CNEC’s research goals are:
- Signatures and Observables (S&O): Identify and exploit signatures and observables associated with special nuclear material (SNM) production, storage, and movement.
- Simulation, Analysis, and modeling (SAM): Develop simulation, analysis, and modeling methods to identify and characterize SNM and facilities processing SNM.
- Data Fusion and Analytic Techniques (DFAT): Apply multi-source data fusion and analytic techniques to detect nuclear proliferation activities.
- Replacement of Dangerous Radiological Sources (RDRS): Develop viable replacements for potentially dangerous industrial and medical radiological sources.