a shelf monitor, is designed around a single-chip microcomputer, and can be manufactured in quantity for about $100. A typical system of shelf monitors controlled by a minicomputer is described. The minicomputer is used to acquire data associated with the weight and gamma activity of the sample of SNM under observation. Significant deviations in the weight and gamma activity are cause for a tampering alarm.

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Kuckertz, T.H.; Ethridge, C.D. & Nicholson, N. January 1, 1979.

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This paper describes a special purpose peripheral device for a minicomputer that can monitor SNM in vault storage in real time and give timely indication of any tampering with the material. This device, called a shelf monitor, is designed around a single-chip microcomputer, and can be manufactured in quantity for about $100. A typical system of shelf monitors controlled by a minicomputer is described. The minicomputer is used to acquire data associated with the weight and gamma activity of the sample of SNM under observation. Significant deviations in the weight and gamma activity are cause for a tampering alarm.

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Pages: 18

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 1. international micro and mini computer conference and exposition, Houston, TX, USA, 14 Nov 1979

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-79-1247
  • Report No.: CONF-791104-3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5806210
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1095746

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Kuckertz, T.H.; Ethridge, C.D. & Nicholson, N. Real-time inventory system for special nuclear material, article, January 1, 1979; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1095746/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.