Use of satellite and airborne remote sensing in the safequards of a nuclear waste repository site

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    Abstract

    The potential of space-borne earth observation techniques to monitor possible undeclared activities on a nuclear waste repository site was surveyed. The highest potential of earth observation is in the detection of undeclared construction of buildings and roads as well as detection of undeclared quarrying. Real-time applications such as continuous traffic monitoring are not feasible in earth observation applications that require high spatial accuracy. The monitoring system consists of baseline data acquisition that should be donebefore excavation activities start, of routine monitoring, and of an optional alarm survey. Space-borne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is suggested as the principal instrument tocollect the monitoring data because of its all-weather capability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSafequards for Final Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel
    Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Technologies for the Olkiluoto site
    EditorsOlli Okko
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherRadiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)951-712-696-4
    ISBN (Print)951-712-695-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesSTUK-YTO-TR
    Number199
    ISSN0785-9325

    Keywords

    • remote sensing

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