Title: Laser Item Identification System Development for a Laser Based Identification of UF6 Cylinders
Citation: Proceedings of the 29th ESARDA Symposium p. 1-11
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC41980
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC41980
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Providing Continuity of Knowledge (CoK) on feed, product and tails material contained in UF6 cylinders that enter and exit enrichment plants has to date posed a substantial challenge to the IAEA. Control of the stored unsealed cylinders is also a challenge. Currently, these UF6 cylinders can only be manually identified by steel ID plates ¿ welded in place or riveted or bolted to the front of the cylinders ¿ unable to be authenticated by any reasonable method. The IAEA is testing a laser based method that identi-fies individual UF6 cylinders by the intrinsic spatial irregularities that are unique to each cylinder. The technique, developed by the European Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, has the potential to en-hance the Agency's ability to verify UF6 transfers. If proven feasible, the IAEA would incorporate this technique into unattended systems coupled with video surveillance.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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