Nuclear material production cycle vulnerability analysis

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This paper discusses a method for rapidly and systematically identifying vulnerable equipment in a nuclear material or similar production process and ranking that equipment according to its attractiveness to a malevolent attacker. A multistep approach was used in the analysis. First, the entire production cycle was modeled as a flow diagram. This flow diagram was analyzed using graph theoretical methods to identify processes in the production cycle and their locations. Models of processes that were judged to be particularly vulnerable based on the cycle analysis then were developed in greater detail to identify equipment in that process that is vulnerable ... continued below

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Bott, T.F. July 1, 1996.

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This paper discusses a method for rapidly and systematically identifying vulnerable equipment in a nuclear material or similar production process and ranking that equipment according to its attractiveness to a malevolent attacker. A multistep approach was used in the analysis. First, the entire production cycle was modeled as a flow diagram. This flow diagram was analyzed using graph theoretical methods to identify processes in the production cycle and their locations. Models of processes that were judged to be particularly vulnerable based on the cycle analysis then were developed in greater detail to identify equipment in that process that is vulnerable to intentional damage.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96010487

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  • 14. national system safety conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 12-17 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96010487
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-1408
  • Report No.: CONF-960869--6
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 258044
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666217

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Bott, T.F. Nuclear material production cycle vulnerability analysis, article, July 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666217/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.