SNM gamma-ray fingerprint monitor functional requirements and design specifications

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A number of DOE facilities need to perform confirmatory inventory measurements on items of special nuclear material (SNM). The DOE Office of Safeguards and Security (OSS) has tasked the Safeguards, Safety and Nonproliferation Division (SSN) of the Department of Advanced Technology at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to develop a high-resolution gamma-ray-spectroscopy-based instrument for performing confirmatory inventory measurements on such materials, a ``gamma-ray fingerprint monitor`` (GRFM). This document is a conceptual design for the SSN GRFM system. This conceptual design is based on previous experience with measurements of plutonium-bearing materials and comparison of gamma-ray spectrum features, not on actual tests of ... continued below

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Bieber, A.M. Jr. & Kane, W.R. July 1, 1994.

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A number of DOE facilities need to perform confirmatory inventory measurements on items of special nuclear material (SNM). The DOE Office of Safeguards and Security (OSS) has tasked the Safeguards, Safety and Nonproliferation Division (SSN) of the Department of Advanced Technology at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to develop a high-resolution gamma-ray-spectroscopy-based instrument for performing confirmatory inventory measurements on such materials, a ``gamma-ray fingerprint monitor`` (GRFM). This document is a conceptual design for the SSN GRFM system. This conceptual design is based on previous experience with measurements of plutonium-bearing materials and comparison of gamma-ray spectrum features, not on actual tests of the procedures or hardware described. As a result, modifications may be necessary when actual prototype hardware and software are tested in realistic circumstances on actual materials of interest.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95014946

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  • Other: DE95014946
  • Report No.: BNL--60748
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • DOI: 10.2172/100224 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100224
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620010

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Bieber, A.M. Jr. & Kane, W.R. SNM gamma-ray fingerprint monitor functional requirements and design specifications, report, July 1, 1994; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620010/: accessed August 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.