Title: A Design and Simulation Tool for Nuclear Safeguards Surveillance Systems
Authors: MOLTO TeofiloBRASSET DamienVENDRELL VIDAL EduardoGONCALVES Joao
Other Contributors: RUIZ MORALES Emilio
Citation: 31th ESARDA Annual Meeting - Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, ISBN: 978-92-79-13054-0,EUR 24038, LB-NA-24038-EN-Z p. 4
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC55235
URI: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LBNA24038
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC55235
DOI: 10.2788/26070
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: This paper presents a preliminary virtual-reality based application for designing and simulating surveillance systems for nuclear safeguards. The primary purpose of this tool is to help the nuclear inspector in planning the installation of safeguards surveillance systems. In practice, this means the selection of the appropriate equipment and accessories and their location in the real environment under surveillance. The current version supports cameras-based surveillance systems. The proposed tool has the capability of simulating plant operations and of checking its interaction with the surveillance system during normal operations. Furthermore, the user can iteratively assess the vulnerability of the designed surveillance system by simulating diversion scenarios with moving items and characters, by changing its parameters and, if necessary, by introducing redundancy in the equipment. As a consequence, the nuclear inspector can reach a satisfactory design in terms of robustness and cost-effectiveness, and improve the efficiency of the on-site installation phase. The paper details on a case study the implemented tools for the three-stage process, which consists of virtual-reality environment modeling, surveillance system location & configuration, and simulation of normal and diversion scenarios.
JRC Institute:Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen

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