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|Title:||Wireless Communications for Monitoring Nuclear Material Processes PART II: Wireless In-plant Data Transmission|
|Authors:||BRAINA F.; GONCALVES Joao; HEPPLESTON Matthew; OTTESEN C.; SCHOENEMAN B.; TOLK K.; VERSINO Cristina|
|Citation:||ESARDA Bulletin no. 38 p. 60-68|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The wireless transmission of data from sensors, monitoring both static and dynamic safeguards processes, is highly appealing for the simple fact that there are no wires. In a nuclear safeguards regime, this has the implied benefits of low-cost installations, versatile configurations, and the elimination of conduits to inspect. However, with the implied solutions of wireless, we are presented with a new set of problems for system implementation and operation management, in particular (i) Radio Frequency (RF) interference and (ii) security in information transmission. These problems are addressable. This paper looks at the clear benefits of wireless technologies and the cautions regarding the possible pitfalls of poorly applied technology, discusses the integration of radio frequency in existing and new facilities, provides high-level considerations for information security, and reviews prospects for the future.|
|JRC Institute:||Space, Security and Migration|
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