Treaty on Open Skies sensor technologies with potential international safeguards applications

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The Treaty on Open Skies is a precedent-setting agreement that allows signatory states to fly aircraft over each other`s territory with sensor systems. The purpose of the Treaty is to improve confidence and security with respect to military activities of the signatories. This paper reviews the sensor technology that is currently allowed by the Treaty on Open Skies and potential future sensor technology. The Treaty on Open Skies does have provisions to allow for the improvement of the technology of the current sensor systems and for the proposal of new sensors after a period of time. This can occur only ... continued below

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Sandoval, M.B. December 1, 1996.

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

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The Treaty on Open Skies is a precedent-setting agreement that allows signatory states to fly aircraft over each other`s territory with sensor systems. The purpose of the Treaty is to improve confidence and security with respect to military activities of the signatories. This paper reviews the sensor technology that is currently allowed by the Treaty on Open Skies and potential future sensor technology. The Treaty on Open Skies does have provisions to allow for the improvement of the technology of the current sensor systems and for the proposal of new sensors after a period of time. This can occur only after the Treaty has been ratified and has entered into force. If this regime was to be used for other than Treaty on Open Skies applications some modifications to the allowed sensor technology should be examined. This paper presents some ideas on potential improvements to existing allowed sensor technology as well as some suggested new advanced sensor systems that would be useful for future potential monitoring of safeguard`s related activities. This paper addresses advanced imaging sensors and non-imaging sensors for potential use in aerial remote sensing roles that involve international data sharing.

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  • European Safeguards R&D Association/Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (ESARDA/INMM) workshop on science and modern technology in safeguards, Arona (Italy), 28-31 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97000753
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2437C
  • Report No.: CONF-9610207--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 414334
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679281

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Sandoval, M.B. Treaty on Open Skies sensor technologies with potential international safeguards applications, article, December 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679281/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.