Active Measurements Campaign (AMC) at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) - Zero Power Physics Reactor
CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B3.10
Office(s): Nuclear Energy, Idaho Operations Office
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Dismantlement and Transparency (NA-241) is funding an Active Measurements Campaign (AMC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) that would be conducted at the Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) building at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) and will involve experimenters from several national laboratories and the United Kingdom. These experimenters will determine how well and how rapidly unknown inspection objects [containing shielded, nuclear category (CAT-I) material] can be correctly characterized using a variety of inspection/detection technologies. The campaign will allow active technology developers to test their inspection systems in an environment (i.e., ZPPR facility) where significant quantities of fissile material (up to CAT-I) are available. Preparations for the measurement campaign can be broken down into four areas: 1) preparing the facility for operation of the accelerators and detectors, 2) developing necessary criticality and nuclear safety documentation, 3) designing, fabricating and assembling the approved Ios, and 4) preparing for the participants and conducting the campaign.