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2020/2021

Physical Protection of Nuclear Installations

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Code Completion Credits Range
17XFOJZ ZK
Lecturer:
Radovan Starý (guarantor)
Tutor:
Radovan Starý (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Nuclear Reactors
Synopsis:

The subject of Physical Protection of Nuclear Facilities is a comprehensive introduction to the issue of securing nuclear facilities, nuclear materials and radioactive sources from misuse and unauthorized manipulations. After defining the basic concepts and historical and legal introduction, the student will be acquainted with the assumptions of designing of physical protection systems, such as the characteristics of materials and equipment in terms of potential abuse, its possible impacts and the definition of the threat. The main part of lectures and exercises is devoted to the physical protection system, its design and evaluation. Here the student will learn both the theory and practical demonstrations and exercises in the lab using hypothetical model and evaluation software. Last part of the course is devoted to the specifics of securing the transport of nuclear materials and radionuclide sources and the issue of insider threat.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to the security of nuclear facilities, nuclear materials and radioactive sources

2. Characteristics of facility and identification of materials as potential target

3. Threat definition

4. Physical protection system design

5. Physical protection system evaluation

6. Transport of nuclear materials and radionuclide sources

7. Insider threat

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:
Study materials:

Doyle, J. ed: Nuclear Safeguards, Security, and Nonproliferation 2nd Edition. Butterworth-Heinemann 2019. ISBN: 9780128032718

Garcia, M. L.: The design and evaluation of physical protection systems. 2nd ed. Boston: Elsevier/ButterworthHeinemann, 2008. ISBN 9780750683524

Baker, P. R., Benny, D. J.: The Complete Guide to Physical Security, Auerbach Publications New York 2012. ISBN 9781420099645

Note:
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Data valid to 2021-03-05
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