Attribute measurement systems prototypes and equipment in the United States. Metadata

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  • Main Title Attribute measurement systems prototypes and equipment in the United States.


  • Author: Langner, D. C. (Diana C.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Landry, R. P. (Robert P.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hsue, S.-T. (Sin-Tao)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: MacArthur, D. W. (Duncan W.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Mayo, D. R. (Douglas R.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Smith, M. K. (Morag K.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Nicholas, N. J. (Nancy J.)
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Whiteson, R. (Rena)
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2001-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Since the fall of 1997, the United States has been developing prototypical attribute verification technology for potential use by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) under the Trilateral Initiative. The first attribute measurement equipment demonstration took place in December 1997 at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This demonstration led to a series of joint Russian Federatioin/US/IAEA technical discussions that focused on attribute measurement technology that could be applied to plutonium bearing items having classified characteristics. A first prototype attribute verification system with an information barrier was demonstrated at a Trilateral Technical Workshop in June 1999 at Los Alamos. This prototype nourished further fruitful discussions between the three parties that has in turn led to the documents discussed in a previous paper. Prototype development has continued in the US, under other initiatives, using an integrated approach that includes the Trilatleral Initiative. Specifically for the Trilateral Initiative, US development has turned to some peripheral equipment that would support verifications by the IAEA. This equipment includes an authentication tool for measurement systems with information barriers and in situ probes that would facilitate inspections by reducing the need to move material out of storage locations for reverification. In this paper, we will first summarize the development of attribute verification measurement system technology in the US and then report on the status of the development of other equipment to support the Trilateral Initiative.
  • Physical Description: 6 p.


  • Keyword: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Keyword: Storage
  • Keyword: Iaea
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Nuclear Materials Management
  • Keyword: Verification
  • Keyword: Plutonium
  • Keyword: Probes


  • Conference: Submitted to: 42nd Annual INMM (Institute of Nuclear Materials Management) Meeting, Indian Wells, Ca, July 15-19, 2001.


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

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  • Article


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  • Report No.: LA-UR-01-3610
  • Grant Number: none
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 975616
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc930892