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Accession Number DE2013-1019350
Title Physical Protection Systems Test Bed for International Counter-Trafficking System Development.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 10p
Personal Author B. Stinson C. Pickett D. Richardson J. Younkin M. Kuhn N. Rowe T. Donaldson
Abstract Physical protection systems have a widespread impact across the nuclear industry in securing facilities and making security systems more effective and robust. They play an integral role in nuclear safeguards, arms control, and trafficking of illicit goods (e.g., nuclear materials) across international borders. As an example, many challenges must be overcome in design and deployment of foreign border security systems such as lack of infrastructure, extreme environmental conditions, limited knowledge of terrain, insider threats, cultural resistance, distance/time for response, lack of equipment training, and ingenuity in adversary response/bypass. Successful security systems rely on an integrated system composed of multiple subsystems. A physical protection systems test bed has been constructed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory whose mission is to test systems in varied non-ideal terrain and environmental conditions for prolonged periods of time for specific deployment scenarios. This includes a complete assessment of a systems vulnerability of defeat. This test bed is composed of many unique sensors and subsystems, including wireless unattended ground sensors, a buried fiber-optic acoustic sensor, a lossy coaxial distributed sensor, wireless links, pan-tilt-zoom cameras, mobile power generation systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, and fiber-optic-fence intrusion detection systems.
Keywords Arms control
Border security
Fiber optics
International relations
Intrusion detection
Nuclear facilities
Nuclear materials
Physical protection devices
Wireless links

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77 - Nuclear Science & Technology
92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725

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