QUEST: A model to quantify uncertain emergency search techniques, theory and application

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As recent world events show, criminal and terrorist access to nuclear materials is a growing national concern. The national laboratories are taking the lead in developing technologies to counter these potential threats to our national security. Sandia National Laboratories, with support from Pacific Northwest Laboratory and the Remote Sensing Laboratory, has developed QUEST (a model to Quantify Uncertain Emergency Search Techniques), to enhance the performance of organizations in the search for lost or stolen nuclear material. In addition, QUEST supports a wide range of other applications, such as environmental monitoring, nuclear facilities inspections, and searcher training. QUEST simulates the search ... continued below

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Johnson, M.M.; Goldsby, M.E.; Plantenga, T.D.; Wilcox, W.B. & Hensley, W.K. December 1, 1996.

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As recent world events show, criminal and terrorist access to nuclear materials is a growing national concern. The national laboratories are taking the lead in developing technologies to counter these potential threats to our national security. Sandia National Laboratories, with support from Pacific Northwest Laboratory and the Remote Sensing Laboratory, has developed QUEST (a model to Quantify Uncertain Emergency Search Techniques), to enhance the performance of organizations in the search for lost or stolen nuclear material. In addition, QUEST supports a wide range of other applications, such as environmental monitoring, nuclear facilities inspections, and searcher training. QUEST simulates the search for nuclear materials and calculates detector response fro various source types and locations. The probability of detecting a radioactive source during a search is a function of many different variables. Through calculation of dynamic detector response, QUEST makes possible quantitative comparisons of various sensor technologies and search patterns. The QUEST model can be used to examine the impact of new detector technologies, explore alternative search concepts, and provide interactive search/inspector training.

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  • 37. annual meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Naples, FL (United States), 28 Jul - 1 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE97050453
  • Report No.: SAND--96-8662C
  • Report No.: CONF-960767--76
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 426844
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677390

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Johnson, M.M.; Goldsby, M.E.; Plantenga, T.D.; Wilcox, W.B. & Hensley, W.K. QUEST: A model to quantify uncertain emergency search techniques, theory and application, article, December 1, 1996; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc677390/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.