Title: Containment and Surveillance Systems – reflections on future technologies
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC108940
ISBN: 978-92-79-73861-6
ISSN: 1831-9424
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC108940
DOI: 10.2760/631364
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Euratom Safeguards is busy implementing the Next Generation Surveillance System (NGSS) in the field currently, close to 700 units are to be installed in the next years. This paper deals with the time after NGSS. It is time to design the technology that follows, to discuss the requirements for containment and surveillance systems in a broader sense, to study the very volatile general technical environment and select options for further development. With the growth of the security markets, with the advent of autonomously driving cars, with increasing threats in cybersecurity, with the appearance of more intelligent, smart sensors using various physical technologies beyond optical vision, opportunities can be envisaged and analysed for applicability. This may allow more efficient and effective safeguards implementation, and ideally, could contribute to an opening of the market and help reducing cost. At the same time, a growing number of facilities particularly at the back end of the fuel cycle turn static and new facility types appear. These pose their own challenges and may call for revised inspection approaches utilizing non image based sensors.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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