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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    Häme, T. (2003). Use of satellite and airborne remote sensing in the safequards of a nuclear waste repository site. In O. Okko (Ed.), Safequards for Final Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel: Methods and Technologies for the Olkiluoto site Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority STUK. STUK-YTO-TR, No. 199 http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2014120248711