PNE (Peaceful Nuclear Explosion) Activity Projections for Arms Control Planning. Volume I.
GULF UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH CONSORTIUM GALVESTON TX
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The report projects the use of contained Peaceful Nuclear Explosion PNE technology up to 1990. In doing so, specific applications are identified and analyzed critical factors affecting amount, rate and probability of use in the 1980s are discussed delay times are analyzed and conclusions which follow from the analysis are stated. The background discussion Section 1 contains a brief historical discussion and chronology and describes the advantages and disadvantages in general of PNE technology. The analysis methodology falls into four parts technology, costs, regulatory problems, and economics Section 2. Selected applications are examined in detail Section 3. Criteria are stated for selection, with a list of 15 proposed applications. Five applications were selected for micro-analysis.
- Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)