The PAMTRAK system and its operational issues

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A system has been developed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) as part of the joint laboratory project with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W). The objective is to provide support for Safeguards and Security and Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability within the DOE complex. Since its original design PAMTRAK has been enhanced to include material monitoring, personnel monitoring, and video surveillance. Material monitoring is provided by the WATCH (Wireless Alarm Transmission of Container Handling) subsystem by performing continuous surveillance via constantly monitored Tamper Indicating Devices of all material not directly involved in the fuel manufacturing process. Personnel ... continued below

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Dahly, B. & Walters, G. October 1, 1995.

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  • Dahly, B. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Walters, G. Argonne National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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A system has been developed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) as part of the joint laboratory project with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W). The objective is to provide support for Safeguards and Security and Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability within the DOE complex. Since its original design PAMTRAK has been enhanced to include material monitoring, personnel monitoring, and video surveillance. Material monitoring is provided by the WATCH (Wireless Alarm Transmission of Container Handling) subsystem by performing continuous surveillance via constantly monitored Tamper Indicating Devices of all material not directly involved in the fuel manufacturing process. Personnel tracking uses radio frequency and infrared sensors to detect unauthorized access to restricted areas and to enforce constant monitoring of containers or other objects within a ``region of interest`` in a storage vault or other restricted area. Advantages of combining these sensor subsystems include reducing personnel radiation exposure by extending the time between required physical inventory intervals as well as adding robustness to existing security measures. PAMTRAK is being demonstrated as part of the integrated materials monitoring and accounting system in the Fuels and Manufacturing Facility (FMF) located at ANL-W. This paper will describe the technologies employed for installation of the system by SNL, as well as the operational issues involved in using the system at ANL-W.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96000720

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  • 5. international conference on facility-safeguards interface, Jackson Hole, WY (United States), 24-30 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96000720
  • Report No.: SAND--95-2135C
  • Report No.: CONF-950923--5
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 113864
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622032

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Dahly, B. & Walters, G. The PAMTRAK system and its operational issues, article, October 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622032/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.