28 June 2021 to 2 July 2021
Europe/Vienna timezone

Coincidence Detector System Configurations for Particulate Stations of the IMS Network

1 Jul 2021, 09:00


e-Poster T3.1 - Design of Sensor Systems and Advanced Sensor Technologies T3.1 e-poster session


Mr Richard Britton (CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Vienna, Austria)


Coincidence Detector Systems have the potential to increase IMS network sensitivity for Treaty Verification purposes. The study presents the first test implementation of a coincidence detector system for measurement of particulate samples at the CTBTO Test Station VIP00, located on rooftop of Vienna International Centre in Vienna – Austria. The prototype dual/coincidence system setup and its configuration are built upon previous coincidence systems developed at GBL15 (AWE, Aldermaston, United Kingdom), and are part of an ongoing collaboration between the Commission and AWE investigating the potential of these systems to enhance the quality and sensitivity of measurements performed at Radionuclide Stations within the IMS network.

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Advanced (operational) coincidence systems for particulate monitoring are in use at several CTBTO laboratories. These systems have the potential to greatly improve the sensitivity of measurements and are being evaluated for deployment on the IMS

Primary authors

Mr Richard Britton (CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Vienna, Austria) Ms Barbara Nadalut (CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Vienna, Austria) Mr Ashley Davies (AWE Aldermaston, Reading, United Kingdom) Mr Nikolaus Helmut Hermanspahn (CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Vienna, Austria)

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