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Peaceful Nuclear Explosion (PNE) Monitoring Techniques.


ADA148561

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Messier, M. A.; Schlueter, W. A.; Vulliet, W.; Hart, W. C.; Schwartz, S. R.
Page Count 103
Abstract This report presents the results of a preliminary study of techniques, which will aid in reducing the ability of a signatory of a peaceful nuclear explosion (PNE) treaty to use a PNE for illegal purposes, e.g., the testing of nuclear weapons or testing the vulnerability of military systems to nuclear weapons effects. The scope of the study includes investigation of both technical means and appropriate treaty provisions. Ideally, a combination of monitoring techniques, e.g., seismic, EMP, and infrared would be combined with selected treaty provisions to provide maximum assurance that covert testing was not being conducted. Theoretical studies involve the development of individual technologies as well as the most effective methods for combining them. In this effort, emphasis has been placed on investigating the feasibility of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) monitoring system. Such a system may be useful, when used in conjunction with a seismic system, for detecting explosions hidden among one or more declared peaceful explosions.
Keywords
  • Nuclear explosion detection
  • Peacetime
  • Monitoring
  • Military applications
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Vulnerability
  • Covert operations
  • Treaties
Source Agency
  • Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category
  • 77D - Nuclear Explosions & Devices
  • 63E - Nuclear Explosion Detection
Corporate Authors Mission Research Corp., Santa Barbara, CA.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept. 23 May 77-31 Jul 79.
NTIS Issue Number 198505
Contract Number
  • DNA001-77-C-0252
Peaceful Nuclear Explosion (PNE) Monitoring Techniques.
Peaceful Nuclear Explosion (PNE) Monitoring Techniques.
ADA148561

  • Nuclear explosion detection
  • Peacetime
  • Monitoring
  • Military applications
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Vulnerability
  • Covert operations
  • Treaties
  • Non Paid ADAS
  • 77D - Nuclear Explosions & Devices
  • 63E - Nuclear Explosion Detection
  • DNA001-77-C-0252
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