Storage monitoring systems for the year 2000

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In September 1993, President Clinton stated the US would ensure that its fissile material meet the highest standards of safety, security, and international accountability. Frequent human inspection of the material could be used to ensure these standards. However, it may be more effective and less expensive to replace these manual inspections with virtual inspections via remote monitoring technologies. To prepare for this future, Sandia National Laboratories has developed several monitoring systems, including the Modular Integrated Monitoring System (MIMS) and Project Straight-Line. The purpose of this paper is to describe a Sandia effort that merges remote monitoring technologies into a comprehensive ... continued below

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Nilsen, C. & Pollock, R. December 31, 1997.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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In September 1993, President Clinton stated the US would ensure that its fissile material meet the highest standards of safety, security, and international accountability. Frequent human inspection of the material could be used to ensure these standards. However, it may be more effective and less expensive to replace these manual inspections with virtual inspections via remote monitoring technologies. To prepare for this future, Sandia National Laboratories has developed several monitoring systems, including the Modular Integrated Monitoring System (MIMS) and Project Straight-Line. The purpose of this paper is to describe a Sandia effort that merges remote monitoring technologies into a comprehensive storage monitoring system that will meet the near-term as well as the long-term requirements for these types of systems. Topics discussed include: motivations for storage monitoring systems to include remote monitoring; an overview of the needs and challenges of providing a storage monitoring system for the year 2000; an overview of how the MIMS and Straight-Line can be enhanced so that together they create an integrated and synergistic information system by the end of 1997; and suggested milestones for 1998 and 1999 to assure steady progress in preparing for the needs of 2000.

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  • Russian international conference on nuclear material control, protection and accountability, Obninsk (Russian Federation), 9-14 Apr 1997

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  • Other: DE99001418
  • Report No.: SAND--97-8532C
  • Report No.: CONF-9704201--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 303988
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679106

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Nilsen, C. & Pollock, R. Storage monitoring systems for the year 2000, article, December 31, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679106/: accessed May 28, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.