Proliferation Resistance and Safeguardability Assessment Tools (PROSA)
The INPRO Collaborative Project (CP) “Proliferation Resistance: Acquisition/Diversion Pathway Analysis” (PRADA) was completed in 2010. This CP focused on the development of appropriate methods for the identification and analysis of pathways for the acquisition of weapons-usable nuclear material, and on the evaluation of the multiplicity and robustness of barriers against proliferation for the pathway.
Conclusions: The robustness of barriers is not a function of the number of barriers or of their individual characteristics but is an integrated function of the whole, and is measured by determining whether the safeguards goals can be met. The detailed application of the GIF pathway concept to identify and analyse acquisition/diversion pathways for nuclear materials demonstrates the feasibility of merging the methodologies to form a holistic approach (see also PRADA Fact Sheet).
As a follow-up project to PRADA, the INPRO Collaborative Project on “Proliferation Resistance and Safeguardability Assessment Tools” (PROSA) will address to the development of a coordinated set of GIF/INPRO PROSA tools. It will identify/define the interface of the Proliferation Resistance and Safeguardability assessment tools of both methodologies at the different levels of evaluation, and examine the validity of the refined methodologies and their usefulness by evaluating a mutually beneficial reference case.
• A coordinated set of GIF/INPRO proliferation resistance and safeguards assessment tools and a correspondingly refined INPRO manual in the area of proliferation resistance.
• A report on the applicable results of the refined methodologies for a nuclear energy system identified as an mutually beneficial reference case for a coordinated set of tools.
The target audience is technical experts working in the area of planning a nuclear power programme.
• Second Project Meeting of PROSA
Terms of Reference, June 2012⇒ Access for participants only