In cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), ISCN held the Pilot Training Course on Physical Protection Detection System Performance Testing during June 10-14, 2013, at Tokai.
Eighteen participants joined the course, including operators and research institutions as well as ISCN. There was also an observer from KINAC of Korea.
ISCN is planning to develop a training course in the future on the performance testing of physical protection system for operators, both in Asian countries and Japan. This Pilot Course was held for the purpose of building capacity of ISCN staffs to prepare for that future course.
In addition to the concept and purpose of the performance testing for physical protection detection systems, this course aimed at learning the entire process of performance testing from test planning, data collection, analysis to test report.
In the final group work, the participants presented results of evaluation and analysis for performance testing based on the information and the knowledge they learned through the five-day training course. They actively discussed the results and contributed to enhancing each other’s understanding of performance testing for physical protection.