The Nuclear Safeguards Systems Discussion
Describe in your own words the role and implementation of Material Control and Accountancy in the context of nuclear safeguards.
Describe in your own words the purpose, use, and implementation of Key Measurement Points (KMP) and Material Balance Areas (MBA).
Describe in your own words the use of Destructive and Non-Destructive Analyses and Containment and Surveillance in the context of safeguards. Compare the different approaches and describe the benefits and shortcomings of each.
Describe in your own words the terms Inventory Difference (ID – U.S. DOE) or Material Unaccounted for (MUF –IAEA) in the context of nuclear safeguards and how it relates to Material Control and Accountancy. What is the impact of uncertainty?As with any paper, you should end with a short summary of key points or conclusions.
A sufficient exploration of the topic might yield a paper between 1200 and 1800 words.Cite all sources in the body of the paper and include a list of complete references. Some references are included on Blackboard. Utilize the materials provided in the course and find at least two additional reference using the library (electronic resources available through the library are acceptable/encouraged such as the open literature).