Accession Number : ADP204521

Title :   Nuclear Treaty Monitoring Radionuclide Collection and Analysis by the US Atomic Energy Detection System,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : McBrearty, Charles F., Jr

PDF Url : ADP204521

Report Date : 14 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This talk will provide an overview of radionuclide collection and analysis as a tool for monitoring nuclear weapons testing. Specifically, it will provide a description of the techniques used currently in AFTAC's nuclear treaty monitoring program as part of the United States Atomic Energy Detection System. A description of the particulate and gaseous sample collection equipment used on the ground and in aircraft, as well as the associated laboratory equipment used in the analysis, will be presented. A review of collection and analysis requirements for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) from the USAEDS perspective, and implications of CTB implementation on modes of operation will be addressed. Additionally, the talk will review the current status of on-going field tests of the next generation, automated, ground-based particulate sampler/analyzer, as well as the concepts and status of research and development efforts for the automated, ground-based radioxenon sampler/analyzer. Finally, the talk will cover some of the technical and engineering challenges that still need to be addressed.

Descriptors :   *SEISMIC WAVES, *ARMS CONTROL, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DETECTION, *RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, *RADIATION MONITORS, SYMPOSIA, VERIFICATION, MONITORING, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, TREATIES, XENON.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Isotopes
      Nuclear Instrumentation
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE