Nuclear Security and Safeguards Education Portal: Physical Protection Systems

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This module covers the basics of designing and evaluating physical protection systems for nuclear facilities. The module takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Students taking this module should have a working knowledge of basic algebra.

Students taking this module should have a working knowledge of basic algebra.

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  • Students completing this module should develop an understanding of the performance-based methodology used to design and evaluate a physical protection system to protect nuclear material from theft or sabotage. Students should be able to describe the three main elements of a physical protection system (Detection, Delay, and Response), how they are evaluated, and how they are interdependent. The student should also understand how the Design Basis Threat (DBT) is determined and used when evaluating the effectiveness of a physical security system.

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