The Nuclear Securities Technology Group (NSTG) is actively involved in developing radiation detectors and radiation detection methodologies to improve nuclear security. In particular we are involved in
- Modeling and experimentally understanding the capabilities and limitations of systems that actively induce and measure radiological signatures;
- Developing predictive models of radioactive background distributions; and
- Developing and assessing capabilities that allow disparate data types to be leveraged in the context of radiological detection problems.
The three primary projects on which NSTG is working are:
Additional interests and projects include applications of Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence (NRF) for nuclear safeguards and nuclear security needs, developing detector systems to facilitate characterizing a LOASSIS-developed photon source that could potentially improve the performance of many proposed NRF systems, extending the BNDC technological framework to applications beyond distributed radiation sensing, and advancing hybrid Monte Carlo/deterministic simulation methods to accelerate and improve radiation transport modeling of large-scale and complex environments.