The ETI Consortium will focus on enabling the techniques and tools to solve the existing problems as well as those that may not even be currently known to be problems via three thrust areas.
Thrust Area 1 – advanced computing techniques including machine learning and automated agents for data collection to uncover new phenomena hidden in unstructured environments.
Thrust Area 2 – advanced manufacturing techniques to predict and understand unique signatures of potential proliferation.
Thrust Area 3 – novel instrumentation to leverage the modern capabilities in microelectronics, solid state technologies, and alternative radiation detection materials including biota.
Thrust Area #1
Computer and Engineering Sciences for Nonproliferation
Thrust Area 1 is represented by a multidisciplinary team of computer and data scientists, nuclear and aerospace engineers, and chemists and biologists to take advantage of new-age computational and hardware capabilities in data science and remote detection.
Thrust Area #2
Advanced Manufacturing for Nonproliferation
Thrust Area 2 is represented by material scientists, nuclear engineers and specialists in maker communities to address the most pressing needs in enabling technologies to determine unique signatures resulting from use of advanced manufacturing. Results will be a foundation for policy formulation to address these concerns.
Thrust Area #3
Novel Instrumentation for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Monitoring
Thrust Area 3 will integrate into MTV Consortium solutions and national laboratories’ research using expertise from nuclear engineering, material scientists, chemists and electrical and computer engineers.