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Enriched Uranium Detection (161)


Problem: Need ability to detect enriched uranium that is far away, behind substantial shielding, or in unknown direction

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Sensors & Devices through Integrated Systems

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed new detection approach
  • Demonstrated method and explored capabilities and limitations
  • Developed integrated, automated, transportable uranium detection system based on PNNL developed measurement approach

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Radiation detection; analog and digital electronics; imaging electronics; image analysis; computer system integration; software development; mechanical hardware design; system integration; system test and evaluation.

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Contact: Robert Runkle

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