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School of Nuclear Security Studies (SNSS)

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Mission: To impart training to security agencies on application of physical protection system and response procedure, to enhance physical security of nuclear facilities by developing and deploying most modern technological tools including information security and to provide facilities for test and evaluation of sensors and systems used for physical security.

      mark Formal education and training
      mark Development of technology tools for physical security
      mark Personnel reliability studies
      mark Vulnerability studies
      mark Physical Protection System analysis and evaluation tools
      mark Nuclear security computer simulation
      mark Systems for personnel and material access control & intrusion detection
      mark Surveillance, video analytics and advanced video tools
      mark Explosives and other contraband detection



      Nuclear Security is one of the pillars of a sustainable nuclear energy program worldwide. The School of Excellence in Nuclear Security would provide a world class research and development, test and evaluation, information security, training and exercise facility for different areas of nuclear security to national and international audience. Further, in this age of rapid technological developments, constant research and development is the most important requirement to keep abrest with the latest in the field. The school will aim at R & D in following areas:

mark i) Sensors and systems for security applications.

mark ii) Systems for personnel and material access control, intrusion detection.

mark iii) Personnel reliability studies.

SNSS1 mark iv) Surveillance and video analytics and advanced video tools.

mark v) Explosives and other contraband detection.

mark vi) Radiation Detection Equipment.

mark vii) Vulnerability studies.

mark viii) Nuclear security computer simulation.

mark ix) Secure transportation.

SNSS2 mark x) Safeguard systems like seals, tags, containment and surveillance.

mark xi) Material accounting and control.

mark xii) Seismic and other monitoring.

mark xiii) Regulatory studies.

Test and Evaluation: Various systems and sensors used for nuclear security applications will be tested for their performance and effectiveness in evaluation test bed with real time scenario. SNSS3Test and evaluation will be carried out for sensors, delay barriers, vehicle access control barriers, explosives and other contraband detection systems etc.

Information Security: Computer security methodologies will be developed for protection of information related to entire nuclear fuel cycle activities including that of nuclear security.

Training and Exercise: Training will be imparted to security force and guard force personnel on application of physical protection systems, response procedure etc. In addition various table top and near real time, simulated and field exercises involving response force personnel will be carried out.

   Laboratory and Training Facilities

The school shall host the following major laboratories and test facilities:

mark 1) Hypothetical Nuclear Facility: A scaled down version of a typical nuclear power plant will be developed with all elements of physical protection implemented in the facility. Besides training of personnel, it will be used for the purpose of performance test of response forces for certification, testing of systems and sensors etc.

mark 2) Barrier Technology Test Site and Vehicle Access Control test Site: This facility will facilitate testing of various access delay barrier technologies in different configuration. It will also house a test site for testing various different activated barriers for vehicle access control like road blocker, tyre killer active bollards etc.

mark 3) Sensor Evaluation Test Bed: Different types exterior intrusion sensors along with assessment devices like video cameras and other imaging devices will be tested for their performance for generating probability of detection (Pd), etc.etc

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