Accession Number : ADP204493

Title :   CTBT Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model (IVSEM),

Corporate Author : SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s) : Edenburn, Mike ; Walker, Larry S.

PDF Url : ADP204493

Report Date : 14 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The CTBT Integrated Verification System Evaluation Model (IVSEM) is being developed to provide a tool for evaluation of the relative utility of candidate monitoring system concepts, for exploring opportunities for synergy among monitoring technologies, and to help define needed technology thrusts. The goal is to develop an affordable, portable, and easy to use and understand model which is flexible enough and fast enough to allow for near real time evaluation of the relative effectiveness of a wide spectrum of user-definable monitoring and test configurations. The emphasis is on moderate fidelity modeling of the capabilities of an integrated monitoring system which combines multiple sensor types, as opposed to high fidelity monitoring of the individual sensor types (breadth versus depth). In its current form, the model includes seismic, hydroacoustic, infrasound, and radionuclide sensors and provides estimates of the detection effectiveness of a user-defined monitoring configuration against a user-defined test configuration (yield, location, altitude or depth and decoupling factor). Future efforts include incorporation of estimates of location and identification effectiveness plus validation of the model against more detailed single phenomenology models or experimental data. The model mns in near real-time on a PC or workstation platform.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *SEISMIC DETECTION, *SEISMIC WAVES, *ARMS CONTROL, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DETECTION, SIGNAL PROCESSING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, VERIFICATION, MONITORING, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, ACOUSTIC DETECTION, SEISMIC DISCRIMINATION, TREATIES, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, MULTISENSORS, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, INFRASOUND.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Seismology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Seismic Detection and Detectors
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE