News | May 1, 2005

DTP-013: A Primer on the Detection of Nuclear and Radiological Weapons

By Gary W. Philips, David J. Nagel, and Timothy Coffey DTP-013

This study upon which this report is based was undertaken because of the large and growing importance of detection technologies for nuclear or radiological weapons of mass destruction (NRWMD). While this report will focus on detection of NRWMD, the NRWMD problem does not have a purely technical solution and th reasons for this will be become clear in this report.