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On-Site Inspection


Substantiation of Feasibility of Controlling the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty through On-site Inspection.

Tech Area / Field

  • ENV-MIN/Monitoring and Instrumentation/Environment

8 Project completed

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Senior Project Manager
Tyurin I A

Leading Institute
VNIITF, Russia, Chelyabinsk reg., Snezhinsk

Supporting institutes

  • Khlopin Radium Institute, Russia, St Petersburg\nSaratov State University, Russia, Saratov reg., Saratov\nVNIPI Promtechnology, Russia, Moscow\nNIIIT (Pulse Techniques), Russia, Moscow


  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, CA, Livermore\nSandia National Laboratories, USA, NM, Albuquerque

Project summary

The main aim of the work on the project is development and substantiation of proposals for creating international on-site inspection system (OSI) for the verification of compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The development of the proposals must be based on the analysis of various approaches of future Treaty states-participants to the problem of on-site inspection implementation under the CTBT conditions, on the solution of the conceptual and methodological questions of OSI conduction based on the experience of the corresponding investigations available in Russia and other countries leading in this domain. It is supposed that in the framework of this project such problems will be solved:
- study and analysis of the signs and anomalies of physical fields typical for the nuclear explosions and explosions of chemical explosives;
- mathematical simulation of anomalies caused by nuclear explosion;
- analysis of possible verification methods of geophysical anomalies caused by nuclear explosion;
- study analysis of technical means potentially suitable for the implementation of OSI;
- experimental development of OSI technologies;
- analysis of possible scenarios and technologies of the measures of nuclear weapon test cover;
- development of the inspection conduction methodology in various multivariant situations;
- development of the proposals on conducting the international experiment for verification of methodology, methods and technical means of OSI.

The goal of this project is to unite the efforts of high level specialists involved in war industry and to reorient them to solution of urgent problems associated with reliable control of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that is important for the whole mankind.

Technologies developed to be included into the single verification system can be also used for detail geophysical investigations during survey and exploration of mineral resources, geological mapping, engineering exploration for justification of construction projects in the complex geological conditions, solution of the problems of predicting earthquakes and mining blasts by the seismic monitoring, for the solution of environmental problems on the estimation of severity of exposure and tendencies of contamination development in time, for quick response to radiation accidents, etc.


Potential collaborators are the US armour laboratories - LANL, LLNL,SNL.


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