W.S. Charlton and M.A. Humphrey,
"External Review of the Next Generation Safeguards Initiative’s Spent Fuel Nondestructive Assay Project,"
40(3), 18-23 (2012).
The Next Generation Safeguards Initiative spent fuel
nondestructive assay project is developing new safeguards
technologies foruse in verification of bulk plutonium content in
spent nuclear fuel assemblies. In this paper, we discuss the spent
fuel safeguards project in general and an external review process
that was used to inform down selection among the fourteen different
techniques studied. The review committee process was an excellent
way of collecting expert analysis of the techniques and to provide
unbiased input to project management decisions. The committee's
overall impression was that the work performed by the researchers
on this effort was impressive in both depth and breadth and will
have a significant impact on safeguards technology development.
Associated Project(s):Development of Advanced Safeguards Measurement Techniques Using the Coupled End-to-End (CETE) Demonstration at ORNL