Nuclear Sources and Assets Database (NUSAD) Development
VERIDIAN SYSTEMS DIV ARLINGTON VA
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The Nuclear Sources and Assets Database NUSAD has been developed and is being maintained by the Atmospheric Radionuclide Monitoring Program at the Center for Monitoring Research CMR. NUSAD is an Oracle-based database that contains information regarding nuclear sources and assets throughout the world. A source is any facility that could potentially release radionuclides and an asset is any device that can detect radionuclides. The database can be accessed through the NUSAD Geographical Display Tool GDT. The GDT is a graphical user interface that provides users not only the capability to view, enter, and modify NUSAD data but also to geographically visualize the data on configurable maps. The NUSAD GDT consists of the ArcIMS geographical information system GIS coupled with NUSAD and specialized Java-based software. The database and the GDT will be used to assist in identifying the source of radionuclides found in data from the International Data Centre IDC and other institutions. This paper describes the data contained in NUSAD and demonstrates the capabilities of the NUSAD GDT.
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